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Best Punk Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Kazz3lrath, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008
    Matt Freeman.
  2. Antichristler


    Mar 23, 2013
    Mike watt is definite favorite and best for me

    Chuck dukowski would be up there for favorites too

    And Matt freeman up there for best
  3. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Jean Jaques Burnell...stranglers
    Steve Severin.....siouxsie and the banshees
  4. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Banned Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    Gotta say Freeman doesn't even make my top 100.

    I agree, and I've said it before Sid should never make the list. (Never played. Really.)

    Punk as a true musical movement dies by 1983. Height about '77-'79. So for me to put anyone on this list past bands of those dates would be fraudulent.

    Dee Dee was a friend, so he gets a vote. Foxton gets a vote because they really were what punk was about but soo different they couldn't be categorized. Maby, who I see all the time here, made basslines of the time move. JJ Was cool punk.

    Finally Richard Hell. He really sucked at playing but he was integral to everything going on in NYC at the time. So Richard, am I still part of the "Blank Generation" ?
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  5. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    As long as you can take it or leave it :)
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  6. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    Paul Simonon & Peter Hook
  7. Asylum-49


    Jan 7, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Paul Simonon for sure!
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  8. bggeezer

    bggeezer Guest

    May 25, 2001
    Mickey Bradley from The Undertones:
  9. sevdog


    Mar 2, 2008
    Meh, I like your influences but to the whole 77 and punk is dead thing...

    "Punk Rock is a term based on contempt." -Iggy Pop

    "Punk is whatever we made it to be." -D. Boon
  10. emf818

    emf818 Guest

    Dec 27, 2012
    Freeman and Fat mike.

    Listen to NOFX The Idiots are taking over or Am i going to hell for this one, Amazing basslines that Fat puts down. Also the intro for Kids of the k hole. Fat mike knows i think when he needs to put down a complicated bassline and when to just keep it simple and i think that's what makes an amazing bassist. His entire basstone on So long and thanks for all the shoes is just amazing as well (Deluxe Fender precisions :))
  11. johnnynitro


    Jan 14, 2012
    DeeDee Ramone !!
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  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I vote for that one guy who plays in that one group.

  13. Hate to tell you, but The Jam was NOT "what punk was all about". They also weren't that "different" , at the time. Their were alot of bands like them, they just happened to be the "best"(argueable to some).I love the Jam. But they really didn't give two ***** about the punk "movement". They were soul boys. Maximum RnB. New Wave.

    I did however see Stiff Little Fingers a few years ago, with Bruce Foxton playing bass for them. That was a great show.
  14. samwatson151


    Mar 2, 2013
    Klaus Flouride and Dave Allen
  15. William Mysterious from The Rezillos
  16. Actually, I kind of liked Hell's playing on the Voidoids LPs although it could well be that someone else did that. He did truly suck during Television days, though, and he dumbed down his playing on the live recordings so that he could sing (I suppose).
  17. Lotsa tasty picks in the thread, these are the ones that influenced me before I even took up bass...

    Rob Wright
    Paul Simonon
    Mike Watt
    Steve Garvey
    JJ Brunell
    Bruce Foxton (Though I have to say I never thought of The Jam as punk)
    John Doe

    Steve Garvey. C'mon, how long would it have taken you to look it up on Google if you really liked him?

    Yep, you missed it, 36 posts before yours.

    Didn't know Dennis Hopper played. :ninja:

    He's still my idol!

    Doh! Forgot about the Undertones, my perfect cousin.

    And for the helluvit: Randy Rampage of DOA. Not the best, but DOA were influential.
  18. Mark Nye

    Mark Nye

    Sep 18, 2012
    Jason Black all day long. Gotta love a guy who grew up playing upright in jazz bands and went 180 degrees to where he is now. HWM wouldn't be HWM without him.

    Stinson, Bentley, Watt....

    um...I think that covers all of my basses (rimshot!).
  19. PlaytheRoot


    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    I realize he sucks, but I've always had a soft spot for Greg K of the Offspring. The bass lines from Gotta Get Away and Dirty Magic were my high school bass playing career in a nutshell.
  20. roberts


    Nov 3, 2011
    San Diego

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