Dismiss Notice

Welcome to TalkBass.com!

Register your free account to unlock features including:

  • Post messages or start new discussions
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Upload images and video to our gallery
  • Enter free giveaways
  • Get rid of this notice, and much more :)

Wish in one hand...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by deepBassie, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. I saw an interview on TV the other day with Steven Tyler. He was asked which song he wishes he could have created and performed. His answer, if I remember correctly, was "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin. I thought about it and can see how he and his band would have probably performed that song very well.

    If given the same choice, which song do you wish you could have created / performed with your band? For the sake of fun, assume you had the chops to do so but otherwise you would need to work around the abilities of your band mates.
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Call Me Maybe. But I'd have to grow breasts.
  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Dogs by Pink Floyd.

    Epic social commentary, epic guitar work.
  4. Here's another for a Pink Floyd song: Shine On You Crazy Diamond.... Every time I listen to that song, it gives me chills. Every damned time!
  5. Sponsored by:

  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    "...Baby One More Time" Britney Spears. It's the best selling single of the last 20 years. I would retire to my own island.
  7. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

    I am with you. Take the money and run like hell. :)
  8. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Yeah, I'd say something like "Yesterday" by The Beatles, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Bros., or "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.

  9. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Music isn't just about the money, though. It's also about the chicks. So, "Ai se eu te pego" all the way.
  10. Bob Mould of Husker Du and Sugar was asked this same question and replied with utter seriousness
    "Happy Birthday and the National Anthem."
  11. The epic story side of 2112.
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Ride of the Valkyries.

    I think that would look good as hell on a resume.

    "Have you written anything I might have heard of?"

    Well, I wrote this little ditty a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRU1AJsXN1g
  13. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    "Yeah, you know that bit where Elmer Fudd sings KILL THE WA-BBIT, KILL THE WA-BBIT at the top of his lungs? I wrote that!"
  14. chiron_griffin


    Apr 19, 2012
    Moon in June by Soft Machine. When I realized that Softs were only drums, keys, and bass is when I realized I wanted to be a bassist.
  15. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
    Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young.

    I *think* I have the bassline nailed by now... I take every excuse to play the song.
  16. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    "Never Gonna Give You Up"

    So that when you get Rick-Rolled, it'll be my song that you're pissed off about hearing.
  17. To me, music has always been about emotion and how it makes you feel. As such, some of the songs that hit me in the chest aren't necessarily the most technical, difficult, or complex songs you will ever hear.

    But on a personal level, if my band could have written and performed Ringo Starr's "Photograph", I would consider it a feather in my cap. To this day, whenever I hear that song I have a hard time singing along with it and not welling up.

    If I were to go to my happier, fun side, I'd love to say that I wrote and performed Luke Bryan's "Take My Drunk A$$ Home". Cause that song is just flat out funny.
  18. Creating a song just to piss people off? Punk Cred +1 :)

Play guitar too? Become a founding member of TalkGuitar.com