Bass Cover #53: SURVIVOR - Burning Heart

And here's the last (fifth!) bass cover I've made for my so-called Rocky Bass Special - “Burning Heart” by Survivor which is arguably the rock crown on the head of one and only “Rocky IV”. The song is for and about the movie, you know, East versus West and stuff. It's not fast, but oh boy how much power is in this track!! It's not only a great song but also (the more you know) the biggest hit single by Survivor to date. It's not “Eye Of The Tiger”, can you believe it?! At the same time “Burning Heart” hasn't been released on any Survivor albums and could be bought either as a single or as a part of “Rocky IV” soundtrack.

The tuning is standard: B, E, A, D, G. The 5-string bass is not necessary, I just found its sound better for this song, that's all, but you can use a usual 4-stringer, it wouldn't change much.

Well, with this awesome song I'm saying goodbye to this little bass special of mine. It was a big fun, actually, and maybe at some point I'm going to do another one, for a different movie. Wait and see! And remember...

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.” - Rocky Balboa

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