Bass lines are the bridge between the guitar and the drum, "anchoring the harmonic framework and establishing the beat", to quote Wikipedia.
Behind many of the most famous songs of all time lies a strong, catchy bass line that drives that groove and brings the song's distinctive sound home, even if you don't notice it as much as the singer or lead guitar.
Badass bass player Davie504 put together an incredibly comprehensive thirteen-minute-long medley that incorporates a whopping 100 famous bass lines from songs like YYZ, Disco Inferno and oh so many Red Hot Chili Pepper tracks, just to name a few:
It's a rather long video to watch in its entirety, but if you're a budding bass player, or someone who appreciates the power of a solid bass groove, then you gotta watch Davie do his thang 'cause this guy's got talent to spare!
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