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I love these guys, a bunch of Russians in their 60's (half of which can't even speak english) who decided not to retire and create a Chicago cover band instead, gone viral!

I am using their interpretation of this song as a reference track in a rock song that I want to put real sounding trumpets and brass in.

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What? Sixty-somethings still playing music. And doing it well. Who knew such a thing was possible? It's almost as if experience makes you better at stuff.

Oustanding cover!

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Yes, these guys have taken it to the extreme though, they are now a megaband touring the world with the core members being in their mid/late 60's. They have added other band members as well now. The difference is I guess, that their musical careers were relatively ordinary before they hit their 60's, then, the retirement age in Russia being 60, they were going to retire but decided to do one Chicago cover as a tribute and put it on the net, it exploded from there. So you could say that their careers really started in their 60's. Unlike other older bands many of whom are still rocking on into their 60's and 70's but they made their fame and were known when they were younger. The original Chicago members fully support them as well.

http://leonidandf.com/

They have proven that age is no excuse, not just to continue playing music but to also start your professional careers. What an inspiration!

 

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That was excellent all around.

Both performance and recording...

Funny enough, I kinda like this version better than the original (though I'm not a huge Chicago fan).

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Gotta love those Russians! Like this guy who makes his own jet engines in the garage, you know, for fun. He made a model that could easily be a drone. Also made his own jet bike.

 

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I must say, that jet looks FAR superior to what the real Russian fighter pilots have to use!  I had a friend who was a Swedish fighter pilot (he played on Sweden's National dart team at one time while I played for the US).  He told me some stories about the time he got a chance to check out what the Russians fly and he was shocked at how low the level of technology was; yet they did work!  It would be like a bondo'ed and duct-taped Yugo racing in the Daytona 500 - LOL!

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Sorry, just had to, these guys blow my mind! Can a bass player tell me what bass leonid is playing?

 

 

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I'm not specifically a bass player, but it looks like a Fender Precision Bass possibly from the 70's.

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Thanks Craig, yes looks like a possible fender decal, I'll try the precision samples I have, leonid is a brilliant bass player, sounds awesome!

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ltjueljtynro4qmn4fau.jpgfender_73p_6_1024x1024.jpg?v=1553698493

Just found these.  Looks like what he's playing.  Maybe a REAL bass player will join in with a comment?  😏

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15 hours ago, craigb said:

ltjueljtynro4qmn4fau.jpgfender_73p_6_1024x1024.jpg?v=1553698493

Just found these.  Looks like what he's playing.  Maybe a REAL bass player will join in with a comment?  😏

There are bass players here?
Are they late?

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