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4 hours ago, Hellzero said:

There are four, in fact, but still perfect ! 😉

What's the fourth note then?

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On 16/06/2019 at 22:06, tauzero said:

Waterfront - Simple Minds

Our Derek does love a good single-note bassline. Here he is with another (at least 90% of this one is "D" I think).

 

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10 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

A - A# - C# - G# (and not A) 

We'll knock me sideways with a feather. And checking multiple versions I'm not the only one to miss that subtlety! Thanks.

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Here's another - It don't get much simpler than this groove 👍

However, you might like this better:

And this is pretty simple:

I love that girl's playing, and her sound ^^^^ 😎

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4 hours ago, Ricky 4000 said:

Here's another - It don't get much simpler than this groove 👍

However, you might like this better:

And this is pretty simple:

I love that girl's playing, and her sound ^^^^ 😎

I've just made a great little mash up without really realising what's going on, good old insomnia. 

If you start the Savages one and then bang on four seconds start The Screaming Blues Messiahs one, the first minute is great. 

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35 minutes ago, Maude said:

I've just made a great little mash up without really realising what's going on, good old insomnia. 

If you start the Savages one and then bang on four seconds start The Screaming Blues Messiahs one, the first minute is great. 

Oooo, I'll have to try that when it's not 05:30 👌

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2 hours ago, Maude said:

I've just made a great little mash up without really realising what's going on, good old insomnia. 

If you start the Savages one and then bang on four seconds start The Screaming Blues Messiahs one, the first minute is great. 

Interesting indeed. Insomnia is great. 👍

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In The City another one from The Jam, so may not be a simple riff but the intro, alongside Weller's guitar, is so direct and grabs your attention - the first bars of their first single, the promise of so much more to follow.

From the same era how about Too Much Too Young by The Specials? The album version, particularly, with Terry Hall singing at the end about 'Beans on toast for tea' just supported by Horace Gentleman's grooves.

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Their last CD is glued in my car radio. 😉Excellent all through. And always simple and groovy bass lines. 

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Whatever You Want, by Status Quo.  Classic track from their peak, doing what they did best.  Only 7 bass notes in the whole song, but lifts and carries it along beautifully.

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OMD, Julia's Song

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On 15/10/2019 at 21:31, Hellzero said:

A - A# - C# - G# (and not A) 

I love Boolean Basslines 🙂

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It doesn’t get a lot simpler, nor effective, than this. One note, on the beat. What a groove...

 

...sampled incidentally from this:

 

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6 minutes ago, BrunoBass said:

It doesn’t get a lot simpler, nor effective, than this. One note, on the beat. What a groove...

 

...sampled incidentally from this:

 

Great tune, I haven’t heard that in years 🙂

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