Derek Smalls

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Derek Smalls

Postby harleyyy » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:34 pm



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Postby Trane Francks » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:56 pm

Actually, I'll give this the piker's salute. The thing about Spinal Tap is that the actors really did the playing. For them to have so completely nailed being a total rock parody says volumes about their abilities.

Spinal Tap rules and, ergo, so does Derek Smalls!
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Postby higher1 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:44 am

best bassist EVER! Actually; best bass performance in a comedy movie ever! He's really good on that thing. Big Bottom is a true bass masterpiece.

And let's not forget classics like 'Sex Farm' and 'Stonehenge' and the fun 'Gimme' Some Money'....

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Postby funkycarnivore » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:39 pm

He plays some really unique Tobiases in the Return of Spinal Tap DVD.
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Postby shamus63 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:08 pm

And let's not forget his alter-ego...Mark Shubb!

He spanked a mighty fine doghouse!

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Postby sabbathbassist » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:58 pm

I have to say, there are a lot of bass players in the world and out of all of them, Derek Smalls is one of them! [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]
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Postby Dave W » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:24 pm

Derek Smalls, talking about Ian Faith (in their GP interview in the early 90s):
"He took everything personally, including our royalties."
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Postby no4mk1 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:47 pm

We actually do "Gimmie Some Money" once in awhile...

People always come up and ask us who wrote that tune! Silly people.


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Postby Bob_Fusillo » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:46 am

Two cats started it all for me: Derek Smalls, and Slade from Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers.

Those guys could play. Sort of. Anyway they were both pretty badass.

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Postby Laredo » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:24 pm

I love the double neck bass in "Big Bottom". There probably was only one 4 string/4 string ever built! [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif] I bet he didn't even have one of the necks strung BEAD back then!................. [smilie=fun_84.gif] I laugh every time I see all the bass players in that song...............Must make the guitar guys nuts.
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Postby eldiablo » Thu May 29, 2008 4:02 am

I will have to pick up a copy of Smell The Glove or the Black Album and check out his work.Funny stuff.

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Postby Silverbass » Thu May 29, 2008 5:57 am

I wish those guys would come through Seattle again. I'd love to see them live.
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Re: Derek Smalls

Postby fourstringgirl » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:46 am

My band covers Big Bottom. Only one bass player though! lol

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