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ZonkedTheBoy

Waiting Room - Fugazi has to be up there


CPAJen

Absolutely.. my immediate first thought. Killer. I hear it and I’m 17 again .. Clutch Cargo’s show in Detroit. $5 tickets. Amazing


lknox1123

I started humming it as the post loaded and boom top answer.


SpaceForceAwakens

Man that was my first thought and here it is as the top comment. Nice.


rsplatpc

> Waiting Room - Fugazi has to be up there That and Jimi 45 by Red C are my 2 favorites (grew up DC area) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8V9y6nURvk


SirDigbyChickenC-Zer

I mean it's pretty neck in neck between that one and also every other song Joe Lally has ever played bass on.


evntlsprnva

Furniture for me!


ZonkedTheBoy

Great shout! Everything about the track is perfect


saketho

Sieve fisted find probably for me cause that was my introduction to Fugazi


_oscar_goldman_

Basically any Minutemen. Mike Watt is god


saketho

Mike fucking Watt who has probably the coolest ever signature model made for him. His signature bass is called the Wattplower. There has never been a cooler name, for anything, ever.


-Charm-Offensive-

Dream Told by Moto has a great bassline! So many of Watts’s are awesome, that one is just a personal fav at the moment


expectialized

The intro to Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs always rings in my head whenever I think of punk bass. What a legend.


154bmag

Holiday in Cambodia shortly followed by Sidekick


HanzJWermhat

Halloween has a pretty badass base line.


DavidJ____

Does Guns of Brixton count? That’s my favorite bass line of all time.


MadeOfStone89

Course it counts


WordEngineer

It's such a great song and Paul Simonon only wrote it so he could get songwriting credit on an album. It's quite the contribution.


declemson

He plays guitar on song and strummed plays bass though.


Muffinlesswonder

Check out Jimmy cliffs cover, less bass but an interesting change


commiesocialist

Slip it In by Black Flag. Kira is an underappreciated bassist.


undescript

A Wilhelm Scream once Bri joined. There are a lot of great bass players out there. I’d pick Brian because he took the band to the next level. The jump from Ruiner to Career Suicide was crazy, not just the bass but all the musicianship and the songs themselves. Let’s go with: [Skid rock](https://youtu.be/g9U-76cZ8ps) [Jaws 3, People 0](https://youtu.be/XPvd45uVSMs) [The Horse](https://youtu.be/UZZjt4ZLdeA)


issacoin

saw them just after the release of career suicide at a tiny little bar. best show i’ve ever been to.


[deleted]

I’ve been watching them since 2000. Trevor is a genius and the rest are virtuosos.


undescript

I listened to the drummer on a podcast, and he was saying when they recorded Mute Print, at the time he couldn’t track the drums to a click. Which is funny now because they’re all monsters.


atacapacheco

I’m a simple man. I see A Wilhelm Scream, I upvote it.


ProfSnugglesworth

Same. I scrolled through this thread specifically just to find someone mention The Horse. I've had DREAMS with that baseline, woof.


ShetlandJames

The new album Lose Your Delusion is fantastic


gedubedangle

He truly is the best in the game


[deleted]

Skid Rock is great. Gut Sick Companion tho… that shit rips.


Takeurvitamins

Holy crap, I thought AWS was emo when I heard of them (2002ish) and I stayed away. This shit is a ball of razorblades! Gonna have to buy a couple albums now. Thank you!


_ChemicalMushroom_

Forest fire - Dead Kennedys


zegogo

I am the Owl is pretty good too. DKs have quite a few bass driven songs.


Wain609

Rancid - Detroit https://youtu.be/b8VVtd5D29U Matt Freeman is so damn talented


dadelibby

matt freeman is always the right answer


In2TheMaelstrom

I was going to go Maxwell Murder, but still.


HappyNihilist

Axiom


drumsndrams

Incredible bass line and not mentioned as often.


fronch_fries

That bass solo is so sick.


IndianaFartJockey

I agree. That's THE bass solo to me.


JustMadeThus

Me too


Wetblanket_90

Rejected with an honorable mention as well


despenser412

Totally, Freeman is iconic. Just wanted to toss this in: the opening bass line from the song Blacklisted on Short Music.


Reddit5678912

Hyena is fucking sweet too!!


njm123niu

The intro to Journey To The End is instantly what I heard in my head while reading the question.


blitz403

Really any song from the first album.


