The Bass line that got you hooked?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BassWizard55, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    What was the bass line that got you hooked on bass? For me it was 'Close to the Edge' by Yes. Chris Squire is awesome, and the lines in that song are sweet as hell....
  2. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    'Fools' Gold' and the intro to 'Made of Stone', both by The Stone Roses.

    Also, 'Cosmic Girl' by Jamiroquai.
  3. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Probably something from Sgt Pepper.
  4. London Calling by The Clash
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The bassline in the chorus to "High Times" by Jamiroquai. It still gives me goosebumps! That's the song that made me go to a pawn shop and buy a $50 Lotus P bass.
  6. "Southtown" by P.O.D. The Brown and Fundamental Elements... albums were rad as hell, man.
  7. Filter - Hey man nice shot.

    Wow, that was a wierd way to start.
  8. Stryke_one


    Dec 31, 2002
    Californication by the Chili Peppers.
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I was given a copy of Black Sabbath's Paraniod on 8 track in 1978 or so

    How could I resist... War Pigs, Electric Funeral, Hand of Doom, :cool: Fairies wear boots :cool:

    I got Master of Reality on vinyl days later with my lawn mowing money... within that summer I bought everything they had released

    I had wanted to play bass since I was around 8 or so. My Gramps was a country western picker and had me on stage as a "page flipper". I was seated in front of a 2x15 fender cab with a guy thumping a p-bass.... I couldn't catch my breath for 2 hours, I loved it and wanted that power!!!

    Sabbath just made me get a bass.
  10. KoRnPoPs


    Oct 11, 2002
  11. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    yeah I dig the bassline in Virtual Insanity also... well I dig the whole song.. its just smooth
  12. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    "Get The Funk Outta Ma Face" by The Brothers Johnson.

    The first song I learned to play was "Brick House" by the Commodores.
  13. a song called Dana Wilson by a band called Jersey
  14. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    "suck my kiss" and "mellowship Slinky in B major" by the rhcp. :cool:
  15. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I started a little earlier than the Yes era. I think it was the simplicity of the bass part in Mony Mony and Born on the Bayou that got me started. Just a few years later it was What is Hip and a lot of other ToP stuff. Roundabout was definitely in there somewhere though.
  16. That and "Love Buzz", also Nirvana.
  17. "Blacklisted" by Rancid was the first thing that made me consider bass.

    "Step into the Realm" by the Roots was the song that absolutely blew me away.
  18. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    We got to get outa this place by the Animals and Born on the Bayou by CCR.
  19. Ain't too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (Jamerson on bass I think)


    Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (Duck Dunn on Bass I believe)