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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a feature in this morning's Scotsman newspaper about great rock bass players. They describe the Under Pressure bassline as '...a great riff, as Marmalade had discovered a few years earlier when they used it on "Falling Apart at the Seams"'.

Is this true?

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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't know about Marmalade, but I know that bloody Vanilla Ice guy used it for "Ice Ice Baby".


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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vanilla Ice needs to DIE!!! Sorry...dont know


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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

trustno1 wrote:

There's a feature in this morning's Scotsman newspaper about great rock bass players. They describe the Under Pressure bassline as '...a great riff, as Marmalade had discovered a few years earlier when they used it on "Falling Apart at the Seams"'.

Is this true?


Well I don't hear any similarites between "Falling Apart at the Seams" and "Under Pressure" Funny to bring up the group Marmalade because I never ever hear anything about them (I'm in the U.S. so I don't know if they're more remembered in the U.K.) I always loved their only American hit "Reflections of my life" But back to the subject, I don't get where those two songs can be compared!

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Posted: 13 Mar 05, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Playful as a pussycat wrote:

Vanilla Ice needs to DIE!!! Sorry...dont know


No, No, that is one thing that is DEFINITELY true!


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Posted: 14 Mar 05, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

:) He's such a bastard! It's bad enough that he's a damn rapper...but to steal from blessed Queen and David Bowie is just WRONG! AND THE FUCKING NERVE OF HIM SAYING THAT HE DIDN'T STEAL IT!!!!!!!!! *breathes* heh...


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Posted: 14 Mar 05, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he really denied that this exact bass line has been played before??????

isn't it a sample eveN?????


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Posted: 14 Mar 05, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having him explain the extra beat on the end sure put my mind at rest. If he hadn't included the piano I guess people would have said 'Yeah, sounds like Under Pressure...but there's something lacking'


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha ! :) yeah - that was stupid. There was this interview on MTV, where he was like:

- It's not the same. Theirs is like "dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum, dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum". And mine is like "dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum, DUM - dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum". It's not the same !

The funniest shit ever :)


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was Chic that first used the riff which John then adapted to fit Under Pressure.....


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First it's Good Times now this! Aieee!


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or as us bassists say it - D D D D D A D :-)

Apparently, John Deacon was in the studio when Bernard Edwards recorded "Good Times".

Clearly, this was an influence for Another One Bites The Dust.

Although most musicians agree that AOBTD and UP have simple basslines,no one though of those lines before John. The simplicity is the genius