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Old 04-22-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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"With or Without You" and "So Lonely"

I gave "The Very Best of Sting & The Police" a good listen to, and I listened to the last track "So Lonely".

I don't know if it has ever been brought up before, but did anyone else notice that "So Lonely" has practically the same bassline as "With or Without You".

It just goes to show that there are only so many notes that can be arranged and rearranged in a certain order.
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I think there are alot of songs with a WOWY-like bassline. (or So Lonely bassline, whatever)

It's pretty simple and fits well into these sad songs.
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I think there are alot of songs with a WOWY-like bassline. (or So Lonely bassline, whatever)

It's pretty simple and fits well into these sad songs.
that's true... attempt to U2's 'miracle drug' or Matafix's 'Big city life'... It's the same bassline...

It's not the first time U2 makes it... even with them own songs... Listen to EBTTRT, Salome, Levitate and then compare the basslines...
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The baseline for WOWY is such a common progressin I'm sure there are thousands of songs with similar ones.
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even chords =)
The Edge is very economic in recycling his chords, and yet he does it so beautifully <3
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even chords =)
The Edge is very economic in recycling his chords, and yet he does it so beautifully <3
Exactly!!!
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That bassline has been used EVERYWHERE, and when it started being used for chords the whole 'nu-punk/Blink 182' mudslide based entire discographies on that progression. So I think Clayton gets away with it somehow.
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