Great Bass Intro's

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by the-lizard-king, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. Red-Hot-Bassist, this is for you :)
    OK, what songs have great Bass intro's?
    Heres a couple off the top of my head
    Lounge Act - Nirvana (tons of Nirvana songs)
    Schism - Tool
    Around The World - RHCP
    Song 2 - Blur
    Riders On The Storm - The Doors (theres lots of Doors Songs too)
    Theres so many songs with great bass intro's. What are your faves?
  2. Rancid- If the Kids are United, Sick Sick World, and any other of their songs with bass intros.

    My mind is drawing a total blank on anything else.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Higher Ground - RHCP
    Riddles Are Abound Tonight - Sausage
    Rumpofsteelskin - Parliament
    Hair, The Jam, & Pow - Graham Central Station
    Continuum (live) - Jaco
    Birdland - Weather Report
    If I Like It, Traveling Without Moving - Jamiroquai
    Glide - Pleasure
    If A Girl Answers Don't Hang Up - Vanity 6 (Prince on bass)
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    "No More Heroes" - The Stranglers (Jean-Jacques Burnel - bass)
    "Wherever I lay My Hat " - Paul Young (Pino Palladino - bass)
    "There's nothing like This" - Omar
    "Do what you wanna Do " - T-connection
    "Twenty Four Hours" - Joy Division
    "Smooth Operator" - Sade
  5. Some oldies ;

    - Cool Jerk; The Capitols (it's a piano's bass keys but sounds killer on electric bass)
    - How Many More Times; Zep
    - My World is Empty Without You; Supremes (Jamerson made his Motown intros a signature)
    - Soul Experience; Iron Butterfly
    - Taxman; Beatles (Lennon on bass)
    - Brick House; The Commodores
    - Rescue Me; Fontella Bass
    - Take Me to the River; Talking Heads
    - Power; Marcus Miller
    - On the Avenue; Bonafide
    - Rock n' Roll Jelly; Stanley Clarke
    - When I Come Around; Green Day
  6. "The Gush" - Raging Speedhorn
    "Champion" - Grinspoon
    "Spiders" - System Of A Down

    These are all awesome intro's, I suggest you download them.
  7. Mudshuvul -Staind
    Shadow -TOOL
    DDevil and Sugar-System of a Down
    Most of what warwicknut said
    It's Alright -My own personal little project with a friend.
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    It´s so easy- G N R´s

  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...sorry, Rick, I'm a non-believer.
    That can't be Lennon, can it?!
  10. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Stuart and the Ave.-Green Day
  11. Rancid - Journey to the end of the Easy Bay
    Limp Bizkit - Rearranged (even though i hate limp)
    Offspring - Crossroads (GENUIS!)

    theres plenty more..
  12. dmbbassdude


    Apr 25, 2001
    sinister minister-bela fleck and the flecktones


    stomping grounds-bela fleck and...

    character zero-phish
  13. add one,

    My name is Mud -Primus
  14. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Rancid - Journey to the End of Eastbay, Detroit

    Primus - My Name Is Mud, To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Groundhogs Day

    DMB - Crush

    NoFX - The Desperations Gone
  15. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    "Jeremy" - Pearl Jam

    "Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel

    "Distant Early Warning" - Rush

    "New York Minute" - Don Henly (Cheesy song, great bass part)

    etc. etc.
  16. Lennon played bass too?

    Just listening to 'I Want You' from Abbey Road, there is some great bass goin on in that song!

    Oh yeah! That intro is great. Most underated band ever.
  17. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Rage Against the Machine- Bombtrack, People of the Sun, Take the Power Back

    CCR- Down On The Corner (simple but cool)

    Nirvana- Sliver (especially the live Muddy Banks album version)

    RHCP- Around the World

    The Trammps- Disco Inferno (hey it's catchy)

  18. Why, Jim!!! A guy who knows so much doggone music as you??? I'm appalled!!!! ;) ;)

    Think about how uncharacteristic the line is of Paul's very supportive style.

    I read this tidbit years ago in a George Martin interview but here's a site that gives excruciating recording info - look on this page for the bullet-pointed quotations; Paul's comment on his playing guitar on the cut and Harrison's comment about Paul's guitar playing on it-

    Most references just copy what the studio log for the album had in it. When they switched intruments for individual cuts, apparently nobody bothered to change the log.

    Now you are in the secret brotherhood of people who know this! :D
  19. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    "Jump Into the Fire" - Nilsson
    "Handy" - Wishbone Ash
    "Low Rider" - War
  20. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Another vote for Detroit by Rancid..