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200 Best Rock Bass peformances

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by sk8terguy316, Dec 21, 2004.


  1. I found this list on some site and I thought I'd share it with you all.


    1. YYZ - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    2. The Real Me - John Entwistle (The Who)
    3. The Lemon Song - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    4. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
    5. Tommy The Cat - Les Claypool (Primus)
    6. Apostrophe - Jack Bruce (Frank Zappa)
    7. Sound Chaser - Chris Squire (Yes)
    8. Metropolis Pt. I - John Myung (Dream Theater)
    9. Jam - Larry Graham (Graham Central Station)
    10. NIB - Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
    11. My Generation - John Entwistle (The Who)
    12. Thela Hun Ginjeet - Tony Levin (King Crimson)
    13. Roundabout - Chris Squire (Yes)
    14. Coffee Shop - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    15. Sing A Simple Song - Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
    16. Pictures Of Home - Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
    17. Heart Of The Sunrise - Chris Squire (Yes)
    18. Awakening - Les Claypool (Holy Mackarel)
    19. Hair - Larry Graham (Graham Central Station)
    20. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    21. Tempus Fugit - Chris Squire (Yes)
    22. Dance Of Eternity - John Myung (Dream Theater)
    23. Something - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    24. The Fish - Chris Squire (Yes)
    25. Ytse Jam - John Myung (Dream Theater)
    26. One Nation Under A Groove - Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic)
    27. Won't Get Fooled Again - John Entwistle (The Who)
    28. Orion - Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
    29. Bernadette - James Jamerson (Four Tops)
    30. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin - Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
    31. Aeroplane - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    32. Money - Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    33. 21st Century Schizoid Man - Greg Lake (King Crimson)
    34. La Villa Strangiato - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    35. Higher Ground - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    36. 46 and 2 - Justin Chancellor (Tool)
    37. Dock Of The Bay - Duck Dunn (Otis Redding)
    38. White Room - Jack Bruce (Cream)
    39. Sweet Child O Mine - Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses)
    40. Rime Of The Ancient Marriner - Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    41. Good Times Bad Times - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    42. Mr. Big - Andy Fraser (Free)
    43. Pigs - (Three Different Ones) - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
    44. Ramble On - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    45. Under My Thumb - Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)
    46. Day Tripper - Paul McCartney (Beatles)
    47. Cosmic Highway - Les Claypool (Frog Brigade)
    48. Kindergarten - Billy Gould (Faith No More)
    49. Stand By Me - Wendell Marshall (Ben E King)
    50. Naked In The Rain - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    51. DMV - Les Claypool (Primus)
    52. Rain - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    53. Stretching Out - Bootsy Collins (Bootsy's Rubber Band)
    54. I'm So Glad - Jack Bruce (Cream)
    55. White Rabbit - Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane)
    56. Paperback Writer - Paul McCartney (Beatles)
    57. Murder - Pino Palladino (David Gilmour)
    58. Sexually Active - Stuart Hamm
    59. Dragon Attack - John Deacon (Queen)
    60. Higher & Higher - James Jamerson (Jackie Wilson)
    61. That's It For The Other One - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
    62. I Get High On You - Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
    63. Trilogy - Greg Lake (ELP)
    64. The Fire Sermon - Michael Manring
    65. Chris And Kevin's Excellent Adventure - Tony Levin (Liquid Tension Experiment)
    66. Cool Jerk - Bob Babbitt (The Capitals)
    67. What Is And What Should Never Be - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    68. Powerslave - Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    69. Jerry Was A Racecar Driver - Les Claypool (Primus)
    70. Another One Bites The Dust - John Deacon (Queen)
    71. Taxman - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    72. Number Of The Beast - Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    73. Schism - Justin Chancellor (Tool)
    74. Come Together - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    75. Osmosis - Tony Levin (Liquid Tension Experiment)
    76. My Name Is Mudd - Les Claypool (Primus)
    77. I'm A Man - Peter Cetera (Chicago)
    78. Oceans - Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
    79. Heartbeat - Tony Levin (King Crimson)
    80. Pump It Up - Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello)
    81. Funky Broadway - Tommy Cogbill (Wilson Pickett)
    82. Big Time - Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel)
    83. Dolly Dagger - Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix)
    84. Laquerhead - Les Claypool (Primus)
    85. Stressfest - Dave LaRue (The Steve Morse Band)
    86. The Crunge - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    87. Soul To Squeeze - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    88. Maxwell Murder - Matt Freeman (Rancid)
    89. Death Blooms - Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
    90. Slowride - Tony Stevens (Foghat)
    91. No More Tears - Mike Inez (Ozzy)
    92. Rocket Queen - Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses)
    93. Badge - Jack Bruce (Cream)
    94. Starless And Bible Black - John Wetton (King Crimson)
    95. Time Crunch - Billy Sheehan (Niacin)
    96. Rescue Me - Louis Satterfield (Fontella Bass)
    97. Enormous Room - Michael Manring
    98. Hub City Kids - Dave LaRue
    99. Calm Like A Bomb - Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine)
    100. Sea Of Lies - Michael Lepond (Symphony X)
