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Posted: Oct 9, 2006 10:24 am
 
Too many to list, but name a few!

Theme from Barney Miller

Miles Davis - So What

from bridge of Black Sabbath's Dirty Women

Come On Come Over - Jaco Pastorius

My Bloody Valentine - Soft as Snow (but Warm Inside)

Peter Gunn Theme

Joy Division - Disorder
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 10:50 am
 
The Clash - The Magnificent Seven
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 12:52 pm
 
"flying saucer attack" by the rezillos
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 1:41 pm
 
"My Woman from Sodom" the Mentors...
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 2:25 pm
 
Leather Nun - En Sam I Natt
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 2:27 pm | Edited by: m t millionaire
 
"flying saucer attack" by the rezillos

Most Rezillos songs have great bass lines. Reading this prompted me to listen to them...all great bass stuff.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 3:27 pm
 
"Lorna" by Adrian Lloyd. All one note of it!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:04 pm
 
Dee Dee's bass line in "She's The One" by The Ramones always sticks out in my mind. I love it!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:06 pm
 
shit 'lorna' rules.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:12 pm
 
anything dee dee played. I Want you (she's so heavy). Hey Mama, Look at Sis.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:53 pm
 
sadly rush limbaugh likes my city was gone by the pretenders. i like it too.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:55 pm
 
That MBV bass line is indeed rather funky, and strange in that there's nothing remotely similar on the rest of the lp.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 4:57 pm | Edited by: red eyed willie
 
Hey Mama, Look at Sis.

Bass line?
I know what you mean, but...

My favorite bass riff has to be a soul one, but I can't think of which.
I'll come back later after some coffee.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:00 pm
 
Green Onions!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:31 pm
 
wrap it up - sam and dave
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:46 pm
 
yeah dude I know its played with a guitar, BUT cmon
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:47 pm
 
Hair Shirt - The Birthday Party
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:49 pm
 
"Hey Mama, Look at Sis."

don't you mean "Walkin' the Dog" by Rufus Thomas?....

in other news -

"SUPERFREAK".
ha!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:50 pm
 
everytime Duck Dunn picks up his bass. Listen to "Hang Em' High".
"I Was Made To Love Her" by Stevie Wonder, James Jamerson was getting down on that one.
He is not one of my faves but the opening bass line that Bill Wyman plays on "Live With Me" is his finest moment.
"Switchblade" by Charles Mingus
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 5:50 pm
 
It's Joy Division for me too, but rather "Digital." Peter Hook rules.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:05 pm
 
The Alarm Clocks' "No Reason To Complain" is pretty sick.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:12 pm
 
Hand Of Doom - Black Sabbath, now that is some shit there.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:14 pm
 
don't know why that's never been sampled. or has it?
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:22 pm
 
Joy Division - Digital
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:29 pm
 
If were gonna talk Peter Hook what about the bass line on "Dreams Never End" from the first New Order album?
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:46 pm
 
This Joy Division talk is awesome.

Shadowplay

I also love the bass line in Bowie\'s John, I\'m Only Dancing.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 7:56 pm
 
Even though it's a cheesy song, Bootsy Collins' bass line in "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee Lite is pretty freaking great.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:04 pm
 
my sharona!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:07 pm
 
Seinfeld!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:08 pm
 
Though Taxman is always a favorite for me as well.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:09 pm
 
Shellac - Wingwalker
Yes - Soundchaser
King Crimson - Indiscipline
Circle Jerks - 15 Minutes
Van Halen - So This Is Love?
Adios Gringo - Vipers in the Tea Room
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:13 pm
 
Jackson 5 - ABC
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:14 pm
 
brainwashed-kinks
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:14 pm
 
ron carter on gil scott heron's "revo will be pre-empted for mork and mindy reruns"
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:14 pm
 
on the classic rock front....

"rain" - beatles
"american girl" - tom petty & heartbreakers
"rock my plimsoul" - jeff beck group (ronnie wood on bass!)
"three button hand me down" - small faces (ronnie lane!!)

lemme think more about my contemporary record collection
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:26 pm
 
time of the season-zombies
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 8:51 pm
 
Jesus Lizard - One Evening

Joy Division - Transmission
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 9:26 pm
 

Hair Shirt - The Birthday Party


Nice!

I could never pick> I can't commit.

A favorite bass line by a friend would be Mr. D'amico's on This Moment In Black History's "The Last Unicorn."

maybe some Contortions or Liquid Liquid....A Frames? Fall?
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 9:32 pm
 
time of the season-zombies

and what it spawned --- "casa dega" by tom petty

oh yeah ---- TAXMAN, than you Muswell Hillbilly!
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 9:42 pm
 
oh - and "whole lotta woman" compulsive gamblers (i am inspired by this thread for music for the odd movie i am editing on the other computer...well, i'm capturing now... goofing off til the capture is over)
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 9:42 pm
 
Fall?

