Parts is Parts...

Scott Schrade schrade at
Wed Aug 18 17:43:53 CDT 2004

> But it still *was* The Who to you after Keith died and was replaced by
> that loser ....umm, umm,....what's that guys name....Lenney something???

"Lenny" could play WGFA better than "Sak" currently is.

> And, there are plenty of bass players out there that can duplicate
> John's playing style and runs.

I disagree.  OX's playing had a lot to do with his mind, his mentality, as
opposed to strictly his ability & technique.  It's one thing to be able to
closely duplicate someone's style, it's quite another to know *when,* in
the song, those duplications should occur.

OX had a fluidity about him (much like Moon) that made his playing
nearly impossible, IMO, to duplicate.  He varied his riffs depending
on mood.  There were swells & pauses in his playing.  Bursts & mo-
ments of safe steadiness.

No more OX means no more OX-like bass playing.  Ever.  Thank
god for the recordings.

- SCHRADE in Akron

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