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Worst Bass-Lines Ever

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MikeLindgren, Feb 23, 2006.

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  1. Top 5 Most Annoying Bass Lines by Mike Lindgren:

    5) "Long View" Green Day
    4) Anything by Primus
    3) "SuperFreak" Rick James
    2) "Maxwell Murder" Rancid
    1) "Ice-Ice, Baby" Vanilla Ice
  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Good to see that you're into some favorites!
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    You must be one of those guys who likes they're music dull. Nice and dull. You probably think the bassline on the Emergency Broadcast System test is the best, eh? ;)

    The "Ice Ice Baby" line was (essentially) John Deacon's bassline from Queen/David Bowie's "Under Pressure."
  4. Troll rating - 0/10

    This thread is humiliating.
  5. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    You missed one: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" Sly & the Family Stone -- I mean, who does he think he is anyway? :rollno: :rollno:
  6. OBVIOUSLY the worst bass line ever is Donna Lee by Jaco! I mean come one! Thats easy! (Prepares to be killed) :ninja:

  7. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I'll bet he likes Judas Priest, 24 bars, same note ( that's when I stopped counting).
  8. ...Judas Preist blows. And, apparently, I am a troll. Opinions are a dime a dozen dudes. Why should I be insulted because I hate a couple of bass lines?!
  9. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    There you go. Rename this thread "MikeLindgren's Least Favorite Bass Lines" and then we'll talk.
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Billie Jean", by Michael Jackson. Seriously, it was solid, constant, in perfect harmony with the kick drum, and it made the song. That's not the purpose of a bassline! Where's the doublethumbslaptapping! :bag:
  11. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    The worse is Clapton's Cocaine a great guitar wanking song with a 3yr old's baseline....please its 4 notes at best during the verse's and has weird stops in it....i think its where the bassist fell asleep:p I play it in my cover band for the two guitarists to wank to the crowd and even thou i jazz the lines up 100% me and the drummer nod of sometimes.
  12. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002

    That song sucks so bad, no guitar wanking or bassline could save it. In fact, I think bar bands wanking guitarists are what makes that song suck so hard!
  13. janek65


    Apr 7, 2005
    ... define 'bad' bass-line
    it seems that some consider note-infested basslines 'good'..? tbh, songs i like seem to be far from that. especially the bass parts. a few well-placed riffs can do it all.
    all a matter of personal taste of course :)
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    And yet, you list Flea as an influence in your profile... are these songs annoying because you can't play them. :rolleyes:
  15. whitedk57


    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    To me, there are only levels of complexity in recorded basslines. Sometimes I am floored by a song with a simple bassline.

    My friend played "Fall to Pieces" on CD (by Velvet Revolver) last night. I intentionally listened to the song for the bassline. It was simple - but very effective. I loved it. But, there are songs that I like where they are more complex - I like them too.
  16. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "Don't feed me!"
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Liar. You didn't play on any of these.

    Let's hear your brilliant basslines, Mr Jamerson.:rolleyes:
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    BWAAAHHAHAHHA, I didn't even catch that!

    3rd degree burn.
  19. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I'd like to try a different approach: why is it that you find these bass lines annoying? You're certainly entitled to dislike them all you want, but you've picked out some of the more identifiable bass lines in the pop/rock mainstream. Surely there must be a good reason for you not liking them...

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