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Adding the Magic

The bass guitar occupies an essential place in the frequency spectrum of rock and pop music. We can all agree on that. But in this awesome video, an outtake from the Sound City sessions, we get a little glimpse at how bass players can also play an important role in the song writing process, even if they are not always the main driving force behind the creative process.

While the song, Time Slowing Down, was Dave Grohl’s brain-child, it’s fascinating and inspiring to see what bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave) bring to the collaboration with Grohl and vocalist Chris Goss.

The outro piece, which Commerford and Wilk came up with, takes the song to a different level and is a great example of the magic of musical collaboration resulting in a great song.

Check it out!

By the way, if you’ve never seen the Sound City documentary created by Dave Grohl, it’s an absolute must-see! Get it here.

The soundtrack is equally awesome and features a number of star-studded collaborations, including the one described in this post. You can get it here, or find it on iTunes.

 

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