Traffic bassist David Hood.

25-Foot-Tall Aluminum Bass Guitar Man

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Far-freaking-out. A 25-foot-tall bass player sits on a stool, in front of the town library and next to the high school, with curly hair, mutton chop sideburns, a mustache, aviator sunglasses, and bell bottom jeans. The large, shiny, aluminum sculpture is modeled on a 1973 photo of bassist David Hood of the group Traffic, who was at its dedication on Nov. 7, 2014. It was created as a tribute to the rock musicians who played at the nearby Muscle Shoals recording studios.

The statue was sculpted by Audwin McGee, the same artist who made the giant aluminum pseudo-Elvis in neighboring Sheffield.

25-Foot-Tall Aluminum Bass Guitar Man

1918 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
East side of the city. In front of the city library (and next to the high school) on the south side of Avalon Ave. a half-mile west of its intersection with Hwy 157.
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