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