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best bass lines ever?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by LittleHetzel, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. LittleHetzel


    Aug 15, 2001
    alright guys, what do you guys think are the best bass lines , what with them sounding cool, and being fun to play and what not? i wanna hear non-slap lines please :) thanks

  2. evilchen

    evilchen Guest

    Jun 11, 2002
    I think you have to include The Lemon Song, and School Days in there.
  3. Nutrition by The Dead Milkmen has a great, fun to play bass line.
  4. "Step into the Realm"-The Roots, I cannot get that line out of my head! Its so insanely simple and catchy!!!
  5. Listen


    May 19, 2002
    I personally love Rancid's Journey to the End of the East Bay's bass line!

    Operation Ivy-Junkies Runnin' dry

    Operation Ivy-Here we go again

    And almost everything by Dead Kennedys:D
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Maxwell Murder- Rancid
    Re-Arranged- Limp Bizkit
    Bro Hymn- Pennywise
    Are you in?- Incubus
    King Nothing- Metallica
    My freind of Misery- " "
    Wish- Alient Ant Farm
    Anti-Pop- Primus
    Internal Primates forever- Mudvayne
    Severed- " "
    Dig- " "
    Teenage Riot- The Ataris

  7. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    The theme song to the "Barney Miller" t.v. show. Nice simple ascending/descending scale-but with accents and dynamics galore! Great rubbery P-bass strung w/flats played w/a pick tone.
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Some of my favorites for woodshed jamming:

    The Beatles' "All My Lovin'" sounds great and is a complete hoot to play. Highly recommended.

    Graham Maby's bass line on Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him" (or pretty much anything else from the "Look Sharp" album - better have your pick chops up to snuff!).

    Sting's line on The Police's "Walking On The Moon"

    John Entwistle's bass part on The Who's "Bargain", especially the bridge part which is very fun.
  9. hmmmm.....
    'The Real Me'/Quadrophenia - John Entwistle classic.
    'Heart of the Sunrise'/Fragile - Squire is awesome.
    'Come Dancing'/Wired - Wil Bascomb plays Beck.
    'Dazed and Confused'/Zep I - JPJ rules.
  10. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    Just a few from the top of my head:

    "Good Times" - Chic
    "My Generation" - The Who
    "Penny Lane" - The Beatles
    "Tutu" - Miles Davis
    "I was Made to Love Her" - Stevie Wonder
    "Towers of London" - XTC
    "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
    "Funky Broadway" - Wilson Pickett
    "London Calling" - The Clash
    "Lithium" - Nirvana
    "Sex Machine" - James Brown
    "Rock Steady" - Aretha Franklin
    "Suck my Kiss" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

    and of course
    "Kid Charlemagne" - Steely Dan

    I could probably make this list 200 songs long.;)
  11. Julien


    Dec 29, 2001
    Good times by chic
    Angel by massive attack
    smokin with superman by e-funk
    Forget me nots by patrice rushen
    freak on a leash by korn
    emergency on planet earth by jamiroquai
    you give me something by jamiroquai
    whan you gonna learn by jamiroquai
    love foolosophy by jamiroquai
    rats by pearl jam
    are you in by incubus
    the bottle by gil scott heron(this one is hot!!)
    aeroplane by the red hot chili peppers
    where's life by keziah jones
    tommy the cat by primus
    jerry was a race car driver by primus
  12. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    Los Lobos - Revolution
    Soul Coughing - Blue Eyed Devil
    The Police - (Just about anything)
    Led Zepplin - Wanton Song, The Ocean
    King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair (yeah I know it was played on a stick but it's still a great line)
    Tom Waits - Hang on St. Christopher
  13. supergreg


    Jan 20, 2002
    The new Eminem song....


    Dear Prudence- The Beatles.
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Err System of a Down's Cover of "The Metro" has a great bouncy bassline. In fact, most System of a Down is fun to play... I don't know why, it's not that complicated, but it comes together nice. Like "Spiders" or "Darts" or "Prison Song" or "Aerials" just oodles of fun.
  15. Jaco - Come on, come over
    Rocco - What is Hip

  16. OsQ


    Jun 13, 2002
    nuthing is nowhere near the beatles track called St. pepper lonely hearts club band. thats the ultimate song over all times... those guys reached something so awesome on that track... as also in walrus, strawberry fields, aso.
    even when i don't consider myself as a fan = i don't listen the records, but still.
  17. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    IMO, James Jamerson played the best bass lines ever (so far).
  18. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" - The Smiths (Andy Rourke)
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    Eminem vs. Led Zeppelin , Sister Sledge, Wings etc......

  20. * Blind Melon - Soup (this album is full of great basslines)
    * Millencolin - Punk Rock Rebel (Home From Home, great cd!)
    * Lagwagon - Sleep (from Duh, jesse Bugleoni plays some really nice basslines on Trashed too...)

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