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I can't, I don't even believe he really exists.
I would do that job. Probs get good money for the festivals and that.
Probably pretty awesome being the bassist for the Libertines to be honest.
which is still ace
Yeti, was it?
and many, many more
but I can't remember what my standards were like at the time.
And then he was in Yeti who had a good song and then disappeared.
but he's one of the most forgettable men in rock history
if they changed them by deed poll to 'the black guy' and 'the other one', so they're obviously not THAT bothered.
actually to this guy refer to the bass player from the Libertines as "the Other Guy." Of course we knew Carl and Pete's names and even Gary the drummer but nope, not the bass player. He will eternally be the Other Guy.
i think his name was lenny or carl
I am too old now, I can't be arsed riding round in a transit playing to hipsters in the four corners of this country. So I'd happily just play bass in a shitty indie band that rakes in the cash, I'd have no moral issues there at all. I'd just play the base note of each guitar chord with a massive grin on my face, waiting to be plied with free booze and chicks.
With an xbox AND a playstation.
can you imagine that? he has the easiest drumming job in all of music, doesn't have to deal with being recognised, people don't even know his name, nobody cares, and he still gets fat dollar. talk about an easy life. jesus. he should lug his own gear to make up for it or get ill a lot or something
He has to look at Chris Martin's smug face every day, surely the poor guy has suffered enough?
and probably occasionally does, give that fucker a proper good dead arm. i'd be on that daily
However, not sure it makes up for having to listen to Coldplay every night, nor for, when being asked at parties what his job is, having to reply "I'm the drummer out of Coldplay".
and he can probably play the drum parts without hearing anything else anyway, it's not hard. he could just watch the wire on his iphone while they're playing a gig.
I know this because of a Twitter exchange that stuck in my head. Otherwise, yeah.
i might go have a chat with him, he probably has nothing else to do
from Depeche Mode. Now that's money for old rope - don't write any songs, just stand behind a keyboard playing the odd one-finger hook now & again, occasionally dancing like somebody's geeky schoolteacher uncle, & still coining it in & beating the ladies off with a shitty stick. Admittedly he's probably had to clean up after Dave Gahan a few times but a small price to pay given the benefits.
say if you were the bassist for a crappy band before they got too big, then live off the royalties. Assuming that is enough to get by on. Someone mentioned Bonehead above, I wonder what the original Oasis drummer gets each time someone buys Definitely Maybe or plays Supersonic on the radio? He didn't even make it to Whats the Story (aside from one song I believe).
brought against songwriters by rhythm sections, I don't think you get too much.
for the Libertines would involve a lot of "waiting for the talent" and I hope he got enough royalties off the sorry affair to buy a house at least.
Sure Tony Carroll got enough royalties to keep him out of work for a while but I doubt Oasis records shift volumes these days, there's hardly a long lasting legacy to maintain there and everyone that wanted an Oasis record surely bought it at the time. On the other hand I'm sure Nirvana's Chad Channing still gets a good whack from sales of Bleach every year, enough to not contest asking for royalties on the song Polly which Grohl didn't re-record.
Their first release was in 1990! These original drummers and bassists for what were small bands must kick themselves if they left for petty reasons. Or they are very thankful that they got a chunk of cash for doing very little when they were kids, and can carry on with their lives without any major issues.
did Bob miss idlewild or did bernard regret leaving suede when he did.
these are two that spring to mind.
also, jonny borell was an early bass player in the libertines.
I bet he's annoyed he left.
more than Bernard missed Suede.
he'd quit the band early on but rejoined when they were signed under the condition he stayed in the background, which he managed exceptionally well.
he's so repulsive! how does he not get his ass beat every time he walks down the street?