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Best Bass Intro!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dave Castelo, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000

    what are your fave bass INTROS (just bass)...

    Primus/Ozzy - Nativity in black II
    Sublime - Ebin
    RATM - Calm like a bomb/settle for nothing
    Black sabbath - Crazy train
    Led Zeppelin - Dazed and confused
    Pink Floyd - Money
    Metallica - Friend of mysery
    Radiohead - National Anthem
    RHCP - Me and my friends
    Beastie Boys - Gratitude

    well think i miss someone...but ok. let me hear yours...
    remember bass only intros.
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I always remember Jean-Jacques Burnel's lightning fast intro to "No More Heroes" by the Stranglers, which did quite well in the charts in the UK and always made me sit up and think - wow!
  3. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    walking in the moonlight - thin lizzy

  4. thats a good one.

    any one know Gutter Cat vs. The Jets by Alice Cooper, in all truth the disk "Schools Out" has a couple of songs with great bass intros :)
  5. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    N.I.B by Black Sabbath I love it when Geezer cranks through Marshall guitar amps.
    Teacher by Jethro Tull has a pwerful bass begining.
    It's you thing By the Isley Bros.
    Money Money Money by the Ojay's.
    Thank You by Sly & The Family Stone
    Jonh Cougers version of Van Morrisons Wild Nights.
    Creedence Clearwaters Down on the corner Stu Cook is a great player.
    We gotta get out of this place by the Animals
  6. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    You beat me to it! But I would have said "Blue Turk".

    "Jump Into The Fire" - Harry Nilsson
    "Rock On" - David Essex
    "Handy" - Wishbone Ash
    "If You Want Me to Stay" - Sly and the Family Stone (is this the right title for this song?)
    "Bang on the Drum All Day" - Todd Rundgren (or is this with the guitar also?)

    I'm sure I'll remember more as I go along....

    The Who-"Boris The Spider";
    Pete Farndon/Pretenders- "Mystery Achievement";
    Foghat -"I Just Want To Make Love To You"
    "London Calling" - The Clash
    "T.N.U.C." - Grand Funk
    "Love Bites" - Judas Priest
    "Rocket" - Herbie Hancock
    O'Jays-"For The Love Of Money
    The Temptations-"My Girl"(beauty in simplicity)
    Jethro Tull-"Bouree"
    Another One Bites the dust. Queen

    well, that's a pretty good start!
  7. Although I hate the song - it has a great intro...

    Neil Diamond's Song Sung Blue

    Larry Knechtel does that great electric piano intro, then Joe Osborn does one of his trademark slides to join him, then a big juicy country style lead up to the verse. The tone is fantastic too.
  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    gweimer and Funkster nailed most of mine, (GREAT taste, guys!!!).

    Only a couple more come to my foggy mind;

    "Cool Jerk" by the Capitols

    "Little Bit of Soul" Music Explosion

    "How Many More Times" Led Zepplin

    "Loose Goose" Dust (live, Aaronson starts out with the bass)

    "The Avenue" Bonafide (which I currently cannot stop playing during soundchecks)
  9. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Don't know if this counts, as it is not bass guitar...
    Tony Levin / King Crimson - "Elephant Talk"
  10. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    roadrunner (im a)
  11. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    "Sweet emotion" by Aerosmith, "Higher ground" by RHCP and "Jerry was a racecar driver" by Primus, among others that you have mentioned. I know there are others that i can't recall at this moment. I'll post again in case i remember. :)
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Buen gusto alvaro!
    gracias por responder!

  13. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
  14. Theme from Barney Miller (TV show)
    The fretless from Nothern Exposure (tv theme)
    "Is it Luck?" by Primus
    "So I Got to Groove" by Tower of Power
    "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
    "Would?" by Alice in Chains
    "Money" by Pink Floyd IS a classic, isn't it? :)

    I'm sure theres a lot I'm missing, but those come to mind at the moment.
  15. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    Lady Evil - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
    All around the world - RHCP
    Battle Scar - Max Webster (Geddy W/Kim Mitchell)
    NIB - (Of course!!!)

    Groohttp://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1572039&a=11947474&f=0ve is in the heart - (Bootsy!!)
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...yeah, I know it & still play it to amuse myself. "Dead Babies" from Killer is in a similiar vibe. Give it a spin & compare...
    Agreed, School's Out is a pretty great record; how 'bout "Blue Turk"?

    Another "OK" bass intro-
    Mingus' opening 'solo' to "Haitian Fight Song".
  17. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
  18. Way to go Bruce!! I was going to suggest Jean-jacques Burnel doing "Nice and Sleazy", my favourite Stranglers song.
  19. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    Mr Pink....Level42. Mr King at his best!!

    True Believers.....Lev again, 3 harmonics into a wicked fingerstyle lick!!!
  20. for bass all on its own, Jean Jacques Burnel gets my vote too for "No More Heroes", with "Peaches" a close second, and come to think of it ""Do You Wanna", "Toiler On the Sea" and "Enough Time" on the Black & White album are all great bass only intros too:)

    Flea for "Around The World" and "Higher Ground".

    Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) on "The Clairvoyant".

    also, I think that the flanged + distorted swirling sound at the beginning of "Machine Messiah" by Yes is Chris Squire's bass, so that gets a vote too.

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