During my bass research, I came across a few lists of best bassists, best basslines, best basses, etc. Stylus magazine has a top 50 basslines list. Some messageboards have nerds arguing if Jeremy by Pearl Jam is better than Money by Pink Floyd. Who really give a shit about those asswhipes. Do they even have bassists? Do they even have souls? Stylus has Mingus but not one Funkadelic bassline. I will put this childish debate I have been suck suckered into to rest with this list. It’s an addition to the Tigs list of Replacements lyrics, which should be at the top of the list of lists of all time.
Here are my top 10 basslines by any bassist who thumped away on the Parliament/Funkadelic planet. And the P-Funk planet of Thumpasorians could reign fire on this planet of Joy Divisons and Queens and Donna Summers. Suck it. Even Bernie Worrell’s synth bass beats your ass Fleetwood Mac.
Cosmic Slop (Funkadelic off Cosmic Slop) by Cordell Boogie Mosson
Music for my Mother (Funkadelic off Funkadelic) by Billy Bass Nelson
Wars of Armageddon (Funkadelic off Maggot Brain) by Billy Bass Nelson
One Nation Under a Groove (Funkadelic off One Nation Under a Groove) by Bernie Worrell on bass synth
Mothership Connection (Parliament off Mothership Connection) by Bootsy Collins
Unfunky UFO (Parliament off Mothership Connection) by Bootsy Collins
Night of the Thumpasaurus People (Parliament off Mothership Connection) by Bootsy Collins
Flash Light (Parliament off Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome) by Bernie Worrell on Bass Synth
Funkentelechy (Parliament off Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome) by Bootsy Collins
Electro-cuties (Funkadelic off The Electric Spanking of War Babies) by Jimmie Ali