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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Which album due you believe showcases Johns ability as a bassist. Take into consideration the tightness, feel and wheter it just sounds good.

In my opinion it would either be jazz, which shows how tight John and roger were and the bass lines are just imaginative - bicycle race

or ANATO, mainly due to the fact that it is quite loud on the album and they are fun too play

and finally Queen 2, which really does have brillaint bass riffs, such a pity that the bass in the mix is very low in most songs and people could have trouble distinguishing it.

But if i had to pick one it would be jazz.


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ADATR. Because of The Millionaire Waltz

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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeh that is an amazing bass line and quite difficult to play and not make some kind of a mistake and i am guessing that john and freddie would have recoreded the bass and piano backtrack live.


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Game. Dragon Attack, Another One Bites the Dust, and Crazy Little Thing all show him at his best.


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i Dont know about album, but I'll name my favorite songs where you can really here his bass:

AOBTD

UNDER-PRESSURE

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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TheImpossibleMan wrote:

The Game. Dragon Attack, Another One Bites the Dust, and Crazy Little Thing all show him at his best.


Not to mention the bass improv at the end of Sail Away Sweet Sister. And Don't try suicide is another heavily bass-centric song.

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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love how suddenly everyone is paying attention to John when YEARS ago people didn't like him.


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay...do you speak FOR EVERYONE???

I dont think so!!!


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"You`re my best friend" and "I`m going Slightly mad" are great!

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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say ADATR (actually only because it has The Millionaire Waltz on it), and like the most people are saying 'The Game'


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gotta say The Game


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeh the game has got great bass riffs.


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Posted: 05 Mar 06, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under Pressure and Dragon Attack are my fav bass riffs, but the album with the best bass I would say is QueenII


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Day At The Races, not only for Millionaire Waltz, is the best Sound of John, he used the Music Man bass ,and the Sound is GREAT, listen the bass lines arrangements in Long Away.

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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the game

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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ADATR for me too - the sound is definitely great, dry with fat mids on a dark low end. And he plays awesome !


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

imo john is protagonist in the game


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Game.

Play The Game - a very tricky bass-part. He does some nice things during the song.

Dragon Attack - real Deaky style. Nice tune, nice solo. One of Deaky's best.

Another One Bites The Dust - a nice catchy riff. Classic. Very recognizable.

Need Your Loving Tonight - Every heard the center speaker on its own? It's brilliant. Very nice bassline.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Nice loops, a catchy riff again. Again, classic.

Don't Try Suicide - Good bassline. A powerful sound.

Sail Away Sweet Sister - Probably one of his best ever! Very melodic, high notes etc. His bass is just like a piano sometimes. A real warm sound. Bloody brilliant!


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II


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Posted: 08 Mar 06, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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