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    Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:10
Which is your fav  bassline and which is your fav perfomance overall by Geddy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:12
My favorite bass line from Geddy Lee is La Villa Strangiato, YYZ, Where's My Thing?, or Leave That Thing Alone. I love all of Rush's instrumentals and, most definetly, Geddy's part in those. Amazing! Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:15
Marathon. Awesome!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:28
YYZ and Marathon. Good choice Snow Dog!
Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:31
Originally posted by Angelo

YYZ and Marathon. Good choice Snow Dog!


He has so many. YYZ like you say, of course, Cygnus X-1, Driven, Red Tide........the list could be a long one.Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:33
"Marathon" instantly comes to mind. Also, he does some great work on "Red Barchetta".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:41
Originally posted by Snow Dog

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YYZ and Marathon. Good choice Snow Dog!


He has so many. YYZ like you say, of course, Cygnus X-1, Driven, Red Tide........the list could be a long one.Tongue


That's why it's called a list LOL. But I like the fact that you're not afraid to mention later Rush tracks. The keyboards were bad for them according to some, but those people forgot to listen to the other intstruments.

I have to add that the intro of Working Man is very encouraging once you get to play it on a bass guitar yourself - then again, Geddy still had a lot to learn at the time Wink


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Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:45
There are quite a few that I love, and many of them are in Rush's later tracks... As a matter of fact, a real favourite of mine is "Cut to the Chase" from the marvellous "Counterparts" album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:48
Originally posted by Angelo

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YYZ and Marathon. Good choice Snow Dog!


He has so many. YYZ like you say, of course, Cygnus X-1, Driven, Red Tide I mean Alien Shore!Embarrassed.......the list could be a long one.Tongue


That's why it's called a list LOL. But I like the fact that you're not afraid to mention later Rush tracks. The keyboards were bad for them according to some, but those people forgot to listen to the other intstruments.

I have to add that the intro of Working Man is very encouraging once you get to play it on a bass guitar yourself - then again, Geddy still had a lot to learn at the time Wink


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Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:50
There are so many awesome Geddy Basslines, One of my fav's is the solo he does in Freewill just before Alex goes into his ripping solo. And if you stop paying attention to Alex long enough, you realise that Geddy is still jamming away on this awesome bassline, Right up to the end of Alex's solo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:52
Originally posted by Bastille Dude

There are so many awesome Geddy Basslines, One of my fav's is the solo he does in Freewill just before Alex goes into his ripping solo. And if you stop paying attention to Alex long enough, you realise that Geddy is still jamming away on this awesome bassline, Right up to the end of Alex's solo.


Good point - I've heard similar passages on many other tracks. Who dares say the bass is only there to help the other instruments keep track of timing? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:54

My favorite Geddy bassline is, by far, Red Barchetta. YYZ is a close second, with Working Man in third.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 10:59
I'll second Driven and add Analog Kid to the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:14
I am surprised nobody mentioned the bass from Hemispheres(Cygnus X-1 Book II). Especially at the first part of the song. It's quite my favorite. Plus the bassline on Circumstances and the final part of 2112.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:18
marathon
the analog kid
territories
ceiling unlimited
time stand still
driven

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progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:26
Leave That Thing Alone is probably my favourite Geddy Lee bassline.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:53
YYZ...wow!
"You want me to play what, Robert?"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:53
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:56
"Freewill" gets my vote      Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 11:59
Originally posted by XTChuck

"Freewill" gets my vote      Thumbs Up




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Another one I want to say is Circumstances. I like it (but not as good as others but still worth mentioning).

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