Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Good instrumentals?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Guss, Nov 12, 2002.


  1. Well, I'm looking for music that I don't know about again. This time I'm looking for instrumentals. Any kind would be appreciated. Right now now I have:
    Blackbird
    Classical thump
    Classical G.A.S.
    Slang
    Since I love all these songs and I'm new to instrumentals, I figure there is some great music that I'm missing out on.


    Also, I wouldn't mind a few bass solos that I could get a hold of either, things kinda like "Classical Thump"
    Thanks!:cool:
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Marie, Dominique Di Piazza's solo piece on John McLaughlin Trio - Que Alegria.
    Dominique is da man...
     
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow and Wired albums get my vote.
     
  4. I hate to be all picky and stupid, but could I just have indivisual songs? This way I can download them and decide if I want to buy the album.
    I guess you don't have to, but what the heck, right?


    Thanks.;)
     
  5. fugazi's got a bunch of good ones. my favorites:

    arpeggiator
    combination lock
    turkish disco
     
  6. Dude the best instrumental for the bass, has got to be, hands down, Call of Ktulu by Metallica.

    The entire thing is centered around the bass. Cliff gets some nice FX going on, too.

    Also:

    Orion
    To Live Is To Die



    - Metallikat
     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Bass-only instrumentals:
    Jeff Berlin's versions of "Tears in Heaven" and "Dixie"
    Jaco Pastorius' version of "Amerika"
    Stu Hamm's versions of "Linus and Lucy" and "Moonlight Sonata"
     
  8. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    Anything by Ozric Tentacles. Some songs with great basslines (prominent in the mix, too) include Erpland, Tidal Convergence, Yaboop Yaboop, Lull Your Skull, and Snakepit.
     
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Lenny by Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - Sinister Minister
    Liquid Soul - All Blues (I kinda dig this version more that the original..)
     
  10. Listen to the beastie boys!

    -Sabrosa
    -Rickies Theme
    -Eugenes lament
    -Transistions
    -Shambala
    -In 3's
    -Namaste


    ....all amazing istrumentals
     
  11. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    we just got yyz down, a very fun tune.
     
  12. kaboom133

    kaboom133

    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    don't know if this is what you're looking for, but the red hot chili peppers, pretty little ditty.
     
  13. BassAxe

    BassAxe

    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    Beethoven's symphony #5 in C minor and symphony #9 in D minor.

    Quahogs Anyone by Stu Hamm

    Always With Me, Always With You by Joe Satriani

    Steve Vai's 2nd solo album, Passion & Warfare

    Taxi Suite and Hipbone by Rare Air

    Drum Trip by Rusted Root

    Donna Lee by Jaco Pastorius

    I could go on forever.
     
  14. Morris

    Morris Guest

    Oct 7, 2002
    Cardiff, Wales
    Check out "The boys in the band" by Gentle Giant off their Octopus album. An amazing and very underrated instrumental! Good fun to try and play the bass line too!
     
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    How about some Iron Maiden....

    Genghis Khan
    The Ides of March
    Losfer Words
    Transylvania
     
  16. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    wow, someone else realize that beastie boys are great instrumentists also...

    cool choices, i have that "The IN sound from way OUT" instrumental cd

    you left out "POW" which is one of my faves

    when are tey going to come back with a new album?? :(
     
  17. John Fahey. The Last Steam Engine Train or Steel Guitar Rag, or anything from his album The Dance Of Death And Other Plantation Favourites.

    Leo Kottke - Busted Bicycle. :) Whew!

    The Tea Party - Badger.

    All acoustic guitar stuff. That's what I like in an instrumental, for some reason. :)
     
  18. How about Dream Theaters "Erotmania"? Very good song and nice to play to.
     
  19. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Ice Nine by Joe Satriani is a cool instrumental,
    Of course YYZ and Lavilla Strangato (not sure of the spelling) From Rush.
    School Days from Stanley Clark
     
  20. Its crazy cause that "in sound from way out" album is prolly one of my favorites. I can put it on any time and still enjoy it. I only hope the stuff the beasties make (whenever they decide to make it) in the future will have the same jazzy funk vibe.