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Name a song with a bad bass line

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by IGotGas, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. IGotGas

    IGotGas Cajun Rocker Gold Supporting Member

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    Have you ever been listening to a song, and thought "Hey, I would have played (written) a completely different bass line!" Maybe the bass line is just too weak and boring...or simply overwrought / over played / the groove doesn't fit the song.

    I'm NOT speaking to poor recording as much as I'm talking about bad composition relative to the song. And, if possible, can you think of songs that are popular or semi popular? What might YOU have done differently?
  2. elgecko

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    The bridge of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!

    :bag:

    I like giving it a half-time feel.
  3. frisbieinstein

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    Anything by Primus.
  4. awilkie84

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    FOUND THE TROLL!!!
  5. zachoff

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    Poison - Unskinny Bop.
  6. GM60466

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    Under My Thumb -bridge
  7. Hapa

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    Another one Bites the Dust - Inspired by Good Times by Chic (Bernard Edwards on Bass) aka rappers delight recorded by Doug Wimbish with Sugar hill Gang.

    46&2 by Tool played by Justin Chancellor

    For whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica - Cliff Burton

    Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder - Nathan Watts

    Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang

    Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai - Stuart Zender

    Super Mario Bros Theme - just figure it out everybody digs it.
  8. elgecko

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    :confused:

    Did you misread the thread title?
  9. awilkie84

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    I think he did...
  10. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    does this belong in 'Basses' ??
  11. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

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    The Killers - Jenny was a Friend of Mine

    There are these ascending noodles on the three-and-four of the first two bars of each verse that sound arbitrary and just plain wrong to my ears. The first time I heard it, I thought that I could imagine having tried it, but I'd have rejected it and tried something else, probably without even needing to hear playback.

    But that's just me.
  12. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    Blasphemy! :rolleyes:
  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    Does this thread belong, at all? :meh:
  14. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    Sometimes bad really means bad .
  15. Wookieonbass

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    Squeezebox. Not one of the Ox's better lines.
  16. Hapa

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    OOPS,

    read bad with bass after it my mind smushed it together as badass bass line.
  17. j.kernodle

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  18. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    "Rapper's Delight" was recorded before Doug began playing for Sugar Hill Records. The bassist on that session was Chip Shearin.
  19. thumpslap

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    I don't remember songs with bad bass lines
  20. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass Supporting Member

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    The original version of Van Morrison's Moondance, has probably the worst sounding/feeling walking line ever.

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