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The greatest exponent of the bass guitar is obviously Mick Karn who was best known for his work with late 70s and early 80s new romantic band Japan.
How cool was that fucker here…
That wobbly whar whar budum whar sound is almost animal.
This from his solo album Titles
Shocking song, but the bass is wonderfully unique
I’ve heard other people play the bass that probably were more talented, but I’ve never experienced the way that Karn’s bass was so intrinsic to the sound of Japan, Rain Tree Crow, Dali’s Car, etc. The bass was brought forward to be melody and because he played fretless with effects, the sound it made was wonderful.