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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi! Just thought I'd start a topic on Queen's kick ass bass riff's and lines that are just fucking amazing and deserve more attention to be brought on them

Aside from the obligatory and fantastic bass riffs of Another One Bites The Dust and Under Pressure we have Dragon Attack and Breathru. Also in 39 the bass on that song is fantastic, I really love it. I wish I had the master tapes so I could turn down the vocals and guitar and just listen to John's bass, once or twice through, lol. Also You're My Best Friend has a very catchy and good bass riff. I really like the bass in Bring Back That Leroy Brown. Anyhoo, just saying I love my queen bass riff's and rythms. :)

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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, lol, i havent listened toThe Invisible Man in a while, but I just put it on, and yes it's very good. Really a very strong riff.

*listening to Millionaire Waltz now*

AHH! It is fantastic!!! Our Queenies and their awesome bass lines. Fantastic.

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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WhatMustHeThink wrote:

Ah, lol, i havent listened toThe Invisible Man in a while, but I just put it on, and yes it's very good. Really a very strong riff.

*listening to Millionaire Waltz now*

AHH! It is fantastic!!! Our Queenies and their awesome bass lines. Fantastic.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 00:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i LOVE the staying power riff.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the bass line for crazy little thing called love is awesome


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny's such a CAPO EEEEE


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Dragon Attack, even chucking in a bass solo, luvit!


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killer Queen- good bass


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 02:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most awesome is where Deacon plays, that solo at Earls court 77, for ''Liar''


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John is with out a doubt one of the greatest rock bassists ever. How many bassists can actually lay claim to writting a bass riff that is now in musical folk law (AOBTD). While his bass riffs arnt always difficult - though many are - they are always catchy.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay, im so glad everybody agrees with me and recognizes that Queen's bass guitars rocked! :)

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its their best performance of that song ever IMO......awesome drums!


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the bass toward the end of Radio GaGa.

Make sure you listen to the REAL bass and not the synth.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Backchat and Sail Away SS.
The Game- The bass album.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being a bassist I can really appreciatte John's playing.

For bass riffs he has some quality ones -maybe not complicated but grate riffs lile

Bits The Dust
Under Pressure
Dragon Attack(even though thiswould be classed as Brians riff)

As for bass lines - there are many great ones

Millionaire Waltz
The Show Must Go On (especially the first verse - before drums kick in for chorus)
Crazy Little Thing
Somebody to Love
Save Me (any bass players will know what I meanabout this - faultless playing - when is could have been so easy just to play simple)
The Miracle
Fairy Fellers Master Stroke
Father To Son
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Teo Torriatte

The list can go on and on

but for me I would say my fave to play is Millionaire Watz - possible as good a song for a bassist as any - ever - but my fave all time song to play on bass is a song by Extreme called Cupid's Dead from there III Sides To Every Story album


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cant forget 'the night comes down"....my favorite!


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="red">The Audacity of Kelley wrote:

I LOVE the bass line in "Back Chat".

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This was not my choice and I'm in withdrawal from the three things I need on a daily basis - Queen, my cat, and my wonderful projects-that-are-on-my-computer.

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 20:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Namejs wrote:

The most awesome is where Deacon plays, that solo at Earls court 77, for ''Liar''



YES!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!


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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B>Jellybean Queen<h6>sweetbodykisses<B> wrote:

Namejs wrote:

The most awesome is where Deacon plays, that solo at Earls court 77, for ''Liar''



YES!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!


Mmmm, I LOVE that video, it's fantastical. *yay*

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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm listning to Son and Daughter right now and John's bass for me is the most noticable in the song, it's nice and meaty, just like it should be.


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