Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)

Our question of the week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)

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  1. Mike Farley

    Rush New World Man.

  2. Dave Evans

    ONE of them is “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder.

  3. Spencer Venne

    My Name is Mud – Primus.

  4. Sam Cummins

    Press Corpse by Anti-Flag anyone?

  5. Dale Rowles

    Hit me with your rhythm stick, Ian Dury, Nnorman Watroy’s a legend.

  6. Michael Wu

    Just one? Rush: “Red Barchetta”, specifically the 7/4 riff Geddy jams during the guitar solo.

  7. Jon Laxton

    Lines in my hand of the new Opeth album heritage.

  8. Eduardo Crocamo

    Sweet emotions

  9. Rick Raborn

    the opening line to portrait.

  10. Robert Krantz

    Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver, Weekapaug Groove, Knock Me Down, YYZ, Roundabout.

  11. Filip Rácek

    Cream – Sunshine of your love.

  12. Tom Groeneweg

    5:15 – The Who.

  13. Rick Sinisalo

    Bernadette – James Jamerson on Bass.

  14. Chicken Scratch by Kris Berg. LOL!

  15. Can’t Stop – RHCP

  16. Right now, it’s Diamonds on the Sole of Her Shoes.

  17. Metallica Orion, any part of it.

  18. another one bites the dust

  19. “Blue Suede Shoes” by Billy Cox, from “Hendrix In The West”.

  20. “Funky Broadway.”

  21. Vas Dis by Wishbone Ash. Probably a Rick played through Orange head and 2×15.

  22. It’s a toss up between Sidekick and I want to Riot by Rancid. Matt Freeman is the man.

  23. Tom Waits – step right up ;D.

  24. So What by Miles Davis with Paul Chambers on bass, or Aeroplane by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  25. “Paperback Writer”. First bass riff to really capture the power of the Rickenbacker.

  26. stanley clarke hyms to the 7th galaxies off the album WHERE I HAVE KNOW YOU FROM return to forever!

  27. “Who Knows” by Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys).
    “Black Dog” by John Paul Jones (LZ4).
    “Waiting For an Alibi” by Phil Lynott (Black Rose).

  28. I have a lot of them, but three that I can think of right now are “Mayor of Simpleton” by XTC, “Virtuality” by Rush, and “T&P Combo” by 311.