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Favorite JPJ bassline.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DeepCalls2Deep, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. DeepCalls2Deep


    Jun 25, 2005
    East Texas
    So I was just watching a few clips of Zep live, and I was wondering what everyones favorite John Pual Jones bassline was.

    Please note, I did NOT ask what you think is the most technically difficult, or what is the "best" bassline. I simply want to know what is your favorite.

    My vote is Ramble On. :D
  2. +1
    The first time I saw the Chili Peppers, Flea started out playing the first bar or two of this song. I thought, "These guys are cool!"
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    What is and What Should Never Be
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Maybe the Grudge... I'm not sure.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "The Crunge"?
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Good Times, Bad Times"- Plenty of stuff packed into that short tune.
    "Ramble On"- Chops builder
    "What Is & What Should Never Be"- Great feel & lyricism
    "The Lemon Song"- Improvising over a Blues
    "Black Dog"- Riff oriented
    "The Crunge"- Odd time Rock/Funk
    "The Ocean"- Odd Time riff in the chorus; driving verse...walking bass on the outro.
    "The Wanton Song"- Chops builder for playing octaves at tempo.
    "Kashmir" is also fun with with a live drummer who really knows the material.
  7. jongor


    Jan 11, 2003
    THe Lemon song....love it.
  8. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh do I have to pick???? I love em all
  9. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
  10. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    There's so many, but first that come to mind are Immigrant Song and How Many More Times
  11. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    I agree that there are so many!

    "Dazed and Confused"
    "The Lemon Song"
    "Immigrant Song"
    "Ramble On"
    "Livin' Lovin' Maid"
    "In My Time of Dying"

    I always find myself jamming on those!

    The outro to "The Ocean" is awesome. How to walk over a two chord change and make it interesting!

    "Bass and Drums" from ZOOMA is way cool also.
  12. Probably "Livin' Lovin' Maid" or "The Lemon Song"
  13. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Every single one, but I'll try to pick a few favorites...

    What Is and What Should Never Be
    Ramble On
    Good Times...
    How Many More Times (live)
    Four Sticks
    Bring it on Home
    The Lemon Song
    Out on the Tiles
    Gallows Pole
    The Crunge
    The Song Remains the Same (live version)
    Custard Pie
    Wanton Song
    We're Gonna Groove
    Wearing and Tearing

    ...and the first half of Zooma. Incredible stuff! ;)

    :D :bassist:
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Yeah... that...

    I'm not a big Zep fan...
  15. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Dazed and Confused.

    The riff that started it all.
  16. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I like the bassline to Street Corner Girl. You don't hear this one too often, but its the essence of a creative and tasty bassline. But we would expect nothing less from JPJ.
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  18. we have a winnah ladies and gentlemen!!!!!

    highly agreed. there's nothing like that bass line in modern/classic rock, hip-crap, nu-medal, or anything.. game over.

  19. *bitch slap* , now what did you say ?

    Just pickin, ya know yo momma loves you.
  20. TheNerdBass


    Jun 30, 2005
    Detroit, MI
    I love his playing on "The Lemon Song"

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