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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by heavyfunkmachin, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005
    no, its not coke.

    im talking about those bass lines you just cant stop playing, the last 10 days i coudnt get out off my mind the bass line from "disco inferno", its catchy, you know... that dum dumdimdum... arg!!!! HERE IT IS AGAIN!!!

    so, have you ever come across something like that?
  2. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium

    Damn you Adisu! *hits head against wall*
  3. "I Wish" Stevie Wonder

  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    All Jamaican stuff...Tings & Time in particular...but there's like 20 of them that run through my head all the time.

    I'll Take you there by the Staples singers.

    Cosmic Slop by Funkadelic.
  5. DeepCalls2Deep


    Jun 25, 2005
    East Texas
    Probably nothing on anyone else's list, but here is mine...


    Sweet Emotion

    Ramble On


    Edit : I guess I should specify I TRY to play theese lines... that is why I play them so much.. curse me and my horrid playing!
  6. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Seemann by Rammstein. Probably the most beautiful i've ever heard.
  7. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I'm currently stuck on the theme song to "Trading Spaces" and that "Feudin' Banjos/Dueling Banjo's" bit from Deliverance. It's fun to play those at gigs while the guitars are tuning up and watch everyone's ears perk up! :D
  8. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    The first 3 or 4 bars of Donna Lee have been playing through my mind a lot lately, and I can't get it out! That's an addictive line to hear/play for me
  9. Red Barchetta by Rush
    Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
    For The Love of Money - The O'Jays
    The Trees - Rush
    and, like one above me said, Cosmic Slop - FUnkadelic
  10. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    Thanks, @-hole. Now all I can think is "Looking back on when I was a little nappy-headed boy..." :D

    That song is truly one of my favorites.
  11. You're most welcome, jerkoff.


    ...make ya feel better:

    I used to be in a house band in New Orleans, Bourbon St. club. Played 6 hours a night, 5 nights a week, blues, funk, and Motown (aka REAL R & B). We'd do "I Wish" at least 2-3 times a night (lots of turnover in those clubs, you could easily get away with repeating the GOOD stuff).

    One night, after I'd been there for at least a year...the band leader calls for "I Wish", 2nd time of the night, and I totally BONKED. Couldn't remember how to start the line to save my life. No, I wasn't drunk or anything of the sort, just a complete mental meltdown/mind fart.

    Everyone started at me in total disbelief for what seemed like 2 hours (but was most likely about 10 seconds), I finally looked at the bandleader and said "Pick something else, QUICK! I can't remember it!!!" :eek:

    Two bars into the next song, it came back to me....

    ...I've never felt more STOOPID onstage in my life.

  12. Serac


    May 29, 2005
    seven nation army, white stripes...
  13. CQBASS


    Dec 1, 2004
    Asheville NC
    beethoven's "Ode to Joy" has got to be one of the catchiest melodies ever written. I find myself slipping it into the weirdest places during solos/songs. I'm sure I drive people crazy with it but I'm hooked.
  14. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    That kind of thing happens to me at least once a day! And that's just at work!
  15. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Police and Thieves by the Clash

    White Room by Cream

    It Doesn't Make It Alright by Stiff Little Fingers

    I have to play those three at least once a day.
  16. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "Spirits in the Material World" by the Police.
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    A great song.

    I like the basslines that Thompson chap played on early Elvis Costello songs. Those just keep knockin' me out.
  18. I don't know HOW Sting could sing while playing that verse line live...


    ...that had to be next to impossible...
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...the verse's figure is trickier than it appears.
  20. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    That happened to me on "Beat It"...I couldn't remember that riff to save my life, so I'm just playing 1/4 notes with the Open "E". Our female singer is staring at me like she had just **** her pants. I think I finally got it together by the 2nd verse.
    ...and the band leader read her the riot act for being unprofessional!

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