Best Punk Bassists

The Top Ten

1 Mike Dirnt (Green Day) Mike Dirnt (Green Day) Michael Ryan Pritchard, known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician best known for being the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist of the American punk rock band Green Day.

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

He is underrated! He gives so deep sound in the band! He is the best!

Listen to 'longview' 'stuart & the ave' 'dirty rotten bastards' 'J.A.R.' 'stuck with me' 'no one knows'.eventually you'll get what I'm saying lol

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2 Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.

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

3 Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. V 1 Comment
4 Dave Alexander (The Stooges)
5 Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) Glen Matlock is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols.
6 Paul Simonon (The Clash) Paul Simonon (The Clash) Paul Gustave Simonon is an English musician and artist best known as the bassist for the punk rock band The Clash.
7 Matthew Freeman (Rancid)

Basically he nails every Rancid song by himself...not to mention Op Ivy

Listen to Maxwell Murder, that song will speak for itself.

Number 1 no doubt

8 Jerry Only (Misfits)
9 Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's ...read more.

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

10 Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys)

The Contenders

11 Jason McCaslin (Sum 41)
12 Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains)
13 Greg Kriesel (The Offspring)
14 Joe Principe (Rise Against)

Like the Angel, 88 Fingers Louie

15 Chris Barker (Anti Flag)
16 Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag)
17 C. J. Ramone (The Ramones)
18 Paul Thomas (Good Charlotte)
19 Jay Bentley (Bad Religion) Jay Bentley (Bad Religion) Jay Bentley is an American musician, composer, co-founder, and the lead bassist of the punk band Bad Religion.
20 Rob Wright (Nomeansno)
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