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: Best Bassline Ever...
: Dog Deever 24 August, 2014, 10:38:25 PM
Anyone got some love for the guitarists phat-fingering siblings?

Dunno about greatest evers- too many good ones too choose from, But I love the bassline from Flux of Pink Indians 'Myxomatosis', every time I hear it, up goes the volume. Simple as hell- but bouncy and catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFYvgg523OE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFYvgg523OE)

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: Skullmo 24 August, 2014, 11:03:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh6QPg5BGsE

One of my faves
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 August, 2014, 12:16:17 AM
My favourite ever bassline...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV7tUvYgkHI

Although Clairvoyant is damned close actually good call!

I went through an embarrassing stage of trying to learn bass and I started here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMxTR2FCZ70
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 25 August, 2014, 08:10:12 AM
Another One Bites the Dust

This thread is now ended.

EDIT: It's in your head now for the rest of the day. Sorry about that.
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: Colin YNWA 25 August, 2014, 09:15:27 AM
Beat me to it. But of John Deacon gold that.

Surprisingly easy thread this one.
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: Jim_Campbell 25 August, 2014, 09:39:35 AM
The Sisters of Mercy always knew the value of a good bassline…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSDylIULz_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuezNswtRfo

Cheers

Jim
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: Zarjazzer 25 August, 2014, 10:26:44 AM
New Jersey Queens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWvLHzd-rhg
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: shaolin_monkey 25 August, 2014, 10:33:53 AM
Phil Lynott's opening to Dancing In the Moonlight gets my vote:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-JQTUgLh6mc

Then there's the fast and furious bassline in Ace of Spades:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aSsqavYIgNc


Then there's the absolute bass genius of Steve Harris. Being the creator and driving force of Iron Maiden, he makes sure his bass is at the forefront of most numbers.  Here are some superb examples:

Invaders
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lYN49nAcX_o

Two Minutes to Midnight
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eeilrl304ak

Powerslave
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1YAYDOIGkJs
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 August, 2014, 10:43:11 AM
Good choices SM - I love how absurdly busy Steve Harris' bass playing is when you strip away the song.

IT HAS NO BUSINESS BEING THAT BUSY but its wonderful.

Surely Alb has some good 'uns to throw in here - A juicy Claypool?
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: JohnMcF 25 August, 2014, 10:46:54 AM
A little bit of Stanley Clarke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDPq1uq5Gxo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDPq1uq5Gxo)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 August, 2014, 10:50:45 AM
....well if we're going into fusion territory you can't beat some Tony Williams bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OytO-eSK_xw
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: shaolin_monkey 25 August, 2014, 11:42:11 AM
Let's throw some Zappa into the mix, with a little Zombie Woof:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ppFfMo1RVJA
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: JOE SOAP 25 August, 2014, 01:58:39 PM


Hit me... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0fG4ooR0-Y)


Ride on (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJoHuXCy-Dc)


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: CrazyFoxMachine 25 August, 2014, 03:07:20 PM
Ride on (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJoHuXCy-Dc)

No sharing of bass-related videos can go without a bit of Bootsy ... on the one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHE6hZU72A4)
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: Skullmo 25 August, 2014, 03:42:12 PM
Why the Beatles are so good. There was no reason to put this much into the bass line!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ZaR2RkYhg
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: Spikes 25 August, 2014, 05:15:11 PM
That Barry White song. I love the bass line on that.
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: 8-Ball 25 August, 2014, 10:40:54 PM
Always a fave of mine -

Pixies - Here comes your man
http://youtu.be/tPgf_btTFlc (http://youtu.be/tPgf_btTFlc)
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: ZenArcade 25 August, 2014, 11:27:51 PM
Intro to Nirvanas Sliver, closley followed be Pixies Debaser. Z
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: Spikes 25 August, 2014, 11:41:07 PM
Anyone mentioned Into the Valley by the Skids yet?
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: Jim_Campbell 26 August, 2014, 09:56:49 AM
Anyone mentioned Into the Valley by the Skids yet?

"AHOY! AHOY! Juicy men embalmed her…" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe_fiTy81A0)

Cheers

Jim
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: DrRocka 26 August, 2014, 11:09:21 AM
I love Bootsy Collins so much I named my daughter after him. The great man himself tweeted her mum a fortnight ago on my little 'un's birthday to wish her all the best, then tweeted her mum again ten minutes later to offer her a Bootsy goody bag. What a guy.

This has gotta be the meanest slice of funk the cat's ever laid down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUUSdyYpwT8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUUSdyYpwT8)
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: Heath C Ackley 26 August, 2014, 05:29:31 PM
As for rock you can't beat the late Mr Entwhistle:

https://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=183bqp5ro#/watch?v=80dsyo2Ox-0

Or Flea:

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=cM46WAY6MIc

As for funk I agree with Mr Fox; Bootsy is a God but there was also the late great Bernard Edwards:

https://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=183bqp5ro#/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY
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: Albion 26 August, 2014, 06:32:47 PM
Surely Alb has some good 'uns to throw in here - A juicy Claypool?

Oh yes.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tx6pSnq9EvI


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkstx3Gf8rQ


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hMsJlJdWof8


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: Dog Deever 26 August, 2014, 09:18:09 PM
really simple yet again, but hooks my ears every time-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHpDgrG9H1k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHpDgrG9H1k)

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: Skullmo 26 August, 2014, 09:43:23 PM
I adore this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az_GCJnXAI0

PIL this is not a love song.



