Trevor Bolder - Spiders From Mars

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Trevor Bolder - Spiders From Mars

Postby Happy Face on Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:53 pm

After many years of neglect, I threw on the "Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars" laserdisk. It's their last concert. After that, Bowies retired that persona.

I had never paid much heed to the bass playing/sound before. What a good surprise. Trevor Bolder's playing is tasty and the sound is just NASTY.

In their wisdom, the cinematographers show only glimpses of him. Appears he plays a Fender at one point and towards the end what looks like a slotted head EB3-L (long scale)? Has an EB3 sorta sound when played through what looked like those Marshall 4x15" cabs.

But I didn't really waste a lot of time trying to figure out his equipment - just enjoyed listening to him play. Nice.

It's no surprise that he found a home with Uriah Heep.
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Re: Trevor Bolder - Spiders From Mars

Postby geoff_bell on Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:17 pm

Happy Face wrote:the sound is just NASTY

yeah. one of the bass sounds i tried to get years ago. in those days i was either clean or dirty basswise.

i never managed to let my sideburns grow out that much though.
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Re: Trevor Bolder - Spiders From Mars

Postby Happy Face on Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:56 pm

geoff_bell wrote:
Happy Face wrote:i never managed to let my sideburns grow out that much though.


Is it too late to try again?
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Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:21 pm

I was listening to "The man who sold the world" last night, Trevor has some very nice melodic runs as well as some "sabbath" sounding basslines. Great album. 8)
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Postby brycebites on Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:01 am

I have to admit to not having listened to much Bowie at all, although I have known for a while that Trevor played with him. However, I saw Uriah Heep a couple of years ago and he was a joy to watch. Very melodic and rocking at the same time.
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