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Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:45 pm
by MyHumanZoo
I’ve listened to most of the live concerts, and was wondering why we never get a Deacy solo? I realize there is the moment in Liar...I would call that more of a feature than a true solo. I know bass is not necessarily an easy instrument to solo on, but Deacy is talented and also plays a good guitar so you’d think he would come to the front now and then. Was it just shyness and his not needing the limelight? If there are any true solos out there can you point me to them?

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:55 pm
by ogre t raylot
Who needs a bass solo when you can break out the Disco Deaky.

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:19 pm
by MyHumanZoo
I love a Deacy dance as much as the next guy! :D I will take it from the lack of response that no solos are out there. It just seems odd that as much as Queen toured and did live stuff, that there was never a bass solo anywhere. I would love to know why...whether John didn’t want to do it, or whether it never occurred to them, or if the other guys thought it wouldn’t go over well? Just kind of weird!

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:29 pm
by Frank
MyHumanZoo wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:19 pm
I love a Deacy dance as much as the next guy! :D I will take it from the lack of response that no solos are out there. It just seems odd that as much as Queen toured and did live stuff, that there was never a bass solo anywhere. I would love to know why...whether John didn’t want to do it, or whether it never occurred to them, or if the other guys thought it wouldn’t go over well? Just kind of weird!
Nothing exists to my knowledge, aside from the Liar moment.

The lack of solos may be because A) John was an introvert. He's not the showing off kind of player. And B) bass guitar isn't necessarily a solo instrument. It can be, sure. I'm in a band and our bass guitarist loves to do improv. But I can't think of that many other bass players that'll do it.

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:44 pm
by MyHumanZoo
That’s kind of what I thought, I was just hoping there was someone out there with some inside info. Personally I love a bass solo, it’s such a cool sound!

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:18 pm
by Mona Lisa
I remember that in Dragon Attack, we can hear him a lot, but his solos are always with the drums...
The other day I was listening to Who wants to live forever at Wembley. First, Freddie is alone (with synth I think) and then on the second verse comes the bass. (Edit. Not exactly) We can hear the intimate musical connection between Freddie and John, John was a great singer with his bass. Always with a lot of feeling.
For example, in the song It's a beautiful day, that's almost a solo at the beginning, and that gives all the magic. He's a true musician.
I think he's modest. Already three big egos in the band, maybe he was the person that was really cementing the group for 20 years.

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 8:12 pm
by Frank
Mona Lisa wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:18 pm
I remember that in Dragon Attack, we can hear him a lot, but his solos are always with the drums...
The other day I was listening to Who wants to live forever at Wembley. First, Freddie is alone (with synth I think) and then on the second verse comes the bass. (Edit. Not exactly) We can hear the intimate musical connection between Freddie and John, John was a great singer with his bass. Always with a lot of feeling.
For example, in the song It's a beautiful day, that's almost a solo at the beginning, and that gives all the magic. He's a true musician.
I think he's modest. Already three big egos in the band, maybe he was the person that was really cementing the group for 20 years.
These are all great moments. John knows how to give just enough without going overboard. He truly was the dark horse and the band's true secret weapon. And I think you have a point that he was a large part of what kept the band together for so long. We may never know to what extent though.

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:51 pm
by action
WWRY fast has a little solo by john

Re: Deacy Bass Solos

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:34 pm
by Frank
Yes, that little bass solo is my favorite part of WWRY (Fast). As is John's bass solo in Liar. Again, he knows how to give just enough without going overboard.