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Originally posted by Mr. Sadly:
I think those showboating-type bassists lack the confidence to play with taste - confidence that Nigel has in spades!




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Originally posted by mummakook:
There does tend to be a greater complexity to Enz songs, yet they vary so much from song to song that discretion is required as to whether to thump them out or play something rather elaborate in a rather subdued nature. Nigel seems to have this ability down pat, whichever is required of him. It is, I feel, what is actually required of any bass instument (as someone who hasn't played bass but has played trombone, which can have a similar role).


These comments reminded me of a quote from the man himself in "Letters To My Frenz":

"It's not just the playing, it's what you choose to play and how that fits with everything else. It may mean playing something very simple, something anybody could play, but if that is all it needs, then that is all you give it. To this day I have to work hard not to overplay."
    All times London, UK.

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