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Favorite simple song?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by sandman357, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Hi,
    Ok, I like an interesting bass line as much as the next guy, but every once in a while I love playing a song where there is a simple one to three note bass line that just drives the song. So what song do you play that you can't resist turning the bass up, drown out the rest of the band and just dominate the song? For me recently it is Aldo Nova's Fantacy.:bassist:
  2. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Summertime Rolls by Janes Addiction. I could play that forever.


    Come Down Softly by Spacemen 3
  3. turning the WHAT up??? Base?? Hope that's a smart phone correcto typo :)
  4. Judas Priest's Breaking the Law is pretty simple, but fun to play and usually gets a crowd going.

    Look at pretty much anything in AC/DC's catalogue. Everything they've done has withstood the test of time.
  5. SidMau


    Sep 3, 2012
    If you want me to stay
  6. sowilson


    Jul 5, 2013
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    All Right Now
  7. tomnomnom91


    Dec 23, 2012
    The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
  8. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    My Wave - Soundgarden
    The Jack -AC/DC
    Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
    Just What I Needed - The Cars
    Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    You Got Another Thing Comin is not only exceptionally simple, (F# for days.....) but it goes over really well too.

    I can pretty much do my grocery list, figure out my utility bills, and still have chicks flash me onstage. It's a beautiful thing...........
  10. Peter Gunn theme. Still the best simple bass line ever written.

    Here's my band playing it in 2008 - the bass is a 70's Univox hollowbody that I still have.

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  11. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Gimme All Your Lovin' and Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top. I sing lead on those but the bass work is simple but consistent.
  12. Cat Scratch Fever, or Rocky Mountain Way.
  13. Volpe25


    May 5, 2012
    Id have to say Come together by The Beatles. Nothing complicated and one of my favourite bass lines of all time
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  14. MarkH_129

    MarkH_129 noob

    Jun 22, 2013
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Very nice clip. I've always loved the Peter Gunn theme.
  15. La Grange by ZZ Top.
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  16. INXS - Don't Change.
  17. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Mother by Danzig
  18. dave_p


    Dec 20, 2005
    On fire by Jj grey and mofro. One chord but greasy as hell.
  19. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    Feelin Alright
    Iko Iko
    American Woman

    Two chords a piece
  20. Simple songs I really like listening to over and over:

    Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
    Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
    Cats in the Cradle - Cat Stevens
    A Horse with no name - America

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