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    Best Bass line from the 80's.....

    Aight, god knows I have started the long, downward spiral into knocking out this 12 pack tonight, but for sheeets and giggles I was just wondering what everyones favorite bass line from any song from the 1980's happens to be. Now, i KNOW people knock the 80's, but they had some good stuff too and the bass always represents in the right hands, even in a bad song. Anyways, I am throwing down first with a bass line I think is still hard...from the song "a little more love" by Olivia Newton-John. Listen to the hook, good stuff!!!!Wheres my Newcastle.....!!!!!!

    Guilty pleasures...and check out Jeff foxworthy on the keyboards..the one obviously coked up...[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK5EnzG8TSc"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
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    Show Me!

    favorite bass line from the 1980's?

    "Show Me" by ABC

    I don't know the bass players name. But he kicked some serious ass!


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    true dat....that was jammin. Bring it all the way back....
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    "Itch In My Brain" by Todd and Utopia. Bassist: Kasim Sulton.

    Almost anything from side 2 of the Tubes "Love Bomb".

    Yes, the 80s sucked, everyone knows that, only they didn't if you looked hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost
    "Itch In My Brain" by Todd and Utopia. Bassist: Kasim Sulton.

    Almost anything from side 2 of the Tubes "Love Bomb".

    Yes, the 80s sucked, everyone knows that, only they didn't if you looked hard.
    Oh HELL YES! Anything by Kasim is good in my book!

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    I'll knock out a few personal fave's here:

    New Moon On Monday ~ Duran Duran (John Taylor)
    Too Shy ~ Kajagoogoo (Nick Beggs)
    Brother's Cup ~ RHCP (Flea)
    Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? ~ Megadeth (David Ellefson)
    Creeping Death ~ Metallica (Cliff Burton)
    Couldn't Stand The Weather ~ SRV (Tommy Shannon)
    Method Of Modern Love ~ Hall and Oates (T-Bone Wolk)
    Bonin' In The Boneyard ~ Fishbone (Norwood Fisher)
    To Tame A Land ~ Iron Maiden (Steve Harris)
    Driven To Tears/When The World Is Running Down ~ The Police (Sting)
    The Sun and The Rain ~ Madness (Mark Bedford)
    Big Bottom ~ Spinal Tap (Nigel Tufnel, Derek "Lukewarm Water" Smalls, David St. Hubbins)
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    Yes, the 80s sucked, everyone knows that, only they didn't if you looked hard.
    Took the words out of my mouth Jack. And you had to look REEEEAAAAALY hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamus63
    I'll knock out a few personal fave's here:

    New Moon On Monday ~ Duran Duran (John Taylor)
    Too Shy ~ Kajagoogoo (Nick Beggs)
    Brother's Cup ~ RHCP (Flea)
    Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? ~ Megadeth (David Ellefson)
    Creeping Death ~ Metallica (Cliff Burton)
    Couldn't Stand The Weather ~ SRV (Tommy Shannon)
    Method Of Modern Love ~ Hall and Oates (T-Bone Wolk)
    Bonin' In The Boneyard ~ Fishbone (Norwood Fisher)
    To Tame A Land ~ Iron Maiden (Steve Harris)
    Driven To Tears/When The World Is Running Down ~ The Police (Sting)
    Big Bottom ~ Spinal Tap (Derek "Lukewarm Water" Smalls)
    Those are all great picks! Flea, especially, did some nice stuff in the 80s. I also love T-Bone Wolk; I remember reading his "Bass in the 80s" column in Guitar for the Practicing Musician IN the 80s

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    Talking Walking on the Moon..

    Quote Originally Posted by prickly_pete
    ..Thats the diggity...you got to bring it all the way back sometimes like that. Dont matter how bad the song is, a good bass line will always cut through the mix. I used to hum bass lines as a kid to all kinds of songs, even commercials. Good stuff...What about" walking on the moon" by the Police? Yeah Baby
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    What about 99 red balloons by Nina the Intro is a great line the rest is boring
    Dancing master by John entwistle ( was a piss take on disco but turned out great)
    Paul young with pino on his fretless ray

    I have to disagree a lot of great bass came from the 80s - so I am a fan
    also EB bought MM the best hit of them all

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    I am with you man I am fan of the eighties...you had to be a much better musician then than now. How about the bass line from "three days" by janes addcition? late eighties, but still..
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    Quote Originally Posted by olorin
    I am with you man I am fan of the eighties...you had to be a much better musician then than now. How about the bass line from "three days" by janes addcition? late eighties, but still..
    Well, if we're going to mention Jane's here..."Trip Away".
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    "The Mayor of Simpleton" XTC (Colin Moulding)
    "Territories" Rush (Geddy Lee)
    "O My God" The Police (Sting)

    Also, the aforementioned picks my Mr. James Shamus (among many others) are excellent. M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E (Thanks a lot, James! Won't get that one out of my head anytime soon!)
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