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Classic Rock: The Top Best Bass Lines Ever (Part Two)

We continue to recall the best bass lines in classic rock...

A selection of the best bass lines in the history of classic rock - part 2

We continue to remember the best bass lines in classic rock! Unfortunately, fans pay very little attention to this “magic”… And this is really unfair! After all, good rock track - it's not only the soloist's strong vocals and amazing guitar solo (although both, of course, play an important role ...) In fact, the bass line is no less important, because it is she who infects the listener with wild energy and a sense of the right rhythm ...

Today we're going to talk about the most striking and successful experiments with bass in the history of classic rock. Below is many legends of their "craft", so be careful - listening to the songs collected today can cause strong nostalgia! But seriously, just sit back and enjoy your favorite classics... This is the top of the best bass lines in the history of rock! Let's start...

"My Generation" (The Who)

«My generation"Decently decorated the group's repertoire, and also brought good results - today this song is included in such prestigious lists as"500 Greatest Songs of All Time» Rolling Stone magazine and «100 Greatest Rock Songs of VH1"! Already after the first two verses, we can hear a luxurious bass guitar solo performed by John Entwistle

The most notable thing about this track is that "My generation"widely glorified the bass guitar, at a time when it was considered by musicians solely as an auxiliary instrument ...

"Pictures Of Home" (Deep Purple)

Everything about this track is great: the drums, the dynamic, driving guitar riff, and, of course, the bass line Roger Glover

Remarkably, butpictures of homebecame the only song from Machine Head's album not to be performed live during the tour. Deep Purple 1972… It's just that Blackmore refused to play the song live. Since we are talking about Purple, it would be inexcusable not to mention their legendary creation of the beginning 1970's - "Smoke on the Water": the bass line is very catchy, as is Blackmore's guitar solo...

"Dragon Attack" (Queen)

Queen bass player John Deacon top notch as always, anddragon attack» proves it once again!

"Cocaine" (Nazareth)

The sound is just great! Comments will be redundant...

"Final Gates" (Running Wild)

Very powerful track from a German band running wild, which definitely deserves attention ... On the bass Jens Becker

"House of the rising sun" (Animals)

A legendary masterpiece Animals for all time… The composition is impeccably built, and the bass line sounds great, emphasizing the powerful character of the ballad…

"Behind the Wall of Sleep" (Black Sabbath)

Awesome piece from debut album Black Sabbath 1970… The dynamic bass line is led by Geezer Butler.

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"Easy Livin'" (Uriah Heep)

And where would you go without Uriah Heep? Late Gary Thain made a huge contribution to the legacy of the group ...

"One of These Days" (Pink Floyd)

Recall and built on the bass "One of These Days» from Pink Floyd

"Sometime World" (Wishbone Ash)

One of the most famous bass lines Wishbone Ash includes "sometime world"...on bass Martin Turner.

"Under My Thumb" (Rolling Stones)

Gorgeous bass track from "Rolling Stones"also cannot remain in the shadows ...

"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Metallica)

The opening solo (which many mistaken for an electric guitar solo) is actually Cliff Burton played bass guitar with distortion and wah-wah!

Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)

«Song of the immigrant"- the famous driving work Led Zeppelin from their third album. It was written Page and Plant during a European tour, and first performed at the Bath Festival.

“There is nothing pompous about it. We came from "the land of ice and snow." We were invited to perform in Reykjavik, but the day before we arrived, the civil servants went on strike… This put the concert in jeopardy… But the city university prepared a concert hall for us: the reaction of the audience was unreal, we enjoyed the performance very much! So this song was written about this trip ... ”Robert Plant later said.

"Ace Of Spades" (Motörhead)

legendary hit Motörheadwho certainly needs no introduction! Lemmy Kilmister literally sets your mind on fire while listening"Ace Of Spades"...

"Dig A Pony" (The Beatles)

And our list ends with a great track from the iconic Liverpool Four! "Dig A Pony"became a very popular song not only among listeners, but also among beginners and already established artists: many performed it, recorded their covers ... But still, it is the original that is the most beautiful. Classic for the ages...

Bas-guitar Paul McCartney sounds light and unobtrusive, but at the same time quite powerful and dynamic!

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