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zsk
10-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Do you know any good punk bass players?

Llamas
10-27-2009, 01:04 PM
I've always liked Rancid's bass work, but otherwise I find basslines in punk music to be pretty boring. That's not to say that a talented bassist can't be in a punk band, but when they are, they tend to stick to pretty bland root-y parts.

dff_punk
10-27-2009, 01:31 PM
Yeah, Rancid, and, for example, The Descendents or Anti-Flag got pretty decent bassists. And who could forget Fat Mike!

nieh
10-27-2009, 02:09 PM
Fugazi, Q and not U, Gang of Four, AFI, The Dismemeberment Plan all have good bassists, though some of the bands are a little more traditionally punk than others. Lots of DC-punk and post-punk/hardcore bands have elements of funk, disco and dub in them and tend to make them have more interesting basslines than straight punk-rock.

0r4ng3
10-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Ray Bradbury of Pennywise I think is pretty okay.

Also, Brian Robinson of A Wilhelm Scream kicks a lot of ass.

jacknife737
10-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Joe Gittleman, of the Bosstones.

RageAndLov
10-27-2009, 05:56 PM
Matt Freeman from Operation Ivy and Rancid is pretty good on bass, especially his bass solos.

zsk
10-28-2009, 09:55 AM
i like the things chris from anti.flag plays, his kind of playing-bass rocks!

PS:thx,for answering guys i just wanted to know,because i bought a bass 2 months ago and want to play some good punk riffs
the most riffs of greg are way too easy

Ninty Man
10-28-2009, 03:55 PM
i like the things chris from anti.flag plays, his kind of playing-bass rocks!

PS:thx,for answering guys i just wanted to know,because i bought a bass 2 months ago and want to play some good punk riffs
the most riffs of greg are way too easy

from rise against you will get a good bass riff

dav0147
10-29-2009, 01:13 PM
greg k lol

GoneAway24
10-29-2009, 07:44 PM
It may be more ska-punk but I really like Rogers bass lines in Less Than Jake

zsk
10-30-2009, 08:32 AM
It may be more ska-punk but I really like Rogers bass lines in Less Than Jake

i love LTJ ;)

Offspring-Junkie
10-30-2009, 10:33 AM
I think you guys forgot the most talented (lol) and infamous bass player in punk rock history: SID VICIOUS!!!

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/2454782/Sid+Vicious.jpg

randy
10-30-2009, 01:31 PM
Sid was a terrible bass player,but he still was awsome

mynamewastaken
10-30-2009, 04:12 PM
greg k lol

ummm... how do i put this lightly
DUH!

Ninty Man
10-31-2009, 11:53 PM
Sid was a terrible bass player,but he still was awsome

HE WAS A DUMBSHIT, he didn't did anything,but being an asshole

randy
11-01-2009, 07:06 PM
HE WAS A DUMBSHIT, he didn't did anything,but being an asshole

He would kill you just the way he killed his girl if heīd hear you say that,thatīs something not every bass player does.

Ninty Man
11-01-2009, 07:49 PM
He would kill you just the way he killed his girl if heīd hear you say that,thatīs something not every bass player does.

LOL, he wouldn't kill me, I would kill him, by putting some drug near him, that asshole

SMASHedTHEignition
11-02-2009, 02:01 AM
probly more grunge than punk, but i rekn krist novoselic is awe-some!!!

but for a punk, glen matlock was good while he was in th pistols at first

dav0147
11-02-2009, 03:51 AM
ummm... how do i put this lightly
DUH!

calm down now

Raku
11-02-2009, 05:26 PM
Mark Hoppus

RageAndLov
11-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Mark Hoppus

I think you got something mixed up here. OP was asking for any good punk bass players.

Raku
11-03-2009, 11:04 AM
I think you got something mixed up here. OP was asking for any good punk bass players.

Mark Hoppus is Punk, maybe not hardcore punk, but he still has punk roots.

With your logic, the offspring aren't punk neither are the people you're listing. If you want true punk check out the ramones or people from the sex pistols if you are going to be that stingy, they are true punk with the logic you are giving me.

RageAndLov
11-03-2009, 11:35 AM
Mark Hoppus is Punk, maybe not hardcore punk, but he still has punk roots.

With your logic, the offspring aren't punk neither are the people you're listing. If you want true punk check out the ramones or people from the sex pistols if you are going to be that stingy, they are true punk with the logic you are giving me.

I know Offspring isn't punk, and Rancid stopped playing punk some years ago.
The difference between Offspring/Rancid and Blink is that Offspring/Rancid were once punk, but left punk for something else. Blink just never has been punk at all.

Raku
11-03-2009, 12:08 PM
I know Offspring isn't punk, and Rancid stopped playing punk some years ago.
The difference between Offspring/Rancid and Blink is that Offspring/Rancid were once punk, but left punk for something else. Blink just never has been punk at all.

