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Great Australian Bassists

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bridget37, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. bridget37


    Sep 21, 2008
    i have to do a performance of an australian piece of music for my music assessment, but i can't manage to find any songs with bass parts that are interesting or hard enough to get me a decent mark.

    help me!
  2. Greg Macainsh (sp?) from Skyhooks. Most of their songs were heavily dependent on the melodic bassline. Most are fairly easy but are a vital part of the song.
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  3. I'd start looking at John Butler Trio. Probably of the prominent aussie artists they're a group that has a great bass player. Whether its assessment piece good i dont know. Let us know what you decide!
  4. Craig Newman. Check his website for who he's played with. He is one bad cat.

  5. Not necessarily super hard, but very interesting grooving basslines that are vital

    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Do You Love Me?
    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
    Nick cave and The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
    Pete Murray - Tonic
    The Vines - Factory
    The Vines - Outtathaway!
    John Butler Trio - Zebra
    John Butler Trio - Treat Yo Mamma
    John Butler Trio - There'll Come A Time (if you nailed the quick semi-quavers cleanly you'd probablly get a good mark for chops too)
  6. The Living End perhaps?
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  7. Li Youwei

    Li Youwei

    May 4, 2008
    Try a track off Tommy Emmanuel's Determination CD. Rob Little on bass for most of the tracks I think.
  8. try Evripedes Evripedou! Traditionally a flamenco guitarist. Plays 6 string basses and also has a 7 string custom made Belman.

    LRB even; Roger McLaughlin on bass.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but Ric Fierabracci might be Aussie?
  9. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    +1 great player and teacher.

    also check out jeremy alsop, incredible player
  10. Yuri Pavlinov, The Bamboos.
    One of my favorite funk bass lines is off My Baby's Cheating if you can get a copy of Rawville.

    Maybe listen to Step It Up or The Bamboos Theme off their site to give you an idea.

    Or there's always Tal Wilkenfeld... That should be hard enough ;)
  11. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    Craig Bloxom from Spy V. Spy. The Spies were a trio that played some really kickin' Rock n Roll back in the '80's & early 90's. They gained quite a rep as a great club band that would totally rock the joint every night.

    Albums: "A.O Mod. TV Ver." & "Harry's Reasons" are 2 of my all-time favorite albums. Great tracks, with killer driving bass throughout.
    Songs: If you're looking for something interesting and driving, listen to "A.O. Mod" off the Xenophobia (Why?) album.

    Truly underrated everywhere except Australia. I still listen to them almost daily.
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  12. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Went to college with Yuri for a while, check out his playing with Renee Geyer too. Tasty player and very funny guy
  13. -Sam-


    Oct 5, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Steve Hunter is a great jazz bassist. I played one if his solo pieces when i did my Australian assesment for school
  14. I was going to suggest Steve Hunter too! And, Craig Newman.
    Also check out Wayne Jones!
  15. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Rebecca Johnson's a great player.
  16. DaneB


    May 25, 2008
    Western Australia
    Dane Alderson from Perth, plays with Void and James Morrison. He's awesome.

    Didn't he play with James Morrison? I recall seeing a name like that...
  17. i'd definately reccommend some of the living end's earlier stuff... theres some great lines there... umm also the bassist from Hunters and Collectors... check out their stuff such as When the river runs dry... umm the DiVINyls also have some great lines...also..what type of exam is it? uni or school? ... why not check out some of the great australian jazz quartets? analyse a walking line... ??? play the head, followed by a walking line, solo then back to the head??? With conservatoriums such as WAAPA all around the counrty there are plenty of virtuoso players on our rich jazz scene.. hit it up!
  18. Roger McLaughlin who plays in the Geoff Achison band. Very good.
  19. tescott


    May 6, 2008
    Some funk/soul by DIG?
  20. ivyman


    Apr 15, 2008
    Sydney Australia
    try listening to the podcast on itunes titled basscast

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