Good question. The thing is, before The Smiths he was doing funk. It might have something to do with his style even if i wouldnt say he has clear funk influences.... My favorite bassline of his is probably this charming man (incidentally, also probably my favorite Marr guitar line, i learned both he bass line an guitar line and it made me appreciate even more how genius this song is)
Honestly, while i have not heard every REM record, i dont find mike mills to have a similar style.
One thing for sure, it's absolutely criminal that Andy Rourke does NOT make ANY money off any Smiths song (neither does Mike Joyce). Morrissey is a total twat, and musically ignorant (not surprising, hes never bothered learning to play anything) to claim it could just have been any bassist.
Last edited by Milk : 02-14-2014 at 01:56 AM.