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Repetitive but good bass lines

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JACink, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    What songs have bass lines that are pretty much repetitive for the whole song but are great bass lines/songs none the less?

    Things like Good Times by Chic etc.
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The Talking Heads Psycho Killer - brutally simple.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Chicago - I'm a Man
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  4. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Sade's 'Paradise.' After a 3-note intro, it's the exact same riff for 3 minutes.
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  5. ^^^ Was just going to recommend Paul S. Denman (Sade). Long - term fan of his, always liked his taste / tone / time / feel. Serves the song perfectly.
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  6. Here is a sample of Mr. Denman.... I absolutely adore this video: Sade has such a classy yet steamy stage presence, the whole band is fantastic (edit - not to mention, the mixer feed audio sounds deliciously good)

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
    RichGrippo, ERIC31, Farseer and 15 others like this.
  7. Groove is in the Heart, by Deee-Lite.
  8. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    John McVie’s iconic line in the Chain. Duck Dunn’s line in Time is Tight. Nikki Monninger’s line in Panic Switch.
  9. BD Jones

    BD Jones

    Jul 22, 2016
    "Stand by Me" comes to mind considering the bass is the prominent instrument in the song.
    TerenceE, thanos k, neuman and 19 others like this.
  10. diglo

    diglo Supporting Member

    May 21, 2007
    Get up! Get Get Get Down!
    Rick James “Give it to Me Baby”
  11. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    I raise you Ghetto Life....the bass line is repetitive; yet elegant in its simplicity.
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  12. REV


    Jun 18, 2006
    Fodderstompf by PIL / Jah Wobble
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  13. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    RDW, DarkSword, mexicanyella and 11 others like this.
  14. Artman

    Artman Supporting Member

    Too Rolling Stoned by Robin Trower.
    Jimmy Dewar was the perfect blues-rock bass player and vocalist.
    petch, Lowendtech, TH63 and 15 others like this.
  15. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    All of them
  16. JeffC23


    Aug 1, 2017
    Billy Jean - I realize it changes a little but is still very repetitive.
  17. T-boneParish


    Sep 7, 2016
    Austin, TX
    Pretty much the entire catalog of James Brown.
    "Make it Funky!"
  18. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2018

    Almost goofy in it's simplicity, but wow does it work.
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  19. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    Just so you know I like more technical lines too.

    bottomzone, ElMon, krimo and 2 others like this.

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