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« Reply #150 on: October 30, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
That "Vas Dis" number drives me nuts. My brain is wired in mono, I guess. How anyone can play a complicated bass riff and sing/scat a completely different vocal riff is beyond my comprehension. If I were to attempt that, I could only sing the same notes I was playing. For him to sing the notes the guitarist is playing while playing counterpoint on the bass is just . . . just . . . Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Wow! :o
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« Reply #151 on: November 02, 2017, 10:36:30 AM »
Wasn't Ted Turner a real pretty boy?! Kinda a mix of Peter Frampton and a young Rory Gallagher.
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« Reply #152 on: November 03, 2017, 10:08:03 AM »
I tried that bass line while singing and it's not that difficult. I can't carry a tune, that's the real problem for me.
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« Reply #153 on: November 03, 2017, 01:51:08 PM »
Wasn't Ted Turner a real pretty boy?! Kinda a mix of Peter Frampton and a young Rory Gallagher.
I'm not sure if Ted was............................  ;)

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« Reply #154 on: November 03, 2017, 05:51:16 PM »
:gay: you mean? Not that it matters, but he very well might have been/be. Would explain his "lost weekend" of several years when he walked out on WA at the height of their success with no real reason, hiking with a donkey (nicknamed "Wishbone Ass" most appropriately) up the Chilean mountains and then ending up in California - where else? - all esoteric and stuff. I always wondered what brought him to do that. Kinda Andy Fraser'ish. Both WA biographies (by Andy Powell and Martin Turner respectively, and they don't agree on a lot) have their (moderate) share of women stories, but come to think of it Ted is never mentioned as a fly trap for women which is a surprise given his angelic looks.

He was so young when he joined WA, his mum - yes, he lived with his mum - had to sign the contracts. And she would only do that after she had met the other band members.  :mrgreen: While not as experienced or technical savvy at that time as either Andy Powell (the bespectacled Flying V'ling) or other people they auditioned, they all agree they wanted him for the feeling in his playing.
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« Reply #155 on: November 03, 2017, 07:24:55 PM »

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« Reply #156 on: November 03, 2017, 07:46:06 PM »
I think there is a misunderstanding between us with illustrious results!

There are two Turners in WA (first line up):

- Martin Turner (bassist and most lead vocals, very early on: moustache)


- Ted Turner (2nd lead guitarist and occasional lead vocals, front guy in pic).



They are not related to another, brothers or anything (even though back then a lot of people thought so). Ted Turner (the WA guy) is the pretty guy singing Jailbait in the above vid (not that Martin Turner isn't handsome in a more rogue-ish way).

Ted Turner left WA under mysterious circumstances in 1974 and was replaced by Laurie Wisefield (ex-Home and Al Stewart). (I hasten to add that there are no credible reports that he grew a moustache or founded CNN or married a North Vietnam supporter/aerobic teacher later on in his life!) Ted returned in the late 80ies/early 90ies for a second stint with WA, Wisefield went on to play with people like Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Roger Chapman before making a steady living mainly aping Brian May in the house band for the Queen Musical "We Will Rock You!"in London (a train wreck of a musical if I have ever seen one) which ran endlessly but died of natural causes a few years ago (thankfully so).

From what I can tell from seeing him in person and having read from Martin Turner in his biography, he is way too infatuated with women to be gay.

Now where does that leave us other than in the Ric forum?  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #157 on: November 04, 2017, 02:37:39 AM »
I tried that bass line while singing and it's not that difficult. I can't carry a tune, that's the real problem for me.

I'm more impressed with Ray Shulman, not only playing bass and sing, but on songs like 'on reflection' plays a complex melody on a fiddle while singing another melody on top of that. Great songs to challenge your coordination skills on!

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« Reply #158 on: November 04, 2017, 12:33:20 PM »
And getting us back on track... :mrgreen:

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« Reply #159 on: November 05, 2017, 02:51:03 PM »
I think there is a misunderstanding between us with illustrious results!

There are two Turners in WA (first line up):

- Martin Turner (bassist and most lead vocals, very early on: moustache)


- Ted Turner (2nd lead guitarist and occasional lead vocals, front guy in pic).
Ah, I see.  I thought this discussion was a bout the bassist, not the guitars.  And secondly, I only knew about MartinTaylor and Andy Powell, none of the rest of the band.  So the question remains, which TEd was a bit, um, er?    You know, you brought it up!  ;)

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« Reply #160 on: November 06, 2017, 04:11:04 PM »
Ted Nugent...?
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« Reply #161 on: November 07, 2017, 07:19:50 AM »
And getting us back on track... :mrgreen:



Ah, Mr Squeaky is an ardent multi tracker of his voice, a whole school of Geddys singing there.  :mrgreen: But their bass playing is immaculate.
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« Reply #162 on: November 07, 2017, 07:21:09 AM »
Ah, I see.  I thought this discussion was a bout the bassist, not the guitars.  And secondly, I only knew about MartinTaylor and Andy Powell, none of the rest of the band.  So the question remains, which TEd was a bit, um, er?    You know, you brought it up!  ;)

I only said he was handsome which had you immediately deduce he was gay!  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #163 on: November 07, 2017, 04:22:05 PM »
No smoke without... Blackmore... :vader:
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