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6 hours ago, Lozz196 said:

Tube Station/Eton Rifles by The Jam - in fact many too many Jam songs to list imo.

Not that simple, especially if you're singing as well.

My nomination is "Don't break my heart again" by Whitesnake.

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22 minutes ago, franzbassist said:

Not that simple, especially if you're singing as well.

Yeah I suppose as I’ve been playing them for years they just seem simple now.

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Surprised noone has mentioned ESG yet. Gloriously simple, deeply groovy:

 

 

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Some great basslines here. My nomination would Talking Heads' Road to Nowhere.

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42 minutes ago, foxyFuze said:

Surprised noone has mentioned ESG yet. Gloriously simple, deeply groovy:

 

 

What a great tune foxy, I’ve never heard that before and I’ve added it to my , to play list 👍

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6 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

What a great tune foxy, I’ve never heard that before and I’ve added it to my , to play list 👍

Glad to have helped. Worth checking out some of their other stuff.  'Moody' sounds like a bunch of bad-asses from Brooklyn who've grown up with hip-hop and suddenly stumbled upon New Order. 

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I was on the phone to my best mate (and drummer) tonight, he's had a bass for one week - and these are what "sausage fingers" is playing:

(he got good taste). 😎

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Any Johnny Cash song; root and fifth, anything more is showing off!

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8 hours ago, foxyFuze said:

Glad to have helped. Worth checking out some of their other stuff.  'Moody' sounds like a bunch of bad-asses from Brooklyn who've grown up with hip-hop and suddenly stumbled upon New Order. 

Tony Wilson brought them over to Manchester and Martin Hannet recorded their early songs so sounding New Order-esque is almost inevitable, his production style was pretty unique. 🙂

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Surely Once in a Lifetime. It’s refusal to shift, no matter what, is remarkable.

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'Fever' by Peggy Lee (with Joe Mondragon playing a mesmerising Bass line).

 

 

 

 

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  • Dee Lite - Groove is in the Heart
  • Jimi Hendrix - Fire
  • Beatles - Get Back
  • David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie

 

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18 hours ago, tauzero said:

I did think of "She sells sanctuary" but although the bass line is simple, I think it's more guitar-driven than bass-driven.

Good shout. I think the bass does drive it and it's always gone down a storm in my experience.

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I'd nominate 'Another Brick In The Wall (pt 2) if no-one else has.  Especially on the outro.

The bass in Tom Petty's 'Break Down' lays down the vibe for the whole song, too.

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