Songs where you ONLY like the bassline?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by tuckomf, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. tuckomf


    Jan 18, 2012
    Neenah, WI
  2. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    I'll probably catch hell for this, but here goes:

    The Cure - Out of This World (Berlin Trilogy Tour) - YouTube

    I actually really like The Cure, I just find this particular song to be on the weaker side of their catalog. The bassline, however, is pure genius. It's not particularly complicated, but it carries the song to the point that you could strip it down to vocals, bass, and drums and it would be instantly recognizable.

    This, IMHO, is what Simon Gallup has always excelled at!!
  3. Emilym80


    Sep 15, 2011
    I like Queen's first four albums quite a lot, but after A Night at the Opera I turn off. You're My Best Friend is probably my least favourite song off the album, I think it's almost cringeworthy (maybe if it were slightly more subtle lyrically... but I guess Queen were never really subtle). However, I love the bassline, it's so tasteful and melodic.

    Queen - You're My Best Friend - YouTube
  4. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
  5. MattP


    Jan 15, 2011
    Rock Your Body -- Justin Timberlake

    I'm almost embarrassed to admit this one. This bass line is simple and repetitive, but I love the groove. I can't help but move to this.
  6. Anything from the early REM catalogue. I'm not a pick player, but Mike Mills bass work on their first 4 albums is, for the most part, fast and melodic.
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Superfreak - Rick James (the same riff and music was used for You Can't Touch This by M. C. Hammer)
  8. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
  9. major10th


    Aug 8, 2010
    Great bass lines, also happen to like both songs.
    [AGE_ALERT] Grew up hearing both of them ;) [/AGE_ALERT]
  10. foq1978


    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Tommy the cat - Primus (I like Les Claypool's vocals, though).
  11. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    No. Excluding songs that I have to learn for a cover band, if I don't like a song I will not listen to it no matter how good the bass line is.
  12. littleroncarter


    Apr 18, 2012
    I actually love this track .... The baseline from miles runs the voodoo down
  13. You Oughta Know - Alanis. Flea.

    That's the only Alanis song I've ever remotely cared for, and that's really the only reason.
  14. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Endorsing artist: Bergantino Audio Systems and GHS Strings
    Livin on a Prayer from Bon Jovi
  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  16. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
  17. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I love playing that tune! Just an incredibly fun, awesome bassline...if you can get in the pocket with a drummer who knows how to make rock roll, that tune is a roller-coaster ride of good times.
  18. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - Leo Sayer