Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

Favourite bass solo(s)?


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  • Smiley
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Here's just a few of mine;

    'Break Song' (live) by Vanilla Fudge...Tim Bogert

    'Oleo' by Cactus...Tim Bogert

    'My Generation' by The Who...John Entwistle

    'Aeroplane' by Red Hot Chillie Peppers...Flea

    'Anonymous Two' by Focus...Bert Ruiter rocks

    'Tommy The Cat' by Primus... Les Claypool

    'Bouree' by Jethro Tull...Glenn Cornick

    'Sound Chaser' by Yes...Chris Squire

    'Parallels (live)' by Yes...Chris Squire

    'Egocentric Molecules' by Jean Luc Ponty...Ralph Armstrong

    'Good Morning Little Schoolgirl' (live) by TYA...Leo Lyons

    'Handy' by Wishbone Ash...Martin Turner

    'Man of Honor' by Flash...Ray Benett

    'Refried Funky Chicken' by The Dixie Dregs...Andy West

    'Cruise Control' by The Dixie Dregs...Andy West

    'la villa Strangiato' by Rush...short solo by Geddy Lee

    'Starless' by King Crimson...John Wetton

    'Elephant Talk' by King Crimson...Tony Levin (stick)

    'Hesitation Blues' by Hot Tuna...Jack Cassidy

    'Sea Song' by Hot Tuna...Jack Cassidy

    'School Days' by Stanley Clarke...Stanley Clarke

    'Hellbound Train' (live version '81) Savoy Brown...John Humphrey

    'Portrait of Tracey' by Weather Report...Jaco Pastorious

    'Teen Town' by Weather Report...Jaco Pastorious

    'Centaur Woman' by East of Eden...Dave Arbus

    'Eight Miles High', cover by Golden Earring...Rinus Gerritsen

    'Apostrophe' by Frank Zappa...Jack Bruce

    'Another Man's Woman' by Atlanta Rhythm Section...Paul Goddard

    Oh yeah, and 'Country Music a Night in Hell' by Stu Hamm!

    This is great...the crowd isn't booing...they're Stu-ing! There are several other great Stu Hamm videos here as well:

    Geddy Lee of 'Rush' lets it rip here on 'Leave That Thing Alone':

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    Oh yes, and I can't forget The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) by Fleetwood Mac. John McVie was their bassist, but on this particular track it was guitarist Peter Green playing the 6 string bass solo. Great stuff, and even John has admitted that he could never have played it!

    Edit...Will -

    I have always loved the bass in that song as well. The bassists name was Klaus Voorman, who was a part time artist, bass player, producer. He did the graphics design for the Beatles 'Revolver' album cover, and was a member of Manfred Mann back in the 60's. He can also be heard playing bass on albums by such artists as Gary Wright, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, etc.

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  • Tina L
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I agree with The WHO-The Real Me. If you want to hear two albums with terrific basslines throughout, pick up Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell album with Dio on vocals. Geezer Butler's bass playing is unbelievable. Also check out Alice Cooper's Killer album. Dennis Dunaway's bass lines are incredible. Check out the beginning of Dead Babies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight Zone-Rinus Gerritsen(Golden Earring)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machines

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  • 1 decade ago

    My two favorites are both from Billy Sheehan backing David Lee Roth, both from the Eat Em and Smile album:

    Ladies Nite in Buffalo

    Yankee Rose

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think the two best and probably most famous bass solos are both from queen...another one bites the dust is obvious, and under pressure is great as well, too bad it was stolen by some two-bit hack rapper

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  • Fatima
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Don't forget that bass line in .. I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The bass piece from Crash Course in Brain Surgery is solid but MCM has given you the best!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Billy Sheehan(Talas) - Shyboy

    Cliff Burton - Anesthesia(Pulling Teeth)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well as a bassist it's hard to choose but for a bass intro my favorite is Longview by Greenday

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