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

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

  1. Jaap74

    Jaap74 Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Not rock music but River of Bass by Underworld does the job :

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  2. Lownotes

    Lownotes Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    That is some awesome low end. And I wonder if any one on here, anyone, could tell me where it was recorded. Not Abbey Road/EMI, correct?

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  3. The Pinhead


    And the winner is.............not a rock but a reggae record :

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  4. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

    Transformer: I have the original US Orange label, Flexi-disc. I would say this album is one of the most visceral I own. I mean it's like Lou Reed is standing in the room with you. I have an early CD of this and it comes no where close to the LP. Would highly recommend an early US or UK copy for anyone that wants to hear some magic.
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  5. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    There is some seriously low bass synthesizer on Boz Scagg's album "Dig" from around 2001 (mastered by Bob Ludwig).

    I recall at the Stereophile show in San Francisco a couple of years later that Peter McGrath of Wilson Audio used that CD to show off the Wilsons. This is not the familiar, nice, fat meaty bass guitar note (around 40Hz) we all know and love, but extremely low bass about an octave lower. You may not be able to hear it on your system.
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  6. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    I almost blew a woofer on that track.
  7. Panama Hotel

    Panama Hotel Forum Resident

    Shawn Colvin's A Few Small Repairs possesses a surprising amount of low-end authority.
  8. BackScratcher

    BackScratcher Forum Resident

    Bass on the Grand Funk "Red" album is especially awesome.

    The opening bass note almost blew out my ears the first time I heard Morph on headphones.
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  9. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer

    Catch a Fire by The Wailers is enough of a rock record to count. Even on the crappiest, sharpest sounding speakers it manages to rock a low end.
  10. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

    West of the Hudson
    1. The song “Senses” on New Order’s first album Movement (Is it a synth or bass guitar? Either way it’s magnificent)
    2. “Question” on the Moody Blues’ Question Of Balance (specifically in the slow middle part of the song)

    both original US LPs.
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  11. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    The deep bass (I think there are two of them in this recording) on Donald Fagen’s ‘Snowbound’ is always resonating very nicely on my car stereo....
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  12. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Oh yes indeed, nearly blew my mum's boyfriend's speakers one fine high night when we'd cranked up Seconds Out to eleven...
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  13. brownsound2112

    brownsound2112 Forum Resident

    Chemical Brothers - Under The Influence
    From the 'Surrender' record - is the one that springs immediately to mind.
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  14. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Gangsters by The Special AKA. Especially on the 45.

  15. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    On CD, the Japanese Pastmasters series reveal this the most.
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  16. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer

    Jesus. You're not wrong! Nothing else on here has come close to this on my DT250's.
  17. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer

    Came for the bass, stayed for the lyrics.
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  18. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

    Shook/shakes mine too, glad I kept my vinyl. Later releases removed this track due to not Byrne/Eno not wanting to cause upset as some people are offended by setting prayer to music apparently..
  19. RatFarm

    RatFarm Forum Resident

    NC, USA
    The synth in Aerosmith's Spaced always sounded awesome....
  20. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    The bass on Bowie's "Blackstar" album are LOOOOW!!!
  21. cporcp

    cporcp Forum Resident

    Drums that close out Let’s Go Crazy off Purple Rain...sounds great on the Cornwalls.
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  22. Vinylfindco

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  23. Vinylfindco

    Vinylfindco Forum Resident

    Enya’s title track Watermark has a few astonishing low bass notes.

    Genesis’ Fly On A Windshield is a real waker upper! Love the quiet build up then boom!
  24. ukrules

    ukrules Professional Appreciator

    Union, Kentucky
    "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" - Bela Fleck
    "Chameleon" - Herbie Hancock

    Pretty much anything on Floyd's The Wall or Pepper's Blood Sugar.
  25. basement discs

    basement discs Well-Known Member

    Andy McCulloch's double bass drums sure get the floorboards rattling in the opening track on the self titled album by FIELDS.

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