penguinzzz wrote: ↑Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:41 am
I think you mean 'ascending line'.
Quite right - I hadn't listened to it in a long time and was also thinking of the middle bit of "Embryo". Either way, I'm glad it was dropped.
I'd say Roger lost interest in being a bass player no later than 1972, but I don't believe that he bothered with it much in the studio before then either. The Abbey Road footage in the Pompeii
film features them all apparently hard at work, but Dark Side
was in the final mixing stage at that point, and the director had them mock-up a few scenes as though they were still recording it. If Roger plays "On the Run" on the Synthi-A even though he didn't do it on the album, then I wouldn't assume he wrote the bass line that he plays on "Eclipse".
"There is quite a fair bit of footage in the studio during the making of Dark Side
. Its a bit of a con - it wasn't the real recording. It's me sitting on a stool re-doing an overdub to Eclipse, with the same guitar, but when the record was actually finished. And those bits of Roger pretending to do "On the Run" where he hadn't done it in the first place!" DG, 2003