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The best bass grooves in punk-rock!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Evolife, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Evolife


    Feb 2, 2006
    Group - song.

    Thank you.
  2. speigel


    Aug 5, 2005
    Somerset, UK
    David J from Bauhaus
  3. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Anything from rancid!


    Rancid - Journey to the end of the east bay
    Rancid - Maxwell Murder (with a bass solo)

    Just get the whole '..And out come the wolves' album by Rancid, Matt freeman has some tasty lines.

    Nofx also have some good lines, check out 'The decline' 18 minutes! has a few pretty nice lines in aswell.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus or No More Heroes! :)

    The whole albums, that is!
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Harmony In My Head & Why Can't I Touch It - Buzzcocks
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Bruce's UK Total Bass Guitar magazine(or whatever it's called) did a "50 Best Basslines of Punk" a couple years back...this issue did turn me onto Ian Drury & The Blockheads(one tune mentioned sounded Jaco-esque) & Japan(Karn's krazy angular fretless lines)-
    Great grooves, though, I didn't really hear either as "Punk".
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Ian Drury & The Blockheads were around at the same time as punk in the UK and their gigs were attended by the punk audience - I think Ian Dury himself, was adopted as an honorary punk, for his no-nonsense lyrics, with very English working-class sensibility and a lot of swearing!! ;)

    But his band were seasoned session pros who could play anything from Gene Vincent style rock and roll to Jaco-style funky R& B ! :)

    I remember going to a one of their gigs which was full of punks and you could see that Ian Dury was a bit worried, so he called mostly slower songs - but as soon as they played "Sweet Gene Vincent" , the punks started pogoing and pulled the house down!! Literally!! The stage started moving backwards and eventually the whole thing collapsed !
  8. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I dont know if you'd consider it punk or not, but Mike Watt with fIREHOSE has some great bass lines. Sophisticated Bitch is prolly my favorite.
  9. Daryl Jennifer from the Bad Brains. Any early stuff, especially "I Against I."
  10. rotero


    Feb 25, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    London Calling. Entire album. 'Nuff said.
  11. Mississippi Al

    Mississippi Al

    Feb 17, 2006
    How much did Paul play on that recording?

    Anyone else like myself who actually saw this band "Live" will tell you that Joe Strummer played the bass line for the Guns of Brixton because well.....Paul wasn't so great.
  12. Shearstown


    Oct 15, 2005
    The Clash have great lines in general.
  13. I'm pretty sure that isn't right at all. I've read Passion is a Fashion, ans according to everyone in that book, by the time The Clash started branching out into incorporating reggae, ska, etc. Paul was a good bassist. And of course, he basically learned to play bass by playing along to reggae records.
  14. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Dee Dee Ramone - "all downstrokes!"

    Derf Scratch (and all the other bassists) in Fear
  15. kirin


    Jan 11, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Fat Mike's always fun to listen to
  16. audiotom


    May 31, 2005
    new orleans
    Paul played that line, years later when singing, Joe sometimes played bass

    London Calling is great study like Led Zep II for any new bassist
  17. audiotom


    May 31, 2005
    new orleans
    other great punk rock bassists
    Costello's - thomas
    Gang of Four
    and of course Joy Division
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    All - "post-punk" or "New Wave"!
  19. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    I'm with you on this one. I've recently dug out my old Bauhaus records and have decided I must get them on CD.
  20. SNFU - the one voted most likely to succed
    almost every song on that album has a great bass line.

    the first living end album had some good lines as well