Best Bass Lines

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by D.J, Jul 3, 2000.

  1. D.J


    Jan 31, 2000
    Hi,What are in your mind top 5 best bass lines ever?
  2. FillyTheKid


    Apr 21, 2000
    These definitely aren't a definitive list and I probbly like a million others more but off the top of my head.

    1.Outro to RHCP's "Funky Monks."

    2.Intro to "So What" Miles with PC on bass.

    3.Verse from Jaco's "Come on Come over."

    4.When the Clavinet line from "Superstitions" by Stevie Wonder is slapped with a Wah.

    5.The pre-verse in "Wynonda's (sp) big brown beaver" by Primus. The best song off their worst album (IMO).

    Shouldn't be too many suprises, if anything changes big time I'll let you know.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    In the same vein as your #2("So What")-
    The intro & subsequent groove on Mingus' "Haitian Fight Song"; I know a lotta of you have "heard" this...a certain car manufacturer(?)has been using it in TV ads.
  4. msaygilar

    msaygilar Guest

    Apr 18, 2000
    1. My friend of misery
    2. Dazed and confused
    3. Another one bites the dust [​IMG]
    And I can't remember the others.. There are lots of lines that I love.
  5. FillyTheKid


    Apr 21, 2000
    Jim, I haven't heard it but i read somewhere its the same as better git it in your soul. If it is well it's one of those lines that make my list indefinitive(??is that a word)
    but i cant include everything!
  6. mr2112


    Mar 31, 2000
    I have a problem with the word "BEST", but my 'favorite' is YYZ!!! [​IMG] I don't know why, but it still is, as for the other 4, well, I just don't know...there are sooooo many great ones, I just can't think of putting them in order!

    Hey....Who said Ric's are for kids?.....Bye, --MR

  7. pedro


    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    5 favorites, tough to say. In no particular order ~

    We Got to Get out of This Place - Chas Chandler. The bass line inspired me to become a bass player in the first place.

    Barbary Coast - Jaco. No need for further explanation.

    Politician - Jack Bruce. Sounds great and so much fun to play.

    Funky Broadway - Tommy Cogbill. Same thing as the Politician. Fun and sounds great.

    Midnight Hour - Duck Dunn. I can't imagine any bass player of my era that didn't have to learn and play this about a 1000 times.

  8. Jack Bruce...Sitting on top of the World from Goodbye Cream. The sound, the feel.

    Geddy Lee.... YYZ, La Villa..., sound & challenge.

    Geezer Butler..Bass solo before NIB, sound and it introduced me to Bass..

    Stanley Clarke... Hot Fun

    Jack Bruce... Born Under a Bad Sign from the 50th birthday cd.

  9. Warren D Morphis

    Warren D Morphis

    Jul 4, 2000
    I'm like a lot of you...ther are SO many
    good,great and phenominal lines out there,
    but what inspired me to pick up my first
    bass,was "What Is Hip".None other than
    Francis Rocco Prestia.In fact,ANY groove
    laid down by "The Rock" is a must for a
    novice,or even a skilled player!
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Haitian Fight Song" is sometimes called "II BS"'s not the equally classic "Better Git Hit Your Soul"(though both do kick off with a bass solo by Mingus).
    "Better Git..." is one of those Mingus 6 over 4 tunes(Mingus loved those polyrhythmic figures).
    "Haitian Fight Song"-...the groove is something like this(in 4/4, in 1/8 notes w/ a swing feel)-
    /.......&/1.2&3.4&/1.2&3.4&/ etc

    /.......D/G.BbGC#.DD/G.BbGC#.DD/ etc

    Played on these strings(1st finger on 10th fret)-
    /.......E/A.AAD.DE/ etc
  11. i can only think of 2 at the moment. they are:

    Gotta love it - Aerosmith
    Around the World - RHCP

    sitting on a castle, on the floor with Ezmeralda, waiting for the geezer, captain crunch to come around. felling suicidal 'cos of certain situations, hanging from the stairs too long, i think i'm coming's time to CRASH!!!
  12. I cant think of my 5 favourite basslines, I cant decide...but I have to say...

    FillyTheKid: Right on, outro to funky monks, is soooo beautiful (having said that, so is pretty much all the bass on BSSM)
  13. Rockinjc


    Dec 17, 1999
    I don't know much about bass lines but here's something:

    --Best 'lines' for a bass player--

    Uh this isn't my usual band/ drummer (pick one) … I'm/he's just filling in…

    This is not my usual bass/amp/strings (pick one) … mine is in the shop

    Just had a root canal…surprised I can even stand up

    I'm broke, got any smokes?

    The sound guy made my bass sound like crap

    This place has lousy acoustics

    The rhythm guitarist was out of tune again/Drunk (pick one)

    Hey the guitar players leaving kind of early can I catch a ride with you

    You live around here?

    Its kinda late…can I stay at your place… I can sleep on the couch.

    Large Double cheese and pepperoni… That will be $13.50

  14. pirata


    Jun 21, 2000
    There are so many to choose from but here goes, in no particular order:

    1. Somke On The Water

    2. Chick Magnet by MxPx

    3. Bulls on Parade by RATM

    4. Give it Away by RHCP

    I am the pirate.
  15. hk2hunterkiler


    Jul 8, 2000
    mmm lets see i dont really have any bass players solo albums. out of my collection i would say peace sells by megadeth like on the mtv news a while ago they used that bass line. also higher ground the red hot chili peppers version. im more into guitar riffs though. i think more guitarists influenced me toplay than bassists
  16. FillyTheKid


    Apr 21, 2000
    Thanks Jim.
    I have WNPM on ingus at the Antibes which I dug up yo check the tune out and your diagram helped.
  17. Vortex


    Jul 20, 2000
    my favourite would have to be the bassline at the start of the megadeth song peace sells but whos buying although it isnt that complex i think it sounds cool
  18. Licketysplit


    Mar 15, 2000
    Only 5? I have closer to five thousand!!!

    But here are just 6 of the few thousand-
    1. Longview from Green Day
    2. Higher Ground from the Peppers
    3. Tommy the cat from Primus
    4. You enjoy myself from Phish
    5. When the Levee Breaks from Zeppelin
    6. What Crime is it? from vic wooten

    ...and thousands more
  19. the Qintar

    the Qintar

    Jul 24, 2000
    i must say, here are my top 5, i havent heard any good responses on this post yet, here are some real bass lines for you to listen to

    5)automatic mojo, by the meat puppets
    4)standing by the sea, by husker du
    3)the man wont annoy ya, by the bad brains
    2)the glorly of man, by the minutemen
    1)maidens milk, by the meat puppets

  20. 1. Come On, Come Over - Jaco
    2. So What - Paul Chambers (Miles Davis)
    3. Flashlight - Bootsy Collins (Parliament)
    4. Chameleon - Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock)
    5. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone)