Pick one true unorthodox/interesting bassline from the 80's.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bearclaw, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. bearclaw


    Nov 13, 2000
    As most of us encountered, the 80's produced a lot of fluff pop music amongst the masses. Although, some seriously well crafted basslines made my head turn quite a bit. I would be interested in hearing about what players caught your ears during this era?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    If I had to pick one, it would be "One of the Millions" by XTC from the album Oranges and Lemons, which is a brilliant album basswise. The line is very angular and jazzy, but with a funky element to it and the arrangement is built beautifully around the line. As a bonus, it's a song written by the bassist, Colin Moulding.
  3. "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo. One of the cheesiest songs ever, but Nick Beggs' bass line is awesome.
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    "What I Am" from Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians has a great bass line.
  5. It's tough to pick just one song, but all the very unorthodox stuff Tony Levin did in the 80's w/his Funk Fingers and Chapman Stick.
  6. anything off primus's suck on this '89 ;-)
  7. That's exactly what I was going to say. :p
  8. darkblack99

    darkblack99 Supporting Member

    Cameosis...By Cameo.
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Yep, that's like THE 80s bassline