Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!
- Jul 4, 2007
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Henry, sorry to hear that! In Oct 2019 the exact same thing happened to me. I joined a pretty cool band, had a lot of fun, then new material came up, and I found myself being treated like a session player. I didn't liked it, complained, I was kicked out.Reviving this thread as I *might* get fired from a band soon.
And I kinda need to vent.
They want me to play the root, on the kick and just pumping 8th all along.
"We want Cliff Williams", they said.
I said Cliff often plays the Major third to color the Powerchord, and sometimes stop to play in order to bring tension and relief, and is a master of buildups.
In fact, the Keyboard/Guitar guy has already recorded the basslines on the next album, and everytime I propose something else, they shut me down.
I said that I'll propose them a next batch of songs, and if doesn't suit them, I'll get them in Touch with Cliff Williams so he plays on the album.
My mistake was to assume I was a band member, but they treat me as a session bassist, and they do not pay me.