Stylus Magazine's Top 50 Basslines of AllTime - what's your top 5?

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  1. Arman

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    Maybe this should be in the Poll section if it would'nt get enough response here but I want to get the opinion first of HTF Music Nation [​IMG]

    Stylus Magazines's Top 50 Basslines Of All Time, what's your Top 5 (/3/10/20/50/100 - whatever [​IMG])?


    Love #1, #5, #7, #16 & #28 in the above list.
     
  2. Jan H

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    Stevie Wonder - 'I Wish'

    Nirvana - 'Come as You Are'

    Led Zeppelin - 'Dazed and Confused'

    Should all be in the top ten.


    This guy's list seems too heavily skewed toward punk.

    I like the Mingus and Coltrane references, though.
     
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    Numero uno....Stanley Clarke's School Days...The Meters' Cissy Strut, The Knack My Sharona, Crazy Horse's Gone Dead Train, Free's Sweet Tooth....
     
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    How about the Police's "Roxanne?"
     
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    some i would add:

    The Beatles - Come Together
    The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (tho not played on the bass)
     
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    Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection

    would be very high on my list
     
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    What? No Rush?
     
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    The Band - "Rag Mama Rag"

    Anything by James Jamerson.

    How about Jaco Pastorius on Joni Mitchell's "Coyote"?

    "Bed's Too Big Without You" - Police
     
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    No "Another One Bites The Dust"? Blasphemy!
     
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    Every Breath You Take - The Police - though nearly any Police song would work

    I agree with Bill Withers - Lovely Day it's a great bass line and great song

    Fleetwood Mac - The Chain - when John McVie does that neat little bass solo it's makes the song, and of course Lindsey's soaring solo over the end of it

    The Who - My Generation - John Entwhistle's Bass lines make this song great.
     
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    Animals "we gotta get out of this place"

    Also, Dazed and Confused is seconded
     
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    Because MTV used it for years:

    Megadeth - Peace Sells

    Jason
     
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    While I agree with a lot of the alternate suggestions above...

    I can't take this list seriously with the glaring omission of Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" [​IMG]

    [aka Michael Bay's default movie soundtrack bass line when the heroes need to "get it going" to take on the baddies]
     
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    Lots and lots of Rush. On my "top 50" list, anyway. [​IMG]

    YYZ, anyone?
     
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    Rush is my favorite band, and Geddy Lee's the best rock bassist ever (IMO), but I couldn't think of anything that deserves a top 50 spot.

    A few more:

    Eagles - 'One of these Nights'

    The Who - 'Boris the Spider'

    The Police - 'Walking on the Moon' (I agree, tons of Police tunes could be mentioned here)

    Ok, thought of a Rush tune with tremendous bass lines, though not as catchy as more traditional pop/rock tunes:

    Rush - 'Digital Man'
     
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    Although I was surprised to see Diamond D, which was quite a blast from the past, I am even more surprised that Tool didn't make the cut. Sober? 46 & 2?
     
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    I guess my question should be: who are most of the people on Stylus's list? A better question is: who the f--- is Stylus? Is it a magazine for bassheads, dj's, ex-ravers, techno-heads, burn-out punkers? I've never heard of it. I'm 37, and I'm not really into 'bass for bass's sake.' If Diamond D is a blast from the past, how old are you people?

    Primus, I can see. Mingus and Coltrane, cool. James Brown, sure.

    But any punk record has no business being on this list, and techno-disco-trance-house-whatever is a frickin' joke. I, too, can program a keyboard.

    Stylus didn't even have the right Stevie Wonder song on its list.

    Any list of bass lines without Earth Wind and Fire, P-Funk, Dr. Dre, Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Who on it, cannot be taken seriously.
     
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    James Jamersons bass on Smokey's "The Tears Of A Clown"
     
  19. WillG

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    How about "One of These Days" by Pink Floyd? I know they already got in there with "Money" but I would argue that the former is better. "Money" was a hit which is why it is more memorable.
     
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    Sorry, but IMHO any list that can miss out Paul McCartney's bass playing on 'Something' has no right to express an opinion.
     

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