this is really weird, i was telling mike last month i bought a few DVD boxset's and one was Partridge series 2 which is where this came from, i watched this DVD last week and wanted to ask who played the bass line, but had no reference to go on, it's a cracking bass riff, so who played it??
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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:56 am Post subject:
As an avid Partridge fan, I remember that episode, and always assumed it was Mick Karn of Japan (perhaps Tim would understand my mistake). Nope; the track is "Music for Chameleons" by Gary Numan and he employed a young Pino Palladino. I saw them both at a GN gig of about that time. His fretless playing is very distinctive; cf Paul Young's "Wherever I Lay My Hat"
I ought to put Chameleons in the Bass Cat's "Best Bass Riffs" thread; and I've got a horrible feeling that John Deacon's "Another One Bites the Dust" isn't mentioned there, either.