Bryan Beller: The Aristocrats “Living the Dream” Bass Playthrough

Gallien Krueger has released the latest in their artist series of videos, and this one is a doozie. Aristocrats bassist and all around bass monster Bryan Beller plays through the song “Living the Dream” from the trio’s latest album, Culture Clash.

Sometimes blissful and sometimes frantic, the song pays homage to the ups and downs of a touring musician. Beller wrote it after a particularly long stretch on the road.

“I was frustrated and I was tired, but at the same time I’m so grateful that we get to do this. I mean, I have a wonderful job and I love my job,” he told us in an interview. “I love playing music and I love traveling. It’s wonderful and horrible at the same time sometimes because you’re just so physically exhausted. I feel like that song should be dedicated to musicians who get it, you know, who understand what that is like. It’s awesome and awful to be a musician.”

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  1. Mike Matthews

    BADASS!!! I’ve seen some really cool video’s of Brian on youtube back when he was touring with Steve Vai. A truly great bassist.

  2. Cool stuff, I haven’t heard of Bryan before. Thanks NT!