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best/favorite punk bass player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jckmcgrth, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. jckmcgrth


    Mar 1, 2008
    my favorites are

    tony lombardo - descendents
    mike dirnt - green day
    paul simonon - the clash
    matt freeman - rancid

    what do you think?
  2. ccbass71

    ccbass71 Supporting Member

    Karl Alvarez - Descendents/ All
  3. Rawkabilly


    May 4, 2007
    Central IL
    Ditto on Matt Freeman and Paul Simonon
    Karl Alvarez with the Descendents
    JJ Burnel with the Stranglers
    Mike Watt with anyone he's ever played with
  4. RD


    Jun 17, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    John Doe of X combines alot of skills with some tasty bass playing.
  5. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    Mike Watt on bass.

  6. Ali McMordie - Still Little Fingers

    Captain Sensible (no relation) - The Damned
  7. This has been done loads of times before.

    Craig Setari - Sick of it All
    Fat Mike - NoFx (very underrated player)
    Greg K - The Offspring
    Brett Rasmussen- Ignite

    Theres many many more too, but im just awake, brain not initiated.

    Also, IMO, Matt Freeman isnt that good, from seeing Rancid live a few times, they just sound like a mess, sloppy as hell. Sure, he plays interesting lines, but, pretty overrated.
  8. Mike Herrera MXPX
  9. Oric


    Feb 19, 2008
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    I'm not a whole lot into punk, but Klaus Flouride of Dead Kennedys is good. The bassline from Holiday in Cambodia (actually kind of surf rock-y) convinced me of this.
  10. Mike Dirnt.
    nuff said.
  11. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Paul Simonon. Top bassist and style icon.

    I'm also going to sneak into post-punk so I can say Bruce Foxton, for tunes like this. He really powered The Jam's stuff along.
  12. BNiedz13


    Mar 6, 2008
    Cumberland, RI
    some of my fav's are:

    Chris #2- Anti-Flag
    Randy Bradbury- Pennywise
    Fat Mike- NoFx
    Matt Freeman- Rancid
  13. In no order:

    Jason Black - Hot Water Music
    Brendan Kelly - The Lawrence Arms
    Patrick Costello - Dillinger Four
    Darryl Jenifer - Bad Brains
    Dan Andriano - Alkaline Trio/The Falcon
    Mike Watt of course

    I also like Mike Dirnt, Fat Mike, Chris #2, and Matt Freeman, but enough people already mentioned them.
  14. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Mike Watt-Minutemen
    Tony Lombardo-Descendents
    Karl Alvarez-Descendents
    Chuck Dukowski-Black Flag
  15. Malpractice


    Jul 15, 2007
    Mike Watt
    Klaus Flouride
    Chuck Dukowski
    Paul Raven(Killing Joke...you knowPOSt punk sorta counts.)
  16. lomky


    Jan 19, 2006
    I allways thought Jim Cherry (RIP) had some killer lines for Strung Out.
  17. sublimestylee


    Aug 26, 2007
    Seattle, Wa

    Randy Bradbury is amazing... he had some killer basslines back in days of the falling idols

    anways matt freeman, eric wilson, are also some of my favorites
  18. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Mike Watt

    Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys)
  19. JohnSS


    Jun 4, 2007
    Tom Robinson and Glen Matlock should also be given props for interesting and underrated bass work and songwriting. Matlock has a very short lived band w/TRB guitarist Danny Kustow called The Spectres which was a killer band.
  20. foyos


    Feb 10, 2006
    lisbon portugal
    jerry only from the misfits
    mike dirnt from green day
    deedee ramone
    are my favorites,best i think they all are

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