9/3 - STV SLV's Top 9 Bass Intros I Wanted To Learn When I Got A Bass In 9th Grade

STV SLV's Top 9 Bass Intros I Wanted To Learn When I Got A Bass In 9th Grade

  1. Primus "Tommy The Cat" (never actually learned it)

  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers version of "Higher Ground"

  3. Alice In Chains "Would?"

  4. Helmet "Unsung"

  5. Pixies "Debaser"

  6. Rage Against The Machine "Bombtrack"

  7. Nirvana "Lounge Act"

  8. Breeders "Cannonball"

  9. Green Day "Longview"

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Queen - 'Another One Bites the Dust'

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Metallica - Anesthesia


Smoke on the water - Deep Purple

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  1. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
  2. U2 - New Year's Day
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Transcending
  4. The Eagles - One of These Nights
  5. Fugazi - Waiting Room
  6. Guns N' Roses - Locomotive
  7. Muse - Hysteria
  8. Tool - Schism
  9. Weezer - Only In Dreams

    STV SLV's #1: Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused!
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stv slv #1 Hey You by Pink Floyd


Testament - Souls of Black


Hey you pink floyd


weezer -only in dreams

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bortwein on Sep 03 '09 at 12:18pm
Vanilla Ice - 'Ice Ice Baby'
Queen - 'Under Pressure'

you see, their song went "dun dun dun dun-dun dun dun. dun dun dun dun-dun dun dun."

but my song went "dun dun dun dun-dun dun dun. DUN-dun dun dun dun-dun dun dun."

so you see, they're completely different.


Carousel by Blink 182. I can't count how many music stores I've walked into hearing that song.


Longview by Green Day

first song I learned on bass....ahh memories!

  1. Money -- Pink Floyd

    My Top 9:
  2. Crazy Train -- Black Sabbath
  3. David Essex -- Rock On
  4. Alman Brothers Band -- Whippin' Post
  5. Aerosmith -- Sweet Emotion
  6. Marvin Gaye -- Heard it Through the Grapevine
  7. Red Hot Chilli Peppers -- Around the World
  8. Led Zeppelin -- Dazed and Confused
  9. CCR -- Down On the Corner
  10. Temptations -- My Girl
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'Waterfall' the Stone roses

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ok mine: (when i was roughly ninth grade age)

9 Smashing Pumpkins- bullet with butterfly wings
8. Nirvana- In bloom
7. Green day- basket case
6. Oasis- Cigarettes and Alcohol
5. Radiohead- Creep
4. Soundgarden- Black hole Sun
3. The Bluetones- Slight return
2. Smashing Pumpkins- Here is no why
1. Pixies- The Sad punk

(Although i played guitar not bass, so basically these are the first songs i learnt on guitar. The bass parts were not drastically different though.)


David Bowie-under pressure

i wish i could play the bass so i could have a top 9 list :)


I just remember that I really wanted to learn this one Less Than Jake song, but i forget the title, when I got a bass.

as for my guess for numba one...... "superstition" by Stevie Wonder. I love that bass line.


I've neither played nor owned a bass guitar ever in my life, but I do dig a good bass intro. Here are nine I like:

Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sinister Minister - Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For Cutie
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Come Together - The Beatles
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Don't Start Me On The Liquor - Violent Femmes

as for stv slv's #1, I'm not certain. Maybe Boris The Spider by The Who or Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music

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oh wait, i didn't mean 'waterfall' i meant ' she bangs the drums' - stone roses

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It was on someone else's Top 9 list, but I don't think anyone has guessed this for STV SLV... I'm thinkin his number one was Basket Case by Green Day.
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"Woodpecker From Mars" – Faith No More

(Tommy the Cat is tricky... I could never quite get it right)


My #1 was "My Name is Mud" by Primus.

I'm guessing STV SLV's #1 was "Longview" by Green Day

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(in no particular order)

"Taste the Pain" – Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Jerry Was a Racecar Driver" – Primus
"Gratitude" – Beastie Boys
"Bullet In The Head" – Rage Against the Machine
"Intolerance" – Tool
"Ted, Just Admit It..." – Jane's Addiction
"Three Days" – Jane's Addiction
"Thunderkiss '65" – White Zombie
"Mellowship Slinky In B Major" – Red Hot Chili Peppers
"To Defy the Laws of Tradition" – Primus
"Woodpecker From Mars" – Faith No More


I'm going with "Waiting Room" - Fugazi


Muse "Hysteria"


"Close to Me"
"the Lovecats"

by the Cure


[in no particular order]

"Waiting Room" | Fugazi
"Length" | Hedgehog
"Stupid Puma" | Don Caballero
"Length" | Nirvana
"My Name is Mud" | Primus
"The Pot" | Tool
"54-46 That's My Number/Ball And Chain" | Sublime
"Soft Serve" | Soul Coughing
"Rusholme Ruffians" | The Smiths


I don't think I got my bass until at least 10th grade... but it's sort of sad that I can't make a list like this.

I can think of a couple of cover songs that my first band played:
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison & Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

... and I remember one day when I sat in my room and played along to three or four Dead Milkmen albums until I got the lines right. I think there were some good intros in there.

Or maybe it's not sad. I just play the bass the way I want to play the bass, I guess... there weren't a lot of bass intros in the bands I've played in, but I wrote 99% of my basslines and I liked them. That's all that really matters, right?


N.I.B - black sabbath
All around the world - RHCP
Ace of spades - Motorhead
Schism - tool
Money - Pink Floyd
One of these Days - Pink Floyd
You can call me al - Paul Simon
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
The Real me - The Who

STV SLV's #1
My name is mud - Primus


oh shit can't forget Roundabout by yes


I like how a lot of the songs people are listing are notable for their guitar riffs, and not their bass riffs....it leads me to believe that most people have difficulty distinguishing the two instruments. :/


maybe not "most" people....too many, though.


The Beatles, "Come Together"


"Hair" by Garaham Central Station. Pure rapid bass-driven heavy funk brilliance.


I am going to guess that STV SLV's #1 bass intro they'd like to learn is Another One Bites The Dust by Queen

9. Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin
8. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
7. Money by Pink Floyd
6. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
5. Hypnotized by Ani DiFranco
4. Gratitude by Beastie Boys
3. Tenuousness by Andrew Bird
2. I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab For Cutie
1. National Anthem by Radio Head

Thank you! ^_^


not that it was out when he was in ninth grade, but of montreal's "wraith pinned to the mist and other games" has a delightful bass intro everyone should know how to play...


I'm guessing your number one is "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith. Here's my list:

9. Lounge Act by Nirvana
8. Californication by RHCP
7. New Year's Day by U2
6. Drive My Car by the Beatles
5. Tommy The Cat by Primus (I actually learned it, it took forever but I was so proud of myself)
4. Donna Lee by Jaco Pastorius (still not good enough to play this)
3. Only In Dreams by Weezer
2. Money by Pink Floyd
1. Is It Luck? by Primus


jane's addiction - three days


the joker. steve miller band


It doesn't fit in at all with the rest of the list, but since Green Day's already been said (this might've been too but I didn't see it while scrollign), the Beatles, Day Tripper.


It doesn't fit in at all with the rest of the list, but since Green Day's already been said (this might've been too but I didn't see it while scrolling), the Beatles, Day Tripper.


hahaha bad boys inner circle :P


Gratitude by Beastie Boys or Jeremy by Pearl Jam...


The Seinfeld theme bass riffs. I've always wanted to learn those.

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