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January 4, 2007

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Now that's a bassist

Loaded up Pandora this morning, but left it in a window behind Notes, so I didn't see the station selected. The song starts: clacky synths, kind of annoying, and then the bass comes in, sliding up the neck into a quick triplet. And I think "John Entwhistle."

There aren't a lot of bassists who were distinctive enough that I could identify them with just three notes. Especially off an album I've never heard before (Who Are You) from a period of the band's history that I don't really care for (post-Quadrophenia). That's pretty impressive. I should really study more Entwhistle.

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