Best punk bass line......

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by LiNT, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. LiNT


    Aug 30, 2000
    For all you pick players and punk bassists out there....I wanna know what you think is the best punk bass line out there...or just list a few.

    PS- Matt Freeman is my dad.:D
  2. i don't know that many great basslines that you'd consider punk... except just about anything by rancid... i love the bass intro to "blacklisted" off short music for short people...
    goldfinger have a few fat lines, including the skankin line to "superman", or the intros to "f**k you and your cat" and "all i want"
    less than jake... "johnny quest thinks we're sellouts" is punk-ska, i dunno if that counts...

    anyway, that's my input, i'm sure everyone's gonna shoot me up and bring my down to chinatown, thanks to my lack of references to classic punk like "should i stay or should i go" by the clash... and yottskry12 (sitting next to me) reckons i should include "transmission" by joy division... if you weren't laughing at me before, you are now, so i'm gonna quit while i'm never gonna get ahead... and stuff.

    simon a
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    so Matt Freeman is your dad, right?
  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Not really punk, but I like Sting's line from the Police's "Dead End Job". This was before they got into the reggae thing and were still trying to fit in with the punk crowd. Unfortunately, the complexity of the line probably disqualified them.
  5. You can't get more punk than the Ramones, and you can't get more Ramones than Blitzkrieg Bop, albeit, it's not the most complex bassline, in fact, its probably the simplest line to play in the world, but it's still the best.

    Blacklisted is good as well, so is London Calling and Whiteman in Hammersmith Palais.

    I also love All of Dillinger 4's basslines, just because I love All of Dillinger 4
  6. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    When I saw the thread title I started wondering if this shouldn't go under the "Oxymorons" thread.

  7. *plays the comedy drum line*
    Baum baum bing!
  8. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    I AM JUST CONTRIBUTING TO THE THREAD...NOT TRYING TO START A "IS GREENDAY PUNK???" THREAD...but i really like the bass intro to stuart and the ave."

  9. i kinda like "time bomb" by rancid, but thats almost more reggae than punk
  10. the bassline in "punk by the book" in anti-flagt to me there bassist can kick matt friedmens ass!
  11. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    the solo to "axiom" by RANCID is holy to me.i listen to that like every day i will play that!maybe in a few years...go buy the RANCID 2000 cd and listen to axiom or download it,YOU WONT REGRET IT!
  12. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    tell your dad that I love him :D
  13. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    god called in sick today by AFI... Its pretty cool
  14. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Hehe :D
  15. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida

    rats, jazzbo, you beat me to it, and 2 days already. lol:p :D i didn't even see this thread til right now, and I just saw the title, and said to myself, " hehe, oxymoron." but you already said it, hehe, :D
  16. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I dont understand... why is the thread title an oxymoron?? :confused: Thats not funny... :mad:
  17. cordova


    Oct 24, 2001
    How 'bout Maxwell Murder by Rancid?
  18. Maybe "totalimmortal" by AFI, but "journey to the end of the east bay" by rancid is quite lovely too. Heck, anything by rancid is.
  19. I was gonna say that! Geeze! :D