Rock/pop songs with bass solos

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by phxlbrmpf, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Here's two I think I don't see mentioned very often around here:

    Ween: Joppa Road (not sure if Dean or some session guy played it)
    Faith No More: Kindergarten
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Scorpio" by the Dennis Coffey Detroit Guitar Band...the tune is about 3:30 long w/ about 2 minutes of bass solo by Bob Babbitt.
    "Scorpio" was a Top-40 hit back in the early '70s...maybe even a Top-20 hit.

    "Cut The Cake" by AWB has a bass solo/break, too...again, a Top-20 hit from the mid-'70s.

    "I Was Made To Love Her"-Stevie Wonder...Jamerson has a 4-bar solo/break(even though the whole tune is one big bass solo).

    "Do I Do"-Stevie Wonder. Nathan Watts has an extended solo/break.
  3. Willem


    Dec 26, 2005
    Orion - Metallica (4th solo) by Cliff Burton (the allmighty;) )
  4. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    The Who - My Generation

    Rancid - Maxwell Murder
  5. "Silly love Songs"
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Kyuss - Green Machine
  7. No Doubt's cover of 'oi 2 the world' by the vandals. really fun solo 2 play.
  8. PhR


    Dec 13, 2005
    Motörhead: Stay Clean
    Free: Mr.Big
    Blue Öyster Cult: Black Blade
    Deep Purple: Fireball
    Deep Purple: Pictures Of Home
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Genesis -"No Reply at All"

    first time I remember listening to Mom's radio and thinking "Yeah, that works!"
  10. Nirvana - Love Buzz... AMAZING song. Krist Novoselic really rocks on this one...
  11. Jimbo


    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    "whip it" by devo


  12. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Who could forget Sade's "Smooth Operator", can't get any more 'pop' than that!
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    A) Devo is awesome... people who hide after mentioning are part of the problem, not the solution.
    B) Bass solo in whip it?
  14. Jimbo


    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA

    i'm talking about the part when it's only the bass playing a variation on the main riff. and the keys are just hitting one note. IIRC it's right before the last verse of the tune. it's not much of a solo as much as a breakdown. but whatever.

    btw, i like devo too :hyper:

  15. 8guy


    Jun 19, 2005
    Madison WI
    Utopias "RA" recording, "Singring and The Glass Guitar" Wonderful long chorded solo from Kasim, sounds almost like on A Ric.
  16. "Kindergarden" from Faith No More's "Angel Dust" album
  17. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    There's the cool little bass solo on Foghat's "Slow Ride".
  18. sk8punk14


    Feb 10, 2006
    The Offspring- bad habit. The bass in the introduction is so simple, yet sounds so good. Another one is Defy you (also by The Offspring).
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Smiths: Barbarism Begins at Home
    The Housemartins: We're Not Deep
    Lloyd Cole & The Commotions: My Bag