What is your favorite bassline?

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Plumerai » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 am

my other go to bass faves are...
'stagger lee' - n.cave & the bad seeds
'i wanna be adored' - stone roses
'friend catcher' - birthday party
'anesthesia' - metallica

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Arthon » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:28 am

The bass lines on Oasis Be here now record
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(sorry for the spelling, I speak french)

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Arthon » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:29 am

Weight of the world - Black rebel motor cycle club
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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by higgsblossom » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:40 am

Einstürzende Neubauten - Sabrina
Einstürzende Neubauten - Nagorny Karabach

Both songs have gorgeous basslines.

But my favorite will always be The Who - My Generation 🙂
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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Tafarel » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:05 pm

The Smiths 'This Charming Man' gets my vote.
"I'm nostalgic for conversations I had yesterday. I've begun reminiscing events before they even occur. I'm reminiscing this right now. I can't go to the bar because I've already looked back on it in my memory, and I didn't have a good time."

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by BlixaFan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:32 pm

The Mars Volta - Day of the Baphomets (Juan Alderete)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Sonnenbarke (Alexander Hacke)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Cannibals Hymn (Martyn P Casey is one of the best!)
Radiohead - Ful Stop (Colin Greenwood)
Radiohead - Nude (Colin Greenwood)
Serge Gainsbourg - Initials BB (not sure who played on it... probably a London session musician though, as the album was recorded in London)

that's just what i could think of sitting here. there are many more.

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by shoule79 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:44 pm

Peaches - The Stranglers

Guns of Brixton - The Clash

Any Fugazi or Slowdive.

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:51 pm

This Funkadelic song has a great bassline... fuck, it's a great song from a great album.
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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:59 pm

Here's a bassist that has already been mentioned, I think, young Peter Hook with Joy Division or more accurately Warsaw at this point.

Great tune.
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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by jimboyogi » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:04 pm

Here's a couple.

In a Jar - Dinosaur Jr. Lou on fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IRxy_ebBNk

Coyote - Joni Mitchell. Jaco Pastorius with Joni. Good times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWUgPIQNgGo

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:04 pm

Also, the bassist with Talk Talk is a great player, probably everyone knows this song, its bass line is excellent.

But there's also this motherfucker as well. Great song, great bass line.

Talk Talk is a great band.
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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Also, ABC's The Lexicon of Love is filled with great bass playing.

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by julius2790 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:09 pm

There's so many but here are some I listen to all the time...

Jamerson on "Reflections":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfK9LkUOWWg

Bootsy with JB on "Soul Power Pt. 1-2"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OumP-hRkE8s

Holger Czukay with Can on "Vitamin C":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a1NhRbNJ_Y

Bernard Edwards with Chic on "Happy Man":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrMGxuLm9bo

Whoever played bass on this cut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcaPu9JPenU

Dave Allen with Gang of Four on "Damaged Goods":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byCqOvRMOvo

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

Post by Gavanti » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:22 pm

The Bats’ North by North would be on my list.

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