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What's your favourite Beatle bassline?
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24 February 2011
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Shannon-MissBeatles
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I think the bassline in Dear Prudence is actually very good, and in Yellow Submarine.

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24 February 2011
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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

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16 March 2011
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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

16 March 2011
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Oh My, I love the WMGGW bassline

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16 March 2011
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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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16 March 2011
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A prize to whoever can name all the basslines not played by Paul.

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17 March 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

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

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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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17 March 2011
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Let me start.
Oops, I Did It Again.

 

Wait, no, that WAS him...

I got nothing. 

17 March 2011
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Umm...

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

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18 March 2011
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The Walrus
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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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19 March 2011
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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.

19 March 2011
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Bjway
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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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Lovely Rita. It gives the song its bounce.

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7 June 2011
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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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9 June 2011
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Taxman springs to mind.

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10 June 2011
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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

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10 June 2011
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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? 

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10 June 2011
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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. 😀

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11 June 2011
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oneafter909
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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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