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2012-06-18 10:40:54 PM
Since the term is 'bass-line' - I suppose some really, really famous ones are missing.

Such as Pachabel's Cannon.
 
2012-06-18 10:41:23 PM
 
2012-06-18 10:41:30 PM

Skwishmitten: TOOL - 46&2 is hands down the greatest bass line ever. EVAR!


First thing I thought of.
 
2012-06-18 10:42:06 PM

Phaeon: Really awesome bassline:

Link


i definitely hear the Rickenbacker with Roundwound Nickel Bass 95511 strings
 
2012-06-18 10:46:54 PM
I'm the Man, by Joe Jackson . Graham Maby (Got the Time as well)

What is Hip,Tower of Power. Francis Rocco Prestia

You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon. Bakithi Kumalo

Slip Sliding Away, Paul Simon. Anthony Jackson.

Dragon Attack, Queen. John Deacon.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon. Anthony Jackson

I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge. Pino Palladino

Mountain Song - Janes Addiction. Eric A.

List is sh*t.
 
2012-06-18 10:47:09 PM
Minutemen - The Red and The Black

Watt does a farking great job on this Blue Öyster Cult cover
 
2012-06-18 10:48:01 PM

Pope Larry II: GAT_00: SilentStrider: GAT_00: SilentStrider: Headlong Flight

Clockwork Angels has some insane bass on it, but nothing that really qualifies as a simple pass line. I haven't stopped listening to the album since it came out.

i've listened beginning to end a a couple times so far. Biggest thing I've noticed is that there's a ferocity to their playing that I don't think I've ever heard before. I really like what the producer is bringing out in them.

IMO, best songs: Clockwork Angels, The Anarchist, The Wreckers, The Garden. Hmm, those titles sound uninventive that way.

I also realized listening a few times it's a steampunk rewrite of 2112.

So what you are saying is: I should buy the new Rush album...I'm glad i wandered into this thread.

Flappyhead: Unsound by the Headstones is a favorite. Nothing really fancy, but simple and clean.

Link

.....And welcome to my favourites list.


If you liked Snakes and Arrows, thought Spindrift was one of the best songs on the album and want a good old fashioned concept album, I guarantee you'll enjoy it.
 
2012-06-18 10:48:37 PM

SilentStrider: Rush- pick a song. YYZ,


www.2112.net


I'm going to go a little out there, and go for some good old dirty south basslines:

"Dynamic Duo", by Magic Mike


"Cars that Go Boom"
 
2012-06-18 10:49:10 PM
Oh, and the obvious anything by Mike Watt, Sting and James Jamerson.
 
2012-06-18 10:49:52 PM
Primus sucks.
 
2012-06-18 10:50:28 PM
>cntl-f "ramble on"
>no results

What is wrong with you?
 
2012-06-18 10:50:58 PM

Whatthefark: I'll throw in some Black Sabbath tunes:

Children of the Grave
Heaven and Hell
The Mob Rules


My favorite Sabbath bassline by a mile is "Hole In the Sky." What a groove.
 
2012-06-18 10:53:31 PM

Gonad the Ballbarian: Ball of Confusion


God the GF used to listen to Love and Rockets and wants to play their cover of that song all the the time, its an abomination of a cover and that band should be ashamed of farking up a great song.
 
2012-06-18 10:54:05 PM
No "Crazy Train"? No "Under Pressure"?

Your blog sucks.
 
2012-06-18 10:54:25 PM
Cake "Wheels"

LINK
 
2012-06-18 10:56:16 PM

The_Sponge: Primus sucks.


Indeed brotha. Indeed...
 
2012-06-18 10:57:28 PM
no Muse "Hysteria" = no care
 
2012-06-18 10:58:37 PM
Have always liked Kenny Gradney's line in Little Feat's "Spanish Moon." With Clayton's congas, they set the mood.
 
2012-06-18 10:58:42 PM
basically the bass in the following two entire songs:

"Lucky Seven" by Chris Squire (Squire on bass)

"The Real Me" by The Who (Entwhistle on bass)
(legend has it John didn't know they were recording, thought he was just practicing to a playback track, but the rest of the Who LOVED his performance in it. Did it in just one take!)
 
2012-06-18 11:01:40 PM
OK. No one cares, but here's my list:

Emotions in Motion - Billy Squier
Look Sharp! - Joe Jackson
The Magnificent Seven - Clash
Come Together - Beatles
Found a Job - Talking Heads
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Demolition Man - Police
Heart Attack - Olivia Newton John

And to choose some Rush Songs
The Body Electric
Marathon
 
2012-06-18 11:02:01 PM
Only one bassline per song? Pffft. Amateurs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qDgCmzh5ao
 
2012-06-18 11:02:42 PM
You guys forgot White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane

/Tool has already been mentioned cause they're awesome.
 
2012-06-18 11:02:44 PM
I don't think the writer is aware black people exist.
 
2012-06-18 11:02:47 PM
worthless without all my loving
 
2012-06-18 11:05:41 PM
I know it's already been said, but...
NO CLAYPOOL!?
 
2012-06-18 11:06:02 PM

Fano: I don't think the writer is aware black people exist.


