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    "Me and a book is a party. Me and a book and a cup of coffee is an orgy."
    - Robert Fripp

  • #2

    Bruce is one of my favorite bassists. I love his work with the Attractions.

    McCartney also rates high on my list of inventive bass players who come up with interesting parts. Of course, all the classic Motown stuff is also worthy of mention - James Jamerson was a genius IMO. So is Carol Kaye.


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    • #3
      Stevie Wonder's "I Wish". Best bassline I've ever heard.
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      • Phil O'Keefe
        Phil O'Keefe commented
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        TomVanDeven wrote:
        Stevie Wonder's "I Wish". Best bassline I've ever heard.


        It's a classic, no doubt... but IMHO, it's not even the best bass line on a Stevie Wonder track. I was Made To Love Her is even better IMO. YMMV


        Here's some more Phil approved suggestions off the top of my head.


        Bernadette by The Four Tops

        Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John

        Money by Pink Floyd

        Neither One Of Us by Gladys Knight & The Pips

        You Keep Me Hanging On by The Supremes

        Paperback Writer by The Beatles

        If You Want Me To Stay by Sly & The Family Stone

        In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett

        Brick House by The Commodores

        Taxman by The Beatles

        My Generation by The Who

        Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

        Clubland by Elvis Costello And The Attractions

        Fascination Street by The Cure

        I Want You (She's So Heavy) by The Beatles

        Green Onions by Booker T & The MG's



    • #4
      Floyd.... Cure has some classics too, tight rope. sRV. , And many more


      • AimmarCair
        AimmarCair commented
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        So many good basslines out there, but in terms of stuff I listened to in the last hour with bangin' basslines.

        Wait for the break...

        Dat James Jamerson

    • #5

      Off the top of my head...


      • #6


        • Preacher
          Preacher commented
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          Some great stuff's been posted, but as for videos...

        • macadood
          macadood commented
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          MONEYYYY pink floyd

          also the outro part bassline to Hotel California is pretty dohp

          really dig some of the simple basslines in a lot of jimi hendrix songs

      • #7
        Anything by Dave Holland, but the bass line on The Oracle crushes.


        • thom
          thom commented
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          London Calling

      • #8
        Oh man Monkey Trick killer


        • WeStartToDrift
          WeStartToDrift commented
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          Its the ultimate big balls bassline

      • #9


        and maybe my favorite bassline... seems to never get old:


        Formerly known as Spoonie G.



        • #10

          Here's a few of mine:

          Norman Watt-Roy's criminally underated playing on Hit Me etc

          The Master of groove Bass playing Mr Bernard Edwards....

          And if you want to be depressed- here's the Ox, John Entwhistle,  letting rip- the greatest of them all IMO- scroll to about 4.30 to hear things you would not believe possible on a bass.....


          Without doubt the Ox is my fave bassist of all time.




          • NoplanB
            NoplanB commented
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            Very last one- The Ent just making it look stupidly easy....utterly amazing.

            DON"T MISS OUT ON WATCHING THIS- Scroll to c. 2.20 and just watch utter genius.

            I didn't know you could actually play a bass like this....greatest bassist ever? You bet.


        • #11

          Anything by John Entwhistle, and almost anything by Jack Cassidy.

          As for singles, I always liked "Pump it Up" by Elvis Costello and and Attractions. May not be difficult, but I just can't get it out of my head sometimes.