    101. Penny Lane - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    102. The Easy Way - Dave LaRue (The Steve Morse Band)
    103. Sunshine Of Your Love - Jack Bruce (Cream)
    104. Fifty Fifty - Tom Fowler (Frank Zappa)
    105. Maybellene - Willie Dixon (Chuck Berry)
    106. Cygnus X1 - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    107. World Machine - Mark King (Level 42)
    108. Touch of Grey - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
    109. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - James Jamerson (Marvin Gaye)
    110. Sweet Emotion - Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith)
    111. War Pigs - Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
    112. Delicate Balance - Dave LaRue (The Steve Morse Band)
    113. Mountain Jam - Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers Band)
    114. No Wontons For Elvis - Michael Manring
    115. Boris The Spider - John Entwistle (The Who)
    116. Freewill - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    117. Around The World - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    118. The Maze - Dave LaRue (Vinnie Moore)
    119. If 6 Was 9 - Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix)
    120. 2 Minutes To Midnight - Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    121. Emerald - Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
    122. Digital Man - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    123. Miss You - Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
    124. 19th Nervous Breakdown - Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
    125. The Grudge - Justin Chancellor (Tool)
    126. I Am The Resurrection - Mani (The Stone Roses)
    127. Take The Power Back - Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine)
    128. Love Games - Mark King (Level 42)
    129. Xanadu - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    130. Starless - John Wetton (King Crimson)
    131. High Bias - Billy Sheehan (Niacin)
    132. Sympathy For The Devil - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
    133. Mean Streets - Billy Sheehan (Niacin)
    134. Don't Give Up - Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel)
    135. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
    136. Whipping Post - Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers Band)
    137. Salute to Kareem - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    138. Sleepless - Tony Levin (King Crimson)
    139. I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea - Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello)
    140. Would - Mike Starr (Alice In Chains)
    141. South Side Of The Sky - Chris Squire (Yes)
    142. No One Knows - Mike Dirnt (Green Day)
    143. Can't Stop - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    144. Under Pressure - John Deacon (Queen)
    145. Father To Son - John Deacon (Queen)
    146. Sparks - John Entwistle (The Who)
    147. Contact - Mike Gordon (Phish)
    148. Munchies For Your Love - Bootsy Collins (Bootsy's Rubber Band)
    149. Montuno - Billy Sheehan (Niacin)
    150. 99 & A Half - Tommy Cogbill (Wilson Pickett)
    151. I Can't Turn You Loose - Duck Dunn (Otis Redding)
    152. One of These Days - Roger Waters, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
    153. Jumping Jack Flash - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
    154. Floods - Rex Brown (Pantera)
    155. Cabinessence - Carol Kaye (Beach Boys)
    156. Terminal Beach - Stu Hamm
    157. Love Spreads - Gary "Mani" Monfield (Stone Roses)
    158. The Punk And The Godfather - John Entwistle (The Who)
    159. Aces High - Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    160. Don't Be Cruel - Bill Black (Elvis Presley)
    161. Viola Lee Blues - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
    162. Time Is Tight - Duck Dunn (Booker T. & The MG's)
    163. Blood Brothers - Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    164. Starship Trooper - Chris Squire (Yes)
    165. Down On The Corner - Stu Cook (CCR)
    166. Fire - Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix)
    167. I Wanna Be Adored - Mani (Stone Roses)
    168. Dear Prudence - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    169. Holier Than Thou - Jason Newsted (Metallica)
    170. Look At That Girl - Duck Dunn (Otis Redding)
    171. Falling To Pieces - Billy Gould (Faith No More)
    172. Animate - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    173. Elephant Talk - Tony Levin (King Crimson)
    174. Erotomania - John Myung (Dream Theater)
    175. Three Of A Perfect Pair - Tony Levin (King Crimson)
    176. Dangerous - Tony Levin (King Crimson)
    177. Eyes Of A Child - Dave LaRue (The Steve Morse Band)
    178. The Story In Your Eyes - John Lodge (Moody Blues)
    179. Tom Sawyer - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    180. Heartbreaker - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    181. Wake Up - Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine)
    182. Call Of Ktulu - Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
    183. Liberation - Peter Cetera (Chicago)
    184. Dazed And Confused - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    185. Give It Away - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    186. Rats - Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
    187. What's The Frequency Kenneth - Mike Mills (REM)
    188. Eyes Of The World - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
    189. Brown Eyed Blues - Juan D Nelson (Ben Harper)
    190. Big Bird - Duck Dunn (Eddie Floyd)
    191. Land Of Sunshine - Billy Gould (Faith No More)
    192. Mr. Rebel - Freddy Buxton (Eddie & The Showmen)
    193. Suck My Kiss - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    194. In The Midnight Hour - Duck Dunn (Wilson Pickett)
    195. Take You Higher - Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
    196. Politician - Jack Bruce (Cream)
    197. State Of The Union - Peter Cetera (Chicago)
    198. Big Money - Geddy Lee (Rush)
    199. Level Five - Trey Gunn (King Crimson)
    200. Peace Sells - David Ellefson (Megadeth)
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I think they got 192 and 193 round the wrong way....
     