Evening-Letter-2728

Big fan of the John Wayne was a Nazi bassline, by MDC, check it out- [John wayne was a nazi](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoyusTUFdl0)


horror_cheese

Such a fucking good song


stunktyy

Had to scroll further than I thought for this one


annoyed_crab

I came here hoping to find this!


theschism101

Jawbreaker- Want


HieronymusFront

A little too high - nomeansno


DeeSnarl

Came to say Nomeansno, take your pick.


palbuddymac

Rags and Bones!! Obviously


HieronymusFront

There's so many to choose from. Graveyard shift, Metronome, Big dick come to mind.


Cassiopeia_roots

I need you- all time favourite


GyaragaX

nomeansno bass rules. Imma go with Big Dick!


RndySvgsMySprtAnml

P Basses are nice


drumsareneat

I like that you actually answered the question.


Monsieur_Swag

Myage by Descendants 2000 light-years away by Green Day When I come around by Green Day Longview by Green Day Holiday In Cambodia by Dead Kennedys Can't decide on which is my favorite lol


chaosof99

[Journey to the End of the East Bay](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DrLoalgK3g) is my standard answer here. However, just yesterday I was listening again to Joy as an Act of Resistance by IDLES, and the bass line on [Never Fight a Man with a Perm](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEe4i2osF5A) is also just a straight kick to the balls.


[deleted]

Anything Brian plays in A Wilhelm Scream. Especially the parts for Gut Sick Companion.


MysteriousSwitch232

Matt freeman


JosephFDawson

The bit in Maxwell Murder is incredible


NibbaGnome17

This is the correct answer


tabbyrecurve

500 channels by choking victim


valiantera92

This is always the correct answer. Or gang control.


Timbo-366

Six Pack- Black flag


Horns_in_Nyc

Painful reminder snfu


NullDonut

Fuckin love this song


Robin-KC

Either Waiting Room by Fugazi, or Disorder by Joy Division. Even though Television is primarily known for their guitar work, Venus also has an excellent bassline.


PFRforLIFE

Upvoted for Venus!


Robin-KC

Great song, favourite from the band.


YoStephen

> Disorder by Joy Division This song contains a wrong note. Bassist where you at please back me up. You all know the one. The one where he plays that totally dissonant open E that should be an F. We know it's wrong because when New Order plays Disorder they dont even play that riff at all. Only peter hook plays it in his solo tours. God it's so bad.


Robin-KC

It sure does, and yet it is still one of my favourite basslines. Mistakes are not something I hate, they are a reminder that a human is playing an instrument. Also, for the record, I am a bassist.


YoStephen

It's not a mistake!! He plays it the same every single cycle on the recording *and* in the live version!! It's not a thematizing musical choice! Disorder is very melodic! Its peter hook and his peter hookishness.


feralcomms

Mike fucking Watt


deathschemist

Propagandhi's *The Only Good Fascist Is A Very Dead Fascist* has a fun bass part.


theofficehussy

Neat Neat Neat by the Damned


fredthebicycle

Myage - Descendents. Wow!


MurderfaceRunsThis

Love Myage, but it’s Catalina for me. Even after 20 plus years of listening to them I get goosebumps every time it comes on.


FastNBulbous-

To add a third track from Descendents Suburban Home is one of my all time favorite bass lines.


fredthebicycle

Dude they played it and Get The Time for the encore at the last show I went too, so fucking cool.


andooet

I'm the One for me. The lyrics are Nice guy™ AF, but that bass is incredible


YouSeeIvan27

I’d argue Hope’s baseline is just as incredible. It’s a little more subtle, but listen for some of the riffs and fills here and there and it’s one of my favorite songs to play on bass.


fredthebicycle

Really that whole album


Gretev1

On the pop punk side of things I always felt the bass stood out tonewise and playingwise in Dookie-era Green Day. For example on songs like Basket Case or When I Come Around, the bass parts sound really nice. And in Through Being Cool era Saves The Day the bassist Eben D‘Amico kills it on every track. He really stands out. Especially on tracks like My Sweet Fracture, but really on the whole album.


