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    Great bass lines

    It just occurred to me as I was driving in to work today that the bass line to "Sympathy for the Devil" is, while not terribly complicated, one of the greatest bass lines; that song would really be totally pointless without it. Simple, insinuating, sensual, sloppy--amazing.

    Another simple but ingenious bass line: "Once in a Lifetime" Talking Heads

    What are some others? (And please, no bass solos--maybe in another thread)

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    A lot of cool bass lines get sampled and used elsewhere, sometimes without proper credit.

    "Under Pressure" by Queen - wasn't this used in some sort of "rap" song back in 1990? I used to know, but I killed that part of my brain with an ice pick. Hmmmm...ice? Flavored ice? VANILLA ICE! Crap, I remembered. Where's that ice pick.

    "Peace Sells" by Megadeth - used as the lead-in for MTV news for a number of years.

    "Super Bon Bon" by Soul Coughing - my all-time favorite bass line. You might have heard this in a Heinekin commercial.

    "Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground. Shockingly, a hip-hop song with an ORIGINAL bass line. Classic.
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    The end of 19th Nervous Breakdown!

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    edit: that is more of a solo than a bassline, though.

    Actually, Bill Wyman was pretty cool. The bassline in Under My Thumb is pretty rad too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool

    "Peace Sells" by Megadeth - used as the lead-in for MTV news for a number of years.

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    Saw them on this tour in my last year as an undergrad. The left side of the mechanical "Eddie" came loose from its moorings above the stage and nearly struck the drummer. But they performed a note-perfect "Peace Sells" anyway. Because they're Megadeth.

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    You and Me - Archers of Loaf.

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    "My City Was Gone" by the Pretenders. That's the one that really stands out to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Saw them on this tour in my last year as an undergrad. The left side of the mechanical "Eddie" came loose from its moorings above the stage and nearly struck the drummer. But they performed a note-perfect "Peace Sells" anyway. Because they're Megadeth.
    I think the last time I heard/saw anything from Megadeth it was the video for "Go To Hell" from the "Bill and Ted Go To Hell" soundtrack.
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    Of course anything by Grand Funk Railroad and the bong-rattling bass of Mel Shacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    While we're talking Stones I'll say "Miss You".
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    Rain by The Beatles

    The Real Me by The Who

    Ramble On by Led Zepplin

    Good Times by Chic

    You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon

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