Suggest some Songs with great bass lines!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by joeca0304, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. joeca0304


    May 6, 2005
    Nothing amazing per say, but this little track by Saves the day called freakish has an intersting bass line that flows with the song really well. Anyone else have favorites? Or something similar to this song.

    I like everything really, metal, punk, hard rock so let me know. Thanks!
  2. Larry99

    Larry99 Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'll reply the way I always reply to this question:

    "Come On, Come Over" from Jaco's debut record. Tasteful, groovy, soulful. Simple yet amazing. ...the ultimate bass line.
  3. Money (of course) by Pink Floyd. One of these days (<3 walking bass line!), Pink Floyd also. Come Together by the Beatles...Drive my Car, also Beatles. Heart of the Sun, Roundabout, by Yes.
  4. +1trillion


    What is Hip... there's a reason Joco ryhmes with Rocco.

    There's always:
    Jamiroquai's Space Cowboy
    Or Rush's YYZ or Driven
    or anything by Jamerson or Bootsy
  5. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    Dennis chambers - Otay
    Parliament/Funkadelic - Pick hits
    Most jaco, and Most of flea's lines from the album 'Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik'
  6. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Rush-Prime Mover
    Rush-The Big Money
    Vail Johnson-Na Na Na
    Stanley Clarke-Bassically taps
    Stanley Clarke-Lopsy Lu
    Victor Wooten-What Did He Say?
    Creedance Clearwater Revival-Bad Moon Rising
    Steve Vai-Answers
    Stuart Hamm-Black Ice
  7. Eland


    Mar 4, 2004
    Chic: Good times
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    lowride - war
  9. Herman


    Dec 25, 2005
    Lynchburg, VA
    I Want You - The Beatles
  10. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    "You keep me hanging on" the Supremes

    James Jamerson at his best; the song just grooves with his bass playing.

  11. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    Oh jamerson played bass for the supremes??
  12. Here are a few faves on my iPod...

    Would - Alice in Chains
    Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
    Be Yourself - Audioslave
    Sacred Love - Bad Brains
    Day Tripper | Lady Madonna - Beatles
    Kneeling on One Knee - Eleven (technically a keyboard line, sue me...)
    My School - Galactic Cowboys
    Great Ocean Road - The Gathering
    Three Hits - Indigo Girls
    Up the Beach - Janes Addiction
    Dazed and Confused | What Is and What Should Never Be - Led Zep
    Funny Vibe | Nothingness - Living Colour
    If That's Your Boyfriend - Me'Shell Ndegeochello
    My Name is Mud | Tommy the Cat - Primus
    Force Ten | Show Don't Tell | YYZ - Rush
    Aenima | Fortysix and Two | Schism - Tool
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

    Was bored so why not!
  13. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    "Pump it Up" by Elvis Costello. Actually, most of his work has some great basslines.
  14. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    waterfalls - TLC
    phantom of the opera - Maiden
    orion - metallica
    got the time - anthrax
    higher ground - rhcp
    peace sells - megadeth
    hysteria - muse
    send me your money - suicidal tendencies
    come on come over
    anything by neil murray
  15. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    " jamerson played bass for the supremes"?

    He was the sutdio bassist at Motown; did all the supremes stuff too.

    Here's a list of the songs he played on:


  16. kirin


    Jan 11, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Lipstick Vogue and Watching the Detectives blow me away.
  17. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    Phil Collins - Something happened on the way to heaven
  18. Listen to "The Real Me", by The Who, 1973. My favourite bassline, by far and near.
  19. Herman


    Dec 25, 2005
    Lynchburg, VA
    Yours Is No Disgrace - Yes
  20. Lithium - Nirvana
    Sliver - Nirvana
    Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
    Stand by me - Ben E. King

    All great bass lines, simple but sound great