Best Punk Bassists
The Top Ten
Just listen to "Longview."
Just listen to any given song off of Insomniac. That should convince any living soul that Mike is the best of all time!
He's Mike Dirnt that's why!
You can hear Mike's bass throughout every Green Day song the entire time. It sounds like a beautiful thunder.V 14 Comments
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
Easily the greatest of all time
Uh...hello? The bass lines he came up with hold the songs together.
Really one of the first punkrock bassists!
Can't believe he's not on the list. He is undoubtedly a top ten punk bassist, if not the best. - THC13
Matt's number 1. Mike Dirnt has had some memorable ass basslines but Matt's solos and walking lines are just superior. Plus Green Day's only punk album was their very first, and maybe Kerplunk.
I don't know why so many not punk bassists are on this list. Freeman is easily the best.
The best punk bassist and one of the best in rock n roll genre
Listen to Maxwell Murder, that song will speak for itself.V 9 Comments
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
The guy just had great bass lines...London Calling, Magnificent Seven, Radio Clash, Safe European Home.
How is Sid Vicious higher than Paul?
Certainly the most creative and artistic bassist on this list - dlbk03
Listen to Guns of Brixton...V 1 Comment
Underrated team player. Heavily contributed to the band only to be fired. Sad - dlbk03
Great Bassist I love his bass line on big takeover
He's top 3 what the heck.
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.
Saw her in 1985. Awesome! Fun! Important!
Very good female bassist. X-wife of Mike Watt. - THC13
Very few of the others here even come close! The coolest, the best, the punkest!
Absoluty number one for me
Jj burnel at no 20 wrong should have been at no 1easily class bassist
The coolest bassist on the world. Quality, originality and style. Long live the men in black!V 1 Comment
Like the Angel, 88 Fingers Louie
Love me some 88 FL Bass lines
Try playing nofx tunes while singing. Mike's a stupid good bassist/singer/songwriter.
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
Seriously, just listen to anything from full circle
Freakn underrated. Just listen to the live version of 18 by 5sos from their live album. He's so much better than people think.
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