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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (April 2011)

This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from April, 2011, based on the number of views by No Treble readers.

Paul Young with Pino Palladino: I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (1984)

1. Paul Young with Pino Palladino: I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (1984)

Our Facebook friend Jeff Kerestes shared this video with us, with Pino Palladino working his magic on the fretless, way back in 1984. Ignore the hair.

Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978

2. Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978

Here’s some amazing and really rare footage of Weather Report performing Jaco Pastorius‘s “Teen Town”, filmed live in Reading, PA in 1978 by a member of the audience.

Lőrincz Viktor: Boomerang Competition Bass Solo

3. Lőrincz Viktor: Boomerang Competition Bass Solo

Bassist Lőrincz Viktor recorded this video for the Guitar Titan competition on the NeoFM Bumeráng Radio Show. Incredible!

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass

4. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass

Carl Palmer Band bassist Simon Fitzpatrick performs an all-bass version of the classic Queen tune, “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Stuart Clayton: Nothing Else Matters – Solo Bass Arrangement

5. Stuart Clayton: Nothing Else Matters – Solo Bass Arrangement

Stuart Clayton offers his take on Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, performed as a solo bass arrangement. Even the guitar solo.

Rare Live Cliff Burton Solo (1986)

6. Rare Live Cliff Burton Solo (1986)

The Metal Den has just posted a Youtube clip including audio of Cliff Burton’s bass solo from a Metallica concert at the Coliseum Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa on May 30, 1986.

Eric Czar: 6 String Fretless Bass Sonata

7. Eric Czar: 6 String Fretless Bass Sonata

Bassist Eric Czar recorded this beautiful, multi-tracked all-bass composition, using his 6-string fretless.

Incognito: 1975 Live

8. Incognito: 1975 Live

Facebook friend Eran Fuld shared this video with us, saying “It doesn’t any groovier than that…(definitely bass oriented music), personally I’m sold on these guys…” Now we are too!

The New Nashville Cats with Victor Wooten: Live (1991)

9. The New Nashville Cats with Victor Wooten: Live (1991)

Mark O’Connor featured this group including Victor Wooten, Brent Mason and Paul Leim in a live performance in 1991.

Steve Bailey: Moonridge/Potpourri (Live)

10. Steve Bailey: Moonridge/Potpourri (Live)

Steve Bailey shows off his 6-string fretless (and mad skills) in this live performance of “Moonridge/Potpourri”. Bailey is backed by drummer Gregg Bissonette in this clip, taken from Bailey’s and Victor Wooten’s Bass Extremes DVD.