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Modern rock song driven by bassline?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by lastminute, Apr 15, 2010.


  1. lastminute

    lastminute

    Dec 25, 2007
    I looked through my library of modern rock music....and noticed that other than "Longview" by Green Day and "Time Is Running Is Out/Hysteria" by Muse, I don't have too many contemporary rock songs that are driven entirely by the bass during huge chunks of the song....distinctive bassline and all.

    Could someone suggest a few for me to look for?
     
  2. Crawl - Kings of Leon
     
  3. Any song by Rancid
     
  4. change-jug

    change-jug

    Oct 11, 2008
    Buffalo,NY
    piggy-nine inch nails
     
  5. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    Anything by Tool
     
  6. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    +1, but I wouldnt really call their music "modern rock" , it's to good for that IMHO
     
  7. Electric Feel - MGMT (JUSTICE remix is best tho >.>)
     
  8. waynobass

    waynobass

    Feb 27, 2008
    Texas
    "Panic Switch" by Silversun Pickups
     
  9. Lots of Muse, and lots of Kings of Leon, especially The Because of the Times album.


    -RTK
     
  10. acid bass

    acid bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Not technical wizardry, but several songs by the Killers including "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine", "Midnight Show", and "When You Were Young" are heavily bass driven.
     
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  11. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Rage - Calm Like a Bomb, Bullet in the Head, Take the Power Back
    Alice in Chains - Would?
    Bush - Comedown
    AFI - Miss Murder
    Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
    White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (Most non musicians don't know it's not a bass)
    Beastie Boys - Sabotage
    Better Than Ezra - Good
    Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song
    Cake - The Distance
    Fallout Boy - Dance Dance (eww)
    Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
    Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood, Feel Good Inc.
    Incubus - A Certain Shade of Green, Are You In, Drive (Red Rocks Version), Hilikus
    Limp Bizkit - Rearranged
    NIN - The Hand That Feeds
    Offspring - Self Esteem


    And tons of Chili Peppers.
     
  12. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    311-come original

    ...a lot of ska punk bands are driven by bass even though they aren't the main melodies. reel big fish - sell out comes to mind.

    a perfect circle - the package
     
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  13. Toptube

    Toptube

    Feb 9, 2009
    You should check out I Mother Earth. Not all of their songs bass driven, but overall bass plays a large part in their songs. Checkout the albums Scenery and Fish and Quicksilver Meat Dream.
     
  14. vegas532

    vegas532

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Heavily Bass Driven = Young Widows...anything by them.
     
  15. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    IMA Robot - Dynamite
     
  16. guitarchaser

    guitarchaser

    Mar 6, 2010
    Scotland
    One that stands out for me, L'Arc~en~Ciel "Stay Away"



    The band, and bassist, that made me pick up a bass.
     

  17. cool I liked that. bass player kicks ass and seems like the band leader
     
  18. As Tall As Lions is a band that I've been getting into a lot lately. I don't know if I would say that the songs are driven by the bass, but the grooves are to die for. Seriously.
     
  19. duderasta

    duderasta

    Feb 25, 2010
    Tampa, FL
    An oft overlooked and short - lived band...
    Sugartooth, Sold my fortune
     
  20. TheSuperJank

    TheSuperJank

    Feb 6, 2019
    Yea, I know that Breaking Benjamin and sick puppies in general have something fun in there songs. If you really want to go crazy you will have to head towards heavy metal such as avenged sevenfold, where all 3 guitars and the bass have a time to shine.
     

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