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5 Favorite Basslines Of Right Now


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1) "Turn The Page" - Rush (Geddy Lee)

2) "Living In The Past" - Jethro Tull (Glenn Cornick)

3) "So What" - Miles Davis (Paul Chambers)

4) "New Slang" - The Shins (Neal Langford)

5) "Giant Steps" - John Coltrane (Paul Chambers)

 

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In no partiular order:

 

Greensleeves- John Coltrane (Jimmy Garrison, I think- there are several recordings of this tune)

 

Badman's Song- Tears For Fears (Pino)

 

Show and Tell- this is a damn shame, but I don't even know the artist, let alone the bassist. But the verse goes, "Here is the soul of which you're taking conrol, can't you see I'm trying to show love is right..."

 

It's A Shame- Spinners (Jamerson, I think, but could be wrong)

 

Reverend Lee- Roberta Flack (Chuck Rainey)

 

Too many more to list.

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In no order

 

Good Times - Chic. One of the most catchy riffs i've heard.

 

Aeroplane - RHCP. I learnt slap and pop because of this song and the solo rules.

 

Power - Marcus Miller. Can't even begin to work it out.

 

Portrait of Tracy - Jaco

 

Give it away - RHCP

 

Theres at least 20 others i should be listing though.

"I am just an instrument cos the lord is playing this funk"-T.M Stevens
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Jaco? Best basslines of right now?... :confused:

 

For me I think there a whole bunch of great basslines on the latest Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. I'm still trying to figure out if they're synth, fretless, or fretted. Maybe all 3. Any ideas?

 

They're all good though.

 

Cup :freak:

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ah, i love the flips. i think the basslines on YBTPR are a combination of all three instruments that you mentioned. i do know that the keyboardist plays most of the instruments on this album (and on The Soft Bulletin).

 

Originally posted by CupMcMali:

Jaco? Best basslines of right now?... :confused:

 

For me I think there a whole bunch of great basslines on the latest Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. I'm still trying to figure out if they're synth, fretless, or fretted. Maybe all 3. Any ideas?

 

They're all good though.

 

Cup :freak:

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Hey Japhy, I'm just getting into them. I've only got Yoshimi at the mo' but I intend to get the Soft Bullentin next week, then hopefully Clouds Taste Metallic (I've heard reports it's a good l.p) I seen them a couple of weeks ago at a festival, since then I've been hooked.

 

p.s The bass player at the gig was playing a fretted p bass and sitting at a synth during the gig. I was trying to see/hear what he was doing but I couldn't work it out.

 

Cup :freak:

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John Paul Jones- The Lemon Song

Les Claypool- Damn Blue Collar Tweekers

Robert DeLeo- Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart

Pretty much every Radiohead bassline (that guy is so underated, even I don't know his name)

Stanley Clark- Silly Putty

Jimi Hendrix- If 6 was 9 (the outro)

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mine....

1. Sweet Child o' Mine - Gun's 'n' Roses (Duff McKagan...made me play bass

2. Soul to Squeeze - RHCP (Flea)...made me love funk

3. Rio Funk - Lee Ritenour (Marcus Miller)...made me slap

4. Morocco - Rippingtons (Victor Bailey? or Kim Stone...they both sounded great)...made me buy a fretless

5. What is Hip - TOP (Rocco)...struck me back to reality - GGGGRRRROOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE, MUST GROOVE, CAN'T STOP TO GROOVE!!!!...

If Jaco's bass sound farts, please forgive me for doing it always!

 

ONCE A LEVITE, ALWAYS A LEVITE.

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mine in no order, just how they come to my mind

 

1 the return of the space cowboy (jamiroquai)

2 latin groove victor wooten

3 loopsy loo stanley clarke

4 port of entry jaco pastorius

5 duo peace (mark egan & danny gotlieb on the instructional video "Bass work out")

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I guess by "Right Now" I meant your favorites "at the moment" (instead of all-time, which can change anyway)... not "when the bassline was recorded"...

