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Favorite Fretless Basslines

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Stickk, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    Sorry if this has already been posted. Mine are "The Widow", by The Mars Volta, and "Anticosmic Overload" by Obscura.
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Every Time You Go Away - Paul Young. I believe it's Pino on bass.
  3. paul_wolfe


    Mar 8, 2009
    That was Pino.

    Even better though IMO were:

    Shoot Down the Moon - with Elton John
    Give Blood - with Pete Townsend
  4. +1 for "Give Blood"

    Other great Pino Palladino lines:
    "Stop on By" by Paul Young, featuring Chaka Khan on vocals
    "In a New York Minute" by Don Henley (the song itself is a little cheesy, but great work by PP)
  5. Get Here-Pino
    Give Blood-Pino
    Graceland Album-Bakithi Kumalo

  6. paul_wolfe


    Mar 8, 2009
    Yeah I should have thought of Bakithi

    In particular: Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,

    That's one monster of a bassline
  7. took it right out of my mouth.

    1.everytime you go away-paul young
    2.moonloop(improvisation)-porcupine tree(colin edwin)
  8. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    "Barbary Coast", Weather Report w/Jaco
  9. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois


    That's the one bassline that slapped me in the face and made me take notice of what a fretless can do.

    BTW, Bakithi Kumalo has a couple of pages in the latest Bass Player magazine. Good interview.
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Sounds like a Daryl Hall tune, right?

    From the same album, The Secret of Association, check out the Octaver/fretless bass on "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down".
    PDB, IIRC.
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    In the same league is "Lady In Red" by Chris De Burgh.
    ...although, I don't see the Henley tune as cheesy.
  13. most cirque du soleil.
  14. Pathpounder


    Mar 12, 2008
    A great vid of this song.
  15. BobOnBass


    Dec 27, 2008
    Cugy (VD), Suisse
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    Wow, killerband!!! Checking out the rest of the songs also, amazing band, smooth like a babies bottom!! That Paul Simon is an amazing artist and a lucky guy have worked with such musicians. :bassist:
  16. Elderly Woman behind the Counter in a Small Town....Pearl Jam...simple but effective
  17. +3.14159

    Used to be my favorite song back in the day and hadn't heard it in almost 20 years. After listening to it a few weeks ago it completely realigned my brain on what can be done on a fretless. Needless to say I've got a major case of GAS and saving my pennies for a Squier VM F. :)
  18. I really like 'Mother Stands for Comfort' by Kate Bush.
    Think that's Eberhard Weber but not sure...
  19. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    I always liked that tune and the simple fretless line!

    And the Living Colour song "Nothingness". Another simple but cool line.
  20. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
    I don't know if it's my favorite, but I really enjoy the fretless work on the song "Primal" off of Jason Becker's album "Perspective." I think it's Michael Manring.

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