Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by RJSBASS, Jun 23, 2005.


    RJSBASS Guest

    Jun 22, 2005
    New York
    Hey wats happenin. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this..but here it goes

    Post your favorite songs with great bass lines!
  2. The top 2 that come to mind right now are:

    For the Love of Money-The O'Jays
    Fight for your Mind-Ben Harper
  3. Mike McGibney

    Mike McGibney Not impossible ... Inevitable

    Apr 13, 2005
    Essex, UK.
    Gaslighting Abbie - Steely Dan
  4. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Probably the wrong forum tbh but hmm, I know Flea gets a bit of stick around here for having bad technique but at least he admits it. Fact is, you can't deny certainly if slap floats your boat that songs like Aeroplane and Stone Cold Bush are great fun to play. Stuff from Uplift Mofo Party Plan and Freakey Style are just great fun for a bassist, nice and funky. Nothing else comes to mind really atm, some songs have their moments eg. the nice bass rundowns in Rufio - Above Me but my brain isn't really working straight tonight. I kinda like some of the James Brown stuff as that has some nice basslines but they're not exactly "lead bass".
  5. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Primus trubute to Black Sabbath....N.I.B. the bass lines are amazing,i use this song as a cover in my set in my last band.i enjoy playing the bass lines of Les Claypool.
  6. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I have that on my iPod, and it's awesome.
  7. Dear Prudence by the beatles maybe not the best but not to many come to mind right now
  8. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Boris the Spider by the Who
  9. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    My Generation
    Won't Get Fooled Again
    Most of Quadrophenia
    Anything off of By Numbers

    All by The Who, of course. :bassist:
  10. =w=Bassist


    May 22, 2004
    Is This It? & Reptilia by The Strokes
    Both Are Fairly simple as are most of nikolai's basslines but they all flow and groove so well. Those Two Especially.

    Go It Alone off Beck's New Album Guero is also quite nice. Again Fairly Simple but the song wouldn't be the same without it.
    Odd Factoid about that line also, It was written by and played by jack white of the the White Stripes.
  11. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Probably weren't meant to be, at least not the old stuff. Way back when they didn't think of bass as a "lead instrument.
  12. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Seven Nation Army - the White Stripes
  13. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Guess who,s comming to dinner by Black Uhuru(reggae artist) because the Robbie Shakespeare bass is one of the best grooving bassit eer. :bassist:
  14. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Hit me with your rhythm stick-Ian Dury

    Money-Pink Floyd

    Get Ready-Temptations

    Second that emotion-Japan

    These boots were made for walking-Nancy Sinatra

    Walk on the wild side-Lou Reed, sampled for Can I kick it.

    White Lines-Grand Master Flash

    We are Family-Sister Sledge

    Le Freak-Chic

    Superstition-Stevie Wonder
  15. Im pretty sure the white stripes have a drummer and a guitarist no bassist. SO thats more along the lines of best guitar riff but Im not really that big a fan so IM not sure.
  16. so many to choose from. heres a few of my favs:

    Me and My Bass Guitar - Victor Wooten
    Power - Marcus Miller
    Schism - TooL
    You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
    (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Cliff Burton
    Jerry Was A Race Car Driver - Primus
    Ramble On - Led Zepplin
    Everything's Ruined - Faith No More
    Caught Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden

    ok,ok i'll stop there - i think thats long and diverse enough :hyper:
  17. MurdocRocks


    Jun 18, 2005
    Torrance, CA
    I think it's because the song starts on the lower strings of the guitar.
  18. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Mothership Connection - Parliment
    Ghetto Boy - Willie Weeks
  19. unity bass

    unity bass

    Dec 15, 2003
    Modesto, Ca.
    right now I'm hooked on the bass intro of "Sweet Child O' Mine"
    Also, "Californication" by the Chili Peppers is just great!
    +1 for "N.I.B."
    Oh yeah, Sabbath's "Snowblind" is fun.

    There's just too many!

    One more... "Bloodclot" by Rancid!
    And "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt.

    I need to stop....

    Aahh!!!! The cello line on "Elanore Rigby"

    I'm done.
  20. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Just one to add quickly...
    Bouree - Jethro Tull
    I got to go. no more time for more.