The DiS Death Cab takeover continues...
Or Death Cab for Cutie's Nick Harmer's Top Songs In No Particular Order that inspired him to become a bass player, way back when:
So, these are a selection of songs that when I heard them as a kid growing up, I knew bass was my instrument. But I will admit that it took me awhile to put the guitar down and pick up the bass... I would say, these songs sealed it for me:
- 'Summertime Rolls' Jane's Addiction
- 'Fascination Street' The Cure
- 'Gigantic' Pixies
- 'Rock The Casbah' The Clash
- 'Roundabout' Yes
- 'New Year's Day' U2
- 'Cuyahoga' R.E.M.
- 'Dazed And Confused' Led Zepplin
- 'Love Will Tear Us Apart Again' Joy Division
- 'I Wanna be Adored' The Stone Roses
- 'Money' Pink Floyd
- 'Walk On The Wild Side' Lou Reed
- 'Waiting Room' Fugazi
- 'Rio' Duran Duran
- 'Lovesong' The Cure
Seriously, check out the bass lines. Even after listening to all of these songs countless times, they all still DESTROY ME.
Listen: As a Playlist On Spotify
Lots more of our Death Cab for Cutie takeover can be found compiled here. Their new album Codes & Keys is released on May 30th in the UK and May 31st in the USA.