Best Punk Bassists
The Top Ten
Dee Dee is better than Mike. Because his bass riff/lines is a good match with aggressive fast paced riffs. While Mike usually played some bass riffs without other instruments in the back and became popular. Lots of people think Mike is amazing because they could hear his bass riffs. While some good bassist's bass sounds get mixed with drums beats and guitar riffs. People sometimes miss that. - zxm
He is the fastest and most energetic bassist that punk rock has ever seen. Sid Vicious is more of an icon than a bass player, which he was not. Glen Matlock gets my second vote. - dlbk03
Without doubt the greatest. Without Dee Dee there's no ramones. Without the ramones, no punk. 1234...
Not just a fantastic bassist - also had an exceptional talent as a songwriter.V 3 Comments
He plays it like it's nothing just listen to welcome to paradise that's just pure punk bass guitar poetry
He plays more than what the guitar plays. He's not just a deeper repeat of the guitar part
Definitely the best bassist ever, I own his model and it's my new favorite
Panic Song Baby! - NvGNickV 8 Comments
Sid was horrible, he couldn't play at all - Grandpaboy67
So out of his mind
Can play many different types of music very well
Listen to Guns of Brixton...
Uh...hello? The bass lines he came up with hold the songs together.
Basically he nails every Rancid song by himself...not to mention Op Ivy
Listen to Maxwell Murder, that song will speak for itself.
The best of the world
Ok, this list is bogus. Mat Freeman is the obvious number 1.V 3 Comments
He's very talented and has a great voice. If Mike Dirnt is #2 then Mark deserves to be higher. He's responsible for a lot of blink-182's hits as well
He should be first. Mike Dirnt is second, how?
Seriously, just listen to anything from full circle
McCaslin should be before Hoppus I believe. Personally, my absolute favorite band is Blink 182, so I love every member. However, Mark plays very similar bass lines in the majority of his songs. Most of his songs only consist of a bunch of grouped eighth notes and only support the guitar. Jason, on the other hand, plays at a very much faster pace, and he also incorporates the melody in some songs. A perfect example is the post chorus for Heart Attack. Sum 41 is my second favorite band, so my opinion may be a little biased.
Like the Angel, 88 Fingers Louie
Love me some 88 FL Bass lines
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2. Dave Alexander (The Stooges)
3. Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)