Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bass_player_cd, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. bass_player_cd

    bass_player_cd terminated.

    Aug 21, 2000
    What song do you think has the best bass Steve Harris did?(he is the bassist for Iron Maiden if you didnt figure that out already).:eek: :confused: :eek:
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    too many to mention for me...
  3. Hunh. I can name my five faves:

    The Clairvoyant
    The Number of the Beast
    Murders In the Rue Morgue
    Hallowed Be Thy Name

    The thing I like about Harris is how effortlessly he switches between an almost lyrically melodic style and a simply pounding rhythmic drive. It's very impressive, and he's one of the players I really admire. Too bad Bruce Dickinson's vocals are so silly :rolleyes:
  4. Phantom of the opera
    The Clairvoyant
    Losfer Words
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Number Of The Beast
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Murders in the Rue Morgue
    Phantom of the Opera
    The Trooper!!!!!
    22 Acacia Ave
    Wasted Years
    Run to the hills
    Where Eagles Dare

    i agree with Barroso, there are too many!!!
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    good stuff, gotta add two of my personal favorites, to tame a land and ghenghis khan. very cool, happening parts going on in both of those songs.
  8. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    In my opinion it would have to be Revelations and Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
  9. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Phantom of the Opera
    Inocent Exile
  10. I like his work on "The Clairvoyant", that's some tight bass
  11. Joe R

    Joe R

    Nov 4, 2000
    Wenatchee WA. USA
    Wrathchild & 2 minutes to midnight.
  12. bro listened to a lot of Maiden back in the day...

    Run To The Hills
    Flight of Icarus

    Steve shatters the notion that you need a pick to play fast...all fingers. He is unreal!

    And don't forget his classic stance and machine gun routine...Whoa!
  13. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Wasted Years
    Ghengis Kahn
    a loss for words
  14. Rhymn of The Acient Mariner
    Seems like "Still Life" had a really cool bass part?

    Been a long time since I heard some good Maiden.
  15. And don't forget his classic stance and machine gun routine...Whoa!

    Yeah! Foot on the monitor and bass pointed at the crowd!

    Steve Harris made sure that when you left a Maiden concert you were well aware of the fact that you had just been ROCKED.

    All this talk makes me want to go get Piece of Mind and play non-stop galloping bass lines!
  16. Damn, its impossible to choose one. I call a tie between The Clairvoyant and Revelations.

    I'm also relieved to find that I'm not the only one who thinks Dickinson's vocals are silly. :)
  17. No, No, No...... Dickinson rules!! Classic 80s metal voice.

    Running Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.
  18. I always like The Rime of The Ancient Mariner, I just think is the coolest semi operatic song.
  19. ps. I also like the chordal intro to "Afraid to shoot strangers". the root-fifth-octave shapes work well played with three fingers, although I suspect Harris played it thumb and two fingers.

    also "the apparition" another track on Fear of the dark, has a great bassline.
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    The Clairvoyant
    Phantom of the Opera
    The Trooper

    I love Dickinson's voice.