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Most effective example of "simple is better"

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by austentaciousC, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
    Snow Patrol-Shut your eyes

    I could hear that bass line coming from a live band miles down the road and instantly recognize it. With as much Hadrien, Manring and other technical music im glued to at the moment, that bassline still makes me stop and say "yep....thats it"

    aaannnndd go forum, go.
  2. Pnut's bassline on "Amber"
  3. oaklandgroove

    oaklandgroove Banned

    Jan 24, 2012
    North Texas
  4. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    Paul S. Denman's bassline on Paradise by Sade.
  5. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

    Nov 22, 2008
    Retrovibe Artist rota
    From the 80s, Move Closer, by Phyliss Nelson, basic single note bass line that covers a I IV V progression through the song in various permutations, and slow with it, but it's where those notes go that makes the song..talk about locked into a bass drum....great song.
  6. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Pretty much anything by Tori Amos
    Anything by Michael Hedges except the stuff Manring played on
    Most of Leo Kottke's compositions
  7. Duck Dunn's bassline on Soul Man from the Blues Brothers album.
  8. maguire


    Nov 24, 2010
    NYC / Westchester
    Had a listen to Gish again recently by Smashing Pumpkins - the bass is simply hypnotic - throughout the entire album. Wish Darcy was still playing somewhere.
  9. steve_rolfeca

    steve_rolfeca Supporting Member

    Willie Weeks' intro to Linda Ronstadt's "Blue Bayou".

    Also his line on Randy Newman's "Baltimore".
  10. maguire


    Nov 24, 2010
    NYC / Westchester
    "Separator" on the new Radiohead album - does that count as simple? its excellent.

    That's why I love the bass - a single whole note can give you a chill.
  11. +1 to that.

    A few that come to mind are "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, "So What'cha Want" by The Beastie Boys (one note actually), and "Everyday People" Sly and the Family Stone.
  12. Nofretz6


    Oct 26, 2009
    Stanley Clarke - School Days
  13. Wait... what? :D

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