As mentioned on the open thread, storm season has arrived.  Not to be confused with President Trump’s #TheStorm or Stormy Daniels.

We’ve had a couple of loud nights this week, with more outside booming keeping me awake than when I lived in an apartment in an urban neighborhood.  Let’s keep the noise going with some bass.  Rattle my windows and scare my dog, I defy you.  Who will be the Ace of Bass?  Not to be confused with the Ass of Bass.

This can fall into two basic categories:

  1. Bom Ba Bom Bom Bom – Heavy bass, deep drums, and shaking trunk lids.  Lots of good hip hop for this, but there’s lots of other varieties that meet the standard.
  2. D D D D D D D D D D – Songs with excellent basslines.

Bring tha noize.

Weekly dedications!

Santino: Sanctified by NIN

pfluffy: Psycho Killer by Talking Heads

WVR: Go It Alone by Beck

Zurvan: Doesn’t get any stormier than this.  Mars: Bringer of War by Gustav Holst

Grendel: &Run by Sir Sly

That’ll get us started.  Now just give me a moment to get back into my storm shelter and strap my pillows over my ears.

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I always think of John Bonham for deep drums.

Misty Mountain Hop (not sure how well the links will work, I’m in Italy right now) –

More drums – Fight for Your Right to Party –

Baselines – Suck My Kiss –

Jenny Was a Friend of Mine –


If you want bass lines, then you want Rush and Geddy Lee, the absolute demi-god of rock’n’roll bass playing.

Seven Cities of Gold

Their tribute to thunderstorms: Jacob’s Ladder


Zurvan: Doesn’t get any stormier than this. Mars: Bringer of War by Gustav Holst

Love it.

Great drum intros? Can’t beat this!

Metallica – One

Skrillex – First of the Year

Daft Punk – Da Funk


Coming Home – P Diddy

U2 – Numb

In honor of seeing it for the third time yesterday, Infinity War Theme

Both great Drums and Bass – Rush’s Tom Sawyer

(BTW – gotcha)


I’m just going to do a drive by comment here. I started a new job a couple of weeks back, and they force us to listen to country music for 50% of the day. It’s unnecessarily cruel but I can’t do anything about it. Because of the noise of running machinery drowns out most of the higher pitches, about the only thing that comes through clearly is the bass and vocals. Earlier this week I noticed that the bass lines in most country songs could be replaced by a jug player without any discernible difference. For example listen to I… Read more »

William Guess

I opened “No Sleep to Brooklyn” and “Walk the Line” in separate tabs at the same time and they started playing at the same time.

Mind….blown. The margaritas made it an esoteric experience. Thanks, Mexico, for Cinco de Mayo. Thanks, Mrs Thrill, for doing it really early.

Also, thanks to Duran Duran’s John Taylor for being an awesome bassist.

Rio –

Fun fact: John Taylor’s appearance is supposedly who Dante from the Devil May Cry games is based on.

Going 90’s….

Go by Pearl Jam –

Gladiator by Jesus Lizard –

Lounge Act by Nirvana –

William Guess

Conan the Barbarian Intro.,,,,,, that has Drums…

The hell? I’m literally watching that movie right now. Do you work for Mueller or something?

Do you work for Mueller or something?


Some Jane’s Addiction. IMHO, this is their best song:

Killer bass AND guitar solo. Sadly, never got to see these guys live.

William Guess

I had honestly forgotten how good Conan the Barbarian is. Don’t think I’ve seen it in almost 30 years.

Here’s one with a killer bass. Bada bing!

Woke Up This Morning by Alabama 3 –

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