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Monday, July 03, 2006

In defense of bass players...

Finally, the London Guardian asks the question that I have been asking all along: Namely, what the hell is with these bands with no bass player?

Between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the White Stripes and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to Keane to Eagles Of Death Metal, there has been a total dearth of bass players lately! You gotta have bass, man!

And I'm not just saying this because I'm a bass player.

Take, for example, The White Stripes. Now, ok, fine, they're good, right? But as much as they rock, you KNOW they would sound so much better if they had a bass player. Admit it! They would!

How do I know?

Enter Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, who you may recall several years ago, did the Redd Blood Cells project. Essentially, he decided to prove that The White Stripes sound better with a bass player than without, and he used the Stripes album "White Blood Cells" as his backing tracks. He even went so far as to put himself on a remade version of the cover. See?

Nice, huh?

Now, you may be thinking "Hey, this is cool and all, but is this legal?". Well, that's a great question.

Here, watch this movie and find out.


Anonymous Andy said...

White Stripes version link doesn't work, it just forwards back to the Brainwashed homepage...


7/05/2006 7:02 PM

Blogger Lindsay Jones! said...

i took it out.

christ, the internet is a pain sometimes.

thanks, andy!

7/05/2006 7:18 PM


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