• My Bass and Other Animals

  • By: Guy Pratt
  • Narrated by: Guy Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-23-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mike Leigh Associates
  • 4.5 (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world.
©2007 Guy Pratt (P)2011 Guy Pratt
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Critic Reviews

“Wonderfully indiscreet… Pratt’s self – deprecating wit is irresistible” (Mojo)
“Bass players are ten a penny but a good wit is hard to find, so we hired him” (David Gilmour)
“Hilarious… Much recommended” (The Word)
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By Fjolnir on 03-12-12

Best book on Audible by a bass player!

Would you consider the audio edition of My Bass and Other Animals to be better than the print version?

Yes I guess so because it has some additional information that the written edition does not have (I think)

What did you like best about this story?

Funny stories from the music bussiness

What does Guy Pratt bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

The author does a good job reading the book

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Everything to do with basses, I'm a bass player myself

Any additional comments?

I've been looking for stories about (and by) bass players and this is very entertaining book, and it's only 5.95! Buy it if you like music.

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By Ankit Mathur on 07-13-17

Should be names Guy Pratt's rock and roll stories

Excellent stories, great renditions (hilarious imitations of rock celebs. I loved the Madonna impersonation). This book is a riot!

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By Brian on 01-21-17

It's not what you know....

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed this, Guy Pratt comes over as a bit of a winker but at the end of the day, he's played bass for Pink Floyd and you haven't, so, fair play! You'll enjoy this if you like Rick Wakeman's style and humour - certainly doesn't take itself too seriously and Guy has some good stories that hit the right balance between being funny and honest without being sensationalist. Worth a listen for classic rock fans.

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