It is always fun doing these recaps of the reader favorite videos from the previous month. What struck me this time around was how much variety there was last month. Bass for the win!
We’ve featured a handful of clips from Sons Of Apollo’s 2018 live performance with The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony. Here’s a clip from the show of the tune “God of the Sun,” with Billy Sheehan and the band rocking it out.
We’ve featured a handful of videos by guitarist Martin Miller, but none quite like this. In this clip, Martin is joined by Paul Gilbert in this live studio performance of Rush’s “YYZ.” Benni Jud drives some gnarly tone behind the band.
In October, Vulfpeck packed Madison Square Garden for a concert. The band has just announced a live album from the show, and a video to go along with it. Joe Dart shows another side on this, helping with the vocals in this intro of “Back Pocket.”
Here’s a great clip recorded during a 1993 rehearsal with Bootsy Collins and his band. It is cool to see Bootsy directing the group and playing his funky lines. Check out his reaction around the 4:05 mark to Bernie Worrell’s epic clavinet run.
Many of the gear stories we shared over the month of November got a ton of views. Here are your top 10 favorite bass gear stories we shared last month.
Scott Devine of Scott’s Bass Lessons put together this video back in March, which covers what he considers the best 20 best bass lines of all time.
This new video just hit my radar, and I’m glad it did. Here’s The Saab Guitar Project, featuring Douglas Saab, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Greg Phillinganes performing the tune, “Police.”
Our friend Will Lee shared this video a couple of days ago from a 1991 performance of “Mad About You” by Sting on Late Night With David Letterman. “I need to thank him for generously letting me have a crack at that great bass part,” Will shared.
Zander Zon is back with another incredible video featuring his Harp Bass. In this clip, he not only showcases his impressive ability to handle this beast of an instrument but also his arrangement skills once again on this performance of the Tears For Fears tune, “Mad World.”
Scary Pockets is back with a new video, and this one is tight. Bassist Joe Ayoub is coming through loud and clear and prominently featured with a groovy line on their funky cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”
Add LOCKN’ to my calendar for next year. After watching so many great videos from the festival, I’m hooked. Here’s a clip of Steel Pulse with The Soul Rebels and Marcus King performing a cover of the Grateful Dead tune, “Franklin’s Tower.”