View Full Version : What's the best bass song
12-31-2002, 08:44 PM
what song has the best bass part in it or has a bass solo or whatever in it. i dunno b/c i just started bass
12-31-2002, 09:51 PM
Give Rush YYZ a listen - Geddy Lee is a great bassist. Billy Sheehan is also awesome - listen to David Lee Roths "Eat 'em and Smile" with him and Steve Vai going at it...good stuff.
12-31-2002, 09:54 PM
Now that I think of it - Listen to "Shy Boy" off that David Lee Roth album - old song by Billy - I saw him do it live before he made that album...simply awesome - 2 chords coming out of his bass - one went into an effects rack - the other straight into his power amps. First (and only) bassist I've ever seen do that. Also, if you can get your hands on a copy of Yes - Fragile - Chris Squire is a legendary bassist from the 70's.
[Edited by N4Player on 12-31-2002 at 10:00 PM]
12-31-2002, 10:15 PM
Iím going with Motorheadís "Keep us on the road" from the album Motorhead on Chiswick records, first album I ever owned ......Eeeeek !
12-31-2002, 11:24 PM
I saw Motorhead live opening for Ozzy on the Blizzard of Oz tour ... I had 8th row seats... I still don't hear so good out of my left ear...is that a phone ringing ?
01-01-2003, 08:43 AM
Respect due ! I got the "25 and still alive" DVD recently, Im still walking into things and apologizing to the carpet however my sense of smell is slowly coming back...... which is mostly good ..... I think !
01-01-2003, 10:15 AM
The first song that earned my respect for bass playing was "The Lemon Song" on Led Zeppelin II. Jones & Bonham made it possible for Page & Plant to do their stuff.
01-01-2003, 11:09 AM
I agree with lordatthestrings. John Paul Jones was an amazing bass player. Matt Freeman of Rancid is also a really good bass player. But the most amazing bassist now, has got to be Victor Wooten. The stuff this guy does will drop any top-ranked musicians jaw to the ground. Hearing it is one thing, but seeing how he actually does it. Thats what gets you, I'm still trying to figure out how he does it. I hold him higher than any great guitarist meantioned on this site, Vai, Petrucci, Malmsteen. I think he blows them all away by the level he has reached with bass.
[Edited by noticingthemistake on 01-01-2003 at 11:13 AM]
01-01-2003, 05:47 PM
But the most amazing bassist now, has got to be Victor Wooten.
Where can I hear this guy ?
Forgot to mention Stanley Clark, he's got some amazing stuff out there also.
01-01-2003, 09:46 PM
He is in a jam band called "bella fleck and the flecktones", but he has a lot of solo cd's out. Just search for his music on kazaa.
01-02-2003, 05:42 PM
Bill D ickens and Victor Wooten are both incredible technicians. D ickens was Wooten's teacher, btw.
That said, I'd go with "Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)" by Incubus as a good, fun, easy 1st bass song. It's off of their album S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Dirk Lance is a killer bassist, but has the taste to play whatever's appropriate for a song.
01-02-2003, 08:18 PM
Yeah, Dickens is an amazing bassist also, although I didn't realize he was Wooten's teacher. Im not too much into the family tree of music teachers and students, but that one is interesting. Thanx Raskolnikov.
01-02-2003, 08:35 PM
I like anything with John Entwistle. he was extreamly skilled, but only ever played what the song needed. Not many musicians can do that.
01-03-2003, 10:35 AM
Some guys are meant to be soloists, some are meant to be in bands. I too agree the better musicians are the ones who can balance them both.
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