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Thread started 12/02/10 11:23pm

xpertluva

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Play that MF'ing bass

Prince's post 80's work sometimes gets a bad rap around here (no pun intended) but I agree that there's at least one thing missing since then - killer bass lines! I just heard for the first time, an alternate version of "Something in the Water" and the bass line that came in during the middle of the song was just so slick and funky! Not to mention, the bass in the extended version of "Little Red Corvette" and of course "777-9311"; they're all-time favorites of mine.

I want to put together a few songs with bass lines like those. Any suggestions? Btw, it soesn't really matter to me if it's from the 80's or not.

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Reply #1 posted 12/03/10 2:04am

crazydoctor

Let's Work

Sexy Dancer

Lady Cab Driver

DMSR

17 Days

My Computer (the end part)

Chocolate

Jerk Out

Pop Life

AnotherLoverHolenyohead

Just as long as we're together

Electric Chair (synth bass?)

SOTT (synth)

Private Joy

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Reply #2 posted 12/03/10 3:01am

Shango

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crazydoctor said: Sexy Dancer

the bass solo worth to check is only on the UK mix

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Reply #3 posted 12/03/10 11:52am

xpertluva

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crazydoctor said:

Let's Work

Sexy Dancer

Lady Cab Driver

DMSR

17 Days

My Computer (the end part)

Chocolate

Jerk Out

Pop Life

AnotherLoverHolenyohead

Just as long as we're together

Electric Chair (synth bass?)

SOTT (synth)

Private Joy

Great list, especially "Chocolate". I forgot about his version. I love that one!

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Reply #4 posted 12/03/10 11:54am

xpertluva

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Shango said:

crazydoctor said: Sexy Dancer

the bass solo worth to check is only on the UK mix

The UK mix? I'm pretty sure I haven't heard that. What's it sound like?

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Reply #5 posted 12/03/10 12:02pm

Genesia

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xpertluva said:

Shango said:

the bass solo worth to check is only on the UK mix

The UK mix? I'm pretty sure I haven't heard that. What's it sound like?

Amazing.

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Reply #6 posted 12/03/10 12:04pm

Shango

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xpertluva said:

Shango said:

the bass solo worth to check is only on the UK mix

The UK mix? I'm pretty sure I haven't heard that. What's it sound like?

I haven't listened to it for a while because my audio equipment needs a fix, but basically it's a longer extended version of the track including a wild bass-solo.

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Reply #7 posted 12/03/10 12:09pm

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it's interesting though how the UK-department of Warner Brothers were able to press the master of that extended mix from "Sexy Dancer".

As far as i know, that mix was never released on a US single. Hopefully it might be included for the remaster of his 1979 album.

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Reply #8 posted 12/05/10 11:14pm

xpertluva

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Thanks Shango. I now know what I want for X-mas! smile

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Reply #9 posted 12/06/10 2:49pm

neowa

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La La La He He Hee extended version's bass solo is insane, and all the bass work afterwards.

[Edited 12/6/10 14:49pm]

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Reply #10 posted 12/06/10 3:50pm

NightGod

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Check out Prince's bass work on Can I Play With U? (extended version) and Crystal Ball.

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Reply #11 posted 12/07/10 12:42pm

Shango

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xpertluva said:

Thanks Shango. I now know what I want for X-mas! smile

you're welcome cool

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