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Favorite McCartney Beatle Bass Song!
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16 February 2011
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Paul has done some fantastic melodic bass playing in just about every Beatle song. What is your favorite song of his during his Beatle days regarding his bass playing. 

My favorite is and has always been the fuzz bass in 'Think For Yourself'

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I like his work in Something.

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Hey Bulldog.  The bass is my favorite part of that song.

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Helter Skelter is the one that jumps out at me, but tbh, I don't remember bass lines.

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The Walrus said:

Helter Skelter is the one that jumps out at me, but tbh, I don't remember bass lines.


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16 February 2011
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What about And Your Bird Can Sing?

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17 February 2011
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Drive My Car” and “Come together” and “Paperback writer” and “Rain” … Can’t think of anything else that’s jumping out at me.

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I love Paperback writer, Rain, and Hey Bulldog.

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Hey Bulldog, of course, Come Together, Rain, Paperback Writer, of course are all flashy, but I also like Octopus's Garden, With A Little Help From My Friends, and Hello Goodbye. I just got the scores for Lady Madonna, and it's simple, but very catchy.

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When I read the headline I thought "Oh that's an easy one.. Mrs. Vanderbilt"

 

But then it's the one "in the Beatles". Mhh. Hard to say. Something is one. I love it.

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17 February 2011
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Good to have you back Mith!
Dear Prudence might be my favorite, that bass line always gets me. The Word is pretty nasty, but his bass throughout Abbey Road is just so smooth, I definitely agree about Something.

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17 February 2011
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The Walrus said:

Helter Skelter is the one that jumps out at me, but tbh, I don't remember bass lines.


me either.

 

But I do like Paul's bass in Hey Bulldog and Come Together. Beatles Rockband is only way that I remembered some bass bass lines and these are teh two that I like.

 

Oh and Get Back

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17 February 2011
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Thanks Gniknus... but it's just for today. I might be away again like for 3 more days. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

 

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How can you overlook With A Little Help From My Friends! I've been playing 'air guitar' to that for over thirty years :-)

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Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! has a great bassline. I also like I Want You (She's So Heavy) and A Day In The Life.

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If you've read Geoff Emerick's book he tells you that Paul used to stay behind after the other's had gone home and record his bass parts separately onto the Pepper tracks.

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17 February 2011
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Come Together, Paperback Writer, Day Tripper. heart

 The Beatles;   Paul John George Ringo and me .. Shannon!  Favourite Beatle; James Paul McCartney.

 

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Previous threads on this topic have definitely made me listen more closely to his basslines than I have in the past.

I agree he is incredible and my favorite basslines of his remain Paperback Writer and Rain.

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17 February 2011
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So many great ones! I like "Taxman" and "The Word" for funk, love the drive of "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Baby You're A Rich Man", inventive countermelodies in "Lucy" and "Hey Bulldog", the entire first side of Abbey Road...no way I can choose just one for realz, obviously. But just for today, I'll PRETEND that my favourite is "Nowhere Man" - I don't think I've ever seen that one singled out for praise.

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The Walrus said:

What about "And Your Bird Can Sing?"


Yes! But maybe that's just because I like the song as a whole. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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