Bass heavy songs

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Lanzy, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Lanzy

    Lanzy Guest

    Dec 5, 2014
    Any songs that are bass heavy that i can learn?

    Where is a good place to start?

    I do like RHCP......
  2. theduke1


    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    Rain by The Beatles also come together by them as well
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  3. theduke1


    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    I' m your captian by Grand Funk Railroad
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  4. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    "The Real Me" by The Who

    "Higher Ground" by the RHCP

    "Red Barchetta" or "Freewill" by Rush

    "Roundabout" by Yes

    "Bonin' in the Boneyard" by Fishbone

    I think you'll dig all of those . . .
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  5. Lanzy

    Lanzy Guest

    Dec 5, 2014
    Not really a beatles person....thanks
  6. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Soul to Squeeze or Aeroplane, really can't go wrong with any RHCP.
    A lot of Rage Against the Machine, some older Incubus stuff too like Pardon Me or songs off of SCIENCE.
    Most of Tool and Rush is bass heavy.
    Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
    Any Primus.
    Oh, and Super Freak - Rick James
  7. Bass heavy?

    1) Anything by Chic 1977-1981: Bernard Edwards on Bass

    2) Numerous Motown acts: James Jamerson on bass

    For e.g.
    'You keep me hanging on' - The Supremes
    'How long has that evening train been gone' - The Supremes
    'Same old Song' - Four tops
    'Darling Dear' - Jackson 5
    'It's a shame' -the Spinners​
  8. Funkmabassup


    Jul 16, 2013
    RHCP Aeroplane

    Brothers Johnson, Chic
  9. booke23

    booke23 Guest

    Jan 20, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Wings - Silly Love Songs
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  10. Andrew1997

    Andrew1997 Guest

    Aug 3, 2014
    If you like RHCP I would recommend -
    -Ethiopia - RHCP (the intro is nothing but octaves)
    -Factory of Faith - RHCP

    Some of my first songs are-
    -N.I.B. - Black Sabbath (very catchy bassline)
    -Far Cry - Rush
    -Stick it Out - Rush (Drop D tuning)
    -Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath (Very simplistic)
  11. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive


    just listen to Rain by them, or Something, don't be silly.

    I bet more than half the songs you like were written by someone influenced by them.

    Red Barchetta by Rush, like all Rush, really busy and melodic

    What's Going On by Marvin Gaye and James Jamerson-a real MotherFunker
  12. Andrew1997

    Andrew1997 Guest

    Aug 3, 2014
    Well said, Rush bass lines will definitely keep you busy.
  13. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    yep, working on YYZ, should have it down by, oh, around 2030 !
  14. Andrew1997

    Andrew1997 Guest

    Aug 3, 2014
    Same, I can get the intro down, and I have the main line but it's pretty sloppy. I'm not going to even attempt the fills.
  15. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    Limelight, Tom Sawyer Spirit of the Radio and Red Barchetta are the Rush songs I can play really well. YYZ is the only other I have tried.
  16. Andrew1997

    Andrew1997 Guest

    Aug 3, 2014
    Rush is my favorite band along with Black Sabbath, so I try as much of their music as I can.
  17. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    No More Tears is pretty cool on bass

    I watched Beyond the Lighted Stage the other day,really enjoyed it
  18. FA108208usat2

    FA108208usat2 Guest

    Mar 24, 2014
    RHCP - She's Only 18
    RHCP - Tell Me Baby
    Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused
    Paul Mccartney - Another Day
    Wings - Call Me Back Again
    Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
    Level 42 - Love Games
    Level 42 - Lessons In Love
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  19. Andrew1997

    Andrew1997 Guest

    Aug 3, 2014
    I play most ozzy material on guitar when I do, gotta love randy rhoads (except no more tears is zakk). I've seen behind the lighted stage, I like it, it got me into rock documentaries.
  20. Andrew1997

    Andrew1997 Guest

    Aug 3, 2014
    Dazed and confused is a good one.
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