Famous songs with bass solos.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Cz93, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Cz93


    Jan 4, 2009
    ok. basically im looking for songs with bass solos in them or atleast some pretty cool leads. but anyway i dont want like and solo artist solos because those are pretty obvious but actuall full band songs with a straight up bass solo thanks
  2. Bassman316


    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
    When I saw the thread title, the first song to jump into my mind was "My Generation" by the Who. I've read a couple times that many people credit that song as having the first rock bass solo ever. Who knows.... awesome bass sound, though
  3. anothercreation


    Jun 9, 2009
    NYC, NY
    maxwell murder - rancid
  4. dangorange


    Mar 25, 2009
    Led Zeppelin: Lemon Song
  5. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers
    "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey (well, I don't know if that tune would qualify as being "famous", but...).
    "Everything Is Everything" (live version) by Donny Hathaway (famous in the soul world at least...).
    "Nite Klub" by The Specials (kind of a bass solo, I guess).
  6. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Day Tripper-Beatles, the whole melody is really the bass being doubled by guitars in places.
    Money-Pink Floyd- lead bass all the way.
    Break on Through- Doors, I know, they had no bass player, but tell be that song doesn't have lead bass, even if it does come from the keys?
    Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
  7. Kromwarp


    Sep 16, 2008
    Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Master Luthier: Ironclad Bass Guitars
    Pretty much any Cliff Burton era Metallica

    Call of Ktulu
    Anestesia (Pulling Teeth)
    For whom the Bell Tolls

    (to name a few)
  8. N.I.B.-Black Sabbath
  9. TheHegemon


    Feb 20, 2009
    Amarillo, TX
    In addition to other songs mentioned Metallica's version of Crash course In Brain Surgery is pretty cool. Starts out with one then has another one about 3/4 through the song. That whole song is kind of carried by the bass.
  10. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Brown Eyed Girl
  11. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    I'm not "seeing" this one. Now I'll have to put the album on....might as well do Moon Dance at the same time, huh?
  12. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    All Right Now...
  13. bassplayer7768521


    Jun 30, 2009
    Heck. Yes. I second this, third this, and fourth this.
  14. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    King of the Road....

    Great, now I have "Trailers for sale or rent" going through my head...
  15. They're not super famous, but if you're into some Stoner/Southern Rock...
    Clutch - "Spacegrass", "Big News 1", "Mr. Shiny Cadillackness"
  16. Rotten Apple--Alice in Chains
    I Will Survive--Cake
    Closer to Home--Grand Funk Railroad
    You Could Be Mine--Guns 'N Roses
    Three Days--Jane's Addiction
    Been Caught Stealing--Jane's Addiction
    Crawl--Kings of Leon
  17. Addicted to that rush / Mr.Big / Billy Sheehan & Paul Gilbert
  18. NIB-Black Sabbath
    Metropolis-Dream theater
    My Generation-The who
  19. Take this Job and Shove it / Johnny Paycheck
  20. Just about any Joy Division/New Order song...

    Blue Monday
    True Faith
    60 MPH