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RES: Pino on Bass

Hi, all,

How about former The Jam's bassist Bruce Foxton? I think it would be
such a wonderful choice, as the guy's playing has really improved over
the years and he has mod roots - the Who was one of his first influences
as a musician.

AKAMINE, Oswaldo
In Sao Paulo, Brazil

-----Mensagem original-----
De: owner-thewho@xxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-thewho@xxxxxxxx] Em nome de
Scott Schrade
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2004 19:50
Assunto: Re: Pino on Bass

> A bassist, like Flea, would kick some shit into the show that Pete 
> would be forced, and want to respond to.  It would be great.

The thought of Flea playing with them sickens me.  First off, I hate
"The Chili Peppers."  Second, that guy's an idiot.  He'd probably play
shirtless.  He'd be hopping around.....  I don't want to see that.  I'd
rather have Pino. <snicker>

And also!  Kevin!  My good friend.  Just choosing a *busy* bass player
doesn't necessarily solve the problem.  I'm afraid you've erred in your
reasoning, my 
good friend Kevin.  (Is any of this making you nervous?)

For you see!  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 all patterns & pops. The Who aren't a funk band, my good friend
Kevil-Doody.  Now do you see the error of your ways?

Compared to Pino, Flea's playing would just mean *more* square blocks
trying to 
be squeezed into round holes.  Good Who should be circular.  And

I'm telling you:  Mike Watt would be the ultimate choice as bassist.
For me. That guy rumbles, improvises, is hugely expressive yet still
meat-and-potatoes, 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.

> That said, I can't imagine Pete sharing the stage with a youngster 
> such as Flea.

Wait, Flea's gotta be around Zak's age.  He's not *that* young anymore!

- SCHRADE in Akron

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