Who Played Bass On What Songs...

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I have to get in on this one:

It's easy to tell when Gilmour is playing bass...except for OOTD in which case he's playing the same thing as Roger, Gilmour's bass playing is melodic and complex where Roger's is rythmic and simple.

Goodbye, Cruel World is a classic example of Roger's bass playing..."Bummm...Bing...Bummm...Bing...Bummm...Bing, etc." and Hey You is a classic example of Gilmour's bass playing..."Bummmm...bumbingbingbummbummm...Bumm...badadaddledaddledeeeee"...do you see what I'm saying? Even the phonetics are more complex on Gilmour's example.

As for why Roger would allow Gilmour to play the bass and what would be done about it live, simple:

Gilmour could do something that Roger liked that Roger couldn't think of himself...HOWEVER, he could learn it to play for the live shows...or get Snowy White to do it.

By The Way...I can't hear Roger's voice on Welcome To The Machine...I just hear Gilmour overdubbing himself. I hear Gilmour on the low and the high parts...maybe it's just me.
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Hello,
My name is João Ricardo Zocrato, 24, brazilian.
Can you say which Pink Floyd´s song Rick Wright played bass?

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As far as I know, Rick has never played bass on a Pink Floyd song.
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zocrato wrote::?:
Hello,
My name is João Ricardo Zocrato, 24, brazilian.
Can you say which Pink Floyd´s song Rick Wright played bass?

Thanks
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Them coming to Brazil?
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DG: [Roger] had developed his own limited, or very simple style. He was never very keen on improving himself as a bass player and half the time I would play bass on the records because I would tend to do it quicker. Right back to those early records; I mean, at least half the bass on all recorded output is me anyway.

- 1992 (Rock Compact Disc magazine)

See what kind of subtle drivel he shoots out of his ass to make Roger look bad in every single frigging interview he does? Gee, if you played over half the bass on all the recorded output, why bother bringing in Gay Prat for The Division Bell album, for example?

Stuff like this insults me. Gilmour thinks we're mindless-consumers that can't think.
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Post by Keith Jordan »

I am not sure how everybody else feels but I am a little tired of the old Gilmour Vs Waters debate. Lets just forget about that and be happy with our own feelings and conclusions about it. :)
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What a prat.
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Hey RPITY, I once read an interview and David Gilmour stated "I played drums AND keyboards on most of the recorded material" Can you make a list just to prove that he didn't ??

That would really teach all those Gilmour whores that Dave isn't superman and that HE DIDN'T play drums or keyboard on most Floyd songs.
Also, that ego maniac thinks for some reason that he's the lead guitarist as well, but I've just finished compiling some REAL info to prove otherwise

The Early Singles & + Relics + Works
1 to 5- Syd Barrett
6-Wi
7-Gi-Wa*
8-Wi
9-Gi
10-Wa
+(Binding my time) Wa
+(Embryo) Gi (not 100% sure)
Total: Wa: 2 1/2
Gi: 2 1/2
A Saucerful of Secrets
1-Gi
2-Wi
3-Wa
4-Gi-Wa*
5-In
6-Wi
7-Syd Barrett
Total: Wa: 1 1/2
Gi: 1 1/2
More-Soundtrack
1-Gi-Wa*
2-Gi
3-Gi
4-In
5-Gi
6-Gi
7-In
8-In
9-Gi
10-In
11-In
12-In
13-In
Total: Wa: 1/2
Gi: 5 1/2
Ummagumma (studio side only)
1-In
2-Wa
3-Wa
4-Gi
5-In
Total: Wa: 2
Gi: 1

Zabriskie Point-Soundtrack
(Heart Beat, Pig Meat) In
(Crumbling Land) All are singing
(Come up no 61) already cited, see Careful with that Axe Eugene.
Atom Heart Mother
1-In
2-Wa
3-Wi
4-Gi
5-In
Total: Wa: 1
Gi: 1
Meddle
1-In
2-Gi
3-Gi
4-Wa
5-Gi
6-Gi-Wi*
Total: Wa: 1
Gi: 3 1/2
Obscured by Clouds-Soundtrack
1-In
2-In
3-Wi
4-Gi
5-Gi
6-In
7-Gi
8-Wa
9-Wi
10-In
Total: Wa: 1
Gi: 3
Dark Side of the Moon
1-In
2-Gi
3-In
4-Gi
5-Gi
6-Clare Tory
7-Gi
8-Gi
9-In
10-Wa
11-Wa
Total: Wa: 2
Gi: 5
Wish you Were Here
1-Wa
2-Gi-Wa*
3-Roy Harper
4-Gi
5-Wa
Total: Wa: 2 1/2
Gi: 1 1/2

Animals
1-Wa
2-Gi + Wa* (a complete credit is given here to Gilmour and a half to Roger)
3-Wa
4-Wa
5-Wa
Total: Wa: 4 1/2
Gi: 1
The Wall
1-Wa
2-Gi-Wa*
3-Wa
4-Wa
5-Gi
6-Wa-Gi*
7-Gi
8-Wa
9-Gi
10-Wa
11-Wa
12-Wa
13-Wa
14-Gi-Wa*
15-In
16-Wa
17-Wa
18-Wa
19-Wa-Gi*
20-Gi
21-Wa
22-Wa
23-Gi-Wa*
24-Wa
25-Wa
26-Wa
In the film only:
(What shall we do now) Wa
(When the Tigers broke Free) Wa
Total: Wa: 20 1/2
Gi: 6 1/2
The Final Cut
1-Wa
2-Wa
3-Wa
4-Wa
5-Wa
6-Wa
7-Wa
8-Wa
9-Wa
10-Wa
11-Gi-Wa*
12-Wa
(The Hero's Return- part 2) Wa
Total: Wa: 12 1/2
Gi: 1/2

Now as you can see by this IRREFUTABLE evidence it is clear that ROGER WATERS is Pink Floyd's TRUE lead guitarist and NOT as many think David Gilmour.
I hope there are no more incorrect assumptions.
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Not funny.
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BONG!! THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Post by Tommy »

I think its completely pointless and doesnt prove anything. Im not pro waters or pro gilmour. Im pro both, and im anti people making fun of waters and gilmour.
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Post by flashback »

You know this trash Dave or Roger(your personal pick)does seem to get really old. I'm like DaveMatthewsFan prefer to be pro-Dave&Roger and let it go at that.On the other hand (zocrato-above)mustn't know much about Pink Floyd or else he a wrong turn somewhere on the web.
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Zocrato? Who's Zocrato?
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I have a hard time believing that Roger played all of bass on Have a Cigar. It's a bass part unlike any of their other songs. I say part and not line because I'm sure you can hear the melody of the bassline in your head without listening to it, but if you actually listen to the song, you might, as I often am, be amazed. The bass actually plays very little of the implied bassline, but rather flurishes around it in a very funky, counterpoint, almost herky jerky way. It doesnt really sound like something David would do either though... So my theory, and that's all it is... is that there was a session bassist on this one. Roger was a brilliant genius, but he was NOT a great bass player. His genius was in his ability to write incredibly deep and multifaceted lyrics, and orchestrating the structure of a song, its timing and arrangements. Nobody has ever asked him in an interview what the story is with what he did or did not record in the studio on the albums... I'd like the know what he would say.
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leftybassist wrote:I have a hard time believing that Roger played all of bass on Have a Cigar. It's a bass part unlike any of their other songs.
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The bass actually plays very little of the implied bassline, but rather flurishes around it in a very funky, counterpoint, almost herky jerky way.
It is stylistically not very unlike what Roger played during the closing solo in 'Echoes Part I' at Pompeii.