What are the best bass lines you've ever heard?

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  1. Paul_D

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    My personal favourite bass line is on Super Collider's Darn (Cold Way O Lovin). Also, Daft Punk's Around the World is another favourite. Some of Prodigy's great tracks also stand out. Smack My Bitch Up and Breathe especially.
    What are some of your favourite bass lines?
     
  2. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

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    Do Chapman Stick and Warr Guitar lines count?
    • "All My Loving" by the Beatles (Paul McCartney)
    • "On Your Radio" by Joe Jackson (Graham Maby)
    • "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)" by Joe Jackson (Graham Maby)
    • "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel (Tony Levin)
    • "Secret World" by Peter Gabriel (Tony Levin)
    • "One Time" by King Crimson (Tony Levin)
    • "Tempus Fugit" by Yes (Chris Squire)
    • "So What" by Miles Davis (Paul Chambers)
    • "The Real Me" by the Who (John Entwistle)
    • "Bargain" by the Who (John Entwistle)
    • "Dancing in the Rain" by Andrew Hamm (Andrew Hamm--Hey, I'm not gonna lie to you. I'm darn proud of that bass line)
    I have to stop this or I'll be here all day.
     
  3. Tim Hoover

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    Well, Ange, it looks like we've got similar tastes in bass!

    Paul McCartney on the Beatles' "Come Together" - talk about a cool line.
    Tony Levin on King Crimson's "Walking On Air" - tasteful and impeccably played.
    Daryl Johnson on Emmylou Harris' "The Pearl" - such an odd part, but very beautiful and evocative.
    Tony Hall on Daniel Lanois' "The Maker" - 3 part harmony bass! How can you not like that?
    Brendan O'Brien (yes, the producer) on Michael Penn's "Like Egypt Was" - just a killer groove, all the more so from a man who usually sits behind the mixing desk.
    Adam Clayton on U2's "Mysterious Ways" - only three notes, but an infinite amount of booty-shakin' groove!
     
  4. Jan H

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    Low Rider by War , Ain't nothin but a G thang by Dr. Dre, Come as you Are by Nirvana, and Jerry was a Race Car Driver by Primus.
     
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    "Dissidents" on Thomas Dolby's "The Flat Earth" CD.
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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    Geddy Lee's oh-so-bloody-hard-to-play killer line in Show Don't Tell (Rush)

    Everything on Paul Simon's Graceland - Baghiti Kumaluo (sp?)
     
  7. Darren Davis

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    right now all I can think of are "Longview" by Green Day, Lowrider (preferably the Korn version[​IMG] ), and whatever that Megadeth song is that used to be used on MTV News (name escapes me right now).
     
  8. Dean DeMass

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    Anything by Primus.
    Some of my favs:

    Prof. Nutbutter
    Too Many Puppies
    Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
    Frizzle Fry
    Damn Blue Collar Tweekers
    My Name is Mud
    John the Fisherman

    -Dean-
     
  9. Lee Scoggins

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    A classic recommendation:
    Rob Wasserman: Duets (whole album, but particularly One for My Baby, One for the Road, by Lou Reed) [​IMG]
    An off-beat recommendation:
    Yello: Oh Yeah! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jim_C

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    Steve Harris, Running Free by Iron Maiden
     
  11. Bobby T

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    Just about anything Steve Harris plays
     
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    Tom Scholz/Fran Sheehan on the title track to Boston's Don't Look Back
     
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    Practically anything by John Myung(Dream Theater).

    I'll put in another vote for Steve Harris, too. Losfer Words is one of my favorites and, more recently, any track off Brave New World...
     
  14. Kirk Gunn

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    Some of my favs:

    John Paul Jones in Zep's "Lemon Song" and "What is and What Should Never Be"

    Geddy Lee in Rush's "Freewill"

    Blues Traveller - "Alone"
     
  15. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    • "Tom Sawyer" by Rush (Geddy Lee)
    • "Roundabout" by Yes (Chris Squire)
    • "Close to the Edge" by Yes (Chris Squire)
    • "Sleepless" by King Crimson (Tony Levin)
    I'm just recycling the same guys here...
     
  16. Dean DeMass

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    "Bombtrack" by Rage Against the Machine
     
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    Big Bottom - Spinal Tap[​IMG]
    Tommy the Cat - Primus
    ...others...many others..
     
  18. Philip Hamm

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    Here's a thread on my favorite bass player's BBS about this very subjecty.
    Some of my faves.....
    * "I Want You Back" The Jackson Five (James Jamerson I believe)
    * "Lemon" U2 (Adam Clayton)
    * "The Real Me" The Who (John Entwistle)
    * "Is She Really Going Out With Him" Joe Jackson (Graham Maby)
    * "Sleepless" King Crimson (Tony Levin)
    * "Underwater" Midnight Oil (Bones Hillman)
    * "Breaking The Girl" Red Hot Chili Peppers (Flea)
    * "II B.S." Charles Mingus
    * "ProzaKc Blues" King Crimson (Trey Gunn - Warr Guitar)
    * "So What" Miles Davis (Paul Chambers)
    * "A Remark You Made" Weather Report (Jaco Pastorius)
    * "Donna Lee" Jaco Pastorius
    * "Peg" Steely Dan (Chuck Rainey)
    * "New Frontier" Donald Fagan (Abraham Laboriel)
    Lots and lots of others.
    NP: Sam Phillips: "The Indescribable Wow"
     
  19. Dean DeMass

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  20. Iain Lambert

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    Everything that Peter Hook has ever done.

    Oh, I suppose if you really insist I could get that down to just 'Atmosphere' and 'Regret'. But then, what about 'True Faith'? 'Love Vigilantes'? This is more difficult than it looks...
     

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