  3. Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Flea were on that list a lot.

    I'm surprised very few people have heard Trevor Dunn's bass-line on dead goon. So cool sounding.
     
  4. Hey I didn't make it just found it, thanks
     
  5. what????? #67 for "what is and what should never be"?????... that line BLOWS away flea and his "higher ground" line.. JPJ rules.
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    And call me crazy but ive never been impressed by My Name is Mudd. Oh well.
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    The list seems primarily comprised of King Crimson, Yes, Rush, Metallica, Sly/Graham, Primus/Claypool, Led zeppelin, chili peppers, the beatles, and chicago.
     
  8. Wait a sec. Why's this in Basses?
     
  9. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    It's also hard as hell to play.
     
  10. rayzak

    rayzak

    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    #43 has Pigs (three different ones) by Pink Floyd, but it lists David Gilmore. Is that a misprint or did Gilmore play that?
     
  11. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    I'm surprised 'Holier Than Thou' made the list while 'My Friend of Misery' didn't. And 'Peace Sells' needs to be higher on that list, IMO.

    Graeme :)
     
  12. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Wait a minute... Where the Hell is 'Longview' by Green Day? That's an awesome riff. Boo!

    Graeme
     
  13. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    For good reason I guess?
     
  14. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    forgot The Who. I am satisfied with this list for the most part.
     
  15. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,

    In the wastebasket where it belongs!!!

    Those 200 songs are all by BASS players, not skateboarders!!!
     
  16. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    Putting "Won't Get Fooled Again" on that list as one of the best and thus one of Entwistle's best seems a bit off to me as a WHO worshipper. What about his insane riffs on Dreaming from the Waist, A Quick One, Sparks, Young Man Blues, Heaven and Hell... there are a many WHO songs where he stands out a bit more that WGFA. Even Substitute I read somewhere had the loudest bass mix on a single up to that point.
     
  17. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    I'm sure most bass players would agree that although it is simple, 'Longview' is a classic bass line, and whether or not Mike Dirnt skateboards is irrelevant. I don't understand the connection.

    Graeme
     
  18. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    They need "are you in" by Dirk Lance.
     
  19. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    I couldn't agree more. :)
     
  20. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    I don't know, but since it's talking about recordings that where it shall be moved to.