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

Address:
1918 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
Directions:
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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