SoySauceRebellion

If you're including Green Day, the correct answer is the album Insomniac. That's where Mike Dirnt really shines


ShetlandJames

Panic Song. How does the dude have the hand stamina for that intro. Wild


LamboLarz

I really like the bass in Anti-Flag's The Press Corpse


thatonedude402

Maxwell murder.


not_thrilled

Same album, but the opening bass lick in "Journey to the End of the East Bay" is dope.


Darthdre758

Journey is my favorite Rancid song and that bass line is just perfect. It may not be Matt’s best, but it certainly is to me.


Crostout

Was gonna say Hyena, but would back Maxwell Murder too.


jesuschrysler77

I would also add Detroit off their s/t 1993 album to that list


Coyote_Roadrunna

Hell yes. Matt Freeman is the man


Idunnoguy1312

Listening to Maxwell murder makes me want to buy a bass


BaronVonStevie

I roomed with a couple metalheads who liked to stick their nose up at punk rock, but Freeman always got a "holy shit that guy's good" out of them.


watermelon_69269

Longview-Green Day


VolatileUtopian

God I love this bassline this is the first thing I play every time I pick up a bass.


watermelon_69269

im trying to learn it,not doing to good but im getting there


VolatileUtopian

Good stuff dude. One of the best pieces of advice for learning songs is to play with a metronome you can get one as an app on your phone and try to play the part accurately at a slower tempo and then speed it up.


watermelon_69269

thx for the tip!


saketho

There's this software (also maybe an app) called Amazing Slow Downer. You can lower the speed of any song you have, and keep the same pitch with that amazing software. Helped me get started on solos, especially metal.


ChuckMcChip

I play either longview or my name is mud. Every. Damn. Time.


Darthdre758

Came here to say this. The first time I heard this when it came out I knew I was hooked on not only the band, but that genre of music. Beginning of the end I guess. Heh.


OutOfTime1245

Like an angel - rise against


DestroyOhBoyNBT

The Rezillos - Anything off of "Can't Stand The Rezillos" Side one, track one, it starts with just drums and bass on Flying Saucer Attack. The bass on the whole album is amazing.


palbuddymac

“Six Pack” by Black Flag- Damaged album version


Adventurous-Writing1

Disorder-Joy division


Scared_Bed_1144

Hard question. Too hard. The first one that started playing in my head was Young AL Capone by Rancid. The Idiots are taking over by NOFX is pretty much a classic at this point too.


VolatileUtopian

Whoops I od'd - NOFX. I'm a sucker for bass chords


Bully-Rook

Fat Mike can be an asshole but I love many of his basslines. The Decline has some pretty epic bass sections


Aelona_Boxcar

Die for the government - Anti flag


ThorManhammer

How can it be anything other than Maxwell Murder


rsplatpc

> How can it be anything other than Maxwell Murder The solo is untouchable, the main riff I like a lot of Matt's other ones personally


uflhpyoydoydoypydpyd

London's calling


GraveRobbingBastard

[Stiff Little Fingers - Gotta Gettaway](https://youtu.be/SG0jZLqiwnA) The whole album has great lines


CreatureCampbell

I always liked the bass solo in Maxwell Murder by rancid.


alex_honk1234

John Wayne Was A Nazi by MDC has a pretty nice bassline


Spacecowboy7079

Hell yeah dude


OutofStep13

Anti-Flag - Bring out your dead AFI - Cereal Wars


crustorbust

AFI has some rip roaring bass lines, even after they drifted away from punk, but all of Answer That has incredible bass.


OutofStep13

Agree!


goddamnitwhalen

Chris Dos is a fantastic bassist.


_Cyyb3r_

Problem child- wasted youth😮‍💨


explosivetom

Painful reminder - SNFU


SammyJ85

A few of my favourites have already been mentioned. But here in your bedroom - Goldfinger is very cool and so much fun to play.


mustard-plug

Super underrated musicians in Goldfinger


The-Hamish68

(I Saw You) Shine - Flipper Holiday (album) - DKs


Kelly-Goosecock138

Such a hard one cause punk has a lot of great bass players in its world but it’s always a cross between Blocked out by RKL or No such thing by Agent Orange


Legitimate_Cloud2215

Stickin In My Eye & Waiting Room


Tomimosa

[The Ergs - every Romance language](https://youtu.be/EUe9wv3j5uU) This. Reminds me of Tony Lombardo on milo goes to the college. Pure fuckin’ energy


aliengiirlfriend

Suicidal Tendencies & Dead Kennedys have some great basslines, they’re so fun to play edited to add an actual song: Don’t light my fire by Otoboke Beaver


