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Songs with Bass as main instrument

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by the-lizard-king, Oct 9, 2001.


  1. Hey Guys,
    What good songs can you think that have the bass as the dominant or lead instrument? Heres a couple:
    Come Together - Beatles
    Money - Pink Floyd
    Come As You Are - Nirvana
    Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
    Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
    Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    Stand By Me - Ben E King, various

    What else?
    Jim
     
  2. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    hey lizard king, how about great bass intros, all the best debut albums start with em, the doors, bleach, rage against the machine...?? more bass is needed, by the way.. can you do anyhting?
     
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Ben Harper - Fight for your mind (live)
    Victor Bailey - Kid Logic
    Victor Wooten - Overjoyed

    ...and surely at least a hundred more...
     
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk
     
  5. Pretty much every song ever written by The Descendents
     
  6. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    'Dazed and confused' - Led Zeppelin
    'Peaches' - The Stranglers
    'Fashion' - Bowie
    'Diamonds on my windshield' - Tom Waits
     
  7. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    "Naveed" by Our Lady Peace
     
  8. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    everysong by the Supertones
     
  9. Dave Matthews Band - Crush
    Pink Floyd - Money
    Led Zeppelin - Lemon Song (I don't know about main instrument, but it's powerful in this song)
     
  10. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    "Big Bottom" by Spinal Tap is one that pops right into my head. Also, GWAR's "Sick of You."

    EDIT: Any song by Type O Negative.
     
  11. Wow, Hategear mentioned GWAR?! I didn't see that one coming! ;)
     
  12. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    A Lot of my band's songs :D :D :D


    -KB
     
  13. Zirc

    Zirc

    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Any song by Green Day or AFI
    Van Morison - Brown Eyed Girl
     
  14. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    ;) It surprised me too! ;)
     
  15. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Crash Corse In Brain Surgery By Metallica
     
  16. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Or "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" by Budgie.

    Sorry kirbywrx, I couldn't stop myself! ;)
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    "24 Hours" - Joy Division
    "Blue Monday"- New Order
    "Sons of Pioneers" - Japan
    "Permafrost" - Magazine
    "School Days" - Stanley Clarke
    "Word Up" - Cameo
     
  18. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    "Bang on the Drum All Day" - Todd Rundgren
    "Rock On" - David Essex
    "The Fish" - Chris Squire :D
    "William Tell Overture" - Manowar
    "Knock on Wood" - the original
     
  19. Sorry but Schism suxors. I've been playing 3 years and I could come up with some that changes around more. I mean it'd be a great intro, but not repeating throughout the whole song.