Mick's Music Messages

What Is And What Should Never Be (Isolated Bass)

"Thought you and your readers would enjoy this"  ~ Mick Houser.

"What is and What Should Never Be," (isolated bass) John Paul Jones.

Video originally posted by www.notreble.com 

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Photo Credit: johnpauljones.com Lunel Mandolin Festival, Oct, 05.

John Paul Jones is a multi-talented musician who wrote masterpiece bass lines, piano and organ pieces for Led Zeppelin as well as in collaboration with other artists such as Peter Gabriel. He is now in an award winning band called, Them Crooked Vultures.

Read more about John Paul Jones and watch video footage of his music at his website:

http://www.johnpauljones.com/multimedia.html

 

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The Most Influential Blues Bassists.

~Many thanks to Mick Houser.

 

 

We talk a lot about the influence of the blues. Blues guitar, roots, acoustic, electric and slide, are all topics of exciting interest and history.

Mick Houser, bassist for Dr. Mudd, Skeleton Crew, and the historic Wasted Angel, every now and again will write in to remind me that the blues guitar pieces, although stunning and important, need the support of kickin blues bassists to make a great song.

He recommends these articles for our readers and I agree.

From NoTreble.com

 

The Most Influential Blues Bassists Part 1.

 

The Most Influential Blues Bassists Part 2.

 

 

Glenn Hughes

I've seen Deep Purple live in the 1980's and my neighbor toured with Blackmore's Knights. With all of this great rock exposure, how could I have missed the career of Glenn Hughes? Back then, I wasn't writing about music, I just listened - and I knew what I liked -without thinking about why. But time is my friend. The sounds followed me like an afternoon shadow, delightfully haunting. And when I turned to see from whence they came, I was happily spinning about. Thanks Mick, for shining the light on Glenn Hughes.

Read more: Glenn Hughes

A Tribute to Gary Moore

Mick's Music Messages:

February 6, 2011

In honor of the legendary guitarist Gary Moore, I asked my friend Mick Houser, bassist and vocalist of Dr. Mudd and Shinebox to allow me to post his thoughts on the late artist.

Read more: A Tribute to Gary Moore

Out On The Tiles

The Replacements at Boston Calling, 2014: Review, Photos, Set List

Sunday, September 7, 2014.

" ... raise a toast, to a rock and roll ghost."

We were Boston bound for the Minneapolis sound. Replacements fans around the globe suffered through rock and roll purgatory, waiting for a Westerberg-Stinson reunion we thought would never happen. "Should we give it up?"

On Sept 7, for New England fans, it was all over but the shouting. At 8:15 sharp, Jesus rode beside us. Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg were all smiles as they walked onto the Boston Calling stage. (Yes, SMILES!)

thereplacements38They were joined by Boston native, guitarist, Dave Minehan, (Who worked with Paul Westerberg, on his solo album, 14 Songs, and plays in the band, The Neighborhoods) with Josh Freese on drums. (Freese has played with: A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, Devo, The Vandals, Sting, Paul Westerberg, Guns N' Roses, Fliptop, Ween, Kelly Clarkson, The Offspring, Weezer, The Desert Sessions, Mötley Crüe, Sublime with Rome, Avril Lavigne, Meraki)

Unlike younger bands, the Mats had no rebel reputation to prove. (Was the wine in The 1975 guys' staged bottle even real?) Dressed like gents, they looked crisp and sharp tonight, ready to take on the multi-generational festival pumped crowd. Tommy was finishing a beer and mumbled something to Paul, to which he laughed, "Hippies ... F*ckin' Hippies ..." Within a flash, Westerberg took off his jacket and they got down to the business of completely blowing our minds beyond expectation.

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