perfect bass line?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Yvon, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    wich song do you think have the perfect bass line?
    a sound that fit the song, great notes choice, great groove, fills at the right place. I don't mean a song with a very complicated bass line, just a great one that fit the song perfectly.
    For me it would be
    sledge hammer/peter gabriel
    I think Tony did a perfect job on the one.
    there is lots more song,
    don't give up/peter gabriel
    hey you/pink floyd
    lemon song/ led zep
    thank you/ sly and the family stone
    shining star/heart, wind & fire
    those are the one that come to mind right now. There is so many more.
    What's your pick?
  2. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    "All Right Now" by Free. Elegantly simple, and it perfectly clicks with the song as a whole.

  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    "The Mayor of Simpleton" by XTC. Colin Moulding's line is the song.
  4. Grand Funk's "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home". After all these years, that's still my favorite song. Mel Schacher is the man!

  5. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    I don't know if these fit in all those categories, but some of my favourite basslines are:

    Bones by Radiohead
    Something by The Beatles
    Orion by Metallica
    Stand By Me by Ben E. King
    Smooth by Santana
    Dock of The Bay by Otis Redding
    Come On Come Over by Jaco

    can't think of any more right now.
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    living on a prayer-bon jovi
    sledge hammer- peter gabriel
    monkey business-skid row
    you outta know-alanis morisette
    right now-van halen
    i want you back- jackson 5
    walk the dinosaur-was not was....thanks for remindin me of that one ric bass :)

    just to name a few of many
  7. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    i'd have to agree with the bass line in Santana's "Smooth" - his bassist is a MASTER groover, in my opinion. subtle embellishments on an otherwise simple bunch of lines make that song happen, IMHO :D
  8. Cornbread


    Jun 20, 2000
    Lawrence, Ma
    I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Trenchtown Rock - same
    Them Belly Full (But We Still Hungry) - same

    Those are some "perfect" reggae bass lines.
  9. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    dancin in the moonlight - thin lizzy

    emotional rescue - stones
  10. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Roundabout - Yes
    Nowhere Man - The Beatles
  11. julioone

    julioone Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    Suring, WI, USA
    All My Lovin = Beatles. Grooves all the way through. Tough to play and sing harmony at the same time.
  12. Cat


    Apr 5, 2000
    Penn State
    pretty much any stone temple pilots or incubus song.

    also my friend's band, drift. the bass player basically plays the lead melody and the guitar is just for background/rythm/effects. he is awesome. i'll post a clip later.
  13. Beercan - Beck
    People of the Sun - Rage against the machine
    Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix

    Shure all of these might not be the best bass lines ever made. Who cares that beercan and people of the sun only have 3 notes in them there catchy.
  14. Riders On The Storm - The Doors
    Another Brick In The Wall pt2 - Floyd
    Schism - Tool
  15. Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
    Pink Floyd - Money
    Led Zeppelin - The Lemon Song
  16. Wow the first 2 that came to mind were grabbed quick.

    Dancing in the moonlight_Thin Lizzy
    I want you back_J5

    and I will add

    Got to give it up_Marvin Gaye
  17. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    I second "I shot the sheriff".
  18. qsoxy


    May 4, 2001
    Maggie --Rod Stewart
  19. Journey To the End of the East Bay-Rancid
    Pressure Drop- The Clash
    No One Knows- Green Day
    Jump Jive An' Wail- (the Brian Setzer version)
    Knowledge- (the Green Day version)
    Throw a Bomb- Mustard Plug
    Blind- Face to Face
  20. qsoxy


    May 4, 2001
    Silly Love Songs --Paul McCartney
    the amazing bass line is the only thing that makes the song palatable for me. I loved that bass line before I even knew what a bass guitar was.