Geddy Lee.McCartney always amazed me with his ability to sing and play intricate bass lines at the same time.
Always a good show. The only complaint if any was that AlexI saw the Grace Under Pressure tour in Nashville in '84. Amazing show.
I used to play bass and sing when I was young. I didn't do either of those things anywhere near as well as Lee or McCartney, of course; my abilities weren't even in the same universe.Geddy Lee.McCartney always amazed me with his ability to sing and play intricate bass lines at the same time.
A Farewell to Kings is a clinic....
When playing simultaneously, Geddy uses a Moog Taurus pedal set, where he can play with his feet while playing the bass. He usually sits on a stool to make that happen. According to Geddy, he preprograms the sounds on the Moog synthesizer, so he can use the pedals to play a pre-programmed sound, while sometimes he straightforward plays. So, sometimes he triggers some sounds, as did Neil with his drum kit.
Geddy’s bass lines are complex enough to be hard to play and sing at the same time. Now, singing, playing complex bass and triggering the Moog is very, very, very hard. The way Geddy does it was explained by himself:
He practices, practices and practices so the bass lines are almost automatic and he doesn’t need to think of them. He memorized the whole thing before going to stage.