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Prevalent Bassists in Punk?

Punk has seen it's share of bad Bassists (Sid Vicious), but who are the ones that really STAND OUT rather than playing on note really fast?

All I can think of now are..

Mike Dirnt - Green Day (Old Green Day)

Matt Freeman - Rancid

Paul Simonon - The Clash

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Kim Deal - Pixes

    Dee Dee Ramone - The Ramones

    Mike Watt - Minutemen/fHIREHOSE

    Fat Mike - NOFX

    John Doe - X

    Patrick Costello - Dillinger Four

    Captin Sensible - (early) The Damned

    Mark Sandman - Morphine

    Brent Harding - Social Distortion

    Flea - Fear/Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Chris Gates - Big Boys

    Darryl Jenifer - Bad Brains

    Eric Avery - Janes Addiction

  • Matt Freeman from Rancid and Operation Ivy

    Hunter Burgan from AFI during the 90's.

    Fat Mike from NOFX

    Simon Williams from Goldfinger

    Roger Manganelli from Less Than Jake

    Klaus Flouride from The Dead Kennedys

    Eric Wilson from Sublime

    Horace Panter from The Specials (Yeah they were ska, but had some punky songs as well.)

  • vtd288
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Mike Watt - The Minutemen, fIREHOSE

    Greg Norton - Husker Du

    Bruce Foxton - The Jam

    Tommy Stinson - The Replacements

    Karl Mueller - Soul Asylum

    Cris Kirkwood - The Meat Puppets

    Pierre Kezdy - Naked Raugun

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Jean Jaques Burnel - The Stranglers - not straight punk but surely one of the best bassists

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mark Hoppus - Blink 182 has a good style. Not too complex but very melodic, ya know?

    Umm idk the dudes name, but The Bouncing Souls' bassist.

    Mike Herrera of MxPx.

    Oh! Umm Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio.

    And Alex Levine of The Gaslight Anthem<----check em out, your new favorite band haha

    Source(s): Music I like
  • 1 decade ago

    MIKE DIRNT n_n

    Source(s): Green Day
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