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Songs where the bass line IS the song.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dana R Gregory, Jan 18, 2020.


  1. Hey all, I was just noodling around and I started playing "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen. It dawned on me that the baseline literally IS the song and not just backup or foundation. In essence, the whole song is built around a unique baseline. So how about it. Can you name some other songs where the baseline is pretty much the whole song. I will give some examples:
    Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
    Rock On - David Essex
    Blood and Roses - Smithereens
    Lucricia My Reflection- Sisters of Mercy
    I am sure there are others out there from the 60s to the 90s. What say you. :D
     
  2. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    How about this one.
     
  3. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
  4. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
     
  5. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side

     
  6. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Santa Cruz Mountains
    Rush- Digital Man
     
  7. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Wild Nights by Van Morrison
     
  8. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire

     
  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
  10. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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  12. bassstrangler

    bassstrangler

    Mar 2, 2015
    Love Will Tear Us Apart and She's Lost Control by Joy Division, just to name two of their songs that fit your description. They have many more that also fit your description.
     
  13. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Of course, this ...
     
  14. dramatwist

    dramatwist

    Sep 27, 2019
    "Come Together." Beatles. Abbey Road.
     
    Mvilmany, Mark Mak, JTbass44 and 27 others like this.
  15. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
     
  16. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper

    Sep 23, 2018
    Pretty much anything by Primus. Tommy the Cat comes to mind
     
  17. Superfreak?
     
    MMiller28, Crater, murphy and 8 others like this.
  18. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Grand Funk Railroad took the original version of Some Kind of Wonderful
    by Soul Brothers Six and focused the song on the bass with their cover.



     
  19. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    My City Was Gone:

     

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