Lay of the Land &
2X4
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 9:52 pm
 
Rhiannon by Fleetwood Man has a good bass line
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 9:52 pm
 
Night Court theme song.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 10:14 pm
 
Memphis Train.

A fucking BITCH to play, might I add.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 10:25 pm
 
white lines
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 10:37 pm
 
"WHite Lines" is Liquid Liquid, that's what I'm sayin.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 10:54 pm
 
"Good Times" by Chic, a.k.a. "Rapper's Delight."
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 11:20 pm
 
i perk up whenever "eye don't like you" starts on my ipod on the train.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 11:28 pm
 
YES! That bass line fucking kills.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 11:36 pm
 
Also Le Freak, by Chic.
Posted: Oct 9, 2006 11:51 pm
 
Sex Bomb
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 1:23 am
 
six pack
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 2:09 am
 
Don't Leave Me Alone - the Pagans
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 2:24 am
 
Fav. Bass players:

The original guy from the Rezillos (William Mysterious or Simon Templar?)
Sammy from Teengenerate
Graham Maby from Joe Jackson Band
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 2:37 am
 
UFO Dictator/Tampax in the Cunt-Tampax
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:00 am
 
C'mon, Flea is the raddist baddist bass player on this planet. Anyone who disagrees can eat my chilli shit.

Hee-Muthafuckin-Haw
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:19 am
 
agreed on the Rezillos, but I''ll choose "Can't Stand My Baby"

plus

Digital Underground - Humpy Dance

and

Rush - Analog Kid

"A fawn-eyed girl with sunbrown legs
Dances on the edge of his dream"

woo!
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:27 am
 
Animals "It's My Life."
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:01 am
 
six pack

Agreed!

Fav. Bass players:

The original guy from the Rezillos (William Mysterious or Simon Templar?)
Sammy from Teengenerate
Graham Maby from Joe Jackson Band


Agreed!
That dude in the Registrators was also a total killer.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:24 am
 
I'll always love the opening to 1/4 dead by Rudimentary Peni, and Take Back the Alley.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:37 am
 
Why nobody has mentioned "Eternal Thing" by Jimmy Anthony and the Jap Curry Blazers I'll never know!

......maybe I'm just the only one IN the know. Have yet to come across anyone who knows the record... Actually, I'm torn between that and the Aussie X's "I Don't Wanna Go Out". Both of these just poundnig sex music.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 10:57 am
 
Music to my ears to hear fans of Pete Hook/JD representing!
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 12:53 pm
 
I can't believe nobody has mentioned

DEAD MILKMEN

too many come to mind. Best basslines ever.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 2:58 pm
 
i second ron carter. i really like his playing on the first roberta flak album. also, this charming man by the smiths.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:10 pm
 
i second ron carter.

I was speaking about "Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in particular. I'm gonna kill you. Don't move.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:12 pm
 
the james jamerson songbook.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:45 pm
 
i cant think of the name...it goes bomp bum bomp BAMP! bomp bomp bomp
bomp bum bomp BAMP! bomp bomp bomp
i think its chaka kahn.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 3:53 pm
 
"Captain Guitar" - Guitar Wolf
"I killed the Barber" - Dr. Alimantado
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 4:11 pm
 
"Why Can't I Touch It"- Buzzcocks

Stands out quite a bit, always liked it.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 6:16 pm
 
"Can't Touch This"

No wait, wait...

"Ice Ice Baby"

...so many greats.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 6:49 pm
 
DEAD MILKMEN

Indeed.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 6:52 pm
 
Les Baxter "Wheels" or is it "Chain Fight?"
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 6:54 pm
 
Thanks, bvalentine. I currently have "Stuart" stuck in my head.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:02 pm
 
the james jamerson songbook.

I just saw that Motown movie and while a lot of it was dull as shit, the Jamerson bits left my jaw dropped. All of that with one finger!
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:07 pm
 
"It's My Pride" - The Guess Who
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:27 pm
 
\"Bitch\" and \"Live With Me\" - Rolling Stones
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:31 pm
 
green eyed lady
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:34 pm
 
"It's My Pride" - The Guess Who

That's a good one.
When I first saw this thread I must admit I thought of "Ben Franklin's Almanac" by the Cryan Shames.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 7:47 pm
 
When I first saw this thread I must admit I thought of "Ben Franklin's Almanac" by the Cryan Shames.


When I first read this quote I thought of Ned Hayden.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 8:03 pm
 
No one said the Who's - Boris the Spider
or Motorhead's - Overkill

what the fuck is the matter with you people

of course I also really dig the end part of Fleetwood Mac's - The Chain
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 8:08 pm
 
I thought of Ned Hayden.

