Most astonishing deep bass impact on your rock records???

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bruiserbill, May 16, 2018.

  1. Bruiserbill

    Bruiserbill Active Member Thread Starter

    I was a teenager in the late 60's. Rock came into it's heyday when I was 17. Never lost my love.

    Have always had good record reproduction gear even back then so have clear memories of what sounded best.
    Spent loads of time recently after letting my vinyl go chasing the memory, ie, getting the best CD sound I can.

    In line with the headline where do you see this?, For me the Kettle drums on Bridge over TB are up there.
    Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells about 6 mins in also figures, as does all Wish you Were here and of course Hendrix's Electric LL.

    Any other contenders?
     
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  2. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

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    The bass pedals on Genesis's "Firth of Fifth" were always good for rattling any loose objects in the room, and the neighbors.
     
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  3. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

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    One example that no one ever talks about on here is the beginning of Queensryche's "Anybody Listening?". If you have speakers that go very low, you will know how strong it sounds.
     
  4. 12stringbassist

    12stringbassist Basso Profundo

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    When the bass comes in on 'All join hands' by Slade on the 12" single.

    This TV clip doesn't quite get it, but Jim bass on it is still great.

     
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  5. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

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    Not rock as much as "gorgeous benchmark pop", but Pet Sounds was the first that came to mind. How Brian got the bass tones to sound like that, let alone the record at large, is breath-taking. The bridge sections on "Wouldn't It Be Nice" alone bring tears to the eyes. Beautiful stuff!
     
  6. Bruiserbill

    Bruiserbill Active Member Thread Starter

    Listening to all or rather will do shortly regardless of genre.
     
  7. Rojo

    Rojo Forum Resident

    The first thing that came to mind when I read the thread title was the deep bass sound (some organ bass pedal IIRC) on the Stones' "She Smiled Sweetly", but not in a good way. I don't really like it but it was impressive when I first heard it.
     
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  8. "Come Together" from the Beatles' Abbey Road and the rest of the album. I am referring to the sound I remember when we had the first UK pressing in 1969.
     
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  9. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    Suede - Night Thoughts has its moments....especially the drums on the opening track. Very impressive.

    White Stripes - Icky Thump
    Lou Reed - Transformer (speakers corner)
    Caribou - Swim
    Alice in Chains - Unplugged (MoV)

    Ill try thinking of some more...
     
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  10. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

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    A lot of modern recordings have deliberately low bass, but I can't think of many older rock recordings which do. I remember Marillion's live album "Real To Reel" captured the (Taurus?) bass pedals pretty impressively, particularly on "Incubus".
     
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  11. dukesdown

    dukesdown Active Member

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    Just about anything from Grand Funk Railroad that was produced by Terry Knight.
     
  12. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    The Stones mono set revealed some deep bass I never even knew was there on some of their earliest records.
     
  13. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    My early pressing of the Grateful Dead’s Skull & Roses has some surprisingly deep bass.

    John K
     
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  14. leemelone

    leemelone Active Member

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    The heartbeat (bass drum) that opens and closes Dark Side of the Moon rattles the walls on my Advents. DSOTM was commonly used to demo speakers back in the 70's.
     
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  15. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

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    my original WEA german pressing of Frank Zappa's "Zoot Allures" did the trick, especially on The Torture Never Stops.
     
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  16. Dr. Winston Ramone

    Dr. Winston Ramone Shoveling smoke with a pitchfork in the wind

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    Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue does it for me. Particularly the River Song.
     
  17. dogilv

    dogilv Active Member

    Not sure its rock or astonishing, but...

    Bela Fleck 's "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" will exercise the ole woofers.
     
  18. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    Public Image Ltd: Metal Box or Second Edition
     
  19. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    I was surprised by the amazing bass on The Jaggerz album with The Rapper on it.
     
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  20. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    The first 5 Budgie albums
     
  21. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Not really a rock record, but Graham Central Station’s The Jam from Ain’t No Bout A Doubt It
     
  22. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

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    Russia On Ice - Porcupine Tree
     
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  23. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    I remember I enjoyed JA's "Crown of Creation" back in the Jurassic Era, and I enjoy the cd now. Jack Cassady I love you.
     
  24. gudnoyez

    gudnoyez Forum Resident

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    The Bass produced by a organ on Giant Bohemoth off of Joe Walsh Barnstorm will test your speakers.
     
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  25. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

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    Phil Lesh on 73-74 Grateful Dead live recordings

    Still nothing approaches that sound
     

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