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toxicmudd
02-26-2008, 07:25 PM
hi guys, i've recently started a pop punk band at uni, and whilst the stuff we've been writing has sounded good and been fairly challenging the covers we've practiced are boring as anything. a monkey could play my part. so does anyone know any pop punk/ indie songs that haves decent basslines that i could suggest? cheers guys

EADGC
02-26-2008, 07:28 PM
old Green Day

BenJammin
02-26-2008, 07:33 PM
Not sure if they're totally 'pop-punk' but some Brand New has decent basslines, Sic Transit Gloria comes to mind for sure, maybe some of their other stuff.

EADGC
02-26-2008, 07:35 PM
^and that

incubass
02-26-2008, 11:09 PM
in pop punk you're not gonna find many challengings songs seeing as thats not the purpose of pop punk. that said try some rufio maybe or NOFX.

Jody LeCompte
02-26-2008, 11:12 PM
in pop punk you're not gonna find many challengings songs seeing as thats not the purpose of pop punk. that said try some rufio maybe or NOFX.

Good basslines = hard basslines?

Left Shoe
02-26-2008, 11:15 PM
the thread starter said he wanted more challenging songs, he implied that these were better, why are you quoting incubass and not the TS jody.

incubass
02-26-2008, 11:16 PM
yea sry i misread it, i thought he wanted harder songs, but he just wants them to not be boring correct?

actually either way i still stand by my suggestions

Jody LeCompte
02-26-2008, 11:22 PM
the thread starter said he wanted more challenging songs, he implied that these were better, why are you quoting incubass and not the TS jody.

Clicked the closest button.

TheJerkyBoys
02-27-2008, 12:54 AM
Not sure if it's pop punk or indie, but Rancid has some good basslines. Matt Freeman is a hell of a bassist.

Jaded
02-27-2008, 02:27 AM
Jawbreaker- Want

Misanthropic
02-27-2008, 02:52 AM
what happened to you by the offspring

not really pop punk, but older AFI.

cockerspanils
02-27-2008, 03:07 AM
sum41 - motivation

toxicmudd
02-27-2008, 05:31 AM
cheers guys these are good suggestions. and yeah to clarify i mean i'd rather play summat that wasn't 4 notes in endless succession. and yes i know this is mostly all i will find lol. any others?

Misanthropic
02-27-2008, 06:19 AM
frenzal rhomb, descendents, maybe some goldfinger

Jimothy the 33rd
02-27-2008, 01:13 PM
I agree with old green day, Warning has a good bassline.

rh15951
02-27-2008, 01:34 PM
Less Than Jake

Jimothy the 33rd
02-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Between the Buried and Me - Decade of Statues

:smash: HAHA

lemoley
02-28-2008, 09:32 AM
Reel Big Fish

Matt Wong is a beast :thumb:

Misanthropic
02-28-2008, 11:16 AM
if we're talking ska, streetlight manifesto.

EADGC
02-28-2008, 12:34 PM
:smash: HAHA

I actually meant to post that in the Listening thread. I have no clue how it ended up in here. :confused:

mfb
02-28-2008, 04:05 PM
^Still an awesome song though. The whole album is just legendary.

EADGC
02-28-2008, 04:21 PM
^Still an awesome song though. The whole album is just legendary.

This.

although Decade isn't one of my favourite songs on it tbh

mfb
02-28-2008, 04:24 PM
Same here, I was just connecting with the conversation.

I like Ants of the Sky the most because it has the heaviest part on the album, which goes into the Dream Theater-esque breakdown around 2:30 (I think) and that jazz guitar solo and that amazing country-hoedown part. The acoustic guitar solo in that section of the song is quite impressive too.

EADGC
02-28-2008, 04:35 PM
Ants of the Sky > all, of course.
Sun of Nothing can hold it's own in a cage match though.

mfb
02-28-2008, 04:37 PM
Definitely! After the large clean part he is screaming "floating, floating" and then in a clean voice he whispers "away!" and then they play those epic powermetal chords and go back into the heavy parts.

Oh my god that album just makes me orgasm more than the I-Doser songs. :p

zink182
02-28-2008, 06:18 PM
none.. I'm sorry









































































you should though try waiting room by fugazi

EADGC
02-28-2008, 06:20 PM
Same here, I was just connecting with the conversation.

I like Ants of the Sky the most because it has the heaviest part on the album, which goes into the Dream Theater-esque breakdown around 2:30 (I think) and that jazz guitar solo and that amazing country-hoedown part. The acoustic guitar solo in that section of the song is quite impressive too.

wait

what's the heaviest part of the album

I think it's 8:23

mfb
02-28-2008, 06:26 PM
wait

what's the heaviest part of the album

I think it's 8:23
Ah I got mixed up... the part I was thinking of isn't before the DT thing.

I'm listening right now to get the exact time when that part comes...

What I think is the heaviest part is 3:09-3:35.

EADGC
02-28-2008, 06:39 PM
Ah I got mixed up... the part I was thinking of isn't before the DT thing.

I'm listening right now to get the exact time when that part comes...

What I think is the heaviest part is 3:09-3:35.

Good pick good pick

that part is heavy but 8:23 is just so slow and powerful and epic and dissonant and

eargasm basically

mfb
02-28-2008, 06:44 PM
Same to you. That would be the doom metal side of BTBAM (the omnihedron view of them).

naut
02-28-2008, 06:49 PM
you should though try waiting room by fugazi

that bassline sucks. the only reason it gets any recognition is 'cause it's fucking Fugazi. i bet if i wrote it, recorded it, and posted it for everyone to hear - "meh." although the same could be said for a lot of shit.

EADGC
02-28-2008, 06:52 PM
i bet if i wrote it, recorded it, and posted it for everyone to hear - "meh." although the same could be said for a lot of shit.

man

Do you realize what an epic understatement you just made?

naut
02-28-2008, 06:56 PM
i dun thing so

EADGC
02-28-2008, 06:57 PM
Check out the Alt/Indie forum sometime



you will understand

Jaded
02-28-2008, 06:58 PM
that bassline sucks. the only reason it gets any recognition is 'cause it's fucking Fugazi. i bet if i wrote it, recorded it, and posted it for everyone to hear - "meh." although the same could be said for a lot of shit.

yeah f*cking right. like you can appreciate a song without the context of the song it was written for. If you wrote Waiting Room we wouldn't tell you it sucks. that bassline is the main hook for a great song.

naut
02-28-2008, 07:01 PM
nah.

CarrionBirds
02-29-2008, 12:54 PM
definately descendents, they always have sick basslines, alkaline trio can have good basslines also.

trumpeter
02-29-2008, 01:06 PM
I'm surprised, no one has said....Carousel. (lolz).



Learn all 19 minutes of The Decline by NoFx and you'll be set.

Jimothy the 33rd
02-29-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm surprised, no one has said....Carousel. (lolz).



Learn all 19 minutes of The Decline by NoFx and you'll be set.

Haha I was gonna say Carousel but I couldn't think what the song was called :lol:

Jimothy the 33rd
02-29-2008, 02:32 PM
I actually meant to post that in the Listening thread. I have no clue how it ended up in here. :confused:

I thought you might have meant to put it there, but then I thought it might have been a joke.
Either way haha.
And yeah, Ants of the Sky is an awesome track.
The 'floating' bit reminds me of a track off Alaska where he's like 'It's raining.. raiiinnniing'
Bit off topic but oh well.

karmapavementplan
03-01-2008, 09:33 AM
goldfinger cover of 99 red balloons