Favorite Flea bassline

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stingisanoldman, Aug 22, 2000.

  1. Stingisanoldman


    Aug 21, 2000
    What's everyone's favorite Flea bassline? I think mine has to be the one he plays in "Brother's Cup". It's not hard to play really but it's got a great sound.

  2. I vote for "If You Have To Ask" or "Magic Johnson."
  3. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    none. not a fan in the least.
  4. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Subway to venus..I LOVE THAT SONG
  5. akajuve400g


    May 22, 2000
    "californication" and "my friends" would have to be one of my favorite melodic basslines from flea.........
  6. I'd have to say the interlude from Fight like A brave is pretty damn cool, but most everything flea does is amazing
  7. mine is easily "soul to squeeze." so melodic... and to think you have to buy the damn coneheads soundtrack to get it. :mad:
  8. DownCaster


    Aug 22, 2000
    i think i would have to go with the part from higher ground or give it away...those are both amazing basslines and Flea was my favorite bass player for the longest time...so i basically think anything he plays is godworthy
  9. There is too many really but if i HAD to pick a few they'd be;-

    Power of equality
    higher ground
    if you want me to stay
    johnny kick a hole in the sky
    soul to squeeze
    my lovely man (Especially in you improvise on the chorus like flea)

    I had the same problem as DanceHallCrasher until i discovered the wonderful world of New Artist Program (Napster), am i allowed to say that?

    Take Care.
    From Russ
  10. sn0wblind


    Apr 20, 2000
    Ontario, Canada
    any song on the "Californication" album, especially "Right On Time" and Higher Ground
  11. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    The most tasteful Flea Bassline is "Soul to Squeeze"
    A flashy one that kicks ass is "Aeroplane." It's a great tune.
    Alltime classic is "Higher Ground"

    There are simply too many to list. Almost everything he does is good.
  12. stingray_ladybird


    Aug 23, 2000
    wow, i really like
    what it is
    give it away
    blood sugar sex magik
    me and my friends
    i could go on forever......

    make love to your basses
    and keep the funk good damn alive


    May 29, 2000
    hooksett NH USA
    I like when he goes crazy on "Naked in the rain "
  14. Cartmann17


    Aug 21, 2000
    I like Aeroplane. It's a very cool song.
    I also like Californication, Around the world and my friends.
    Anyway, all the songs that Flea plays are great.
  15. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    It has to be Higher Ground for me. It sounds great, regardless of how many time I have heard it.
    A close 2nd...is Around the World.
  16. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    In no particular order:

    1. 'Aeroplane'
    2. 'Under The Bridge'
    3. 'My Lovely Man'
    4. 'Walkabout'
    5. 'I Like Dirt'
    6. 'Coffee Shop' - The very flash, funky part that comes in at around the 1.30 mark.


    [Edited by David Benyahia on 08-27-2000 at 04:12 PM]
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    You mentioned "If You Want Me To Stay", right?
    Flea plays that line pretty much verbatim from the Sly Stone album, FRESH. Cool tune, though!

    I keep forgettin' about "Soul To Squeeze"...great tune & nice melodic playing by Flea. I also like "Show Me Your Soul" from THE PRETTY WOMAN soundtrack(I never did see that flick...trust me!) :D
    How 'bout Alanis' "You Oughta Know"? B-A-D!
    "Aeroplane" is cool; I really like the style of "Walkabout", "Funky Monks", "Apache Rose Peacock", "Mommy, Where's Daddy", etc...mostly the finger funk stuff(I guess).
    GregC likes this.
  18. ok then ear we go...

    sir psycho sexy - just the funkiest song they ever did.

    if you have to ask - nice rolling mellow deep line
    outro to funky monks - total and utter genius, groove beyond groove!
    soul to squeese - THE melody
    mellowship slinky in blah, blah, blah - real goddam funky
    knock me down - just damned nice i think

    there's another but I cant remember the name of the song...errr....

    blackeyed blonde - real perucssive slap
    love trilogy - just plain mad, really tense build-up

    i could go on and on and on. I've been a RHCP fan for more than 1/2 my life, since before i started playing bass. i love 'em.
    JohnnyWishbone likes this.
  19. oh yeah and,,,

    i like dirt (sooo simple, but sooo funky)
    and my favourite from californication..
    Get On Top...funky, hard and really different
    and bitch to play: Right On Time (aaaah)

    Lord forgive me I forgot...

    Pretty Little Ditty

    Need I say no more?!
  20. in_exile


    Feb 14, 2000
    All the way with Rojo412. Agree with all 3 songs. Ther are my favs of Flea.