Nov
20

“Schism” by Tool

Today’s Classic Bass Line is “Schism” by Tool.  Emerging in the 1990’s, Tool bridged the gap between classic heavy metal and progressive rock, mixing grinding guitars, dark thundering rhythms, and challenging lyrics. The Age aptly described […]

Apr
27

“Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin

Today’s Classic Bass Line is from “Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin.  John Paul Jones works the full range of the bass, starting with a McCartney-esque counter melody on the verse followed by a walkup and a driving […]

Mar
26

Superunknown by Soundgarden

Today’s Essential Record is Superunknown  by Soundgarden.  The 1990’s were a revival of guitar rock, and Soundgarden were at the forefront.  Heavy riffs, catchy melodies, odd meters, and unusual tunings make this record a classic. The album’s recording sessions […]