Songs you realized later that had great bass lines

Now that I’m a beginner bass player, I listen to a lot of music with my eyes closed concentrating on the bass player. It’s an interesting lesson of taking something for granted in the background that is way more important/cool than you originally thought.

If it fits, post one song.

Here’s mine:

Man, the 70’s had such great bass licks, it could even be found in commercial music! :slight_smile:

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Lalo Schifrin… the composer of the “Mission: Impossible” theme song. Another very recognizable bass line.

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Lalo Schifrin put out a lot of great theme songs with great bass lines…

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It works the other way around too, songs that I thought had great baselines have now become drab and dull. An example is Chasing Cars, which I thought had a great baseline until I learned to play it. I soon realized there’s nothing special about it. It’s very minimalistic.

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I always loved the bassline for Poison’s Unskinny Bop. LONG before I ever even considered wanting to play a bass.

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Beauty and/in simplicity!

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Even though it’s obvious, sweet emotion I had never thought of as a bass part, no idea why, but it’s great. The other one, and the distortion on it does give it a bit of a guitar quality, is For Whom the Bell Tolls from Cliff Burton.

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A friend asked me to learn The Lovecats by the Cure and it has a very funky bassline, and it was played on an upright double bass. So fun.

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Another great bass line theme was from the series
“Night court”.

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The Cure is really solid for basslines in general. Simon Gallup is awesome.

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I’m not a cure fan by any stretch of the imagination but I do like the lovecats song.

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Huge fan here, tons of great basslines.

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Ooo that one sounds fun…and quite challenging for my not so fast fingers LOL

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This

:rofl:

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Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
I was a kid at the time and thought it was all synthesizers…

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Pretty funky. Sounds like a lot of fun to play.

I do a good Fred Schnider impression too.

(The key is to pretend you have no neck.) xD

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Aww man, RIP Ricky. Kate and Cindy adorable as always.

Bass player there is Sara Lee, she’s awesome. Took over for Dave Allen when he left Gang Of Four. Good friends with Gail Ann Dorsey.

New Year’s Day -U2

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