He's a one of a kind talent with words, really knows how to get a point across.
Was a big fan of the Rollins Band back in the day and saw them in Brisbane(Australia) in the mid nineties.
The music was fantastic, Melvin Gibbs is an absolute monster on the bass!(one of the two sickest bassists I've ever seen live, the other was Ben
Shepard from Soundgarden on their Badmotorfinger tour, that bass was hanging around his kneecaps and just brutalized!).
Was really unimpressed with Rollins that night though, he sang fine but his attitude towards the crowd was so disrespectful, like we weren't good
enough to spit on and we should be honoured just to be in his presence.
Never seen anything like it.
Dunno if he was just having a bad night or if that was his normal behavior but lost I a lot of respect for him and haven't bothered keeping up with
his work since.
Still, credit where its due, no denying he's a master of the spoken, written, sung, spat, growled and shouted word!
Edit. Re greatest bassists I've seen live I almost forgot the best of them all, the mighty Chi Cheng(RIP), the Deftones totally lost thier mojo when
they lost Chi.
It was devastating.
Saw him in Melbourne for their Around The Fur and White Pony tours. Those dreadlocks had a life of their own lol. Chino was in fine form too, nailed
They just don't make em like that anymore. I even have the White Pony tattooed on my arm!
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