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What's your favourite Beatle bassline?
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Shannon-MissBeatles
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24 February 2011 - 4.54pm

I think the bassline in Dear Prudence is actually very good, and in Yellow Submarine.

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 Paul John George Ringo and me .. Shannon! 

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muffin
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24 February 2011 - 11.15pm

Aside from the usual suspects, Hey Bulldog, Taxman, Dear Prudence, Something etc.. I really like the bass in Cry, Baby, Cry and Glass Onion.They're surprisingly complex

...tanning in the English rain

MarkoS
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16 March 2011 - 7.55pm

Surprised nobody mentioned "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", fantastic bassline. "Good Morning,Good Morning" also deserves a shout for it's pummelling runs.paul-mccartney

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mr. Sun king coming together
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16 March 2011 - 8.01pm

Oh My, I love the WMGGW bassline

*17*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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vonbontee
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16 March 2011 - 9.29pm

Zig said:

I think we now have 2 of these bassline threads going but this is the original?

Yeah, but this one is "Beatle" bassline, not "McCartney"!

So, anybody who wants to vote for "Old Brown Shoe" or "Helter Skelter" or one of the other half-dozen non-Paul bass parts can do so right here.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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16 March 2011 - 9.50pm

A prize to whoever can name all the basslines not played by Paul.

*17*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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DoctorRobert
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17 March 2011 - 6.08pm

mr. Sun king coming together said:

A prize to whoever can name all the basslines not played by Paul.

*17*

Every single bassline in the history of every single song of all time that wasn't played by Paul McCartney? I'm gonna be here all day... a-hard-days-night-george-10

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sarah machinella
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17 March 2011 - 8.39pm

Let me start.
Oops, I Did It Again.

 

Wait, no, that WAS him...

I got nothing. 

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MeanMrsMustard
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17 March 2011 - 8.43pm

Umm...

I know! Let's go to Joe's Songs page! 

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The Walrus
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18 March 2011 - 7.29pm

Um, Taxman, Let It Be (if there is one there... um...), Old Brown Shoe, Helter Skelter, the original Ain't She Sweet (not the Anthology 3 version), um... does Julia count? Really scraping the barrel here.

9- I must have them all. a-hard-days-night-george-7

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mr. Sun king coming together
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19 March 2011 - 12.28am

You're missing a few.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Bjway
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19 March 2011 - 2.08am

Actually I think Taxman was Paul. um there's also The Long And Winding Road, Birthday, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, uh Two of Us if that counts

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PennyLane
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6 June 2011 - 10.56pm

Lovely Rita. It gives the song its bounce.

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The Walrus
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7 June 2011 - 1.25pm

I remember reading that George played the bass on a song because John was ill and Paul was playing the piano on the first track of a song. I can't find which one it was, but accidentally found that George played bass on All Together Now too.

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Ph.D.
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9 June 2011 - 7.26pm
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10 June 2011 - 9.21am

Taxman springs to mind.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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oneafter909
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10 June 2011 - 9.24am

The Walrus said:

Um, Taxman, Let It Be (if there is one there... um...), Old Brown Shoe, Helter Skelter, the original Ain't She Sweet (not the Anthology 3 version), um... does Julia count? Really scraping the barrel here.

9- I must have them all. a-hard-days-night-george-7

And I thought I was going to win! 

Haha, I had a few more... but now I forgot them a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.

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oneafter909
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10 June 2011 - 9.28am

Oh yes, I feel like a troll. But is it just me, or do I find Paul's mouth bass in I Will strangely appealing? 

Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.

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MeanMrsMustard
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10 June 2011 - 3.09pm

oneafter909 said:

Oh yes, I feel like a troll. But is it just me, or do I find Paul's mouth bass in "I Will" strangely appealing? 

1. Whaa? 

2. It's not just you. I like it too. 😀

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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oneafter909
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11 June 2011 - 6.21am

Haha no, I just feel horrible for double-posting. 

Oh and I forgot, I love The Night Before's bass line a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.

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