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Songs that would be a masterpiece if the bass was louder?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Ross AriaPro, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Dec 27, 2013
    Lets make a list of songs that would be vastly improved on record if that fabulous bass part was louder in the mix.

    My vote goes to a Yes song...Siberian Khatru!

    You can hear Chris Squire's brilliant composition played here by 'pwrtch'.

  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Prince - When Doves Cry
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Any white lion song.
  4. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    A lot of Aerosmith songs would be much better if the bass were louder.
  5. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    A large chunk of the White Stripes catalog.
  6. Read an interview with Prince, there is NO bass on that track. His process at the time was to pile everything on, and then decide what he needed at mix down. He felt that track came alive when paired down to its bare bones.
  7. It is a masterpiece, but would be better if the bass were louder...

  8. ThePoloHobo


    Aug 18, 2013
    Tulsa, OK
    I believe one of Metallica's bassists left the band for this very reason.
  9. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
  10. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    "Hell's Bells" from Bruford's second solo album One Of A Kind

    ...and while they're at it, turn that damn minimoog bass down, I beg of you!!! It's just drowning out all of Jeff Berlin's badassity!
  11. "Big Bottom"
  12. Yes, it was Jason Newsted. In fact, it seemed to be just one of the many reasons why he left. :D
  13. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    The Rover-Led Zeppelin
  14. Orion - Metallica
  15. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123 Banned

    Jun 26, 2013
    Electric Light Orchesta- Fire on high

  16. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Dec 27, 2013
    Its a good song, but the body of the music comes from the guitar with the bass following along as a kind of filler for the low end.
  17. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Dec 27, 2013
    Another good one in their catalog is Call of Cthulhu...which could have been recorded entirely with the bass playing the main riffs, while the guitars add sonic seasoning.

  18. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    Spin Doctor's entire Pocket Full of Kryptonite album.
  19. ThePoloHobo


    Aug 18, 2013
    Tulsa, OK
    A lot of SRV's songs also. Particularly Pride and Joy.
    His bassist knew how to WALK
  20. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    Suppers Ready from Genesis