About this playlist
So we got talking about music – the Bass player and I. With a Pantera tattoo on his leg and a healthy distaste for the programmed beats coming out of the bar – I suspected a playlist together would be a blast.
His first track took me by surprise, pure bass virtuosity but with a deep understanding of groove and while I thought of going for a Stanley Clarke – New Jazz vibe – I kept thinking about the Pantera flag and thought fuck it and followed up with Rage. I think those two tracks set the tone for the list – whether it’s Les Claypool or Flea or even Ray Manzarek’s left hand – the bass leads the way.
And yet it’s not all about the 4 strings – the transition from Tommy the Cat into Everyone is Hitler is all about the shredding lead guitar – and yet to then transition into Fela Kuti – who the fuck does that – a Bass player – that’s who does that!
While towards the end the list does take a small detour to laugh at America – there’s something just righteous about moving from Motörhead, to The Hold Steady, to Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and ending on Rebel Meets Rebel.
Now that’s a fucking Chiringuito I’d like to listen to!
About the Curators
In the summer - you can find Ricky here:
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As a curator I research how music can improve your life and create flow - I can tell you what music to listen to when studying for a test and why listening to sad music can make you feel better.
As a creator / contributor at musicto I’m part of a global creator community that collaborates through music. You can learn more about our community here.