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

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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