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: Montynero 26 August, 2014, 09:50:06 PM
The best bass line is clearly Give it Away by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_uHJPUlO8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_uHJPUlO8)

Though special consideration has to be given to Taxman by George Harrison, so good it was used twice by the Jam on "Dreams of Children" and their second no 1 "Start". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSqpT6gfDU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSqpT6gfDU)
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: Skullmo 26 August, 2014, 09:54:54 PM

Though special consideration has to be given to Taxman by George Harrison, so good it was used twice by the Jam on "Dreams of Children" and their second no 1 "Start". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSqpT6gfDU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSqpT6gfDU)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o60XmAvwHSY   and here is a isolated rhythm track of Taxman.
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: Heath C Ackley 27 August, 2014, 08:36:04 PM
Start - good call Monty, forgot all about Mr Foxton.
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: 8-Ball 27 August, 2014, 08:46:40 PM
Unless I have missed it this could also be a contender -

The Breeders - Cannonball http://youtu.be/Qpoqzt2EHaA (http://youtu.be/Qpoqzt2EHaA)
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: Montynero 28 August, 2014, 12:37:16 PM
Start - good call Monty, forgot all about Mr Foxton.

I have shaken these very hands as a youth, as perhaps have other boarders. Bruce was staying at the same hotel on George square during GLASCAC one year. So naturally you can't help but shout "BRUCE FOXTON" and start gibbering about the Jam. He seemed quite pleased, as it goes.

Sadly, none of his musical talent rubbed off on me. That's why I play the drums.
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: Proudhuff 28 August, 2014, 02:51:16 PM
I love Bootsy Collins so much I named my daughter after him. The great man himself tweeted her mum a fortnight ago on my little 'un's birthday to wish her all the best, then tweeted her mum again ten minutes later to offer her a Bootsy goody bag. What a guy.

This has gotta be the meanest slice of funk the cat's ever laid down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUUSdyYpwT8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUUSdyYpwT8)

Tweeted by the hand of god! you lucky lucky b******

The start to the TV series Barney Millar was always on of my favs
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: Proudhuff 28 August, 2014, 02:51:44 PM
oh and Guns of Brixton  :D
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: Montynero 28 August, 2014, 03:04:41 PM
I love Bootsy Collins so much I named my daughter after him. The great man himself tweeted her mum a fortnight ago on my little 'un's birthday to wish her all the best, then tweeted her mum again ten minutes later to offer her a Bootsy goody bag. What a guy.

This has gotta be the meanest slice of funk the cat's ever laid down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUUSdyYpwT8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUUSdyYpwT8)

I love Bootsy Collins. A few pals and I once drove from London to Brighton dressed as the Clones of Dr Funkenstein, blasting all the classics, and only got stopped once by the police. Not for fancy dress, for standing up on the A23 in a topless Citreon CV. No-one had a clue what we were doing, but we were happy.

So your daughter's called Bootsy?
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: Toni Scandella 04 September, 2014, 08:21:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlhQ3iC54QM
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: Keef Monkey 09 September, 2014, 03:49:58 PM
This is just naaaaaaasty -

Bernard Wright - Haboglabotribin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obaK2mex2mY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obaK2mex2mY)
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: von Boom 09 September, 2014, 07:37:37 PM
Cliff Burton Metallica has some great basslines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a_dsoLz2Zw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a_dsoLz2Zw)


I've always thought Geddy Lee from Rush deserved more credit for his basslines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQgu0MpnKq8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQgu0MpnKq8)
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: Apestrife 09 September, 2014, 08:41:16 PM
A couple of fine ones IMO.

Future of the left - Underneath the waves an ocean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkCUREHnpyo

Death from above - Little girl (it's only bass and drums)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jdne6GVHQ

Brian Jonestown Massacre - Whoever you are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g23n6qzfhuc

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Spread your love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YFkn8rawVk

The Stranglers - Peaches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aI9k06dGpg
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: Keef Monkey 10 September, 2014, 12:30:49 PM
This one here is fairly iconic. Incredibly simple, but that tone and the new string rattle and the beat all add up to make it a classic. Fantastic track too.

Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9mJ82x_l-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9mJ82x_l-E)
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: klute 10 September, 2014, 09:38:49 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lvqDewlZGQA&list=PLFFDAD647D8FEB517

James Lavelle cream live 2 mix the whole set is beatastic. 
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: klute 10 September, 2014, 09:41:59 PM
Sunna-Power Struggle

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FdkfWjrmp98
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: SuperSurfer 10 September, 2014, 11:46:19 PM
Beastie Boys – Root Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qdaidsnUE
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: Third Estate Ned 11 September, 2014, 03:25:09 PM
Weather Report's Teen Town has a mad bass line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSUk8bSVHYc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSUk8bSVHYc)

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: El Chivo 11 September, 2014, 05:50:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DrLoalgK3g

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYA_WylJ5mA

Cheers

Chi
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: Albion 18 September, 2014, 09:14:01 PM
Love the bass on Pink Floyd's One of these days.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hT44cUPZQ2o
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: auxlen 18 October, 2014, 04:24:04 PM
another brick in the wall
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: Albion 30 October, 2014, 11:27:29 PM
More Les Claypool with his Duo de twang.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L0fyYBXVaCU