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Rotten tune, great bass line

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by eli, Jan 26, 2000.

  1. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    OK, I'm not above plagiarizing a really good idea. I'll even give rockinjc credit for it:

    Name your favorites for recording most undeserving of the bass line bestowed upon it (extra credit for naming the poor bassist).

    First nomination:
    "It's Over" Johnny Mathis/Deneice Williams
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Eli-still no takers?
    "OK", I'll embarrass myself(as I played these in bands, in public, in a different time,...)
    "Everybody Dance"-Chic(Bernard Edwards)
    "Car Wash"-Rose Royce(Lequeint Jobe...always wished I could pull off those bass breaks).
    "Take Your Time(Do It Right)"-SOS Band(John Alexander Simpson...had to look this guy's name up).
    "Wake Me Up(Before You Go-Go"-Wham!(yeah,...I know; what the Hell, Dion Estes plays a cool part).
  3. Rockinjc


    Dec 17, 1999
    Inagodadavida - iron butterfly

    intersteller overdrive - floyd

    Monsters theme.

    Scooby do theme. Coragious Cat them.
    (sub subtopic TV/cartoon themes with fun bass parts.

    More. (frank?)

    Any band I no longer play with. smile.
    - someone was bound to say it. Ooops there goes all the qule bass parts.


    [This message has been edited by Rockinjc (edited January 27, 2000).]
  4. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    ... and I have to admit that I still LOVE playing the recorded part to "YMCA".

    Bless me, Jaco, for I have commercialized...
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Jive Talking"-Bee Gees
    "You Should Be Dancin'"-Bee Gees

    I still like shedding some of the Jackson's stuff...
    "I Want You Back"
    "Never Can Say Goodbye"
    "Blame It On The Boogie"
    "Heartbreak Hotel"
  6. He're we going now...

    Village People - Macho Man
    Any cool Kool&thegang hit (Ladies' Night ; Hi de Ho, Jungle Boogie...)
    Diana Ross - Upside Down (ther's a live version of the song where the bassist is completely crazy and funks his ass off as never)

    Subsubsubsub topic cartoon&series riffs :

    Inspector Gadget : american movie but 20 years old french cartoon first !
    Ever listen to the bass riff of Airwolf (this mega copter who rescue everyone) ? Cool slap riff (yet here the only real instrument is bass).
    I still play the Magnum cool. theme with my band. It's really cool !
    Knight Rider theme ; 3 bass notes but very impressive.

    Hey with this topic I'm 10 years old one more time !
  7. Can't remember the american title of this TV show. You know there was this big black man with 3 kilograms of gold around his neck ; there was another who smoked cigars, there was the fool, and another who had much success with girls.

    Ah, they had a big black van.

    And the theme was cool.
  8. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    You gotta problem ? Then call the A TEAM

  9. Right CS
    In france, it's called 'All Risk Agency'. The theme is cool.

    If you have a problem. If noone else can help. And if you can find them. Maybe you can hire... the A-Team.

    [This message has been edited by Jère (edited January 29, 2000).]
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    There was a time in American TV-land where some pretty "cool" themes were being played by some pretty happenin' sessioneers of the day-
    S.W.A.T...Scott Edwards on bass
    Baretta...Will Lee?
    Starsky & Hutch...again, maybe Will Lee?
    Sanford & Son-Definitely Chuck Rainey!
  11. Player


    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    "The Jetsons"!! Could never cover the violin parts to play it live though. We do the Pink Panther sometime and who can forget Barney Miller.

  12. Rockinjc


    Dec 17, 1999
    Just heard knock three times - Oh the shame of it all.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Great topic. Worth a second look.

    Too bad I can't think of any sucky songs...

    Will C.:cool:
  14. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I used to use the theme from Barney Miller as a sound check exercise. Also count in the theme from the Muppets.
  15. frost13


    Apr 12, 2000
    The really bad thing is....now I will be checking out all of these "bad" songs......just to hear the bass lines....:)
  16. :meh::meh: There's not a *bad* tune here. WHAT WERE WE THINKING?!?
  17. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    With the exception of the cover tunes "Everytime You go Away" and "Tear Your Playhouse Down", the bulk of Paul Young's songs were pretty bogus. However, Pino Palladino made them shine with his brilliant bass work.
  18. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Awesome. :cool:

    It's time for a zombie thread. :p

  19. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    there are some wham tunes with awesome basslines. any one of them would be a rotten tune with a great bassline.

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