Bass Lines: Famous Bass Intros – Part VI – “Low Rider”…
Hello BMM Followers! This is the last article of the 2014. It has been a great year full of bass playing. Are you ready with your resolutions for 2015? Well! Ready or not, Grab your bass and let’s groove with this cool and famous bass intro…
“Low Rider” is a song written by the band War and producer Jerry Goldstein, which appeared on their album Why Can’t We Be Friends?, released in 1975.
It reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts and peaked at number 7 on the Pop Singles chart.
According to the All Music Guide review of the song, “the lyric takes the cool image of the low rider — the Chicano culture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle”.
The song’s most distinguishable feature is its driving bass line, which is present for nearly all of the song. It also ends with a siren-like noise that then becomes a saxophone solo.
Fig. 1 – Low Rider’s bass intro.
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