Some strange, oddly informed kid has befriended me at my job and comes in to ramble on endlessly about three things and three things only: death metal, soul and funk. I’ve never actually sat down and listened to death metal because my ears aren’t tuned to appreciate it but, as a confident bass player and avid listener of all three genres, Bookstore Kid insists that they all intersect sonically. I don’t know how I feel about that statement, but I think a mixtape is pending so I will do some investigation later.
For now here are two songs with great basslines and my most favorite of all: handclaps. Feel free to refer back to the Bootsy Collins.
Freddie’s Dead – Curtis Mayfield
Hey Pock A-Away – The Meters*
And lastly, here’s a fuzzy, gauzy track for my fellow insomniacs: Mad Lucas – The Breeders