1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Five Best Songs for Bass that Most People Don't Know

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassFishingInAmerica, Apr 9, 2015.


  1. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Disclaimer: The following list is my opinion today and may change at any time.

    Feel free to post your own list so other bassists might be curious enough to listen to some great playing.

    What are the best songs that highlight the bass guitar that have never had radio air play?

    1. Bebop Deluxe - Shine
    Charlie Tumahai
    2. The Dregs - Go For Baroque
    Andy West
    3. Jeff Beck - Air Blower
    Phil Chen
    4. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
    Greg Lake
    5. Chicago - Skin Tight
    Peter Cetera
     
    Barbaric.Eric and JimK like this.
  2. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Just like you my list would change every day, depending on when I was asked and what I was thinking of.

    The first thing that cam to mind...

    1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 1
    John Myung
     
  3. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    I have a feeling I'm going to learn something here. Just hope more people post.
     
  4. thumbs&fingers

    thumbs&fingers Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Illinois
    1. God gave you-Blake Shelton.
    2. Sorry to a friend-Edwin McCain
    3. The shadow-garage mahal
    4. Trial of tears-dream theater
    5. The rain must fall-yanni live at the Acropolis

    Booyah!
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    That whole album is loaded!
    Cetera has so many! "Skin Tight" is a good one!
    "Scrapbook" from the same album (Chicago X)
    "Brand New Love Affair, Parts 1 & 2" from Chicago VIII
    "What's This World Comin' To" from Chicago VI (Tower Of Power-ish),
     
  6. Lfsbera

    Lfsbera

    Jan 4, 2015
    Paul Young - Everytime you go (away), bassline by Pino Palladino. Crafted from the heart, impecable fretless sound and intonation...
     
  7. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
     
    Fretless1! likes this.
  8. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Yes. Chicago X really shows what Cetera can do. What about Once or Twice? He really lost something once he started doing ballads. But, that's where the money was.
     
    JimK likes this.
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...back at a HS dance, a local horn band did "Brand New Love Affair, Parts 1 & 2" to a "T" (IIRC). :wacky:
    Amazing, I ran out & bought that album ASAP.
    I do recall the guy playing a black P-bass & he turned his Ampeg cab around so that it was facing the wall.
    I played that room a year later (for a Year Book rally)...that piece of info helped.
     
  10. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "What are the best songs that highlight the bass guitar that have never had radio air play"?
    ...is what the OP asked.
    I recall this as a very popular tune, so I looked-
    Gold Record, peaked at #1 on the US Charts.
     
  11. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Another good Chicago tune
    Chicago Live At Carnegie Hall - Lowdown

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.