Okay, okay I admit it: this Jamiroquai tune is (at least in my mind) disco. Disco is the alpha and omega of suck; the beginning, ending and ever shall be. But Jesus, listen to the bass. I found myself tuning out everything else. Damn.And then there's Paul Denman, whose playing is typically very simple, very supportive of everyone else. As a kid, I thought this groove sounded like it would be hard to play; it's actually not. But I still love how this bass line sounds.
Interesting fact: seeing Denman play a Sting Ray in this video was the first time I can remember seeing one (though other dudes like that guy from Aerosmith had been playing them since the late 70s). I wanted one from that moment on. Eventually, I bought a 1977 Sting Ray off my bass teacher. It's been my primary electric bass ever since - it's one of my most prized possessions. And at Quack's insistance, I named it after a woman: Sade. Why? Because it's so ssssmmmmmooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeee.