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songs that inspired you to play bass.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bad Brains, May 3, 2004.

  1. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Been playing for about a year and a half now. What are some of the songs that really made you want to learn the bass. I'll start....

    1) Professor nutbutters house of treats by Primus. Something about that song just captured my attention. This was the song that got me hooked on these guys.

    2) After Forever by black sabbath. Something about that bassline that is just very cool.

    3) "the 13th scroll" by Buckethead. Crazy little bass solo in the middle of this one, i'm not sure if Buckethead plays it or not.

    4) "the thing that should not be" by Metallica. Very cool bass lines.

    That's all i can think of for now, how bout you?
  2. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Anything with Bootsie
    Summer Swim by G. Clinton
    Any Hendrix
  3. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    'Longview' by Green Day
    'Welcome to Paradise' by Green Day
    'When I Come Around' by Green Day
    'Californication' by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    'For Whom The Bell Tolls' by Metallica
    'Maxwell Murder' by Rancid

  4. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002

    oh, and "twist of cain," danzig.
  5. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    shoot you down
    by apb
  6. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    me too! first song I learned!
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    YYZ - Rush
    Dazed and Confused - Led Zepplin
    NIB - Black Sabbath
    Peter Gunn - Blues Brothers version
    All of Led Zep IV

    That's just a few that I remember.

  8. jello


    Apr 13, 2004
    Cumming, GA
    The live version of Awakening that Claypool dropped into the middle of Tommy the Cat on the Rhinoplasty EP. Dunno why exactly, listened to it years ago and it didn't call much attention to itself. Relistened a few months ago and it slapped me in the head, picked me up by the ears, and slithered "You will go get a bass and learn how to play it you weak pathetic mortal."
  9. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I guess I'm "old" Motown, Motown, and Motown!
  10. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Motown is always inspiring :D

  11. NIB- Primus with Ozzy version.
  12. All of Rush's "Moving Pictures"
    Crazy Train - Ozzy (Bob Daisley's original bass lines)
    Play that Funky Music and Flashlight - Parliament
    My Generation - The Who
    Comfortably Numb and Hey You - Pink Floyd (Awesome fretless Mwaaah's!)
  13. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Hmmm... Stanley Clarke's "School Days" would have to be at the top of the list. Also Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album, especially Highway Star and Space Truckin'.
  14. But Level 42's 'A Physical Presence' had some brilliant bass playig on it - that to my 13-year-old ears sounded like god himself playing - bear in mind I had a Kay short scale bass at the time - I was on to Jaco and Stanley a couple of years later - but hey Mark King did it for me back then. I still think he's a very good musician but his music sucks now - sorry Mark...
  15. Sorry forgot to mention 'All The World's A Stage' by Rush and 'Signals' - wicked, amazing albums - yes!
  16. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
  17. CJK84


    Jan 22, 2004
    Maria Stein, OH
    The Lemon Song - Zep II
    Ramble On - Zep II
    Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight's version with Jamerson
    Brick House - Commodores (who's the bassist?)

    These guys had inferior gear (by modern standards), but played knock-out lines that still sound great today!
  18. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    All the songs on Stu Hamm's "Kings of Sleep," Level 42's "World Machine" and John Pattitucci's debut.
  19. i started playing bass about an hour after seeing melvins, mr. bungle and primus on the same night about 12 years ago.... so any songs by any of them from that era.