Where is he, BJ? Have you talked to him lately?
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 8:13 pm
 
ok, this is super gay of me, but one of goodnight loving's newer songs "Join the Order" has a kick ass bass line that I can never get out of my head.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 8:17 pm
 
When I first saw this thread I must admit I thought of "Ben Franklin's Almanac" by the Cryan Shames.


When I first read this quote I thought of Ned Hayden.


Probably the first AND last time the two of us will be compared. . .
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 8:23 pm
 
Anything by Les Claypool. That guy's a GENIUS!
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 10:28 pm
 
Alright, I thought of some runners-up today:
"Soulfinger" by the Bar-Kays
"Captain Hassle" by Max Frost and the Troopers
"Latin Soul" by Mongo Santamaria
On the Joy Division kick from earlier, my vote goes to:
"No Love Lost"
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 10:30 pm
 
"Latin Soul" by Mongo Santamaria


This is actually just a reworking of Dyke and the Blazers' "We Got More Soul." Not to get nitpicky or anything.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 10:33 pm
 
Honorable mention to "Dancing in the Moonlight" by Thin Lizzy.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 11:04 pm
 
a reworking of Dyke and the Blazers' "We Got More Soul."

Oh, that's true isn't it? It still comes off different, though, with the percussions the way they are.

"Lowrider" by War sounds like it drank from that trough too.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 11:14 pm
 
Flipper - In your Arms

Helios Creed - The Rant

King Snake Roost - Dead All Over & Napalm Factory

NO MERCY -Thoughts of Destruction
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 11:17 pm
 
Big Black - "Deep Six"
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 11:24 pm
 
Tearproof by the Undertones isn't really that great of a riff or anything, but the bass sounds awesome at the beginning when it pans across... blows yer freakin' mind, man...
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 11:26 pm
 
I also don't believe I've seen any Beach Boys songs listed. Pity.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 1:55 am
 
I also don't believe I've seen any Beach Boys songs listed. Pity.


"You're So Good To Me."
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:13 am
 
"Lowrider" by War sounds like it drank from that trough too.


You always say the neatest things. Sigh...
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:30 am
 
MAX-B - Bananaticoco
Redd Kross-What they say
JBs-Rabbit Got the Gun
Motorhead-Ace of Spades


about a dozen or so CAN songs...
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:42 am
 
no idea why this came to mind, but...

"Peace Sells" by Megadeth --- HESH!!!!!

also, ANYTHING by the Jesus Lizard. goddamn i love that band.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:43 am
 
"Peace Sells" by Megadeth

No.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:44 am
 
You always say the neatest things. Sigh...

I was supposed to have been a writer by now, but the goner board is the closest I got. Failure can be such a bitch.
Joe, if I'm ever as far gone as say... Jack Gratton, you've gotta promise to kill me.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:46 am
 
There's too much shitty metal cropping up around here!
What the fuck is wrong with you people?!
Yeah, maybe "Sweet Leaf" occured to me too, but fuck, I'm not gonna admit it!
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:58 am
 
Joe, if I'm ever as far gone as say... Jack Gratton, you've gotta promise to kill me.

HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry guys, Vegas joke.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 2:59 am
 
Smells Like Teen Spirit/Lithuim/anything off Nevermind where the guitars drop out. I'm only half-kidding, too. Loved that shit.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 3:19 am
 
really people. 25 or 6 to 4 by chicago!
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 3:20 am
 
If we're gonna go there, my favorite bass riff of Nirvana's is in that song, "Sliver," the twelve-inch-single. "Grandma take me home, etc."
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 3:27 am
 
What about the one they "forgot" to credit to Killing Joke?
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 5:41 pm
 
just a few in mind right now...
Tribe Called Quest's Entire Discography

The Verve-Gravity Grave(live edit)

10 CC-I'm Not In Love(bass solo bitches!)

the Metallica song off of Mater of PUppets(track 6?) that Danny Way skates to in that DC video.

Eno & Byrne-Regiment

Anything off of the Warp label circa 1995-2002>mostly autechre and aphex



bazooka, you and red-eyed mention Mongo Santamarina. Can either or both of you give a solid(or must have)album to get. Heard the song My Sound(?) and must have more.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 5:56 pm
 
I don't think Mongo has any truly solid albums. There's plenty of cheese on all of 'em, but they do all have killer tracks. Fortunately they're all pretty cheap too. His version of Louie Louie is awesome.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 6:01 pm
 
"Joe McCarthy's Ghost" - Minutemen
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 7:22 pm | Edited by: Uptight White
 
Hawkwind - Born to Go (the whole Space Ritual double LP has great Lemmy bass jams all over)
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 7:36 pm
 
lipstick by imperial teen
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 11:03 pm
 
PRETENDERS "THE WAIT"
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 11:29 pm
 
Whoever played bass in T Rex is pretty good....as is Bruce Thomas from the Attractions.

