Longest bass solo? (in rock)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by porteous, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. porteous


    Mar 24, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    What is the longest unaccompanied bass solo on record that you have heard? The longest I can think of is Jon Camp's Rickenbacker solo on the 1976 Renaissance album "Live at Carnegie Hall". It lasts a full 4 minutes and 15 seconds, with no one else playing at all. He uses an Echoplex to nice effect on the last minute or so.
  2. Ale the Snail

    Ale the Snail Supporting Member

    Billy Sheehan has a 6 min bass solo on the Back to Budokan live album.
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    It depends on how you define the word "solo". Gene Simmons solos' usually lats around 10 minutes but he really doesn't do much during them other than play a couple of random notes and then get hoisted to a platform above the stage. At that point he spits blood, plays a little more and then the band goes into a song, usually "God of Thunder".
  4. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Martin Turner on Handy's intro is kinda of a Bass Solo and it's long. If you've never heard it you might enjoy it.
  5. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Kind of hard to answer, considering Wooten kind of has a two hour solo every night. There's a long Entwistle solo on Youtube that I'm sure we've all seen before.