When I was on a stag weekend last year, conversation turned to music (as so often it does), and for some reason we started talking about bass breaks.
bass break is where all the other instruments stop for a bit while the bass does it’s funky stuff.
For some reason this discussion really captured my imagination, and I have been pondering it ever since. Of course, as soon as I think of a song I forget it again – so here’s my attempt to draw up a list. I imagine this will be a kind of rolling edit job.
Oh yes, and the domain is pop songs (i.e. songs which have been in the charts).
- Call me Al – Paul Simon
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
- Breakthru – Queen [Thanks to Steve]
close, but no cigar list
- Higher and higher – Jackie Wilson (starts with just the bass – doesn’t count as a break)
- I’m a believer – Monkees (does have a funky bass bit, but the percussion is still going)
Oh dear, 2 songs. That’s rubbish. I know I’ve thought of about 5 more, but they escape me.
First edit already. On the way to work I’m sure there’s tracks by these guys which I can’t quite remember: Queen, Beach Boys, Blondie.