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#21 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 12:38 AM

View Postgoose, on 20 November 2021 - 01:33 PM, said:

"Iconic"?  Zep II, Who's Next, Paranoid.

I was definitely thinking about Zep II. Mainly for Ramble On. I've heard many a later bassline steal from it. The definition of influential.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 09:50 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 21 November 2021 - 12:38 AM, said:

Okay so far we have a few contenders:

Fragile
Absolution
Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Disintegration
Lateralus
Quadrophenia
Led Zeppelin II
Who's Next
Paranoid
Killers
Hemispheres
Aja
Too Fast For Love
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese

And a few other artists were mentioned but without specific albums. I'm (of course) thinking of doing some kind of a poll with these results, so if you'd like your favorite bassist in there, let's hear about a particular album or two!

Rick james - Street songs .

Superfreak has got be one of the most iconic bass lines of all.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 09:52 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 21 November 2021 - 12:38 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 20 November 2021 - 01:33 PM, said:

"Iconic"?  Zep II, Who's Next, Paranoid.

I was definitely thinking about Zep II. Mainly for Ramble On. I've heard many a later bassline steal from it. The definition of influential.

I say zep # 1.

Dazed and confused is the most iconic bass riff by zep imo.



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Posted 21 November 2021 - 09:55 AM

Megadeth -peace sells but who's buying.

The title track has to be one of the more bass riffs in all of metal.

Made more recognizable as the music to MTV news back in the day.

Wake up dead is my fave off that record

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 09:59 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 19 November 2021 - 07:31 PM, said:

View Postinvisible airwave, on 19 November 2021 - 07:29 PM, said:

BSSM by RHCP

The Righteous And The Wicked
Naked In The Rain
Suck My Kiss
I Could Have Lied

Just not even gonna mention Give It Away are you? lol


EDIT: This is actually a great great choice. The bass drives most of the songs and nearly every line is top tier.

If we are going to focus on iconic songs , It's give it away.

I don't consider any of the others to be iconic.



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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:13 AM

Duran Duran’s debut and Rio have amazing bass work by the great John Taylor.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 01:26 PM

Queen- the game

Another one bites the dust
Crazy little thing called love

And as an added ass kicking bonus

Dragon attack

Under pressure is likely their most iconic song . Just ask vanilla ice!

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 01:29 PM

View Posttangy, on 21 November 2021 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 21 November 2021 - 12:38 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 20 November 2021 - 01:33 PM, said:

"Iconic"?  Zep II, Who's Next, Paranoid.

I was definitely thinking about Zep II. Mainly for Ramble On. I've heard many a later bassline steal from it. The definition of influential.

I say zep # 1.

Dazed and confused is the most iconic bass riff by zep imo.
How Many More Times ain't no slouch.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 01:38 PM

View Posttangy, on 21 November 2021 - 01:26 PM, said:

Queen- the game

Another one bites the dust
Crazy little thing called love

And as an added ass kicking bonus

Dragon attack

Under pressure is likely their most iconic song . Just ask vanilla ice!

You know...

you're very very correct. Extremely!

#30 Tony R

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 04:15 PM

Jeez, Moving Pictures for feck’s sake.

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 09:48 AM

View Postgoose, on 21 November 2021 - 01:29 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 21 November 2021 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 21 November 2021 - 12:38 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 20 November 2021 - 01:33 PM, said:

"Iconic"?  Zep II, Who's Next, Paranoid.

I was definitely thinking about Zep II. Mainly for Ramble On. I've heard many a later bassline steal from it. The definition of influential.

I say zep # 1.

Dazed and confused is the most iconic bass riff by zep imo.
How Many More Times ain't no slouch.

Good call. What a player.

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 03:38 PM



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Posted 22 November 2021 - 07:06 PM

Are Rush excluded from this?  Signals came to my mind first.





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