Top 100 Basslines

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Who's up for it? Why not start with a joint Number One:

1. Cavern - Liquid Liquid / White Lines - Gransmaster Flash & Melle Mel

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

2. "Third Uncle" - Brian Eno

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

3. "I'm The Man" - Joe Jackson

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

4. (not sure who), the "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" theme.

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

5. "Black Satin" by Miles Davis

nickalicious, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

6. Captain beefheart - Zig Zag Wanderer

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

7. "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin" - Sly & the Family Stone

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

8. (Not sure who), the "Barney Miller" theme.

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Theme from "Barney Miller"
artist unknown, but someone once said that Miles Davis had something to do with it. I can't confirm that online.

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/sounds/barneymiller-1.mp3

Kenan Hebert, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

written by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson (I almost listed it)

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

9. "The Five Percent Nation of Casiotone" by Soul Coughing

nickalicious, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Whoa. Not only did we say the same thing, but my posting the message was blocked for a second because you were busy posting your at exactly the same time.

Indeed do many things come to pass.

Kenan Hebert, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

9. pere ubu - heart of darkness

dan (dan), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

10. Charles Mingus, "Haitian Fight Song."

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

11. Roni Size "Brown Paper"

nickalicious, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

12. Curtis Mayfield, "I'm Your Pusher."

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

13.Scott Grooves - Mothership Connection (Daft Punk Remix)

Siegbran (eofor), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

14. Socialist- Pil

dead dead bird, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

15. Leave Me Alone - Peter Hook (New Order)

J0hn Darn13ll3 (J0hn Darn13ll3), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

16. Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew, "The Super Bowl Shuffle."

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

17. Kick in the eye-Bauhaus

dead dead bird, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Young M.C., "Bust a Move"

TMFTML (TMFTML), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Spacehog - In The Meantime

I'm so not kidding.

Dan I., Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

20. "Roundabout" - Yes

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

21. mission of burma - dead pool

dan (dan), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

22. Shoot You Down - APB

dead dead bird, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

23. minutemen - life as a rehearsal

dan (dan), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

24. "De Futura" - Magma!!!

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(hey ddb, what is "Shoot You Down" - APB on? I love that song. I've got the video of it somewheres...)

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

We can thank Flea for that "Bust a Move" bassline. Classic.

25. Alanis Morisette "You Oughtta Know" (again, bassline by Flea, turning a garbage song into a surprisingly listenable jam)

nickalicious, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Good Times--Chic

Sean (Sean), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

27. "Shake Hands With Beef" Primus

[Wow, a basslines thread and Claypool isn't in the top 25? Wow.]

nickalicious, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rapture--Blondie

Sean (Sean), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

28. "Transmission" - Joy Division

Clarke B., Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

29. stevie wonder - signed sealed delivered

dan (dan), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

APB
From Trouserpress
A popular member of Scotland's neo-funk movement, this Aberdeen group found a friend in American college radio, where the quintet's pressurized dance-rock was very well-received. The ten 1981-'85 singles compiled on Something to Believe In are either effectively claustrophobic and offbeat ("Shoot You Down") or trite and obnoxious ("Rainy Day"). The CD has bonus tracks.

ddb, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

30. "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

31. Cannonball - The Breeders

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(thanks, peeps.)

32. Joy Division, "She's Lost Control."

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What's the ultimate Paul McCartney bassline?

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

33. A Forest- The Cure


(this thread rules!)

dead dead bird, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What's the ultimate Paul McCartney bassline?

34. "Silly Little Love Songs" - P-Mac

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What's the ultimate Paul McCartney bassline?

35. Beatles, "Good Day Sunshine"

(perhaps we should do a 100 P-Mac basslines thread?)

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

36. "Under Pressure" David Bowie/Queen

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

37. prince - head

dan (dan), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

37. the theme from "Barney Miller"

J0hn Darn13ll3 (J0hn Darn13ll3), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

See the fiasco at #8, John

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

someone needs to do a run-down, to avoid repetition.

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

38. "Oh, Yeah" by Can
39. "The Old Man's Back Again" by Scott Walker
40. "Moon Revolutions" by The Young Gods
41. "Jennifer" by Faust

Thats all I can think of right now...

