I need song suggestions

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bardolph, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Both my friend and I play bass, and we want to do a bass, bass, drums thing for a school talent show. We can each slap and tap and whatnot and we can handle moderately hard material. Please give me some suggestions for any songs with two basses and drums.
  2. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    Well it was played with more than two basses and drums but Big Bottoms from Spinal Tap comes to mind. Not sure how this will go over at a school talent show though.
  3. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Try some classical music with 2 parts - something with a melody and a counterpart.

    I think there is a JS Bach book on the market that is written for Bass with 2 parts. I think that would impress both the students and the teachers.

    You could also try a song written for other instruments - such as keyboards or horns.
    Or you could come up with something based on a well known melody or theme.
    Some of the best instrumentals I have heard contained well known melodies - such as Stu Hamm's bass solo that contained the Peanut's Theme. I seem to remember a popular song that ended with the Woody Woodpecker melody.

    One of the Metal bands I played in during the early 90's played an instrumental that contained both the Munster's theme and the Adam's Family theme. That usually went over better than any of our original tunes.
  4. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Check out the band "Cop Shoot Cop". I'm pretty sure they have two basses and drums.
  5. Make a cool jam in which you all take solo's and play a rythm to groove to. you know, just an organized jam, those are always fun.
  6. Basho

    Basho Guest

    I don't know if you'll be able to find music for it, but you could do Power Fusion Bass Crunch Time... that's for two basses and drums. Also, if you want to alienate your drummer, you could do some stuff from Bass Extremes. I also like the organized jam idea, halfway through you can trade parts.
  7. Mudvayne stuff :D The drums and bass are both insane!
  8. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    When i play with an other bassist, i generally trade off playing chords, melody/soloing, and a bassline. So you can have chords with the melody, chords with the bassline, or the bassline with the melody. You can do that with just about any tune. It might be a bit difficult with a tunes that have 13th chords, complicated melodies, etc.
  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    yeah I think that trading off chords and melodies would be neat.

    I saw dos peform(Watt and Kira on bass) and while watt was doing chords kira was soloing or doign little melodies, and they traded off a little. It sounded really good, no drums, and it would have probably been cooler with drums, but the concept still worked well.

    don't be afraid to arrange something yourself. just because the song wasn't originally performed or written with two basses in mind, doesn't mean you can't change that.

    I performed the Mario Brothers underground theme with another bassist, we traded the two licks, then did the ending run in unison, then when it came time for the jam in the end I held the bass line, while she did some double stops and stuff, and again we alternated on that too.

    the more you can get a song that has the two of you weaving in and out of eachother, playing together, rather than next to each other the better, I say.
  10. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN

    Have you decided on a Song yet?
  11. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001