Friday, July 20, 2012

Fat Friday Feature: The Byrds' Chris Hillman On "So You Want To Be A Rock N' Roll Star"

Love the serpentine, active feel of this bass line.  I also how like how Hillman periodically changes up the feel of the lick - don't have the terminology to explain it, so listen to it!

Unrelated to bass:  I think the botched backing vocals (starting around the 1:30 mark) make this song more charming.  It's a great reminder of something my brother Jim once told me:  perfect is the enemy of good.  If it sounds good, don't fuck with it.

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