Posts tagged with "covers"



covers · 23. March 2020
Simply one of the best songs from one of the best Oomph! Albums, nothing more, nothing less. This German band is a jewel when it comes to the groovy riffs and the melodies that get into your brain and refuse to leave it. Ever :) The bass part is not difficult, but since I couldn't find a correct bass tab online I just made my own part which can be quite different from the original one here and there.

covers · 17. February 2020
The first song of a very-underrated KISS record called “Unmasked” (1980). It was underrated probably because the band has just changed the style to some kind of a disco-rock, but I don't really care because the songs were so brilliant! And actually when KISS played them live they were pretty heavy, just watch them playing “Is That You” in Melbourne, Australia in 1980! Pretty close the British heavy metal wave of that time I'd say... The part is arguably the easiest Gene Simmons' part...

covers · 10. February 2020
One of my most favorite songs of this Satyricon's era! I know some folks don't like it because “it's not black metal anymore”, but I guess the fact that it's still awesome music is way more important. The bass part is not difficult, but all those bends (double bends in the choruses!) make it very interesting to play. Try it, it really rocks!

covers · 27. January 2020
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...

covers · 20. January 2020
This song is one of the musical centerpieces of “Rocky IV”, full of life and hope, but at the same time it's not that popular as some other songs from this soundtrack. Oh well, we have no reason to ignore it, especially since it's one of those good-spirit 80's classics you can sporadically hear on the radio and it has even peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

covers · 13. January 2020
One of the most dramatic pop/rock songs from “Rocky IV” soundtrack, I'd say. Rocky is devastated by death of his best friend Apollo Creed mercilessly killed by Ivan Drago. He drives his car at night and recalls various moments of their friendship with Apollo and the fatal fight that put an end to his life. The song itself is very emotional and powerful, Robert Tepper did an awesome job here, so I'm not surprised so many bands (metal bands, lately) cover it all the time. Still, I can't...

covers · 02. January 2020
Talking about the most motivational tunes in the history – this one is one of the best ever! The composer Vince DiCola has made a genius tune that still make my skin shiver. When I hear this music I immediately recall myself as a child sitting before a TV screen and watching Rocky Balboa preparing for his historic fight with Ivan Drago. And the freaking coolness of that scene used to blow my mind... strangely, it still does :) That's what real music should do!

covers · 30. December 2019
Now I'd like to do something special, literally – I'd like to make a bass special for five songs/compositions from one of my all-time favorite movies “Rocky”! I can't tell you enough how I love each and every part of it (really, I don't think even the 5th part is bad). It's a legend, it's a movie everyone has to watch at least once in a lifetime, it's a piece of art in every way possible. So I'm gonna do some music from it, which is a piece of art in its own right!

covers · 23. December 2019
Yeah, finally :) Manowar is one of my most favorite bands ever and sooner or later I just had to get to their songs! What can I say... “Kings Of Metal” is as classic as it gets, 1988, Manowar in their top glory! The bass part is beyond primitive, but damn it's fun :) Joey DeMaio is one of those bass guys who don't like to make things too complex without need, but don't underestimate him, he can play circles around other bass players if the song requires it! This time I chose “Kings Of...

covers · 16. December 2019
It's another request and it's actually from my wife this time - “Тёплые коты“ (translated as “Warm Cats” from Russian) by the Ukrainian band called Flëur. The band is unfortunately no more, all the key members went solo, but they had lots of very good songs, this one among them. As a cat person I can totally relate to its tender lyrics and the bossa novish bass part makes it really special, so I hope you'll find it nice enough :) The t-shirt I'm wearing here is a funny cat...

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