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

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#1 of 54 OFFLINE   Arman



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Posted October 06 2005 - 02:40 PM

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 Posted Image

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

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

#2 of 54 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted October 06 2005 - 02:51 PM

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.

#3 of 54 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted October 06 2005 - 03:06 PM

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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#4 of 54 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted October 06 2005 - 03:25 PM

How about the Police's "Roxanne?"

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Posted October 06 2005 - 06:02 PM

some i would add: The Beatles - Come Together The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (tho not played on the bass)

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Posted October 06 2005 - 11:20 PM

Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection would be very high on my list
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#7 of 54 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:47 AM

What? No Rush?

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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:54 AM

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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Posted October 07 2005 - 01:20 AM

No "Another One Bites The Dust"? Blasphemy!
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Posted October 07 2005 - 01:42 AM

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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#11 of 54 OFFLINE   Brian Fellmeth

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Posted October 07 2005 - 01:43 AM

Animals "we gotta get out of this place" Also, Dazed and Confused is seconded

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:01 AM

Because MTV used it for years: Megadeth - Peace Sells Jason

#13 of 54 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:43 AM

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" Posted Image

[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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#14 of 54 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted October 07 2005 - 11:44 AM

Lots and lots of Rush. On my "top 50" list, anyway. Posted Image

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#15 of 54 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:22 PM

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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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:57 PM

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?

#17 of 54 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:54 PM

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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Posted October 08 2005 - 11:16 AM

James Jamersons bass on Smokey's "The Tears Of A Clown"
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Posted October 08 2005 - 05:37 PM

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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#20 of 54 OFFLINE   andrew markworthy

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Posted October 08 2005 - 11:33 PM

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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