So we all know about the Geddys and Squires, the Lemmys and Burtons, the Jacos and McCartney, the Fleas, and etc. However, there are very underrated bassists that contributed just as much to the evolution of bass playing, and could form fantastic bass lines just as well as any of the above. Don't get me wrong, Geddy is still my #1 bassist, and Rush my #1 band, but I think that the players not quite as in the "limelight" (sorry, I couldn't resist ) deserve some talk. These come to my mind: Pete Quaiffe (I think that's how you spell his last name)--The Kinks. Pete was probably up there with Entwistle on the scale of early agressive, lead oriented bassists. He played with great skill and always held a powerful tone that came from (big surprise) a Rickenbacker! He formed some great lines in the Kink's early days. I love to hear that great bass work on the Live version of "All Day and All of the Night". Tom Hamilton--Aerosmith. Hamilton can always be heard, and can play very good, complex bass, and just fills the bass role perfectly, while being able to play just as well as the noted prog giants of the time. His funky, higher register opening, lead-ish opening bass line in "Sweet Emotion" gets me grooving every time I listen to it. Gene Simmons--KISS As much as I might not like his lifestyle (not getting married, ever, pulling every ho at every show, etc. Don't flame me for this, just my personal beliefs, and I still think that he's probably an okay dude.), I have to admit that he deserves a lot more credit for the basslines he created (and still creates) with KISS. He's actually a pretty good bassist, and unfortunately, he's mainly either hated for being "devilish" in the 80's, or known for the tongue and the fire and blood. Just take a listen to the line from "Detroit Rock City". Fantastic, and I have to really pick fast and precisely to get it right. That's all I've got for now, but I want to hear from you.