 

two days later, here are some more great ones:

 

1) "Can't Stand Up" - Babe The Blue Ox (Rose Thomson)

2) "D'yer Ma'ker" - Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones)

3) "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" - The Beatles (Paul McCartney)

4) "Money" - Pink Floyd (Roger Waters)

5) "Manic Depression" - Jimi Hendrix Experience (Noel Redding)

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Originally posted by ibescotty:

Originally posted by actrade:

 

Freewill - Rush

Great little bass solo under the guitar solo in that song. Now I'm going to go back and see if I can learn it again. :rolleyes::D
That'll keep you busy for awhile. That darn solo is tough! :eek:
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As of right now:

Stevie Wonder -- "Boogie On Reggae Woman" (Moog bass)

Herbie Hancock -- "Palm Grease" (Paul Jackson, bass; Herbie, synth bass)

Chris Potter -- "Sun King" (Scott Colley, bass)

Jason Moran -- "Thief Without Loot" (Tarus Mateen, bass)

Jaco Pastorius -- "Okonkole Y Trompa"

 

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1) "Ego Pimps" - Babe the Blue Ox (Rose Thomson)

2) "Apollo" - Hum (Jeff Dimpsey)

3) "Anesthesia - Pulling Teeth" - Metallica (Cliff Burton)

4) "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" - Primus (Les Claypool)

5) "Soul To Squeeze" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Flea)

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"Fight for Your Mind" Juan Nelson w/ Ben Harper

"Hair" Larry Graham

"Express Yourself" Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band

"Opus Pocus" Jaco Pastorius

"Lemon Song" JPJ

 

That's just a sample of the basslines I dig. I didn't even give you anything from George Porter Jr. w/ the Funky Meters or anything from the bass players of James Brown. I also love many of the lines Sting laid down w/ the Police. Tip o' the iceberg, people, tip o' the iceberg!

 

So many great basslines, so little time!

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Originally posted by LaCosaNostradamus:

Show and Tell- This is a damn shame, but I don't even know the artist, let alone the bassist. But the verse goes, "Here is the soul of which you're taking control, can't you see I'm trying to show love is right..."

 

Al Wilson sang 'Show & Tell' and James Jamerson was the bassist!

 

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1) "The Enemy Within" - Rush (Geddy Lee)

2) "Leave It" - Yes (Chris Squire)

3) "I Got You" - James Brown (Bootsy Collins?)

4) "Billy Jean" - Michael Jackson (Louis Johnson?)

5) "School Days" - Stanley Clarke

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1) "Down With The Bass" - fIREHOSE (Mike Watt)

2) "Can't Believe" - fIREHOSE (Mike Watt)

3) "Home" - Babe The Blue Ox (Rose Thomson)

4) "Vital Signs" - Rush (Geddy Lee)

5) "Sinister Minister" - Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (Victor Wooten)

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This post reminds me of two things: (1)I need more CDs (2) I need to listen to the ones I have more often. Lately I've spent so much time practicing my band's cover tunes, I haven't had time to listen much. Here's mine

 

Soul to Squeeze - Chili Peppers

New song by Audioslave- Show Me How to Live???

You Dropped the Bomb on Me-???

Mary had a Little Lamb- Stevie Ray Vaughan (Tommy Shannon rules)

Just about all the songs from John Mayer's 'Room for Squares' I'm not sure who his bassist is, but he's(she's?) pretty darn good.

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1) "Don't Stand So Close To Me" - The Police (Sting)

2) "It's Alright, You're Okay" - Chisel (Chris Norborg)

3) "You Were Right" - Built To Spill (Tom Romich)

4) "Radio Free Europe" - R.E.M. (Mike Mills)

5) "Jeremy" - Pearl Jam (Jeff Ament)

"Tea & Cake, or Death!"
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  • 2 weeks later...

1) "Analog Prologue" - The Nazca Lines (Mike Larmoyeux)

2) "Swollen Shut" - Chisel (Chris Norburg)

3) "New World Man" - Rush (Geddy Lee)

4) "My Name Is Mud" - Primus (Les Claypool)

5) "Heart of The Sunrise" - Yes (Chris Squire)

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I'm not sure these all qualify as "Basslines of Right Now" but here goes -

 

I'm not a big fan of the band but I recently saw a comeback appearance of Blues Traveler on a late night show. The original bass player, Bobby Sheehan, died of a drug overdose a while back and was replaced with the guitarists brother, Tad Kinchla. Anyway, he just blew me away, very clean. Sorry, dont recall the name of the song either. Real informative eh? ;)

 

Pick a song off of Clatter's "Blinded by Vison" - if you havent picked it up do it! "Starve" and "Choke" are my personal fav's. It's really impressive what Amy can do with that Ric of hers.

 

"Something about You" - Boston (the album) - Boston (the band)

 

"Born to Run" - The Boss - You don't hear enough about Gary Tallent.

 

Check out Cranes if you're into "Shoe-gazer" music. Ok, Ok, most of their songs are very light on bass but they're one of my fav's anyway and you have to plug your favorites. :P

Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; one lick and you suck forever.
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