September 01, 2011

Champagne Taste, or How Lazy Can the Bass Player Be?

Today was a good day, so have a biscuit, Potter: "Tryin; to Throw Your Arms Around the World," the fluffy Obla-di Obla-da track from "Achtung Baby," here from a 1992 Zoo TV special (complete with Bill Clinton Radio and video confessionals):



Notice the same bass line throughout, not even changing keys. Lucky bastard, that Clayton. That has to be a great gig—chilling out playing the same 5 or 6 notes over and over again while that silly fat wanker pours alcohol all over impressionable young women. Oh dear.

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