This week we’re looking at the funky intro slap riff from Punk It Up by Infectious Grooves featuring the mighty Rob Trujillo
Rob Trujillo… Metal Bassist?
Most of you will probably know Rob as the bassist for Metallica. Some of you might also know of his playing with Ozzy Osbourne and his original rise to fame playing for Suicidal Tendencies.
All those bands are pretty “Metal”. But to only think of Rob as a straight “Metal” player would be missing out on a whole other side to his playing. Rob’s also a fantastic funk player and there’s no better example of this than his work with the awesome Infectious Grooves.
Punk It Up!
Today we’re going to look at an example of Rob’s great slap technique in the shape of the opening riff from the tune Punk It Up:
The drumtrack can be heard below: