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Pratt by name - genuinely brilliant bloke by nature!
on 3 July 2007
I'm a bass owner and as such have only ever really been good enough to be in bands that I actually started. Guy Pratt is a proper bass player and has been asked (and paid) by some of the biggest names in rock and pop history to bring his great ability and charm to their music. It becomes apparant from his book that although his undoubted ability is important, his sardonic sense of humour, dry observations, superhuman constitution and tolerance to dubious chemicals have also gone a long way to placing him in a privileged position to document some of the greatest stories of pop and rock royalty ever told. Unlike many who read this book - I didn't come to it as Pink Floyd fan - more because I saw his live show of the same name. I've seen the show twice and it is billiantly funny highlighted by the fact that he actually plays his instrument (which quite frankly is awe inspiring). I was concerned how it would translate into the written word without the sonic interludes. I have to say I was delighted, the book is subtly different in tone and although still very funny, it is more touching and heartfelt giving a deeper insight into what has put Guy's bottom end on so many legendary performances and recordings. I can't recommend the show or this book enough - treat yourself.