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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dontdrinkmilk5, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. dontdrinkmilk5


    Feb 29, 2004
    being into 80's hardcore and new street punk, im realizing my skills as well as other punk bassists go un-recognized. Bassist like matt freeman of rancid are setting a new level of "rythm" .no more are we kids with pink mohawks and studded vests, but a new breed of fast ferociouse bassists bringing the instrument to levels unknow to todays rock and pop. new physcobily bands such as tiger army and nek-romantix are using upright basses in ways most standard musicians would call unproper and obnoxiouse. i just think a second look should be made at this "new" breed of bassist.
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Consult the dictionary next time you feel the need to share something.

    just kidding man. I don't listen to anything i would consider punk, but i have heard Maxwell Murder and that song has some pretty cool playing.
  3. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Punk related = Music Related = Miscellaneous
  4. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    maxwell murder has some KILLER playing.
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    agreed, when he played the colo at warped tour it was very, very insane
  6. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    While it's true that there are a number of hardcore and punk bassists that are talented and will probably remain unknown for their entire careers, they aren't so much a "new" breed.

    There have always been snobs and pundits that always feel there is a "proper" way of doing things, there have also always been people who either don't want to listen, or don't know any better. The bassist for Bill Haley and the Comets was bouncing around and messing with his upright long before a lot of psychobilly bassists were born.

    If you haven't already heard them, I highly reccommend the Dirtbombs, Black Eyes, and Lightning Bolt.

    All three of these bands are changing or challenging the role of the bassist in rock music. None of them could be called punk by the conservative scenester; Black Eyes and Lightning bolt have both been snubbed by hardcore purists; the Dirtbombs...well...no one knows what the hell is up with them. But they all have some connection with the punk scene, and definately play with the necessary energy and conviction.
  7. Does anyone else have no clue what the hell he is talking about?
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts

    He's talking about how modern punk bassists get no respect, I think. Something that has been beaten to death in other threads.
  9. ohhhhh ok. I thought he was just talking about how his era of punk bassist are l33t or something. Well still, a confusing thread.
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    what he said. moved.
  11. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    it all depends on what punk you are talking about....
    is it the punk that consists of blink 182, good charlotte and sum 41?

    or is it the punk that consists of rancid, NOFX, etc.

    but either way.... it has been beaten to death
  12. bplayerofdoom


    Aug 6, 2002
    my refused to admit operation ivy is greater than the beatles :bawl: .

    Alright exagerated but he refused to acknowledge they are great.

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