Found this interesting site which, amongst others, has scans etc. of John's involvement with The Gods. One link is "dead" and I'll try and find an alternative. Scroll down almost to the end and you'll find it.
"John was left handed, but played right handed bass with a pick. He changed his strings daily, to keep his sound precise. His lyrical, melodic style was greatly influenced by Paul McCartney, whom he had to good fortune to meet while in the Juniors.."
Post by nobodyspecial on Dec 14, 2011 21:54:54 GMT
He was an excellent bass player - I saw him in Carmen when they were the 'warm-up' for JT. I remember while photographing JT in his first year with them, I was backstage and said to him, "your bass playing sounded great", he looked at me, soaked with sweat, exhausted, and said, "I hope so." The look on his face was more vocal, like he was saying, 'what do you expect', or, 'what else do I play?' He brought a new very creative voice to JT then, and it's a shame he passed so soon.
"..He polarized -- the pumpkin eaters, static humming - - panel - - beaters... The minstrel in the gallery - - looked down on the rabbit - run."
Agree JG was a very MUSICAL bassplayer along with Glen and Dave Pegg and John Noyce. Watching the Tampa Stadium dVD really brings it home how you just dont see bassplayers as busy as that thesedays. JG was All over the bassguitar neck like water of a ducks back . FANTASTIC a real loss!!!
steelmonkey: 22 more days till I see a bunch of songs and A Passion Play sliver. Just learned that I will be joined by no less than 4 very good friends.Hurry July, 9.
Jun 17, 2019 19:37:50 GMT
steelmonkey: Wait...No APP sliver on Athens setlist. Sleepless nights to follow.
Jun 17, 2019 19:39:03 GMT
JTull 007: Don't give up Bernie. APP could still happen.... Praying for Little Sister's Immaculate Virginity to be winged away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
Jun 19, 2019 23:36:03 GMT
botanicman: Man....the bass line in "Everything in Our Lives" is incredible. Worth some study!
Jun 23, 2019 0:12:54 GMT
maddogfagin: Rather fine bass playing
Jun 24, 2019 13:13:58 GMT
steelmonkey: I'll study as advised !
Jun 25, 2019 3:42:42 GMT