Do your research, they are punk. I will give you their first few albums.
Malboro man - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csmnR-Zo5g4
Time (Demo) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqMAWGg5ihM
TV (Demo) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5biV7Qe-_A
Degenerate (Demo) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhv-wFKdUrg
Better Day - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKkXiAIUFHU
Depends (Joke Song) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjL7TfLIVx8
m&ms - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6i765-LHQ&feature=related
Girl Next Door (cover song) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BAh1rxdvEs
Wrecked Him - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQxItHaR1Ss
Zulu - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxmpEOK8Hg

I could go on and on, but I would have a very long post. There are the few songs I will post. I bet you never heard of them.

RageAndLov
11-03-2009, 02:46 PM
I won't even bother to argue about this. The bandmembers themselves know they aren'y punk.
I hope that you someday will discover real punk, and then you will laugh at how ignorant you were a couple years ago to think that Blink actually was punk.

Raku
11-03-2009, 03:13 PM
I won't even bother to argue about this. The bandmembers themselves know they aren'y punk.
I love how you are not even listening to the songs. You don't know shit about punk rock. You don't even bother to realize that genre's adapt with the time change. Also just to add they did call themselves punks. The Descendants and screeching weasels inspired them to do songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whWtCmg9sHU


I hope that you someday will discover real punk, and then you will laugh at how ignorant you were a couple years ago to think that Blink actually was punk.
Yeah, well I hope you learn to research your shit before you open your mouth and speak stupidity. Just so you know music changes over time. Nirvana laid out grunge music and now we have new bands being called grunge bands. Why do you think there are many levels of metal? It adapts with change...

Also, if Blink isn't punk than why the hell are they in a movie called 1994 ABOUT PUNK MUSIC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGzt7CHBeeQ

However, I think you're too slow to watch the whole thing. So here is a 90 sec trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hac_V02nXdg
You piss me off with your ignorance and pomp ass attitude

coke_a_holic
11-03-2009, 03:32 PM
Dumb argument?

Or dumbest argument?

You make the call, ladies and gentlemen.

Raku
11-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Dumb argument?

Or dumbest argument?

You make the call, ladies and gentlemen.
I agree, music is subjective. However, when someone goes and calls a punk band not punk rock. EVEN WHEN the band themselves called them a punk band is beyond ridiculous. People just don't understand that music changes as time goes on. If music stayed the same I don't think everyone would be into it. Genres have to change as time goes on.

coke_a_holic
11-03-2009, 04:00 PM
The fact is that it doesn't matter. The fact that this thread demands "good punk bassists" as its purpose is just stupid. What's the matter, can't let something that's not punk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwF8FrsbQfM) pass through your nonconformist ears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXS6V9OJSg&feature=related)? Bullshit. The best bassists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FvXUVHECwM&feature=related) don't play anything close to punk rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x44A8KZbqGI), and to limit yourself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds) to a genre that's constantly in dispute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUUl4jCDqQs) will leave you robbed of the best music styles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS7obQ7XNt4) out there.

Just sayin'.

PS: I picked different links for all different genres. So I recommend checking each, because they're all completely COMPLETELY different.

That_Guy91
11-03-2009, 04:14 PM
<3 Mingus .

RageAndLov
11-03-2009, 04:51 PM
Just because I'm slightly interested in what your reply will be I ask you this, Raku:

If Blink is punk, what are they doing on MTV all the time singing about girls?

In fact, if you want to start a punk band, all you have to do is to study Blink and do the opposite.

Another thing I always have been wondering that I'd like to just throw up there: Why is it that fans of a certain band so desperatly must insist that their favourite band is punk? As if punk was a label that made a band good. There are a lot of shitty punk bands, and there are a lof of bands that are really great, but aren't punk. None of this of course apply to Blink. They just suck.

Raku
11-03-2009, 05:46 PM
If Blink is punk, what are they doing on MTV all the time singing about girls?
You don't need to be singing about politics to be punk, it comes with the sound and the attitude.


In fact, if you want to start a punk band, all you have to do is to study Blink and do the opposite.
Yeah, if I don't want to get nowhere. Here's an old interview from them. They mentioned something about this in an old interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c0TsccQaOk


Another thing I always have been wondering that I'd like to just throw up there: Why is it that fans of a certain band so desperatly must insist that their favourite band is punk? As if punk was a label that made a band good.
You're the asshole starting this shit. I have to defend my band because your are saying idiot things that are not fact.

There are a lot of shitty punk bands, and there are a lof of bands that are really great, but aren't punk. None of this of course apply to Blink. They just suck.
Music is subjective. I will leave you this part of this interview where tom talks about blink and ava. I will leave you with it. Please listen to what he says...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HygMEwtdgr0

I give you a lot of facts and links. Please, give me fact and links instead of opinions. So far I have given you my opinion and facts that back it up. All you are giving me is an empty opinion that means nothing to me, but pisses me off.

They're a different level of punk, they did skate punk and punk rock in their early days. I'll admit they have become a pop punk band and alt rock with their last record. However, they are still punk nonetheless. Please, find me info that disproves the facts that they are punk. You can read it everywhere. Everyone including themselves are calling the band punk. When Tom was in AVA before blink reunited, he said he was done playing punk rock... Wait, punk rock? who was punk? Blink 182.

