Your favorite basslines from Bootsy's solo career

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Tupac, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    There's a lot of crap to sift through when it comes to his solo stuff unfortunately, but there's some real gems when you find them.

    What's a Telephone Bill has INSANE playing from 3:55 onward. Especially the fill right at 4:00 and that out-of-time-yet-on-time playing at the end.
  2. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    I can't speak for his post-Rubber Band days, but regarding his Rubber Band stuff, there's no "crap" to sift through, IMO.

    My favorites:

    "The Pinocchio Theory":
    He does so many little things in this song that make it signature Bootsy, even without effects.

    "Hollywood Squares":
    One of the coolest bass lines I've ever heard.

    Monstrous tone when he hits it on the one, and sweet Mu-Tron III bubble pops in between.

    "Stretchin' Out":
    As much as I love Stevie Wonder's envelope filter clav work, nobody did more for the Mu-Tron III than Bootsy. This is one nasty bass line!

    "I'd Rather Be With You":
    Maybe the sexiest bass line of all time.
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  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Filterfunk - you've earned your moniker.
    Nice pointers.
  4. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    What so never the dance.
  5. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I'll contribute to my own topic - Bootsy Get Live (love the horns too)
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  6. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    That's the one I was going to mention. The B section is nasty.
  7. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    What so never the dance.
    Cool sh..., er stuff.
  8. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    Honestly, never liked anything he has done.
  9. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    damn you, Tupac! you done started a party up in my house...

    aaaah yeah
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1000 on that I wouldn't call anything he's done as crap myself search YouTube for some live concerts and judge for yourself and nice examples filter and another +1 on the Mu-Tron.
  11. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    Guess that means you don't have a favorite.
  12. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    Another signature Bootsy line in terms of playing and tone. The break, starting at about 3:10, is ridiculously cool.
  13. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    Countracula is another gem!
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  14. This one:

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  15. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Psychoticbumpschool :cool:

  16. Also nice:

  17. Weird video (+ Buckethead)