I've spent the last few days going through the early Elton John discography (through 1976 or so) and have to say that I'm once again thoroughly blown away by the bass playing of Dee Murray. There are so many songs that I can point to, but in particular, the bass line to the last track of Elton's 1973 masterpiece "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"...Harmony. It's eloquent in its form, just right for the track to move it and establish the sonic foundation in the track. And the ending! I'm not great at identifying scales and modes but the way the bass line in the ending tracks is incredible. (This song is incredible songwriting in it's own right - it was slated to be a single but wound up being the B side to the single "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") PS And if you REALLY want to be blown away, listen to Dee's fretless bass lines on 17/11/70...this was a THREE piece ensemble, Elton, Dee, and Nigel Ollsen on drums. KILLER!