SIMPLE bass lines that make the song...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by fretlessman71, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. tonyp145


    Apr 1, 2012
    Kent, WA
    Hi, I'm sorry, I've used the search feature trying to find the original thread and I can't get it. Sounds interesting, could you please post a link to it. Thanks!
  2. meals


    Jan 14, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
    Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
  3. tsar nicholas

    tsar nicholas

    Mar 28, 2012
    Has "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley been mentioned? That one.
  4. kiripunk


    Mar 30, 2012
    Naples (ITALY)
    Such a groovy line! :)
  5. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    I have just sight read this old heart of mine
    very cool song
  6. MangoSweat


    Jun 3, 2012
    Hey man nice shot-Filter
    Cannonball-The Breeders
    A lot of RATM stuff is really fun to play
  7. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Sunshine of your love by Cream. Simple, but I love playing that song.
  8. It was mentioned in this thread in 2009 or so, but I have always loved Adam Clayton's line in "With or Without You" by U2.

    I think it's perfect.:cool:
  9. MangoSweat


    Jun 3, 2012
    Woohoo Iowa!(couldn't help but notice) Vampire Weekend is awesome. I describe it as island punk? Sounds good to me! And fun to play
  10. Waster


    Nov 24, 2011
    Every U2 bass line is fits this category! Clayton's playing is so perfect for that band.
  11. Duke21


    Nov 14, 2010
    Narvik, Norway
    It is one of the greatest bass lines in my opinion, amazing how simple bass line back up such a great song!
  12. Duke21


    Nov 14, 2010
    Narvik, Norway
  13. BillMason


    Mar 6, 2007
    And they really do define the songs too.
  14. cccy


    Nov 23, 2010
    London, UK
    There are so many... off the top of my head:

    Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Massive Attack - Safe From Harm
    Peggy Lee - Fever

    Not sure how easy these songs are... could be simplified as well I guess.
    Marvin Gaye - Ain't that Peculiar
    Jamiroquai - Runaway

    and a couple more rowdy ones:
    Black Flag - Six Pack
    Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia
    Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Megadeth - Peace Sells
  15. BulbofPassion


    Mar 25, 2012
    Savage, MD
    Nirvana's version of Love Buzz is pretty simple and not too hard to get down. Easier then it sounds.
    I was also thinking;
    She by Green Day
    Sweet Tooth by Marilyn Mason (There's actually a lot of Gidget and Twiggy lines I could list)
    Maybe even Wrapped in Plastic by Manson. Probably up there with Love Buzz. Simple but might take some work to get down.
    Also try, Tired of Sex by Weezer and I'm not sure, was Seven Nation Army already listed?
    You could also try various Birthday Party songs like Release the Bats or King Ink
  16. nightwulf


    Feb 27, 2011
    Edmonds Wa
    ANYTHING done by the Duck:
    Green onions, Time is Tight Booker T and the MG's
    Knock on wood Eddie Floyd
    Born Under a Bad Sign, Crosscut Saw Albert King
    Going Down Freddie King
    Soul Man, Wrap It Up, May I Baby Sam and Dave
    Dock of the Bay, I Can't Turn You Loose, Otis Redding

    Things not by the Duck:
    You Shook Me Led Zepplin
    Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
    Come Together The Beatles
  17. MrBassManG


    Jun 5, 2012
    At the risk of repeating (11 pages is a lot to get through...)

    Pumped up Kicks - Foster the People
    Be My Baby - The Crystals

    (edit: Holy shirt, 27 pages!)
  18. +1 for Pumped Up Kicks.
  19. Earache


    Feb 3, 2012
  20. ChrisLaBenne


    Jun 6, 2011
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    "Shut Up and Let Me Go" by the Ting Tings
    "The Golden Age" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
    "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand

    I think these fit the description pretty well, eh?
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