50 Rocks: Part Two – Take My Bass Away

50 Rocks: Part Two – Take My Bass Away

(For Part One in this series, go here.) To be blunt, I sucked. Sure, I had a bass. For a few short months around 1983, I had two of them. That did not, as I realized, confer an instant understanding of how to play the fucking thing. I could not afford lessons… and anyway, as I had learned at my expense years earlier, a music teacher would expect you to learn sheet music and chords I could not learn. I was, at the time, taking a massive class-load too, and so everything I learned about bass I learned by ear, Read more »