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Wild Night by John Mellencamp (Who plays the bass?)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. So I popped in his greatest hits and me and my mom were eating dinner, and I heard this bass intro which made me grab my bass and learn it at that instant.

    It's a very groovy cool bass line, and I was wondering who played it?

    (If you ahven't heard it, you should, no doubt. Even if you hate mellencamp.)
  2. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    If I recall correctly it was Me'Shell NdegeOcello.
  3. darkblack99

    darkblack99 Supporting Member

    +1 to Don W...She sings co-lead on the track also.
  4. I was wondering who the female vocalist was.
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    that's right, the IMCOMPARABLE MeShell Ndegeocello- one of the funkiest creatures ever created. You dig that track? go buy her first cd, "Plantation Lullabies" - it's a pure lesson in funk.
    Beautifully produced, every track is booty shakin' but different.
    as time has gone on, she has gotten more " out " in her approach, but she is one badd bass player ! Put her up against anybody !
  6. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    Diggin' her latest release too...though I'd probably start with Plantation Lullabies per Adrian...
  7. if I'm not mistaken, Van Morrison did the original track of "Wild Nights"...not as funky, but a great track, nevertheless...

    who did most of Van's bass work at that time?
  8. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Bill Church played bass on it and the entire Tupelo Honey album. He later was the founding bassist for the hard rock band Montrose, who was best known for making one great and a couple average albums with Sammy Hagar.