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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2009, 08:32:59 AM »
I'll second "Let It All Be." So beautiful in its simplicity; and that goes for the entire song, including the second part.

If you turn up the volume all the way during the first few bars, you can hear a metronome clicking softly in the background. Love it.
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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2009, 09:58:21 AM »
Eye Flys, of course

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2009, 02:41:54 AM »
i really cant stand Let it All Be....... yaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
not a bad tune i just skip everytime its in a vid or something

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2009, 08:27:00 AM »
Let It All Be is much better live than on Bootlicker.

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2009, 02:15:06 PM »
the bloat is a prime example.

air breather from honky has some amazing bass parts if you listen.
lovely butterflies from electroretard.
islamic bomb from never breath what you cant see has a cool bass line.
I dont think anyone has said lizzy... Lizzy is a melvins song that every bassist has contributed to live.... theres alot you can do with the basic line to jazz up the song.
the first bass line in divorced also deserves some credit.
and the last one i can think of is off of POTRE... Im having trouble remembering the name... I think it may be either safety third or pink bat... its an instrumental song.

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2009, 02:56:06 PM »
Let It All Be is much better live than on Bootlicker.

im the exact oppisite. dig it on the album, its both smooth and nasty.
always took the opportunity to head to the toilet or to the bar when they played it live. doesnt have that same feel. they go for the rock angle (well at least on the last tour, not sure about them playin it years ago with destitute kev)
 
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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2009, 03:16:27 PM »
Let It All Be is much better live than on Bootlicker.

im the exact oppisite. dig it on the album, its both smooth and nasty.
always took the opportunity to head to the toilet or to the bar when they played it live. doesnt have that same feel. they go for the rock angle (well at least on the last tour, not sure about them playin it years ago with destitute kev)
 

when i saw them they played it with dave scott stone, it was awesome. the way they played it then sounds different friom live recordings I have heard. Dave scott stone had a whammy pedal to funk it up.

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« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2009, 04:42:41 AM »
When I was first getting into the Melvins, there was this rocky live version from the Kevin tour where they played POTRE that got me into the band. There was something about the timing or structure of it that I couldn't quite grasp, and that really drew me in.

The Bootlicker version is amazing.

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2009, 04:49:03 AM »
Let It All Be is much better live than on Bootlicker.


No chance. When they play it live they turn it into a lame metal song. On Bootlicker it's ghostly gangster funk.

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2009, 12:17:56 PM »
Eyes Flys -don't know why I didn't think of that. Live versions with Kevin like the end of C.O.D. rock the balls off.
The Bloat -best Mark D.
Black Stooges -just after the opening chords where it goes into the main riff is amazing and suddle, the bass is harmonizing and not just playing the root.
The rest of H.A.T. -all equally good.  The distorted tones are great, and the slow slow sloooooooow riff on Anti-Vermin Seed makes me wanna be a junkie, and all the slide bass parts are simply amazing.
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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2009, 09:48:49 AM »
Yeah i second anti-vermin seed.

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2009, 01:41:43 PM »
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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2009, 02:01:35 PM »
It's Shoved.


Yeah that one's a banger!
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I always said that the ending riff(s) is one of the best riffs ever written, so flawless, unbelievable
Its like when someone invented riffs he had that in mind.

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Re: Favorite Melvins bass riff/bass line
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2009, 11:32:31 AM »
personally i really dig thr bass line for Night Goat, its simple but really sounds awesome