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Old 02-19-2013, 08:44 PM   #16
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Don't know how much anyone else will care for these, but The Verve in their early days were easily the best shoegaze band as far as bass went. I love the bass - and the killer guitar - on the Voyager 1 live versions of "Slide Away" and "Gravity Grave". The latter in particular is the definitive version of the song, one of the best moments in shoegaze history.



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Old 02-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #17
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Miike Snow - The Rabbit

start 43 seconds in:


oh yeah, this almost feels like cheating, but one of the pantheon performances has to be the youtube of Stevie Wonder performing Superstition live on Sesame Street.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #18
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Very cool, mobvok. Can't believe I've never heard that one. I love Nadia Ali.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #19
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Blatantly obvious pick, but a damn good one nonetheless:

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #20
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Very cool, mobvok. Can't believe I've never heard that one. I love Nadia Ali.

well that just made my night. That song was my jam in December 2011, so I'm glad to share it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #21
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #22
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quality picks, Axver

and everyone else for that matter
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:15 AM   #23
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Haha nice thread title!

Lemon Song is an excellent pick. JPJ really rocked that bass!

And of course anything from U2's Pop, really.
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I know this is excessive, but I've been looking for an excuse to compile a list of my favorite basslines, so here's a top ten (in no order)...

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - According To Plan
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - As Sure As The Sun
The Cure - Lovesong
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Pearl Jam - W.M.A.
Pixies - Gigantic
The The - The Violence Of Truth
R.E.M. - How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Bauhaus - Kick In The Eye
U2 - Zoo Station

Honorable Mentions:

Arcade Fire - Ocean Of Noise
Depeche Mode - I Am You
Joy Division - Isolation
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin
Morrissey - Do Your Best And Don't Worry
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:33 AM   #25
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The Bed's Too Big Without You -The Police

Barbarism Begins At Home - The Smiths

Sweat in Bullet - Simple Minds

The Perfect Kiss - New Order

Would? - Alice in Chains

I Wanna be Adored - The Stone Roses

Stir it up - Bob Marley and The Wailers

What Do You Want From Me - Monaco

Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel

Paint it, Black - The Rolling Stones

19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
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Wait, Axver posted here and didn't mention this?



And something a bit different:

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #27
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Really into this band right now and looking forward to their debut record. Not posting their original video, though. Don't want anyone to get fired for watching it at work.


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The Neighbourhood? I heard Sweater Weather for the first time a few days ago.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:32 AM   #29
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Sweater Weather and Female Robbery are both great. And pretty much everything I've heard by them.
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Harrowdown Hill by Thom Yorke (my brother played this in the car with the bass turned up and I was practically bouncing against the vibrations in my chair)



Strip The Soul by Porcupine Tree (Works really well with .3, as seen below)

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