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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The Blues Cartographer
(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
The Blues Cartographer
(sorry for the spelling, I speak french)

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Re: What is your favorite bassline?

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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.
So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.

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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.
So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.

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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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