Friday, August 1, 2014

40 Year Itch : The Bass Suit

    Edgar Winter bassist and songwriter Dan Hartman designed this $5000 silver "Bass Suit" in 1974. The controls are on the sleeve attached to an aluminum plate. The guitar neck ends in a Crescent Moon and the suit itself has moons on it. Hartman not only wrote the Top 20 hit , "Free Ride", for the Edgar Winter Group. Ten year later he released the Top 10 solo hit " I Can Dream About You". His other big hit was the disco infused "Instant Replay" in 1978.


  1. Also co-wrote Living in America. Does anyone know where the Bass suit is currently located....somewhere in LA????

  2. I went to school (ahead) of Danny at both Edison JHS and John Harris HS. In his early band years he was so young they had to sneak him into places he played..his pro career started when he was, I think, 13 or 14. RIP, Golden Boy.