Juan Marquez (Juan), Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Good call on that Scott Walker song, dat bass ist funky!

hstencil, Tuesday, 26 November 2002 19:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Where is the love for Kenny Aaronson's work on "Brother Louie"? It walks the thin line between faux-funky and actually being funky.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 20:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC5MIwpQvwQ

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 14 June 2008 07:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFdO01AFFC8

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 14 June 2008 07:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuUy2ShGLyo

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 14 June 2008 07:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPoAHAf8owQ

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 14 June 2008 07:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK9803HKrb0

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 14 June 2008 07:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyLoLsUn9Q

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 14 June 2008 08:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

DJ Zinc - 'Super Sharp Shooter'

Mister Craig, Saturday, 14 June 2008 14:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Jaimeson - Urban Hero.

chap, Saturday, 14 June 2008 17:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

i wanna do something freak to you. i'd love to slide down into your canyon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFSiU1naRPY&;feature=related

Granny Dainger, Friday, 20 June 2008 21:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Adonis - No Way Back

mehlt, Saturday, 21 June 2008 15:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Stranglers - nice n sleazy

Zeno, Saturday, 21 June 2008 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

and if you don't believe me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYqllpnyWrY

Zeno, Saturday, 21 June 2008 15:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

same, but with naked girls on stage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sN1Yi4fQlo&feature=related

Zeno, Saturday, 21 June 2008 15:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

4. (not sure who), the "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" theme.

^herbie hancock

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 26 June 2008 23:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

SIR NOSE D'VOIDOFUNK

The Reverend, Friday, 27 June 2008 03:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

(bumpin' "Niggaz4Life")

The Reverend, Friday, 27 June 2008 03:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

The Human League: "I Love You Too Much"

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 6 February 2011 12:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Massive Attack: Angel

Moka, Sunday, 6 February 2011 13:13 (six years ago) Permalink

8. (Not sure who), the "Barney Miller" theme.

As discussed on the Barney Miller thread, this was Chuck Berghofer.

Overend Wattstax (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 February 2011 14:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Top Ten DnB Basslines

sam500, Sunday, 6 February 2011 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"7 Minutes of Funk" - Whole Darn Family

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Hardrive - Deep Inside
Underground Resistance - Timeline

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Taana Gardner - "Heartbeat"

windjamm voyager (blank), Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Yo La Tengo - We're An American Band

Romney's Kitchen Nightmares (WmC), Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:52 (five years ago) Permalink

We're doing the Cure Poll so I have to add "Fascination Street".

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:33 (five years ago) Permalink

also "Like Cockatoos"

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:39 (five years ago) Permalink

wmc otm

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Yo La Tengo - We're An American Band

― Romney's Kitchen Nightmares (WmC), Thursday, August 16, 2012 3:52 PM (41 minutes ago)

Trying to remember which Stereolab song this apes...

queequeg (peter grasswich), Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:43 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wlJr6eCc-w

queequeg (peter grasswich), Friday, 17 August 2012 04:08 (five years ago) Permalink

crazy town "butterfly" (no really.. the flea sample)

billstevejim, Friday, 17 August 2012 05:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Lucky Thompson Quartet - Tea Time

kokokeho, Saturday, 18 August 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

After some consideration I believe these are the top 3 basslines of all time:

1. The Upsetters - Black Vest
2. Jackson Five - I Want You Back
3. Captain Beefheart - Pachuco Cadaver

Moka, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:46 (two years ago) Permalink

None of which were nominated the first time around. What a crime.

Moka, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:46 (two years ago) Permalink

words of my mouth/the gathereres is totally another fantastic upsetters baseline

marcos, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:51 (two years ago) Permalink

err "bass" line

marcos, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:51 (two years ago) Permalink

didn't see this: aurra - are you single

CoolRadio, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:57 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Cameo - "Candy"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 9 June 2017 23:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Cheryl Lynn - "Got to Be Real"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 9 June 2017 23:53 (two months ago) Permalink

ted nugent - stranglehold

mookieproof, Friday, 9 June 2017 23:55 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1cbWoR2coE

flappy bird, Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:44 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU6akdqcSmA

boxedjoy, Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:54 (two months ago) Permalink

^ that's a great tune, thanks for sharing!

flappy bird, Saturday, 10 June 2017 21:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Roxy Music - The Space Between

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Saturday, 10 June 2017 23:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Someone should really sample Chic's Good Times and maybe rap over it

Dr X O'Skeleton, Sunday, 11 June 2017 23:02 (two months ago) Permalink

It occurred to me while listening today, that One Way's "Cutie Pie" is a shit song that's rescued by a deeply catchy bassline.

it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Sunday, 11 June 2017 23:08 (two months ago) Permalink

There's a few d'n'b/ jungle tracks upthread but this is the most slept on (and best) nasty hardstep bass ever. From 1'30" on...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJrqM0b1TE

the article don, Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmX1QbYEnTU

mookieproof, Friday, 16 June 2017 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink


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