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There goes that bass line..

Discussion in 'music' started by madmike, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Famous bass lines....how many can you name?

    Yes - Fish (Schindleria Praematorus)
    Pink Floyd - Eugene, One Of these Days
    Graham Central Station - Earthquake
    Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the moonlight
    Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
    Genesis - Fly On A Windshield (might be a pedal actually)
    Beatles - Day Tripper
     
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  2. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Paul Chambers - 'So What' - Kind of Blue.
     
  3. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Peaches.
    Blue Monday.
    Come Together (Beatles).
    It Must Be a Camel. (Perhaps not so famous but a favourite at the Towers)
    Hey Bulldog. (The hummable bit is the intro/bridge but McCartney is amazing throughout)

    I can’t think of any kind of bass line to Wuthering Heights! I think Yours Is No Disgrace would be a better Yes example.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
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  4. Dougunn

    Dougunn pfm Member

    The end of Diana Ross' Upside Down has a bass line I can never get enough of . . . .
     
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  5. Johnjo

    Johnjo pfm Member

    Fleetwood Mac ‘The Chain’
     
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  6. Monitor Gold 10

    Monitor Gold 10 pfm Member

    Anything by Stanley Clark...
     
  7. essgee

    essgee pfm Member

    All along the Watchtower and the bass was played by Hendrix himself!
     
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  8. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Of those only thin lizzy and beatles even have notable bass lines IMHO... Surely "Money" and "Another brick in the wall" for Floyd?o_O

    "Seven Nation army" white stripes
     
  9. caine

    caine pfm Member

    Craig Armstrong - Ruthless Gravity
     
  10. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    The Who - The Real Me
     
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  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Chic - Good Times. And others.
     
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  12. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Doh! How did I miss that one?
     
  13. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
     
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  14. Caliente

    Caliente pfm Member

    Orgone Accumulator - Hawkwind
     
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  15. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

  16. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Wake up and Make Love to Me...
    Best bassline ever, impeccably nailed by Norman Watt-Roy.
     
  17. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Friday from Joe Jackson
    Orange Crush from REM
    YYZ from Rush
    Black Velvet, Alannah Myles
    The trooper, Iron Maiden
    Sweet things in life, Harlequin
    Hot legs, Rod Stewart
    Another one bites the dust, Queen
    The joker, Steve Miller Band
    Dragon attack, Queen
    Digging a hole, Big Sugar
    My city was gone, Pretenders
    Falling walls, Spyro Gyra

    Just let me know if you want more ! :cool:
     
  18. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Jump Into The Fire - Nilsson
     
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  19. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    More recently, In Any Tongue, Dave Gilmour. This properly shakes my house, as it shook my stomach at the gig. Unpleasant as always with those bass lines.

    Something, one of Paul's best.
     
  20. madscientist

    madscientist pfm Member

    'Some people are crazy' by John Martyn, lovely bass playing by John Giblin. Also anything by Mick Karn.
     

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