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Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc. best bass lines to their songs, ever.


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#1 daz

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

I just happened to come across a transcription of the 10cc song, Dreadlock Holiday, released in 1978. Even in notation I recognized the famous intro straight away. I was however puzzled by the rest of it, so purely because it was a boring Sunday morning I went and found the album and looked up the tabs and played it through headphones whilst reading through the tabs to see if what was written seemed to be correct.

The tabs did appear to be correct, but that was by now irrelevant, as i was entranced by the wonderful quirky bubbly bass lines throughout the song. Simply addictive to play and even I leaned the song in half an hour (and have been playing it ever since) So I thought it was selfish of me not to share it with my fellow Basschatters who may not know it, or those like me who may just not have listened to it properly before. I recommend a good quality recording and a decent Hi -Fi or headphones to really appreciate the way the bass line bubbles along through the song, often fitting the words perfectly.

Here is the transcription the tabs and a link to a youtube video, though if you have it on cd i recomend that on a good set of speakers or headphones.

tabs:
http://www.ultimate-...72/?transpose=0

notation:
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or go here for notation and music on one page: http://www.basslesso...ptions.php?i=29

and finaly here is the song from youtube


Edited by daz, 08 January 2012 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

Nice one Daz.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:10 AM

Been playing this lately and it is good fun.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

Might give this one a go. Mind you, thanks to 2 Many DJs *this* is how I think it should go...


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

been meaning to learn this song since reading this post but never got round to it until this sunday ..
i heard it on the radio on the way home friday heard the bass and thought im gonna learn that which i did on sunday, spent a couple of hours on sunday mucking about playing along and just spent monday evening doing the same

i have to say life with a big set of cans on is great havent heard the dog bark or kid complain once :)

great bassline simple but oh so good





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