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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, I find this very important. A good song has got to have a good, strong bassline.
I like the basslines in the seventies, they sound so melodic. Well my favourite basslines are the one in Liar, The Millionaire Waltz, Bicycle Race and the one in Radio GaGa (this one is not from the seventies but what the heck, it's good:P).
What's your favourite bassline?


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably `39 - double bass but on stage it`s electric bass. Teo Torriate is great too


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, damn I forgot one, I think that Sail Away Sweet Sister has also got a fantastic bassline, especially at the end of the song!! Deaky you're the best!


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ill be predictable- another one bites the dust.
If not that, then ride the wild wind.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm Going Slightly Mad, Radio Ga Ga, Dragon Attack


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Long Away, Dragon Attack, Don't Try Suicide, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and of course, Another One Bites The Dust.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 05:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Millionaire Waltz
I'm Going Slightly Mad
CLTCL
Dragon Attack
Liar

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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The verse riff that John plays in Flick Of The Wrist rarely seems to be mentioned.

It's one of the most interesting little licks he ever played, if you ask me. Very different to anything he normally did, and definitely not what you'd instinctively think to do if your job was to come up with a bass-line for that song.


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best bassline is definitely in Another one bites the dust... who doesn't recognise that one..... :D


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liar, Under Pressure, and Another One Bites The Dust.


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another one bites the dust, and Radio Ga Ga


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liar,
The Millionaire Waltz,
Radio GaGa
Ride the wild wind
Dragon Attack
The Show Must Go On
Man on The Prowl
Im Going Slightly Mad
Breakthru


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorite bassline is in, "Dragon Attack."


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the bass on The Millionaire Waltz.


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Janet wrote:

I love the bass on The Millionaire Waltz.



100% agree. Leroy Brown is good too. Most of Queen songs had good basslines. For those of you who just listen to the song as a whole, shut yourself off from the rest of the song and just listen to the bass. John was a fantastic bassist.


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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power. I suspect it's a synth though. :-P

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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably The Night Comes Down, although I seldom give much thought to bass lines.

Bohardy, Good point about Flick of the Wrist.
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Posted: 12 Aug 04, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AOBTD (universally known), Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock -- and Flick of the Wrist is good, too ...


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Posted: 13 Aug 04, 00:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll probably get crucified for this but I really like the bassline of Staying Power. Reason being: the song is actually Freddie's but John manages to give it a real sleazy, disco-porn feel, if that's even a proper description. Anyway, for some reason this bassline gets stuck in my head quite a lot, plus I find this song is just Freddie being Freddie. It could have been on Mr. Bad Guy. Just another crazy track.

Of course, many others are great too: Liar, definately. Flash: simple but powerful. Dragon Attack, Sail Away Sweet Sister, '39, I'm Going Slightly Mad (end bit has some cool crazy bits), Ride The Wild Wind, Breakthru, the list is too long. Deacy, the quiet one, spoke volumes when needed.


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