1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Songs that would be a masterpiece if the bass was louder?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Ross AriaPro, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lets make a list of songs that would be vastly improved on record if that fabulous bass part was louder in the mix.

    My vote goes to a Yes song...Siberian Khatru!

    You can hear Chris Squire's brilliant composition played here by 'pwrtch'.

  2. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Prince - When Doves Cry
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Likes Received:
    1
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Any white lion song.
  4. Rocker949

    Rocker949

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    A lot of Aerosmith songs would be much better if the bass were louder.
  5. M0ses

    M0ses

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    A large chunk of the White Stripes catalog.
  6. 62Jazzbass

    62Jazzbass

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Read an interview with Prince, there is NO bass on that track. His process at the time was to pile everything on, and then decide what he needed at mix down. He felt that track came alive when paired down to its bare bones.
  7. zachoff

    zachoff

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    It is a masterpiece, but would be better if the bass were louder...

    Skynyrd
  8. ThePoloHobo

    ThePoloHobo Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe one of Metallica's bassists left the band for this very reason.
  9. OldDog52

    OldDog52

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Hell's Bells" from Bruford's second solo album One Of A Kind
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFoYsqVqDcU

    ...and while they're at it, turn that damn minimoog bass down, I beg of you!!! It's just drowning out all of Jeff Berlin's badassity!
  11. Mushroo

    Mushroo

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Big Bottom"
  12. Mjinsk

    Mjinsk

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, it was Jason Newsted. In fact, it seemed to be just one of the many reasons why he left. :D
  13. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Rover-Led Zeppelin
  14. MazingerZ

    MazingerZ

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Orion - Metallica
  15. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Electric Light Orchesta- Fire on high

  16. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its a good song, but the body of the music comes from the guitar with the bass following along as a kind of filler for the low end.
  17. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Another good one in their catalog is Call of Cthulhu...which could have been recorded entirely with the bass playing the main riffs, while the guitars add sonic seasoning.

  18. domdec314

    domdec314 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Spin Doctor's entire Pocket Full of Kryptonite album.
  19. ThePoloHobo

    ThePoloHobo Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    A lot of SRV's songs also. Particularly Pride and Joy.
    His bassist knew how to WALK
  20. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Likes Received:
    0
    Suppers Ready from Genesis

Share This Page