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Re: Pino on Bass
>From: "Scott Schrade"
>Subject: Re: Pino on Bass
>> A bassist, like Flea, would kick some shit into the show that Pete would
>> forced, and want to respond to. It would be great.
>The thought of Flea playing with them sickens me.
Bahahah. Yeah, me too.
>First off, I hate "The Chili
Awe, they're not that bad. I actually dig early Peppers. Mother's
>Second, that guy's an idiot.
Actually, I've heard him interviewed several times. He's a friggin'
>He'd probably play shirtless.
We could only hope (alternative is only wearing a sock?).
It'd be flopping around...
> I don't want to see that.
Hell, if Pete almost tore Chuck M. a new one at A Day in The Garden, for
simply getting too close, imagine the fireworks we'd see with Flea on the
Pete would have a freak sesh!
>I'd rather have Pino. <snicker>
Yeah, me too.
>And also! Kevin! My good friend. Just choosing a *busy* bass player
>necessarily solve the problem. I'm afraid you've erred in your reasoning,
>good friend Kevin.
What is this......."busy"?
Did *Ieeeeeeyyyyy* mention this thing called "busy"?
I don't believe I *did*!
>(Is any of this making you nervous?)
>For you see!
Wait, where are my eye shades???
>Flea (ugh....I don't even like typing his name), while being a *busy*
>bass player, is still a clunky, non-fluid bass player.
He's clearly funk. But, it's his energy I was thinking of.
It was the most extreme of the bassists Alan listed, and I just used Flea to
emphasize the point.
I want energy.
I want....what was it you called it???
Hmmmmm?? Help me out here, dude.
What *was* it you called it? It was perfect.
Damn short term memory....
"HUMAN SPIRIT"!!!! THAT'S IT!!!!!
In this context....">I think that's what has a lot of people miffed.
no human spirit (!) coming from "Who bass" anymore. It's all regimented
& structured. Bare-boned & cold. Plunk plunk plunk. <"
Now, not to spend too much time defending Flea (really don't have the
desire), but Flea would be 'human spirit' over on the left.
Ok, granted, a bit too much spirit.....for anyone's liking, particularly
Pete's....but.....the point is still made.
> He's all patterns & pops.
He's got skills. No mistake about that.
>The Who aren't a funk band, my good friend Kevil-Doody.
The Who aren't a funk band?
THE WHO AREN'T A FUNK BAND?
Well, FUNK you very much!
(If *anyone* ...*ever*...get's the chance to see Parliament Funk-i-delic
>Now do you see
>the error of your ways?
Clearly, your perception is the way that has erred.
>Compared to Pino, Flea's playing would just mean *more* square blocks
>be squeezed into round holes.
Ethan's getting better and better with that.
>Good Who should be circular. And malleable.
>I'm telling you: Mike Watt would be the ultimate choice as bassist. For
>That guy rumbles, improvises, is hugely expressive yet still
>and is a Who fan to boot. And he'd probably enjoy doing it. But, I'd be
>willing to bet neither Pete nor Rog even know who the fuck Mike Watt is.
Who's Mike Watt?
>> That said, I can't imagine Pete sharing the stage with a youngster such
>Wait, Flea's gotta be around Zak's age. He's not *that* young anymore!
Yeah, but Zak sure does act a whole bunch more mature....cool....on the low
Flea's a youngster by comparison.
We're saying the same thing.
I'm just flowery-er. (?)
Kevin in VT