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 more than what the guitar plays. He's not just a deeper repeat of the guitar part
He plays it like it's nothing just listen to welcome to paradise that's just pure punk bass guitar poetry
Definitely the best bassist ever, I own his model and it's my new favorite
He really gives them the funk punk feelV 10 Comments
Uh...hello? The bass lines he came up with hold the songs together.
Easily the greatest of all time
I don't know why so many not punk bassists are on this list. Freeman is easily the best.
Basically he nails every Rancid song by himself...not to mention Op Ivy
Listen to Maxwell Murder, that song will speak for itself.
This list is dumb. Anyone who says any of these chumps are better then Matt Freeman obviously don’t get it.V 8 Comments
Really one of the first punkrock bassists!
Couldn't even play bass. Couldn't stay off of the heroine. Couldn't not be a murderer. Most overrated musician ever. - Skullkid755
Sid was horrible, he couldn't play at all - Grandpaboy67
So out of his mind
Can't believe he's not on the list. He is undoubtedly a top ten punk bassist, if not the best. - THC13
Underrated team player. Heavily contributed to the band only to be fired. Sad - dlbk03
Can play many different types of music very well
Listen to Guns of Brixton...
Certainly the most creative and artistic bassist on this list - dlbk03
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?
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
The greatest bassist of the original punk era. His melodic, lead style of playing is the driving force behind so many great songs. His growling bass sound, along with Hugh Cornwell's jagged guitar riffs and Dave Greenfield's Doors-esque keyboards, gave The Stranglers an melodic aggressiveness unmatched by any other band. And he is also the toughest guy in rock.
Very good female bassist. X-wife of Mike Watt. - THC13
Needs more than a mention, listen to the idiots are taking over or I threw gasoline on the fire and now have stumps for arms and no eyebrows
Freakn underrated. Just listen to the live version of 18 by 5sos from their live album. He's so much better than people think.
Seriously, just listen to anything from full circle
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