Saturday, January 10, 2009

Coolest Beatles Bass Guitar Parts

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Coolest Beatles Bass Guitar Parts by Johnny Moon

"Dear Prudence" From 1968's Self Titled Double Album (The White Album)

What a beautiful song all the way around. One of my absolute favorite Beatles songs and one of the main reasons this song is so great is Paul McCartney's absolutely delicious bass part. If you've never paid particular attention to the bass in this song before then you are in for a treat.

"Come Together" From 1969's Abbey Road

This is one of the more obvious selections I could make but I'll make it anyway. This swampy bass guitar lick really takes this song to the next level. I'm actually listening to this right now as I write this article and it's really just amazing how great this song sounds today even though I've been listening to it for years.

"Sun King" Also From Abbey Road

I've always loved this song, it's one of The Beatles really overlooked gems. It's songs like this I really miss when listening to those "Greatest Hits" type collections. Please kids, skip 1 and get the real albums!

"Rain" Non-Album Single B-Side (Past Masters Vol. 2)

Talk about missing it by getting the "Greatest Hits" collection this is a great example of that. Instead get all of the original albums along with the Past Masters Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 sets (to get all of the non-album singles) and you'll be set! This is a great example of McCartney's "psychedelic" bass playing. It's actually just a great example of The Beatles music in general. Great drumming by Ringo on this one too.

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