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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by alexssandro, Jun 19, 2000.
I'm just blown away by the fact that this thread is 11 years old!
i wouldnt be surprised if this has been ask before. preferably one that dosn't go overboard on upper register.
i might be breaking my own rule here but one of my faves is by Victor Wooten on the song 'My name is Victa' i believe he's using a 4 strings 24 fret.
edit note: the name of this thread was changed from 'The best bass solo in a song'
First thing that comes to mind is the little 2 measure bass melody at the tail end of "Witch Hunt" from Rush off Moving Pictures... so fitting to the mood / emotion of the tune, but it always leaves me wanting for more.
So I'll have to put "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes off Fragile as my 'favorite'
(there is no best in music... no expression can be absolute, it's subjective)
this i realize i just put 'best' because it just sounded good in the title.
Just to get it out of the way.....Geddy Lee in "Freewill"
My favorite solo (this week anyway) is Tal Wikenfield's solo on 'Cause We've Ended as Lovers' played with Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's.
YouTube - ‪JEFF BECK LIVE Cause We've Ended As Lovers‬‏
Another killer solo on the live version of Blast by Marcus Miller.
YouTube - ‪Marcus Miller - Blast (Live at Amsterdam) part 1‬‏
I don't mean to be stereotypical, but Rush's "La Villa Strangiato" deserves high accolades for guitar wizardry, drum virtuosity, and possibly the greatest short bass solo in the history of man. Geddy also does fine work in live performances of "Driven" and "Leave That Thing Alone."
He is matched only by Chris Squire, whose work in "Heart of the Sunrise" is simply a revelation.
Rancid - Maxwell Murder -- Apparently i'm of another generation :S
The opening phrase of "Schism" by Tool.
No, not really. I honestly can't think of anything by Chancellor that could be considered a traditional solo.
So for sake of not closing this tab and lack of interest on looking thru my music archive, I'll say "(-) Ions" by Tool.
YouTube - ‪Tool - Cesaro Summability‬‏
Had a friend recreate this on his whammy once. My parents had to build a new house.
John Paul Jones' bass slap solo in Them Crooked Vultures' Scumbag Blues, live at Cologne '09. That was brilliant.
that song with tal is one of my faves as well. shes got another one i really like as well that she plays at the crossroads fest i just wasn't sure if what she was playing was improve.the solo on 'free will' is another fav. i still haven't gotten around to listening to the song james suggested yet.its kind of late to be blasting music were i am right now and i dont have head phones.
"wait, wait! why are you running away?"
"drums.... the drums stopped...."
"so? what does it mean when the drums stop?"
*wide eyed. FEAR*
"..... BASS SOLO!!"
leave that thing alone' is another good one by geddy it sounded good in the rush in rio concert and i almost forgot about 'maxwell murder' i remember hearing that back in high school/junior high during the grockster/morpheus era
oh and before i forget OT, unless u already know you should check out this other female bass player her name is BassIda a.k.a. Ida Funkhouser. shes sponsored by tc electronics i believe
YouTube - ‪03 - Scumbag blues - Them Crooked Vultures (Cologne 8-12-2009)‬‏
He is clearly using a pick the entire time! Rad syncopation though!
Paul S. Denman's solo in Sade's "Smooth Operator" has long been one of my favorites.
I was too caught up in the weapon transfer to notice the bass solo. Had to watch again! This is intense stuff!
Edit: I thought that the bassist was sitting in a stool, explaining the high positioning of the bass. Nope. His bass strap is simply a short necklace - loves playing with his laryngeal prominence.
A wilhelm scream - the horse
Most awesome bass solo I can think of...
a couple incubus songs -
the bridge in redefine, simple yet soooooo sick
live version of sick sad little world
and i'll throw in around the world by rhcp just cuz its flea, and flea is a badass