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 Post subject: Heard an interesting Wang Chung story...
PostPosted: November 16th, 2019, 6:00 am 
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...on XM yesterday. Essentially, when they were at Abbey Road studios in 1984 recording
their eponymous record, Nick Feldman's bass sounded like crap. He's a lefty....

Feldman was in his late 20s when Wang Chung “recorded Points on the Curve (1984) at the Abbey Road Studios. That was hallowed ground for us. It was before it had been refurbished so everything was the same as when the Beatles had used it. It was slightly run down but for us it was magical.

“I’m a left-handed bass player and during one of my sessions the bass wasn’t sounding right and the engineer said ‘Hang on. Wait there, I might be able to borrow another bass for you.”

In walked a guy, Feldman said, who said he was from the “bass rental company.” The guy was Paul McCartney.

“He was holding his Yamaha bass. He basically lent me his bass to play on that record. I was completely speechless … to record in Abbey Road and to have the man himself lend me his bass, it was quite something.”


https://artsfile.ca/wang-chungs-nick-fe ... al-saddle/

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2019, 11:10 am 
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amazingly lucky young lad eh?


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Probably his BB1200 then.

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Great story! I would have just let him record my parts, LOL.

Does anybody know what songs McCartney specifically used his Yamaha on? Here he is with it at The Concerts for Kampuchea (BTW, when are they going to release this concert properly? Amazing lineup of artists):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVgaTA-TjuE


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