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#1
So I realize punk isn't really to hard on bass. Any ideas on some hard songs to learn? I realize there already a section on songs to learn but punk isn't really covered to well.
#2
Dead Kennedys-"California Uber Alles" and "Holiday in Cambodia"
Any Minutemen songs
Any Strangler songs
#3
most early Chili Peppers
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yea, umm some say the cars were punk lol....i agree w/pride rancid is good
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#7
Sacrifice Theory - A.F.I.

Most AFI isn't all THAT hard, but fun none the less.
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#8
The Clash have some pretty good basslines...Check out "Police and Thieves" and "I'm Not Down."

And Speaking of DK check out "Pull My Strings" and "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now".
#9
Anything by NOFX.

There is some crazy bass work, Fat Mike is awesome.

Good examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GycfDhkgckk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOPJ90FRZHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr8k8WHTzN0]

Then there is the big daddy of them all, Maxwell Murder by Rancid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rgNn5-CIPE
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#10
oh man...

The Clash..."Magnificent Seven", "London Calling" are also great. And Captain Insano, good DK songs!
#12
+1 to AFI

check out rise against and mike dirnt always has sick lines.
if you like ska look at less than jake or the planet smashers
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#13
Realizing punk wasn't hard on bass was your first mistake!

Alkaline Trio have some great basslines.
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#14
Maxwell Murder- Rancid.
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#16
man try playing betrayed by RKL .. that is a dope song
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#17
Lots of Rancid stuff has great basslines even though they aren't really hard. I owe a lot to them and Maxwell Murder though, working that solo gave me a big boost chops-wise when most of the other bands I liked at the time had boring ass root notes the entire song.
#18
Also try axiom by rancid it probably beats maxwell murder in hardness
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Also try axiom by rancid it probably beats maxwell murder in hardness


Yeah, but Maxwell Murder sounds alot better.
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#20
i agree, anything by rancid, matt freeman is a bass playing God! try ruby soho, time bomb, red hot moon, i wanna riot, and who would have thought . they may not be all that difficult, but they feel so good to play
also try one trillion dollars by anti-flag =)
#21
Now that I'm thinking a bit more....

AFI - The Boy Who Destroyed the World
AFI - Porphyria
Alkaline Trio - Cringe

Not necessarily "punk" but At The Drive-In has some great aggressive lines.
#22
Should I stay or Should I go - The Clash has an awesome riff in the chorus.
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oh man...

The Clash..."Magnificent Seven", "London Calling" are also great. And Captain Insano, good DK songs!


i really like rock the casbah on bass, it has a decent bassline and should be added to the list of good clash songs to learn.
#24
Another group to listen to is Stiff Little Fingers;Ali McMordie's bass lines are quite melodic.
#25
Authority Zero - No Regrets.

First heard in the RB games, amazing song with a great bassline.
#26
it depends on what you mean by hard. green day have some fun bass lines. anything by rancid will be incredible. and going old school... check out some descendents.
#27
omg...authority zero....i think the song is revolution....came out in 03' 04'???/ awesome, flea, geddy style bass intro.....it's on rock against bush, dnt recall exactly. this intro is very fast and technical,,,,i think it involves alot of 12 fret to 17 to 10 fret type speed


do u consider -at the drive in- "punk" i do,,,,,paul hinojosa [sic] is good
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#28
Anything with Brian Robinson. Try A Wilhelm Scream's "The Horse", "We Built This City! (On Debts and Booze", or "Jaws 3, People 0". Some pretty hard bass lines on those tracks.
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#29
Well, I noticed your avatar is blink 182 and that is exactly what i was going to suggest. Try...

-Josie
-Man Overboard
-Carousel

Or if you'd prefer some green day...

-Longview
-Welcome To Paradise
-Stuck With Me

Longview and welcome to paradise arent too terribly tough, nor is josie, but those are some of my suggestions.
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Well, I noticed your avatar is blink 182 and that is exactly what i was going to suggest. Try...

-Josie
-Man Overboard
-Carousel

Or if you'd prefer some green day...

-Longview
-Welcome To Paradise
-Stuck With Me

Longview and welcome to paradise arent too terribly tough, nor is josie, but those are some of my suggestions.



ya i can actually already play those. im like an intermediate bassist. thanx everyone for your suggestions about the NOFX, AFI, Anti-flag, etc. stuff. thats stuff i didn't know about although I like those bands. I'm working on learning Maxwell Murder. I have everything but the solo down. Could someone post a good tab for that solo?
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ya i can actually already play those. im like an intermediate bassist. thanx everyone for your suggestions about the NOFX, AFI, Anti-flag, etc. stuff. thats stuff i didn't know about although I like those bands. I'm working on learning Maxwell Murder. I have everything but the solo down. Could someone post a good tab for that solo?



maybe this a good chance for you to build up your ear training. 2 in 1 basically. hard song, ear training. it will help in the future, and it will help you advance as a bassist. even if you dont get it down completely, just give it a try. if all fails, go to youtube and find some bass covers to get an idea of what to play. i do it all the time on both guitar and bass
#34
Seriously, A Wilhelm Scream. I know I mentioned them already but.. really. Aquire a copy of Career Suicide or find a good Guitar Pro file on UG (there's a pretty acurrate GP version of We Built This City! over here).

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#35
Rancid, matt freeman is a beast I saw them in concert over the summer
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#36
I think the minutemen had a fairly good bassist, and back in the day when I used to listen to them (couple months ago), the songs definitely didn't sound easy.
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#37
Anything really by Rancid and Operation Ivy. The Clash have some good intermediate stuff.
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#38
separation of church and skate by NOFX

good luck, youll need it.
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separation of church and skate by NOFX

good luck, youll need it.


well i can already play that so i guess thanx for the luck haha
#40
Like everyone before me, rancid and AFI are good places to start.

You can check out the toy dolls too, they're always fun, if you wanna move into a more skaish side, check out some leftover crack, authority zero, gogol bordello, the flatliners
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