Ren from the Registrators, Duck Dunn, William Mysterious from the Rezillos, Steve Priest from the Sweet, Trevor Boldon from Spiders from Mars, Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith, Sammy from Teengen.

Bass is an underrated instrument.
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 11:44 pm
 
Bruce Thomas from the Attractions.

hell yeah! good save.... so many great basslines on the EC+Attractions records...
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 12:15 am
 
Darkthrone - Kathaarian Life Code
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 5:20 am
 
I don't think Mongo has any truly solid albums

"Mongo's Way" is tough all the way through...no queso.
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 5:44 am
 
Not the most schooled bassist, but he gets me everytime...

Lemmy.

Shit is just thunder. Pure thunder!!!!!
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 1:15 pm
 
Last night it was either "Theme de Yo-Yo" by Art Ensemble of Chicago (Malachi Favors on bass) or "Angels and Demons at Play" by Sun Ra (Ronnie Boykins)
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 2:28 pm
 
What about The Stranglers? JJ Burnel!
Great AND unique...
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 2:30 pm
 
Yeah, maybe "Sweet Leaf" occured to me too, but fuck, I'm not gonna admit it!

Jeeeesus.
So you would really feel shamed to name check a Sabbath song? Poor you...
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 2:53 pm
 
Theme de Yo-Yo
I was just about to say that!
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 3:33 pm
 
PAGANS
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 3:45 pm
 
Dear Prudence
and
TaxMan

"Mongo's Way" is tough all the way through...no queso. alright alright.


^this all good but gets mad serious at 4:44>>
Posted: Oct 13, 2006 7:01 am
 
Went thrift shopping today and found LP copies of R.E.M's "Chronic Town". "Murmer" and "Reckoning". There's some cool basslines on some of those songs. The band should've broke up after 'Document" though.
Posted: Oct 13, 2006 3:40 pm
 
Yeah, maybe "Sweet Leaf" occured to me too, but fuck, I'm not gonna admit it!
Geezer Butler rules!!!
Posted: Oct 13, 2006 6:26 pm
 
Tony Levin on Pete Gabriel's "I Don't Remember"...or was that a stick?
Bruce Thomas on EC's "Next Time Around" or "Love For Tender" or Suzanne Vega's "Blood Makes Noise"
Gary Tibbs on Roxy Music's "Manifesto"
Paul Simononononon on Clash's "Lost In The Supermarket"
...this could go on forever...

You will never find a bass player who would admit to have ever played the intro to Boston's "Foreplay/Long Time" (oh, I have never done so myself...).
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 2:45 am
 
The fact that this is the 125th reply and nobody has mentioned Steve Harris means that you're all lame.

Personal favorites:
Running Free
Murder in the Rue Morgue
Wrathchild

Eyehategod's Blank, too.

And the bassist for Radio Birdman plays like a mutherfucker.
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 3:15 am
 
you would really feel shamed to name check a Sabbath song?

No.
Name check, fine.
Stoner cornball rock, though I enjoy it myself, does not compete with soul or other dance music on the bass front. Sabbath's bass riffs mostly just follow the guitar. Now if we were talkin' heavy power chord guitar riffs...
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 3:17 am
 
this is the 125th reply and nobody has mentioned Steve Harris
I really am kind of ashamed.
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 3:18 am
 
Of myself, that is.
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 4:15 am
 
Did you ever see the Las Savell sign when it said "Steve Harris makes Memphis a better place"?

That was nice.

Hope somebody got a picture of that.
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 5:52 am
 
Murder in the Rue Morgue

Yes.

Although, Motorhead's "Motorhead" does it for me as far as simple and direct basslines go.
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 11:15 am
 
Yeah, maybe "Sweet Leaf" occured to me too, but fuck, I'm not gonna admit it!
Geezer Butler rules!!!


See thread's originating post.

Steve Harris is a beast. So is Lemme. The line in "Ace of Spades" is so tough. Kudos to all tippin' their caps to Donald Duck Dunn. Awesome
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 3:38 pm
 
Dead Milkmen - They call me the Walrus
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 4:40 pm
 
Butthole Surfers - Pittsburgh to Lebanon
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 6:38 pm
 
I think the 5-lb test Stren line works well with a Browning reel for freshwater bass.
Posted: Oct 14, 2006 6:49 pm
 
Lubricated Goat - Never Know What Hit You
Dwarves - Flesh Tantrum, Hate Street, Speed Demon
Killdozer - everything
Posted: Oct 15, 2006 5:19 pm
 
gimme whatever- river city tanlines.

t-money rules the bass. and the tanlines rocked lost night.
Posted: Oct 15, 2006 9:47 pm
 
"Scorpio" by Dennis Coffeye
Listen to Bob Babbits incredible solo
Posted: Oct 15, 2006 10:00 pm
 
I think the 5-lb test Stren line works well with a Browning reel for freshwater bass.

Haha!
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