I'm surprised guitar got gold stars before bass has, as I personally find the bass in this song a good deal stronger than the guitar (like most Who songs). Keith Moon was a fantastic drummer, but Entwistle definitely helped in defining the wild sound of their rhythm section. As a sidenote, check out the Real Me sometime.
Anyway, back to this song in particular. The only real reason I could see this song getting four stars is because of the dead space at the beginning and during the synth break. But this song balances itself out by having a ton of meat where it counts.
The verses are various scales with defaulting to bouncing between red and orange between them.
The chorus scales are a bit more structured, and they're also slightly more demanding and they're consistently orange to green scales.
The second guitar solo is particularly notable, in the sense that the bass and drums have always kept my attention more. The song stays rooted around the red (although the occasional scales take you back up to green), and it's consistently changing your strum pattern and what fret you're playing next. It's just an absolute blast, and one of the best bass parts offered in RB1.
After the synth break, the bass comes back in with bass chords, which is a nice change although admittedly not the greatest ending. But overall the song just feels and sounds great to me.
It's really hard to do this bass justice in words, they're just so much there and so much variation in it (I can say it's easy enough to upstrum?). I mean, I don't know, I can see someone getting upset at the dead space, but once you're playing I really can't see anyone not enjoying this.
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.