In other words:

What was it like to play Benjamin Orr’s bass parts when you toured with The New Cars? “When I started working on that gig I discovered that Orr wasn’t just picking away at the obvious eighth notes. Those are really smart parts. He changes it up a bit on every verse and every chorus in order to make each part of each song work individually. ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ is a decent example. There’s an art to the way he picks the part using lots of down strokes, the occasional upstroke, and an occasional kasimsixteenth note stutter. And he incorporates just the right amount of palm muting throughout.” — Kasim Sulton, former bassist for The New Cars and member of several other rock bands, interview, February 1, 2010


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