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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #50 on: 27 Apr 2009, 21:31 »

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totally appropriate. sick synth bass lines!
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« Reply #51 on: 27 Apr 2009, 22:11 »

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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #52 on: 28 Apr 2009, 00:13 »

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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #53 on: 28 Apr 2009, 02:55 »

"Old England" by the Waterboys, apart from being a generally fantastic song, has a killer bass-line, really simple but really spot-on. In fact the rhythm section for that song in general is just great. There are a bunch of home-made videos accompanying the song on YouTube, but none of them seems to have the bass particularly high in the mix (or maybe that's just my computer).
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #54 on: 28 Apr 2009, 13:23 »

PINK FLOYD

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Which of the two basses are you thinking of here?

BTW All my favourite Pink Floyd Songs have just one line of text (like this and Careful with that Axe, Eugene)

More great bass work:

Mogwai - Helicon 1
A lot of early Simple Minds up to and including New Gold Dream has great bass lines and is generally underrated.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #55 on: 28 Apr 2009, 13:56 »

Everything by Stevie Wonder, ever.

Fuck it, everything on Motown and Stax, ever. Seriously, I would sell substantial parts of my own anatomy and that of my family to be able to play like any of those guys. Just listen to them; they're so fucking tight and intricate and smart and they make it sound so goddamned effortless.

Also, and I know this isn't going to be popular, the whole of the Graceland album by Paul Simon has amazing if somewhat 80s bass playing.
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Re: Bass Lines!
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #57 on: 29 Apr 2009, 11:33 »

OSI- Horseshoes and B-52s

Pretty much anything by Gordian Knot and Cynics "Focus".

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Oh, and just because:

Melt Banana- Shield your eyes, a Beast is on the well of your hand.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #58 on: 29 Apr 2009, 12:30 »

I love the tone of Dan Adriano's bass on pretty much every Alkaline Trio album. His playing style is fun, too.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #59 on: 29 Apr 2009, 21:01 »

Tommy has mentioned Tina Weymouh but of special interest are the recordings from the Remain In Light  tour where they were joined by several musicians, specifially Busta Jones from P Funk on the bass. I truly believe that during this period, Talking Heads was a band of instrumental creativity and prowess that has rarely if ever been matched
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #60 on: 30 Apr 2009, 08:05 »

I really enjoy the bass line to the BSS song 7/4, especially that middle section

Also, pretty much anything John Entwistle does
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #61 on: 30 Apr 2009, 12:19 »

Tina Weymouth ... Remain in Light

My old roommate, who was a huge Talking Heads fan, told me that Byrne and Eno took her studio contributions and re-edited them to such an extent that she essentially had to learn the new basslines from scratch.  I can't vouch for that statement though; can anyone else confirm/deny?
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #62 on: 30 Apr 2009, 14:27 »

^ In that book Rip It Up And Start Again Simon Reynolds writes that around 'Remain In Light' they were building basslines by multi-tracking them one note at a time.  I mean, if a bass line was 2 bars long they'd play the first note of the phrase every two bars for the duration of the song, go back and do the next one, etc.   

But that seems insane.  Believably insane with fucking Eno involved  :wink: but still insane. 

I wonder whether I either misread Reynolds or he misunderstood whoever he got that info from.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #63 on: 11 May 2009, 20:06 »

man how the fuck did I overlook this the first time around
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #64 on: 11 May 2009, 20:45 »

I said this before, but seriously guys, maybe my favorite bass line of all time (and definitely my favorite bass intro)
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #65 on: 11 May 2009, 20:54 »

oh dear fuck that song

I love you Joe

that is one of my favorite Kyuss songs
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #66 on: 11 May 2009, 22:48 »

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« Reply #67 on: 11 May 2009, 23:00 »

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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #69 on: 11 May 2009, 23:58 »

Honestly I never really understood why the Talking Heads were a big deal.  I have never felt so ... neutral ... about a band.  I can see absolutely nothing either particularly appealing or particularly off-putting in their music.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #70 on: 12 May 2009, 00:24 »

The intro to NIB by black sabbath.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #71 on: 12 May 2009, 12:11 »

I like their music but can't stand David Byrne's voice, basically. Same problem with the Clash; I just can't abide singers who sound like they've got a mouth full of marbles.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #72 on: 12 May 2009, 13:38 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNOxIMgVAhE

I forget--are BoC 'in' anymore?
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #73 on: 12 May 2009, 13:46 »

Asking if it's 'in' automatically makes it 'out'. Sorry. :|
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #74 on: 12 May 2009, 21:59 »

Dogg you are trying too hard.
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« Reply #75 on: 12 May 2009, 22:52 »

Honestly I never really understood why the Talking Heads were a big deal.  I have never felt so ... neutral ... about a band.  I can see absolutely nothing either particularly appealing or particularly off-putting in their music.
The Name of This Band is Talking Heads

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« Reply #76 on: 13 May 2009, 01:43 »

Dogg you are trying too hard.

