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Want some song with that bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tage, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Tage


    Sep 17, 2003
    There are plenty of songs where the bass guitar kind of fades into the background and plays more of a supporting roll, but what about the songs where, without the bass, it would'nt be much of a song at all? Songs where the bass really drives the entire song forward?

    Songs such as One of These Days by Pink Floyd, Kommienezuspadt by Tom Waits, and Belleville Rendez-Vous from the Triplets of Belleville soundtrack.

    For many songs I'm sure that the emphasis on the bass part is purely subjective, but please post all the songs you know of in which the bassist really carries the rest of the band.
  2. 'Big New Prinz' by the Fall. In fact an awful lot of Fall songs depend on Steve Hanley's abrasive and really quite impressive bass riffage. From the other side of Manchester (the university side) almost every song from Joy Division/New Order circle around Peter Hook's lead bass lines. Check out the New Order 511 DVD for a demonstration of playing a semi acoustic bass at extreme volumes in concert (Singer/guitarist Barney: Should we get Hooky to turn his bass down a bit? Audience: NO!). There are also early Hawkwind albums for classic examples of Lemmy roundly abusing a Rickenbacker and drowning out almost everyone else in the process.

    I'm showing my age, aren't I?
  3. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    Go listen to just about anything Motown.

    Also, this is definitely not the right forum for this.
  4. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Anithyng of RHCP
  5. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Anything by Iron Maiden
    Anything by Steely Dan
    Anything by Rush
    Anything from Motown
  6. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    anything of Bob Marley or reggae
  7. waxcomb


    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    The White Stripes...oh, wait a minute... :(
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Hmm... I'm not sure... Recordings? Miscellaneous?

    I guess we'll try Miscellaneous. This definitely isn't a Basses thread.
  9. Tommy the Cat! or anything song by primus
    Most of the songs on System of a Down's first album
    Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeplin
    Anythinh by Lord Only---JT ;-)
  10. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
    You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon (not one, but two basses!)
    Uncle Walter - Ben Folds Five

    And on the double bass:
    Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank - Barenaked Ladies
  11. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Another One Bites the Dust


    Come Together

    Billie Jean

    Etc etc

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