The Bass 1980 - 1989 The Players You Need to Know

Published January 12, 2019 in Notes

So let's talk about the 80's...

It brought us The Goonies (one of my favorite all time films!).

We got The Walkman.

The Gameboy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ruled the big screen.

Men had perms and wore spandex.

Women wore leg warmers.

Synths were exploding onto the music scene...

But we also had some amazing bass players holding down the groove in every kind of music genre you can imagine.

In this video we're going to explore the bass players of the 1980's in detail, from Metal to Funk, from Disco to Rock, and Jazz to Prog... you're going find out the players you need to know!


If you enjoy this lesson, you'll really dig this content:

1. An Introduction to Synth Bass with Mo Pleasure
2. Session Musician Secrets With Sean Hurley
3. In Conversation with Doug Wimbish - The Journeyman Bassist
4. In Conversation with David Ellefson - School of Rock!


As always, see you in the shed...

Scott :)

PS. We've also done two more videos in this series looking at the historical progression of the bass guitar. You can check out 1935-68 here, and 1970-79 here.

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