Raku
11-03-2009, 05:50 PM
The fact is that it doesn't matter. The fact that this thread demands "good punk bassists" as its purpose is just stupid. What's the matter, can't let something that's not punk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwF8FrsbQfM) pass through your nonconformist ears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXS6V9OJSg&feature=related)? Bullshit. The best bassists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FvXUVHECwM&feature=related) don't play anything close to punk rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x44A8KZbqGI), and to limit yourself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds) to a genre that's constantly in dispute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUUl4jCDqQs) will leave you robbed of the best music styles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS7obQ7XNt4) out there.

Just sayin'.

PS: I picked different links for all different genres. So I recommend checking each, because they're all completely COMPLETELY different.
A good musician is a diverse musician... Sadly I only listen to Punk Rock, Grunge and Alt. Rock XD I can listen to other genres, but those are my main favorites XD

StayInTheHouseCarl
11-03-2009, 09:46 PM
i always thought Joe Escalante was a solid bass player. He has the root parts, but then there are a lot of more complicated lines thrown in as well.

Joe Gittleman from the Bosstones(sure most categorize them as ska, but they definitely have a punk influence in them), and Nate Mendel from Flogging Molly are both also very good.

cool 2 hate 681
11-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Music is subjective. I will leave you this part of this interview where tom talks about blink and ava. I will leave you with it. Please listen to what he says...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HygMEwtdgr0

he is a egomaniac the way he talks about the last blink album in this interview proves that


i always thought Joe Escalante was a solid bass player. He has the root parts, but then there are a lot of more complicated lines thrown in as well.

i always liked escalante as well

randy
11-03-2009, 10:06 PM
The fact is that it doesn't matter. The fact that this thread demands "good punk bassists" as its purpose is just stupid. What's the matter, can't let something that's not punk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwF8FrsbQfM) pass through your nonconformist ears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXS6V9OJSg&feature=related)? Bullshit. The best bassists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FvXUVHECwM&feature=related) don't play anything close to punk rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x44A8KZbqGI), and to limit yourself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds) to a genre that's constantly in dispute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUUl4jCDqQs) will leave you robbed of the best music styles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS7obQ7XNt4) out there.

Just sayin'.

PS: I picked different links for all different genres. So I recommend checking each, because they're all completely COMPLETELY different.


Oh,you know a lot of music,good for you,your mom must be so proud,if people are discussing about punk rock bassists is maybe because we are in an Offspring forum,punk band or not,The Offspring has a lot of punk rocker fans,so if you wanna talk about your snoby music,go somewhere else,you think you are the only one who knows other bands besides punk stuff,Iīve seen your posts before,they all suck.

coke_a_holic
11-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Well, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Would you like another juice box, bud?

RageAndLov
11-04-2009, 01:18 AM
Ahhh, now I see. You're just trolling! Thank God. You really got me there, Raku, I really thought you were serious.

ragepinhum
11-04-2009, 01:18 AM
'm so unbelievably excited for this album!

Interpunk is usually pretty accurate about this stuff, and the date sounds about right. I'll probably pre-order it fairly soon.

Nice to finally see the tracklisting: i know for a fact they've played "Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah" live, but i haven't heard any bootleg version of it yet.

Raku
11-04-2009, 12:56 PM
Ahhh, now I see. You're just trolling! Thank God. You really got me there, Raku, I really thought you were serious.

You're an asshole dude. You don't even open your eyes. I am ashamed for the human race that there are assholes like you out there. If you can't provide evidence you're proving blink is a punk band. Also for the fact you're falling on the elementary school basis "Your dumb! I'm done playing with you!" Seriously, how old are you? 12? Go back to school and learn shit and also learn how to argue. Don't bother starting shit if you are going to act like a baby and back out.

Just to add, if I wanted to troll I would be insulting the offspring and calling out on your mother for giving birth to you. However, I am not and you're still acting like a dumshit

randy
11-09-2009, 10:23 PM
Well, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Would you like another juice box, bud?

That would be swell,but I should thank you for sharing and teaching us about music,itīs nice to meet someone who knows other bands besides Offspring and Blink 182,youīre such a knowledge source.

coke_a_holic
11-10-2009, 03:28 AM
I'm sorry, I don't follow... Are you just trying to tell me that I'm pretentious? Because I already know that, so congratulations... You're pretentious, too! It's pretty easy to call me a negro, but you're as dark as the night, homeboy.

On the other hand, if you're just trying to make me feel bad for listening to good music, well, that's just kind of funny to me, broseidon, so maybe it's time you lower your tone and maybe not be such a fool? Just a thought.


OP: Listen, if you're bored with Greg K.'s basslines, you'll be bored with pretty much anything else, so I suggest looking around for something new. That's all.

That_Guy91
11-10-2009, 10:09 AM
broseidon

++ .

izzy73
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Flea from RHCP:D

JAAKUB15
11-16-2009, 05:34 AM
hey guys...how is it going? great thread:D

German Andres
12-01-2009, 09:58 AM
I have always thought Greg K`s basslines were great. I Choose, What happened to You, The Worst Hangover ever have real good lines, groovy...they are not the "punk" songs, but I think they are excellent songs. Just my opinoin :)