Duran Duran’s “Rio” – One of the Toughest Bass Lines You Ever Knew About


Duran Duran is not the first band you think of when it comes to bass lines. In fact, some of you might even think, “Duran Duran counts as a band?”

Oh yes, they do.

Duran Duran’s bass player is John Taylor, and he did play the bass line for the song Rio. Unfortunately, that song, while hugely popular, was a bad mix where John’s bass could barely be heard.

Here is Rio with the bass track isolated. Unless you knew beforehand, I guarantee you would never guess it was this complicated.

And yes, it has a very Entwistle-esque vibe to it.

Duran Duran, RIO

Courtesy BestBassGear.com

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