Ah, the bassist: the member of the band that no one ever wants to interview (unless it’s Flea). They’re definitely the unappreciated middle child of the music world. So today, let’s right that wrong. Forget the guitar solo, because we’re here to celebrate all that is great about those basslines which are so bloody good they can ramp an average song up to colossal, foot-stomping heights. Here are my Top 10…
10 Daft Punk – ‘Around The World’
‘Around The World’ is pretty much the sound of basslines from the future. As soon as that fuzzier than an Ewok synth bass kicks in you’re instantly hooked and contentedly dancing in puddles of urine at festivals.
The bass kicks in relentlessly stabbing away like a…well a Pyscho Killer. All credit to Tina Weymouth’s full-bodied bassline, which has provided rhythm for those who are about as able to bust a move as Screech from Saved By The Bell.
1 Pixies – ‘Debaser’
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