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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 06:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in your opinion?

AOBTD and Under Pressure for me

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the bass on Bohemian Rhapsody especially around the Mama just killed a man chorus bit its very subtle

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Millionaire Waltz
Cool Cat
My Baby Does Me
Get Down Make Love
Dragon Attack
Breakthru

...and of course, Under Pressure and Another One Bites The Dust.


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Millionaire Waltz.  Fantastic playing.

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke.

'Nuff said.


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Millionaire Waltz is an obvious choice. I'd add Sail Away Sweet Sister just for the last 30 seconds of the song.

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THE MILLIONAIRE VALTZ AMAZING BASS LINE!

TSMGO in the first part.

One vision Magic Tour during Brian solo before the end!

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, I recently listened to the bass in Love Of My Life, it's really beautiful, very playful.
Is it the best bass? I don't know, it's really a matter of opinion.
There are some really good basslines, so it's hard to choose.

Oh and just like Wiley, the outro of Sail Away Sweet Sister is really beautiful.


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's Late has some pretty amazing stuff in there, too.

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

plumrach wrote: in your opinion?

AOBTD and Under Pressure for me

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same, i also like the bass in Liar, near the end

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ITSM wrote: The Millionaire Waltz
Cool Cat
My Baby Does Me
Get Down Make Love
Dragon Attack
Breakthru

...and of course, Under Pressure and Another One Bites The Dust.

Please don't forget These Are The Days of Our Lives... it's understated but clearly a voice of its own. John is a fucking phenomenal player.

Other nods: You And I, You're My Best Friend, No One But You, ...hell even Pain Is So Close To Pleasure has some odd (and therefore appreciated) melodies.

But,... my all time fave...and one i use for ear tuning to Ab...

Somebody to Love.
It's a "busy" line like YMBF, but it's hella awesome. John must have listened to quite a bit of James Jamerson/Stevie Wonder...


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two songs come to mind, since they include delicate bass playing:

Sail Away Sweet Sister (intro and ending)
The Show Must Go On (intro)

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Top 5:

1. Millionnaire Waltz
2. Sail Away Sweet Sister
3. If You Can't Beat Them
4. The Show Must Go On
5. Back Chat

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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liar
Dragon Attack
The Night Comes Down
You And I
I Go Crazy


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always really liked the bass on The Night Comes Down. Stellar throughout. What a fucking perfect song!


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Teo Torriatte. I just love it. Oh, and We Are the Champions.


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Father to Son all the way!!!


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Posted: 20 Nov 10, 02:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under Pressure, Liar,  Father to Son, IGSM

live 81 UP and Keep youself Alive Intro in particular
live 82 Dragon Attack, Back Chat MK Bowl
86 TYMD Wembley got the crowd going this one.