Tag: Chi Cheng

Hey Mr DJ: Bassist Desires Edition

Is it indeed true that the bassist only tries to look like he’s working as hard as the rest of the band? I don’t think so.

In fact, much of the music I enjoy the most has a notably strong bassline to it. I love the low tones, for some reason. To me, the bass guitar is a wondrous instrument.

This topic came to me a couple of weeks ago when Chi Cheng, the bass player from the Deftones, finally died years after being rendered comatose by a car accident. He was one of the greatest. I was going to play this list last week in his honor but, you know…

We should show some overdue respect to the bass-masters with:

1. Highlights of the most notable bass players

2. Songs made memorable by their awesome bass lines. Bass guitars are not the only acceptable instrument here. This may include music with a double bass or even hip hop or dubstep with a good bass rendered electronically.

3. Deftones. That is all.

Free Bass Bonus: Songs with bass solos.

This isn’t really a death thread, so you get your dedications.

First up is a tribute.

I’m pulling every song on this dedication list from what’s currently loaded on my smartphone. Such is how I love that sound that there is so much for the #2’s. I expect this to be the most cool groove-sounding playlist yet.

pfluffy: Psychotic Girl by The Black Keys (I’m sure I’ve probably done this one before two or three times, but I REALLY like it.)

Santino: Go by Pearl Jam

CM: Holland by The Black Angels

Mississippi Yankee: Have They Forgotten by The Living End (Only song here that uses an actual double bass, I believe)

InsipiD: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (best song he ever did, IMO)

WVR: Crosseyed and Painless by Talking Heads

Biggie G: Too Close by Alex Clare