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#21 Wayne

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:05 AM

Ged does not need to solo.

His bass playing is one continuous solo. I love it.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:12 AM

View PostLucas, on 15 December 2016 - 10:11 PM, said:

The true genius of a musician comes out within the context of a song, IMHO .. Listening to Geddy's isolated bass tracks is a much more impressive show of great musicianship than some wannabe guitarist playing a solo on bass ( I don't mean Squire, who I love, but just in general )

Then you must mean Billy Sheehan!

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:18 AM

View PostDel_Duio, on 16 December 2016 - 08:12 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 15 December 2016 - 10:11 PM, said:

The true genius of a musician comes out within the context of a song, IMHO .. Listening to Geddy's isolated bass tracks is a much more impressive show of great musicianship than some wannabe guitarist playing a solo on bass ( I don't mean Squire, who I love, but just in general )

Then you must mean Billy Sheehan!

I think you need to STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE:



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:47 AM

View PostMaverick, on 15 December 2016 - 09:22 PM, said:

Geddy was not nearly as good as Chris Squire.

That's debatable actually....I think Geddy by necessity had to adopt a different style from Squire as he was required to occupy more space due to Rush being a three piece...I don't think Squires technique would have worked so well on the early Rush albums with it's lack of bottom end and emphasis on melody over rhythm....he didn't have to occupy so much space with the monster keys behind him.

If Geddy had been a founding member of Yes, then maybe his style would have been different?....of course, we'll never know.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:25 AM

View PostLucas, on 15 December 2016 - 10:21 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 15 December 2016 - 10:13 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 15 December 2016 - 10:11 PM, said:

The true genius of a musician comes out within the context of a song, IMHO .. Listening to Geddy's isolated bass tracks is a much more impressive show of great musicianship than some wannabe guitarist playing a solo on bass ( I don't mean Squire, who I love, but just in general )

I totally agree.

All I was going to say is I don't think Geddy ever really needed to solo like that.

As far as soloing is concerned, though, even though it was brief, he's done some really nice stuff within Where's My Thing.

.. and that amazing 5 second bit in La Villa - it's perfect

Yes.  So are the micro solos in yyz!

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 09:08 AM

I can't believe it took that long for someone to mention YYZ.

But like has been said, Geddy didn't need solos where no one else was playing; he did enough sick stuff within the context of the songs on a regular basis.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 09:18 AM

View PostWayne, on 16 December 2016 - 08:05 AM, said:

Ged does not need to solo.

His bass playing is one continuous solo. I love it.

:geddy:
Í can´t agree more......any :rush: set list is kind of bass´ solos list!

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:24 PM

Geddy needs to do more of this.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=5ewsHwVOyyE

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:27 PM

Digital Man is Geddy's song.

And remember that part in Driven from Rio?

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:28 PM

Brucey, can you post a link to the video you were watching with Chris?  I'm too worn out to look for it.

Edited by Lorraine, 18 December 2016 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:15 AM

I really don't like comparisons because each players are  different in there own styles.Chris Squire was a brilliant player but his style was different(he played with a pick mostly).Yes's music had space for extravagant solos.I see Rush's music more compact especially 80s on and a big bass solo from Ged would seem out of place.Actually i was expecting a full blown bass show off track on his solo album.Perhaps he is just happy to groove along with the rest of the band and leave the grandiose solo spot to Neil .Just imagine 3xdvds of Anatomy of a Bass Solo.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 08:44 AM

I don't see any lacks in his bass playing, he's doing it perfect. I only see some lacks in his singing(though he is a very good vocalist)!

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:36 AM

He has solos, just not extended ones like Squire did.  La Villa, YYZ, Show Don't Tell, live renditions of Driven and Where's My Thing?, and quite a few other songs all have some awesome mini-solos.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 02:32 PM

View PostLorraine, on 18 December 2016 - 05:28 PM, said:

Brucey, can you post a link to the video you were watching with Chris?  I'm too worn out to look for it.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 02:36 PM

View PostFridge, on 16 December 2016 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostMaverick, on 15 December 2016 - 09:22 PM, said:

Geddy was not nearly as good as Chris Squire.

That's debatable actually....I think Geddy by necessity had to adopt a different style from Squire as he was required to occupy more space due to Rush being a three piece...I don't think Squires technique would have worked so well on the early Rush albums with it's lack of bottom end and emphasis on melody over rhythm....he didn't have to occupy so much space with the monster keys behind him.

If Geddy had been a founding member of Yes, then maybe his style would have been different?....of course, we'll never know.
I think Geddy stepped out of his comfort zone more often. He took more risks than Chris Squire. Both are masters, why compare?

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:21 PM

I think a 'High Water'mark for Geddy is his playing in the instrumental part of Freewill.But everyones going for it which makes it exciting,soughta like Cream when they were going spastic live(I'm So Glad).Unfortunately extended bass solos generally get dull unless your superhuman like Jaco,Stanley Clarke or Sheehan.Even Jack Bruce could get tediuos as on his solo spot on Powerhouse Sod on Live n Kickin by West,Bruce and Laing.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:04 AM

because he's not a wanker.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:38 AM

As much as I love bass guitar I find bass solos boring by themselves....I prefer 100% quick snapshots of funky dosages or like Leave that thing alone/Freewill/Show don´t tell the bass" solo" inserted as part of the song...that is what really grabs me by the..... :7up:

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

View PostLorraine, on 18 December 2016 - 05:27 PM, said:

Digital Man is Geddy's song.

And remember that part in Driven from Rio?

I was going to mention that. And I heard a bootleg of "Red Lenses" where he soloed.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:28 AM

View PostRod in Rio, on 16 December 2016 - 06:50 AM, said:

Take all other instruments from Turn the Page and you have yourself a bass solo.

I need to give that another listen.

Really though you could probably say that about most/all rush songs lol





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