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Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« on: July 31, 2012, 06:14:10 AM »

We already have a Greatest Beatles Bass Riffs thread.  But I wanted to open the discussion up to other groups as well.

Here are two of mine...


The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place [HD video] (Live, 1965)

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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 09:23:20 AM »

the one Im playing here Baz  ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:43:01 AM »

I like YES's Chris Squire. "I've Seen All Good People", Searching For America", "The Preacher,The Teacher". He can play it all!
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 12:49:34 PM »

Oh Yeah, Chris Squire, one of my favourites, some good ones on Stevie Wonder tracks as well like Master Blaster & Superstition
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 07:48:00 PM »

Oh Yeah, Chris Squire, one of my favourites, some good ones on Stevie Wonder tracks as well like Master Blaster & Superstition
Usually when I listen to YES I'll leave the CD in for 3 or 4 listens and focus on each instrument as I am amazed at all of their abilities but he's one of my favorite bassists by far! Bil Buford can be mind blowing as well!
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 10:30:02 PM »

I'm pretty roped right now and I dont have a rif actually, but this is the fist sonjg that came to ind when talking about bass plyers. Thisi Mccartney like melodic. Awesome.

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 11:44:44 PM »

Usually when I listen to YES I'll leave the CD in for 3 or 4 listens and focus on each instrument as I am amazed at all of their abilities but he's one of my favorite bassists by far! Bil Buford can be mind blowing as well!

One of the reasons I started listeing to King Crimson was that Drummer Bill Brufford left Yes to join them, he is an absolutely awesome drummer, Alan White (great guy and good drummer that he is) isnt in the same league IMO (and I believe Alan knows it)

Bill is one of those erm 'special' talents
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 01:32:04 AM »

the one Im playing here Baz  ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 02:03:12 AM »

I'm pretty roped right now and I dont have a rif actually, but this is the fist sonjg that came to ind when talking about bass plyers. Thisi Mccartney like melodic. Awesome.

Nick Fortuna of the Buckinghams.
The Buckinghams-We Just Know


Nick Fortuna is playing "lead bass guitar" there, Todd.  Just magnificent!!

The Buckinghams were one of my favorite groups in the late 60s.  This song remains one of my favorites...

The Buckinghams - "Susan" (1967)





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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 02:04:42 AM »

Some more beautiful bass guitar by Nick Fortuna in this song too, Todd...


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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 12:14:07 PM »

yeah, I always liked Nicks playing. I'll post some actual riffs tonight.

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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 02:01:25 PM »

The intro of 'Would?' by Alice In Chains.

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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 03:19:11 AM »

Some classic bass riffs...

Chris White on "She's Not There" (The Zombies, 1964)
the Zombies - She's Not There (1964)


Chris Hillman on "Eight Miles High" (The Byrds, 1966)
Byrds - Eight Miles High (RARE 1967 clip)


John Entwistle on "Boris The Spider" (The Who, 1966)
The Who - Boris The Spider


Jack Casady on "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane, 1967)
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And as a bonus, another song by Jefferson Airplane, played live, with some of the greatest bass lines I've ever heard, courtesy of the great Jack Casady...
Jefferson Airplane - The Other Side Of This Life (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 07:57:48 AM »

I have a hard time depicting between riffs and actual playing sometimes. Regardless, I went through about half my ipod before I scrapped the whole idea because I have headache. Heres a few I like anyways.

This guy just flat out tears it up.
Duran Duran - Rio


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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 08:02:45 AM »

Riders On The Storm by The Doors has a great Bass Riff
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2012, 08:11:39 PM »

far too many to post but Mike Mill's playing on the first two R.E.M. albums (Murmur & Reckoning) is exceptional.
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2012, 11:50:41 PM »

Riders On The Storm by The Doors has a great Bass Riff

and they didnt have a bassist lol
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2012, 01:39:49 AM »

and they didnt have a bassist lol


Yeah I was going to tell you that! At least they used good session men... I also like the bass riff on "My Eyes Have Seen You": simple but effective.

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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2012, 11:39:31 AM »

Harry Nilsson's, Jump Into The Fire had a strong bass riff. Sounds like they were really letting loose that day! Alittle research brought up Herbie Flowers as the bass player and Klaus Voorman playing rythm guitar.
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Re: Your Favorite Bass Riffs
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2012, 01:11:28 AM »

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