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King of Punk/Pop

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Secondhandloser, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Matt Freeman

    117 vote(s)
  2. Mike Dirnt

    47 vote(s)
  1. Secondhandloser


    Mar 28, 2005
    So, who, in your mind, is the better bassist in this genre...
  2. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I'll go for Mike Dirnt, plus his P bass looks pretty Cool.

    I think we're all Idiots really. Every single one of us.
  3. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    I think Matt freeman revolutionized punk bass, no one can touch his fast out burst of notes and yet he still knows when to hold the fort. Matt's playing has been a huge influence for me.

    and when was Rancid pop?
  4. Pearldiver


    Apr 30, 2005
    I shudder at the lack of Karl Alverez (Descendents/ALL) as a choice in the poll. :mad:
  5. Starbucker

    Starbucker Guest

    Jun 29, 2005
    Billings, MT
    Dirnt is a badass. I bet he could do everything Freeman can and then some.
  6. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    I'd generously say around 2K1.
  7. How naive...

    Rancid hit it big with "Ruby Soho" in the nineties, so to say "around 2K1" is a joke.

    Not that it even matters.

    Nevertheless, if you're voting for Mike Dirnt, your ears deceive you.
  8. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    ok.. "very generously" ;)

    And my ears don't decieve me, I voted for Freeman.
  9. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    If you call Rancid pop-punk, you will make me angry.
  10. Secondhandloser


    Mar 28, 2005
    What would you call them then? Certainly not punk.
  11. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I always thought Rancid was real punk...

  12. Dirnt is a badass. I bet he could do everything Freeman can and then some

    I Doubt that. Rancid's And Out Come the Wolves... is a great album with great bass playing

    I Generally like all there stuff from 1990-1997, i haven't listened ot them in a while tho, I probably should...

    And yeah - all the descendents bassists were good, but their names slip me - Milo Goes To College is great playing
  13. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    That's right, punker than thou. What other genre could you possibly call Rancid by?

    Voted Freeman, Dirnt's great in the genre but can't touch Freeman's style.
  14. I've always prefered Dirnts phrasing. They're both great, I don't really see their styles as being comparable.
    Matt Freeman vs. the first bass player from Satanic Surfers makes more sense to me. Speed vs. speed.
    Dirnt vs Alvarez would be a good comparison.
  15. impact07


    Jul 13, 2005
    Tucson, Az
    Freeman going away.
  16. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    The label pop to me doesn't classify things as popular, pop has always been radio rock and such, very mainstream. Thats why I hate titles, the word punk has been dragged through the dirt labeling everything from simple plan to even AC DC :eyebrow: . Emo is another horrible one. What music doesnt have emotion?
  17. Buck Naked

    Buck Naked

    Jul 24, 2005
    Austin Texas
    how could you even compare the two? i mean i love mike dirnt but he couldnt hold a candle to matt freeman on a bad day. listen to axiom or maxwell muder and tell me that im wrong.
  18. Freeman is better...I think he deserves a Sig. P-bass
  19. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    +1 :bassist:
  20. +1. when i first heard maxwell murders, i decided right then that that's what i wanted to do.

    freeman all the way.