The Bass Player Saved The Song..

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ZenG, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Name a song , in your opinion, that would never have been a hit or otherwise noteworthy if it hadn't been for the excellent playing and bassline provided by the bass player..
  2. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    Flea playing on Bust a Move by Young MC. It made the song, and apparently Flea got something like $200 for it.
  3. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Pretty much any Motown tune?
    gebass6, joebar, zenrad and 29 others like this.
  4. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'?
    Mktrat, bassbully, dan1952 and 13 others like this.
  5. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    New Years Day - U2
    Peaches - The Stranglers
    London Calling - The Clash
    All of 'No Parlez' - Paul Young
  6. sears

    sears Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2005
    ec, md
    That's right, without Inspector Matt Irving on bass nobody would be listening to Iron Out The Rough Spots. Paul Young is a guy who could sing me the telephone book.
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  8. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Well, much as I adore Tony Williams' drumming on the original track, ya gotta admit that without the bass part Stanley Clarke's "Lopsy-Lu" wouldn't be much of a tune at all.
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  9. Beavisplaysbass


    Dec 11, 2015
    tommy the cat
    pcake, Timmy-Watts, the yeti and 4 others like this.
  10. At least half of all Yes tunes. Maybe more.
  11. War - Low Rider.
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  12. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    Hey Bulldog
    Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick
    Flooflox, pcake, mac10 and 11 others like this.
  13. Ross W. Lovell

    Ross W. Lovell

    Oct 31, 2015

    Something. the Beatles
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  14. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Yeah...and a lot of the Stax/Volt stuff, a lot of TSOP (Gamble and Huff).
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  15. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Miles Davis's _So What_.
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  16. AztecViking

    AztecViking Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    EndlessSummerVille, CA
    Too Shy by Kajagoogoo. The bass melody lines are more predominant than the chorus vocals! Nick Beggs was musically ahead of his time in the pop genre. But Limahl simply needed to be shot.

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    most of primus.
    Spectrum, gebass6, pcake and 4 others like this.
  18. Madhouse27


    Sep 19, 2016
    My Kinda Lover-Billy Squier
  19. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    Theme song from Barney Miller
    pbass74, Spectrum, gebass6 and 16 others like this.
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