Movies with good bass lines.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by skwee, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    Watching Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels this evening for the first time. Not all of them are bass guitar, but there are some fierce lines in this movie. Anyone have a favorite bass groove from another film?
  2. praisebass


    Aug 20, 2009
  3. Hardpo


    Nov 7, 2013
    The opening tune to snatch
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  5. shaft311


    Apr 13, 2010
    Mt. Juliet, TN
  6. shaft311


    Apr 13, 2010
    Mt. Juliet, TN
    Nice upright work on Ocean's Eleven..
  7. jacksonev94

    jacksonev94 Supporting Member

    May 12, 2012
    Lynchburg, VA
    Not a movie, but I love the theme music for the TV show "Frasier." It's a short, really catchy upright part.
  8. Assault on Precinct 13, Bullit, The Thing....
  9. CnB77


    Jan 7, 2011
    The very first thing that came to mind for me
  10. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada

    I was gonna say that. And the thing something almost exactly like it is in every heist movie. Or sometimes just crime movies. I'm not sure if this movie started it but i have only noticed that since oceans eleven like 12 or 13 years ago.
  11. shaft311


    Apr 13, 2010
    Mt. Juliet, TN
    Well I know what it is. They try to make these crime dramas seem sophisticated, and that you're smart for understanding the plot. Smart people like upright bass.

    That's my bs theory anyway! :D
  12. I want to live. Red Mitchell on Bass

    "By March 1959, Billboard noted that the popularity of the film and of Mandel's and Mulligan's albums "prompted a rush of jazz film scores", and cited the signing of Duke Ellington to do the score for that year's Anatomy of a Murder, the release of The Five Pennies (a biopic about the jazz band leader Red Nichols), and a 1960 documentary Jazz on a Summer's Day,"
  13. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Take your pick of "blaxploitation" films. My pick at the moment would be "Easin' In" by Edwin Starr (from Hell Up In Harlem). :)
  14. Not a movie, and don't make fun of me for it, but the reboot of Doctor Who has had a few bass oriented background songs throughout the years.
  15. Lonnybass


    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Little Shop of Horrors, starring Rick Moranis.

  16. ChriszW


    Jan 14, 2013
    Surprise, AZ
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  17. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Car Wash
  18. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Hair. Terrible movie, great soundtrack (with great bass).
  19. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    south Louisiana
    I seem to remember some cool bass lines in David Lynch's Lost Highway. The whole soundtrack is pretty good with bass heavy songs, most worth listening to… something for every taste, as well.
    Mr. Lynch rules my talk bass brethren.

    fnord! :smug: