The Video Vault
Here's a not quite random selection of tunes played on a variety of different types of Wal bass. Hope you enjoy then. Feel free to suggest your own favourites in the blog comments...
If you want to see even more Wal basses in action you can watch a YouTube play list of some of the best of Wal performances here...
There is also a Spotify playlist here...
Paul McCartney - Figure of Eight, 1989
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy , Leigh Gorman
Rush - Prime Mover, 1988, Geddy Lee
Japan - Quiet Life, Mick Karn
Spandau Ballet - Gold, 2010, Martin Kemp
Spandau Ballet - I Don't Need This Pressure On, 2009, Martin Kemp
John McLaughlin - Pacific Express, circa 1987, Jonas Hellborg
Some amazing soloing on Hellborg's double neck from about 2 mins in...
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, 1984, John Illsley
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - I Wanna Be Loved, 1984, Bruce Thomas
River City People - Find A Reason, 1990, Dave Snell
(I've got a bit of a soft spot for this obscure early '90s band. Plus it's a good chance to see one of the stripped down re-issue Pro basses in action...)
RIver CIty People - What's Wrong With Dreaming, 1990, Dave Snell
Brand X - And So To F, 1979, Percy Jones
(apologies for the dodgy video quality...)
Quantum Jump - The Lone Ranger (featuring John G Perry on bass and harmony vocals)
John G Perry's JP1111 bass can be heard on this video of a novelty song, "Lone Ranger" by Quantum Jump, which was a hit in the UK in the late 1970s. Quantum Jump was actually comprised of the session players who frequented Trevor Morais' Farmyard Studio. They were all friends of Wal and Pete who had worked there on and off before setting up Electric Wood. The keyboard player/vocalist was Rupert Hine - later a well known producer and Wal user.