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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by fretlessman71, Jun 2, 2008.
STOP! In The Name of Love. Jamerson classic line.
STOP! The Jerry Ragavoy tune as played by Kooper/Bloomfield
with Harvey Brooks on bass and James Gang Yer Album with Tom Kriss on bass.
Woman from James Gang Rides Again, Dale Peters on bass (and one helluva bassist he is!).
Plush and Interstate love song by Stone Temple Pilots
Iron Man-- Black Sabbath
I would say any bass line of "Nothing's Shocking" by Jane's Addiction, Eric Avery. In my opinion one of the greatest and most under rated bass player in rock and roll.
Money - Pink Floyd
If you list this one, then you have to also include "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean. Very similar (in fact, I used to switch them around for fun sometimes!)
argh...someone else beat me to Dragon Attack
Black Licorice - Grand Funk
The Fish - Yes (OK, it's really all bass on the studio cut)
Nothing Can Come Between Us - Sade
and who could forget
Brick House - Rick James
Fire - Ohio Players (or Skin Tight, for that matter)
Cut the Cake - AWB
(egads, my high school disco band history is showing )
Psycho Killer- Talking heads. Gooo Tina!
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Whoa! A huge response fast - thanks ladies and gentlemen!
Let's not forget that one of the criteria is that it's got to be SIMPLE. And simple by anyone's definition. (The Fish is a great song, but simple? Uhhhh....)
Looking for bass lines that are impressive not because they're difficult to play, but because they're so stinkin' cool that you just can't stand it.
And isn't Dragon Attack the epitome of "riff rock"?
Which reminds me... how about "Everybody Wants You" by Billy Squier (which sounds a fair amount like Dragon Attack!)?
Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Rain by The Beatles
New Years Day - U2
"Close to Me" and "The Figurehead" The Cure... they have lots of good examples though.
Fly By Night
Indeep - last night a dj saved my life
Geddy Lee is the reason I became a bass player... but "simple" is not a word I'd use to describe his bass playing.... ya know?
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
My Girl - James Jamerson
Soul Man - Duck Dunn's playing with the Blues Brothers is especially tasty
Baba O'Rilley - The Who (John keeping it dead simple from point A to point B)
In A Gadda DiVida Iron Butterfly
Green Onions - Booker T & the M.G.'s
Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
Black Magic Woman - Santana (Although I admit that Carlos' lead guitar is at least as impressive as the bassline! But I do love that bassline!)
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