Am not. Asking if it's 'in' always struck me as kind of strange because, really, I don't give a fuck if it's 'in' or 'out' or whatever you want to say it is. I'm going to like it (or not like it) irregardless.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #77 on: 13 May 2009, 02:35 »

Regardless of what's cool...

Irrespective of whether you like Talking Heads...

The Orb's Blue Room has a great bassline, courtesy of Jah Wobble.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #78 on: 18 May 2009, 03:27 »

"Oh! Darling" by the Beatles, and anything and everything ever by Charles Mingus.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #79 on: 18 May 2009, 14:40 »

Cracker had some pretty cool bass lines. Give the song "Get Off This" a listen if you like some catchy/groovy/funky bass work.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #80 on: 20 May 2009, 10:49 »

How Could I

Someone else who knows cynic *thumbs up*

Other suggestions from my end include Iron Maiden, The Enemy Within and YYZ by Rush, the whole Fragile album by Yes, New Milennium by Dream Theater, and Red Rain by Peter Gabriel were my first thoughts when it comes to awesome bass parts.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #81 on: 22 May 2009, 20:46 »

UGggggggh. Can there be one conversation about bass that doesn't bring up fucking Chris Squire or fucking Geddy Lee. When I first started playing those two were almost enough to make me stop right there, fucking wankers. WANKERS!!! Next everyone will be sucking off Jaco Pastorious (who, by the way, has a tone like the grown-ups in Peanuts having a seizure, it is NOT something to aspire to have).



The great thing about Peter Hook is that he didn't fuck around. He didn't need a lot of flash for New Order's (and Joy Division some too) songs, four notes, perfectly arrange and mixed to the front, were just fine for him. In this is the most important lesson you can learn playing bass: Keep it simple, don't be a wanker. People are not impressed by that.



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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #82 on: 22 May 2009, 20:54 »

Some people are.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #83 on: 22 May 2009, 20:58 »

nobody decent is.
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« Reply #84 on: 22 May 2009, 21:01 »

They still count though.
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« Reply #85 on: 22 May 2009, 21:44 »

no they don't
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« Reply #86 on: 22 May 2009, 22:08 »

How do you think we ended up with two Bush terms here in the states? They count.
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« Reply #87 on: 23 May 2009, 09:19 »

decent but thoroughly idiotic people. Also fraud in at least one location
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« Reply #88 on: 23 May 2009, 09:20 »

Kim Deal

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and also Eric Judy
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« Reply #89 on: 23 May 2009, 11:48 »

Can't remember which songs in particular, but I know at least some Black Sabbath has some great bass lines.

Clutch has a lot of good ones as well, particularly space grass.

And it has to be said, Orion by Metallica.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #90 on: 23 May 2009, 13:18 »

I hate to be the guy who repeatedly jacks off over Cake, but yeah, I'm that guy right now. The bassist is a fuckin' monster when he feels like it.
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« Reply #91 on: 23 May 2009, 14:19 »

I hate to be the guy who repeatedly jacks off over cake, but yeah, I'm that guy right now.
You are never coming to my birthday parties, Patrick.
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #92 on: 23 May 2009, 22:38 »

"The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac has a crazy bass part in it. Very post-punk. I could definitely hear Ian Curtis shouting over it.
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« Reply #93 on: 24 May 2009, 00:54 »

I hate to be the guy who repeatedly jacks off over cake, but yeah, I'm that guy right now.
You are never coming at my birthday parties, Patrick.
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« Reply #94 on: 24 May 2009, 01:51 »

Zzzing!
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Re: Bass Lines!
« Reply #95 on: 24 May 2009, 02:48 »

Taxman is awesome because the best bass line the Beatles ever had was written by the guitarist.
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« Reply #96 on: 24 May 2009, 09:26 »

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« Reply #97 on: 24 May 2009, 16:12 »

Taxman is awesome because the best bass line the Beatles ever had was written by the guitarist.
Come Together has a fair number of rads about it, but... yeah.  Keeps getting recycled by enthusiastic fans over the generations too - The Jam and Ride spring to mind.
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« Reply #98 on: 24 May 2009, 22:19 »

Taxman is awesome because the best bass line the Beatles ever had was written by the guitarist.
And Paul plays lead on that one!
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« Reply #99 on: 25 May 2009, 17:07 »

Guys, how did we forget THIS?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJFWirQ3ks
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