I doubt the author knows what a bass line is.
 
2012-06-18 11:06:12 PM
No Jane's Addiction? I am dissapoint.
 
2012-06-18 11:06:24 PM
Reach Out by the Four Tops
 
2012-06-18 11:09:14 PM

Fano: I don't think the writer is aware black people exist.


Hey, I tried. I may be white, but where I grew up, I was the minority.

Something newer:

"Microhard" by CeeLo

"Birthday Cake" by Rhianna
 
2012-06-18 11:09:30 PM

jmonty: Radar Love - Golden Earing
Roundabout - Yes
Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith
One of These Nights - Eagles
Something - Beatles
The Real Me - The Who (seconded Earguy)
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Slowride - Foghat
Hey You - Pink Floyd
Driven to Tears - The Police


I like the way you think.
 
2012-06-18 11:10:23 PM

SilentStrider: Rush- pick a song. YYZ, Tom Sawyer, Headlong Flight. All deserve consideration.
Queensrÿche- Jet City Woman
Primus- My Name Is Mud
Alice in Chains- Would?, and Heaven Beside You
Metallica- pick a song with Cliff. i'd go with For Whom The Bell Tolls, personally.
Megadeth- Peace Sells

And thats just off the top of my head.


Came for Clockwork Angels, the baseline for which is un-freaking-believable.

Leaving sorta satisfied.
 
2012-06-18 11:10:25 PM
So two people are responsible for 40% of all great basslines? Not that I have any problems with any of those being on the list, it's just a dumb list anyway, what with an incalculable number of rock songs all ripping each other off here and there. It'd be just as easy to make an entirely parallel genre-neutral list but with David J in place of Peter Hook, Janes in place of Nirvana, etc. It would probably be super easy to do just as "solid" a list if you do "bands that toured with these bands".
 
2012-06-18 11:10:58 PM

GAT_00: SilentStrider: Headlong Flight

Clockwork Angels has some insane bass on it, but nothing that really qualifies as a simple pass line. I haven't stopped listening to the album since it came out.


This!
 
2012-06-18 11:14:49 PM
For you John Paul Jones fans out there, I wonder how many of you have picked up or heard him do Zooma

(takes about 45 seconds to really kick in, but damn, first time I heard that groove, I just smiled)
 
2012-06-18 11:14:58 PM

Harry_Seldon: Well, that was just awful. List fails without Der Komissar.


Der Komissar has the bassline of a great song. And that song is "Superfreak".
 
2012-06-18 11:17:47 PM

Chameleon: Harry_Seldon: Well, that was just awful. List fails without Der Komissar.

Der Komissar has the bassline of a great song. And that song is "Superfreak".


List fails without Rick Jame's "Superfreak." Yeow!
 
2012-06-18 11:19:09 PM
Rapper's Delight bassline, so I guess the Le Chic bassline.
 
2012-06-18 11:19:21 PM
Not the biggest reggae fan but Stir It Up is as great a baseline as you can get. Beautiful in its simplicity and good enough to carry the whole tune,
 
2012-06-18 11:20:38 PM
No Bootsy Collins

No John Paul Jones

No Cliff Burton

No Nathan Watts

Complete and utter fail
 
2012-06-18 11:20:52 PM

TheJoe03: Rapper's Delight bassline, so I guess the Le Chic bassline.


Have you ever went over a friend's house to eat. And the food just ain't no good?
 
2012-06-18 11:21:30 PM
 
2012-06-18 11:26:15 PM
No love for Geddy Lee or Stuart Hamm, apparently.

Also -- Peg by Steely Dan is one of my favorite non-pyrotechnic basslines ever.
 
2012-06-18 11:26:39 PM

steamingpile: Gonad


YOU sir, have taste...

your gf, not so much...

But that's O..K..!

/is she hot?

:)
 
2012-06-18 11:28:50 PM
Why no 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' by A Taste of Honey ?
 
2012-06-18 11:29:38 PM
238 posts and no Billy Gould or Trevor Dunn?

Faith No More: The Real Thing
Mr. Bungle: Mr Nice Guy or Dead Goon
 
2012-06-18 11:29:50 PM

Ugly Baby Judges You: Couldn't do a CTRL+F on my phone, so maybe someone already covered this, but...no 'Waiting Room' by Fugazi? Really??


This
 
2012-06-18 11:29:54 PM
 
2012-06-18 11:30:57 PM
Just to throw out something completely different - Cage by Dir en Grey
 
2012-06-18 11:31:26 PM

runcible spork: Have always liked Kenny Gradney's line in Little Feat's "Spanish Moon." With Clayton's congas, they set the mood.


And there is my favorite Little feat tune.

/good call
 
2012-06-18 11:31:35 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: SilentStrider: Rush- pick a song. YYZ,

[www.2112.net image 640x360]


I'm going to go a little out there, and go for some good old dirty south basslines:

"Dynamic Duo", by Magic Mike


"Cars that Go Boom"


d00d,

GUITAR bass-lines....

But if you wanna go 808...

Posse on Broadway

/It's FRESH! wooooorrrrrd....
 
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