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Good non-Beatles bass tracks/albums/bands to play along to
12 December 2011
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Apple rooftop

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Cream - Ya gotta love Jack Bruce's bass on Badge. There are a couple of Beatles related tidbits on this song as well.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

12 December 2011
Inside an Apple Orchard in a Letterbox
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Get thee one Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959–1971 box!

Also get an appreciation for Led Zeppelin!

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 


12 December 2011
Sitarday's room
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I know it's very repetitive, but I love the bass in the National Anthem of Radiohead.. that makes the song.


And Von.. a friend told me "If you love bass, you need to listen to Led Zeppelin".. and he was right. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

13 December 2011
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Candlestick Park
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Agree with Zig. Any of Jack Bruce's Cream tracks (e.g. "Crossroads"). (Bruce always played a fretless bass, which I greatly admired)

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

5 January 2012
In the middle of the roundabout
Shea Stadium
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The Pink Floyd - All Syd Barrett-era tracks are great, especially ''Lucifer Sam'' and ''Interstellar Overdrive'', and the later Pink Floyd are among ''Let There Be More Light'', ''Remember A Day'' and ''Echoes'' and all of The Dark Side Of The Moon.

The Who - ''My Generation'' and ''Won't Get Fooled Again'' really wants me to smash my bass, but The Ox did not.                 Since I am an fan of rock operas, I like to play along to the whole Tommy, The Lifehouse and Quadrophenia.

The Beach Boys - All of the SMiLE album and ''California Girls''

Led Zeppelin - ''Kashmir'' and ''Whole Lotta Love''

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6 January 2012
The Beatles bassist
Abbey Road
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Fun non-Beatles songs to play on bass:

Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal"

Elvis Presley - "Suspicious Minds"

Elvis Presley - "Hound Dog"

Queen - "We Are the Champions"

Steppenwolf - "Born to Be Wild"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Born to Move"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Born on the Bayou"

The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Hey Joe"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Travelin' Band"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Susie Q"

Stevie Wonder - "I Wish"

Metallica - "Enter Sandman"

Queen - "The Show Must Go On"

Elvis Presley - "A Little Less Conversation"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Commotion"

Michael Jackson - "Beat It"

Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"  a-hard-days-night-paul-5

Queen - "Another One Bites the Dust"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Door to Door"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Sweet Hitch-Hiker"

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"

The Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back"

George Harrison - "What Is Life "

Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"

The Rolling Stones - "I Wanna Be Your Man "

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Down on the Corner"



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15 January 2012
Rockin' in two by two
Ed Sullivan Show
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I'll think of some more later, but off the top of my head, Ramble On by Led Zeppelin has a great baseline, and I'd say it's the main feature of the song.

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me

15 January 2012
Thankfully not where I am.


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There's one heck of an underrated bass player - John Deacon from Queen. Came up with some amazing bass lines, wrote some of the best Queen tracks and could play other instruments. Plus he has to get another 70 billion points for retiring before Brian May and Roger Taylor had the Queen name associated with Five and Robbie

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