Albums you could listen to w/ JUST THE BASS

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by charliet, Dec 28, 2007.


  1. charliet

    charliet

    Aug 29, 2007
    Tacoma, WA
    What are some albums you could listen to with only the bass lines. No drums, vocals..etc.

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    (especially tracks 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12....LEGIT)
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    (although remixed)

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  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    None.


    To me, what makes a good bass line is it's interaction with other instruments. (Mostly drums).
     
  3. MyUsernameHere

    MyUsernameHere ?????????????

    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    I'd say none, but that's just because I hate bass and think all music would benefit greatly if we just outlawed that stupid instrument. It just takes up valuable space that would be better utilized by a bagpipe or pan flute.

    Oh...wrong forum.
     
  4. The Beatles. Macca's lines are rhythmic and very melodic.
     
  5. Hawaii Islander

    Hawaii Islander Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Rio Rico, AZ
    There were some Jethro Tull (Bouree for example) and Black Sabbath (NIB for example) that are interesting and enjoyable to listen to on their own. Some of the Stones songs have great basslines that I would enjoy listening to with only the bass playing. There are others, but I don't recall off hand what they are.

    The bass is a musical instrument and is quite capable of producing beautiful music on its own. IMHO ;)
     
  6. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Albums? From Side A until the finish? Hmm.

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    Hot Tuna's Burgers
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    Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys
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    Massive Attack's Collected
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    Minutemen's The Punch Line

    And, to cheat a bit:
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    The Entire OM Discography
     
  7. southshoreconor

    southshoreconor

    Oct 30, 2007
    The Road
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Musical Instruments, SIT strings
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    learned how to play this album start to finish when i was in 8th grade. got everything from fast, driven punk solos to jazzy walking lines, and some ska/reggae. a must have if you're a bass player.
     
  8. rockwarnick

    rockwarnick

    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    a show of hands.........:bag:
     
  9. rockwarnick

    rockwarnick

    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    o good call. i could definietly listen to just the bass of a rage album.
    the who also.
     
  10. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    ...And Justice for All
     
  11. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    Finland
    Some great jazz albums qould be interesting but for learning and studying. Like Kind of blue, Mingus Ah Um... stuff like that.
    Maybe some cd's with Jamerson would be nice too. Stevie Wonders For Once In My Life maybe. Oh and 'Live', by Donny Hathaway.
     
  12. southshoreconor

    southshoreconor

    Oct 30, 2007
    The Road
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Musical Instruments, SIT strings
    while i love rage and tim's playing (i am very much going for his tone as well), i think it's tom's guitar work and zach's voice that makes rage so much fun to listen to.
     
  13. detroitfunk

    detroitfunk

    Oct 29, 2007
    WHATS GOIN ON

    Any track - either Babbitt or Jamerson. Best of the best of the best.
     
  14. Telefon Tel Aviv - Fahrenheit Fair Enough
    Brazilian Girls - Brazilian Girls
    Brazilian Girls - Talk to La Bomb
     
  15. markdavid

    markdavid

    Jun 29, 2007
    LOL , its the only chance you'll get to hear the bass on that album
     
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Elegant Punk by Jonas Hellborg. Oh wait, thats all it is anyway, just the bass!
     
  17. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    The Minutemen's "Double Nickels on the Dime", and anything by fIREHOSE. Many of those songs exist in bass-only form on the Dos albums, which were bass duets between Mike Watt and his ex-wife, Kira Roessler, who played bass for Black Flag. It's fascinating to listen to the bass-only versions and realize just how essential Watt's playing is to every album he's been on.
     
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