#1
For my music class we have to get a group together and play a song from the 70s.
what are some good songs of the 70s that have good bass parts in them?
#3
Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
The Police - Next To You
Rush - Working Man
The Stooges - Search & Destroy
Allman Brothers - Whipping Post

Those are all pretty ballin
#4
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dazed and confused is good too


those are both from '69 lol
#7
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What genre?


just basically anything that sounds good. but mostly classic rock
#8
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For my music class we have to get a group together and play a song from the 70s.
what are some good songs of the 70s that have good bass parts in them?

well two songs jumped out of my memory.
We're An American Band, by Grand Funk Railroad.
Never Been Any Reason, by Head East.
both were Major hits, of the time. and have challenging bass parts.
the latter has a very dominate B-3 organ part, so it might not work, unless you have keyboards. but the former would go over very well, imo.
#9
Grank Funk Railroad is a good place to mine for songs. And check out some Thin Lizzy, who sported some fun songs, and had a bass player who sang (Boys are back in town or Jail Break just to mention two)

Led Zeppelin is an obvious choice as well as the Who, both who put out some classic albums in the 1970s. Check out the Rolling Stones catalogue from that era; for instance "Its only Rock and Roll" or "Shattered". Aerosmith's original take on "Walk this way" also comes to mine with their other output from the 70s. Check out Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult for easier but memorable bass and guitar lines.

If you have a keyboard player, then there's the world of prog rock. Pink Floyd, ELP, Rush and Yes. King Crimson's song "20th century Schizoid Man" is a great song for bass. And on the darker side, well there's always Black Sabbath.
#10
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For my music class we have to get a group together and play a song from the 70s.
what are some good songs of the 70s that have good bass parts in them?



I know you wanted Classic rock, but you really got to check out funk and disco man! Really grooving basslines

"Funky Town" by the Lipps
"Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang
"Brick House" by The Commodores ( a cool version w/ Rob Zombie and "Trina" - some rapper girl - http://youtube.com/watch?v=EaVn2obpTNo)
"Stayin' Alive" by the Beegees
"Disco Inferno" by the Trampps
And of course... pretty much any James Brown.


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If you have a keyboard player, then there's the world of prog rock. Pink Floyd, ELP, Rush and Yes. King Crimson's song "20th century Schizoid Man" is a great song for bass. And on the darker side, well there's always Black Sabbath.



King Crimson!!!
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#11
Do "Dr. Funkienstein" by Parliament, and surprise everyone who expected rock.
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#12
If you can play it Pow by Graham Central Station

man that bass line is sooo awesome

in fact, Im gonna have to go put it on now
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#13
There's been some awesome suggestions so far, I'll second Next to You, Dr. Funkenstein, Search and Destroy, and Whipping Post.

Also, I'll suggest Brown Eyed Girl (second song I ever learned).

Or if you have an awesome key and guitar player then do Highway Star by Deep Purple.
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#16
my suggestions are:
Little green bag - gorge barker (i think, not sure about the name or spelling)
Stuck in the middle with you - steemwheel something can't recall the name

anyways those two have awesome basslines really fun to play!
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my suggestions are:
Little green bag - gorge barker (i think, not sure about the name or spelling)
Stuck in the middle with you - steemwheel something can't recall the name

anyways those two have awesome basslines really fun to play!


Steeler Wheel?
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#18
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aye that's the one, remember the name now that you say it.
#19
I suggest some good old Black Sabbath. Try some stuff from Master of Reality or Paranoid. I think "Children of the Grave" would be a fun one to do. Too bad NIB is from 1969, or I'd recommend that. Sweet Leaf is easy, but it might be frowned upon in a school setting .
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