Re: Pompous guitar players

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Posted by El Pájaro on July 23, 2000 at 10:41:17:

In Reply to: Pompous guitar players posted by Star on July 22, 2000 at 02:31:14:

: "i'm just saying, for the most part, bass is for people who want to be in a band and get credit, but not put as much effort in."

: I found this on a messageboard, and I don't particularly understand him. Is this just a common attitude among the "Guitar is my Phallus" followers?

I don't know who was the idiot who wrote that, but one thing for sure is he/she shows no understandig of what being a bassist is all about. I mean, if there's one reason we didn't choose our instruments for, it is to "get credit". Anyone who ever joined a band (no matter the level) knows bassists are the most overlooked musicians of any band, unless you happen to be a bassist/singer/songwriter like Sting or McCartney. I'd daresay playing bass is perhaps the safest way NOT to get any of the spotlight.
So we just want to "get credit" but not to "put as much effort in"? What a jerk.

El Pájaro.

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