OK people...I'm new wave basser...and I haven't yet posted a poll for best new wave bassist????? Like...no way. We be correctin' so here it goes: The nominees: Mark King (Level 42): Cool slap technique, lotsa notes and sings! Yeah, L42 WAS new wave. This one is no surprise and probably the favorite among the bassers out there. Bruce Thomas (E. Costello & The Atttractions): pumping it up until you get the feeling...pretty good player. Check out "Watching The Detectives" and other early Attractions stuff. His bass is key for those songs to work. John Taylor (Duran Duran): Kinda hard to believe the BSB's of the 80's could play. Listen to "Rio" or "Is There Something I Should Know". The basslines are very dynamic and present. Good thing he's back with DD. Kathy Valentine (GoGo's): a guitar player playing bass...it worked. "We´ve Got The Beat"...whoa! Not complicated but it would make me jump around the room like crazy. There was more to the GoGos than Belinda...but listen again closely to the likes of "Our Lips Are Sealed" and you'll see Kate's sound is a big part of the gogo sound. Deon Estus (Wham!): Who? Well, it seems that George Michael and those "Choose Life" shirts and that bubble gum pop distracted y'all. Hear "I'm Your Man", "Edge of Heaven" and "Wake Me Up...". Again very dynamic basslines. Too bad people can´t see beyond singers...the guy plays! Gary Gary Beers (INXS): Uh, questionable you might say...maybe. "Original Sin" might make you change your mind though. Sting (WHEN HE WAS with The Police): OK, so he's old and forgot how to be an interesting BASSIST. Different story in The Police days. Good job on the fretless upright, and real cool with the bass guitar, especially on managing breaks (King of Pain, for example) Classic basslines those Police ones... OTHER: 'coz you may know of somebody who deserves credit. there, now VOTE!!!!