SIMPLE bass lines that make the song...

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

  1. redfish


    May 4, 2008
    Another one that isn't played by bass but would sound even better if were is Fire With Fire - The Gossip.

    Stacked Actors - Foo Fighters
  2. Sneckumhaw


    Apr 26, 2006
    In fact the original artist is Queen with guest vocalist David Bowie. All Dorsey does with the song is play Deacon's line note for note (as she should).
  3. Oh! Nirvana - In Bloom. I think the guitar is actually kinda superfluous.
  4. CraigG


    Mar 14, 2006
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Silly Love Songs - McCartney
  5. fretlessman71

    fretlessman71 Still beats havin' a job Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    FoCo, NoCo
    Oh! "Working Man" by Rush. DUH!
  6. Jay Corwin

    Jay Corwin Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Groove Me Baby - King Floyd.....super easy, super funky
  7. Yeah...I meant Superfreak...sorry, those years were all a blur to me.
  8. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    "Everyday People" Sly & The Family Stone It doesnt get easier than One funky note!
  9. Good Times - Chic
    Bust A Move - Young MC
    Limelight - Rush
    Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
    Would - Alice In Chains
    Detroit Rock City - Kiss
    NIB - Black Sabbath
  10. BassmanAd


    Mar 19, 2008
    I can't believe nobody's called "Unskinny Bop" by Poison....
  11. visa


    Dec 17, 2005
    Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Velvet Revolver - Slither
  12. Off the top of my head:

    Brickhouse - Commodores
    Paradise - Sade
    Super Freak - Rick James
  13. UPTHE1RON5


    Dec 10, 2007
    the bassline is sooo simple, its genius

    heaven and hell - black sabbath
    shout at the devil - van halen
    crazy train - ozzy
  14. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    To me almost any bigger Pretenders hit with Pete Farndon playing bass.

    Totally dug this guys approach to pop bass.
  15. sidster


    Apr 15, 2008
    Norfolk, VA
    A few more of my favorite easy ones that make the song:

    Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
    Love Comes to Town - (BB King & U2 version)
    5 to 1 (The Doors, probably keyboard bass, but still cool)
    The Chain - Fleetwood Mac (Even the verse part before the solo is cool)
    Take me to the River - Talking Heads version
    Oh yeah, and how could we leave out Stranglehold?!
  16. 98mtd


    May 24, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sade's Smooth Operator. It even comes with one of fretless bass' most famous bass solos.
  17. Yesterday to tomorrow-Audioslave
  18. tat2jim


    Sep 13, 2007
    ATL via NYC
  19. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    It's far more easier to find songs with simple basslines that make the song than complex basslines that make the song....
  20. wingnut


    Apr 18, 2007
    Las Vegas Nv.
    Squank by ZZ Top
    Crossfire by Stevie Ray
    Badge by Cream
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