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Good Emo Bass parts

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by kbassti, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. kbassti


    Oct 11, 2005
    I recently got asked to play for an emo band, bt i dnt really know the genre. are there any good songs with good basslines to look at?? thhankss
  2. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    Sic Transit Gloria...Glory fades by brand new off deja entendu

    I've always been a fan of fall out boy...nothing really special just some well played bass.
    check out dance, dance and sugar we're goin down from their new cd

    for some reason AFI was labeled emo when Sing the Sorrow came out (probably because their fan club is called the Despair Faction). But they're more hardcore. However, great, great bass playing right up in there.
    Check out Dancing through Sunday off of Sing the Sorrow and Totalimmortal off of the All Hallows EP

    For some history check out The Cure. Simon Gallup is the freaking man.

    I would surf around purevolume.com in the emo section just for a taste...to see what u got urself into.
  3. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
  4. Syeknom


    Oct 17, 2004
    Leuven, Belgium
    Could you call early Fugazi emo? Or at least a precursor to it?

    If so, the bassline to "Waiting Room" is rather hot.
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Fugazi is proto emo... I guess.

    Most emo just follows the guitar.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    "Pheurton Skeurto" by Sunny Day Real Estate isn't really indicative of anything, but they are the Webster's definition of emo overall, and it's a really cool song. Nate Mendel is a pretty sweet bass player. He played in the Foo Fighters for a while along with the drummer, William Goldsmith.
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Not really the same genre, but an influnce you could cite (same type of feel) is the 80s new wave goth style. Ala Joy Division and The Cure. Peter Hook and Simon Gallup took a melodic approach to bass playing, that fit the depressed style rather well. GET A CHORUS PEDAL! :D
  8. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    The Get Up Kids are another Titan of emo. "Pink Chimneys" by The Promise Ring has some notable bass work.
  9. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I'll second the Get Up Kids. Check out the cool bass on "Red Letter Day". Their live album also has some cool bass.

    Oh yeah, "Sick in Her Skin" is pretty groovy, too.
  10. What an oxymoronic topic.

  11. Ignorant.
  12. kr111s


    Oct 19, 2004
    The_Ryst What an oxymoronic topic.

    What an oxymoronic comment
  13. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Don't feed the trolls!
  14. bass_extremes


    Jul 9, 2005
    check out some taking back sunday
  15. I can't find a single good emo bass part and I've heard tons since my friends are CRAZY about this 5 minute phenomenon known as emo.
  16. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000

  17. Or 15 years, whatever.
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I don't like emo, but I will say this
    A) It's not a trend
    B) I've heard a few, OK bass parts

    So leave the poor emo kids alone, don't make them cry! ;)
  19. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    No comment. But I do know what oxymoronic means. ;)
  20. Yes yes I've skimmed that book "Nothing Feels Good Any More - The History of Emo" and how it generated a long time ago, but it's been "in" for a short while.