Friday, February 15, 2013

Fat Friday Feature: Graham Maby On Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"

I love the bass run on "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" - it's interesting and creative; not overblown/busy at all.  The rest of the song seems to work around the bass; the bass part is the centerpiece of the song.  However, my favorite thing about Graham Maby's  bass line is the tone:  his picked, muted right hand on the Fender Precision bass creates a sound that is meaty and round - quite similar to the legendary Rickenbacker 4001.  And look how well he plays along with the prerecorded track below!

On a side note - what the fuck is with that dumbass that is introducing them?

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