Brand X, Not Good Enough See Me, from the Product album. If you've not yet encountered schizoid bassist, Percy Jones, your bass education is incomplete.
This gentleman has not only stretched the sonic boundaries of electric bass, he has distended the bottom-right corner of its wall, such that it droops down the ear like a dogs tongue - it's not right, but it tickles and excites; and that's how you feel as you look at the speaker and whisper, "WTF!" before wailing, "Whoooa".
A contemporary of Jaco Pastorius, yet both grew up on different continents crafting completely unique sound signatures on the fretless bass. In short, if you've only heard one of these guys play, you only know half the story.
Brand X, sadly, are no longer but Percy Jones still plays (update: no, they're back). If you value this level of gifted musicianship, support it: buy the records, go to the gigs, kick their ass to keep on going. It's hard enough to make a living in music, never mind as a brain-melting bassist.
Anyway, this is my bass playalong to one of my fave Brand X tracks. All the musicians are spectacular but I particularly love Mike Clark's drumming on this. During the last piece of this song, put aside the playing for a sec and wonder to yourself: "Why?"
Hope you enjoy this (well, at least find it interesting), and before you naff off and learn more about Percy, let me know what you think below.
P.S. According to John Goodsall, neither he nor "Percy Jones, who wrote all but a few tunes by Brand X, have ever been paid royalties for over 35 years of worldwide sales for the 1st 6 legally released albums or the subsequent 10 or more compilations. Only one company, Buckyball Records, an indie label has ever paid the 2 composers royalties."
You know where to go: http://buckyballmusic.com/store/br002.html