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Best Song About Bass

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bull_Nasty, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Bull_Nasty

    Bull_Nasty Banned

    Apr 23, 2004
    5 lb. Bass- Robert Earl Keen
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Daddy Sang Bass - Cash
  3. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    Me and My Bass Guitar- Wooten
  4. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    The Day The Bass Players Took Over The World- Trout Fishing In America www.troutmusic.com (Written by Emily Kaitz)

    The day was very subtle, yeah everything was low key.
    The sky it was so overcast that you could barely see.
    And everything slowed down to a lower frequency...
    The day the bass players took over the world.

    Now one day the bass players, they decided to uprise
    They were tired of being sidemen to all those other guys
    So they kidnapped the horn section, put drugs in the drummers drink
    And they tied up all the guitar players with their big old flatwound strings.

    They came pouring out of symphonies, orchestras and bands
    And any other kind of combo that was ever known to man
    And although it was spontaneous
    You would think it was quite planned
    The day the bass players took over the world

    And on that day the world, it was finally set free
    All Gods creatures hung out together
    And interacted fretlessly
    And the air began to vibrate with such a deep tonality
    The day the bass players took over the world

    When Ezra (the guitar player) breaks a string, Keith (the bass player, duh) sings this to give him time to change the strings. The difference is the line about tying up the guitar players with our flatwounds. He changes it to "And they tied up all the guitar player withtheir broken guitar strings." Trout Fishing has got to be the coolest duo in the universe.
  5. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    The best song about bass?

    Easy, the Kids in the Hall did a skit about the "bass player." It was hilarious!

    It went something along the lines of..... "He made a mistake, did anyone even notice?" :)

    Or....."He never gets the hot girl, he always gets her friend."

    Too funny. :D
  6. girlybassplaya

    girlybassplaya Guest

    Mar 24, 2004
    The kids in the hall get my vote!! but i dont think anyone thought it was as funny as us bass players! :p
  7. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.

    No song ever has lyrics as conry as this:

    My name is vic, im gunna do a little trick
    Im Gunna play my bass without using a pick

    Its soooooo cheesy that you cant help but like it :)
  8. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    But us bass players didn't find it that funny, if you know what i mean. ;)

    They kind of summed up the general public's awareness of us a little too good!

  9. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That Kids in the Hall skit is called "The Lonely Bass Player"
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    My friend saw the Dick Hyman Trio and the bass player aparently played solo and sang a song about the bass (Upright), I wish I would have caught that. I don't know if there is a recording.
  11. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Trout fishing rules! It's been over 10 years since I last saw them... wwayyy too long! "Dueling Morons" gave me my favorite tongue-twister of all time (the one about the fig plucker). :hyper:

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