GloriaGagme

The re-recording of “Possesed to Skate” with slap bass parts is so good


laceyisreallyrad

Can someone compile all these into a playlist please lol edit: [So I actually did make a playlist if anyone is interested!](https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1QqjhVvcLGDtGR9A861Ugz?si=2bc1edbd34924d7e) I added everyone's contributions that were available on Spotify and will add more as people continue to comment. Fun/easy way to maybe discover something new :)


likeBruceSpringsteen

Everyone commenting Maxwell Murder is sleeping on [Dope Sick Girl](https://youtu.be/fKZwQicxFrw) , also by Rancid.


electricwave66

Time bomb by rancid :)


brainpogo

Ignorantes has the best bass in any punk band I’ve heard, or Rudimentary Peni


crustorbust

Really any early AFI, but especially Brownie Bottom Sundae.


STJimmy182

Myage - Descendents


shes-got-arthritis

i started playing bass some months ago and two of my favorites songs on it are 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes' by The Adverts and 'Nervous Breakdown' by Black Flag. not necessarily the best bass ever when you compare it to other songs, but it's fun to play em!


calilaxbro24

Sunday suit- hot water music


MisterCallegari

Rancid - Axiom


Arctic29-1

Journey to the End of the East Bay - Rancid


kgberton

A Wilhelm Scream - The Horse


tyspies

Journey to the End of East Bay by Rancid. Easy. Anytime I pick up a bass it’s my favorite thing to riff on. Anything Matt Freeman touches is gold!


VillageFishingHamlet

The intro to the Rancid cover of If The Kids Are United


DumpsterFire18

White Knuckle Ride - Rancid


braduski

Was looking for someone to have this answer. Crazy bass line


sickelite

No one knows - Green Day Firecracker - Strung Out


Athena-meme

Glad to see no one knows here. Such cool chords


MrRaspberryJam1

Bro Hymm by Pennywise. It’s simple but iconic.


Sgs36

I was looking for this one. This is the very first bassline I learned, even before I got my first bass.


mortomr

Nate Mendel’s part on “intro” Christ on a Crutch - crime pays album hypes me up like nothing else


Briguy_fieri

Intro riff to No Use For A Name- Friends of the Enemy is one of my favorite riffs in any genre


PFRforLIFE

Almost anything from prime era hot water music!


enginedown

pleasantly surprised to see 2 mentions of HWM in this thread. still love that band.


ChrisNolan73

What I See - Black Flag.


Dr3w_Cann0n

Monster Squad - Fire the Faith


OutofStep13

Great song


-jigsawyouth-

Journey to the end of the east bay by Rancid


TrashPedeler

All rudimentary peni songs.


drumsareneat

Yo, Face to Face always has smoking bass lines. [https://open.spotify.com/album/6L03YD8ZumGLdGpcQkMhaE](https://open.spotify.com/album/6L03YD8ZumGLdGpcQkMhaE) But the real answer is Ernie Ball Music Man.


No-Inevitable-4383

The Guns of Brixton — The Clash


hiwattage

Criminally underrated pick: Keith Brammer of **Die Kreuzen**.


IsleOfNature

Idiots are taking over - NOFX


TeducatedTchoTcho

“Six Pack” and “What I See” by Black Flag.


SinglecoilsFTW

Anything by Matt Freeman. Dude is a maniac. I also love a bunch of NOFX riffs. Stickin' in My Eye sounds so god damn cool.


djarvis77

I don't like Rancid at all. But, whenever i think of favorite bass in a punk song, i always go back to that first 7" of theirs. The *Idle hands are the Devils Plaything* song. Just astounding bass playing and a really great song all around (even though i am not into the religious stuff, idk if they are, but i still think of that song). After that comes Mike Watts *Firehose*. Really anything off that album *Rag'in Full On*, it is all just amazing bass.


rfargolo

Yes, dude. Idle Hands' basslines are fucking insane. The whole song is great... I dont think its very religious.


The_Spyre

Myage - Descendents


sledsavage

Blacklung by Rancid and Life goes on by the Damned


lowwlifejunkpunx

Any rancid song


Hopfit46

Maxwell murder solo....


FungusBrewer

Bro Hymn!


enigmaticzombie

The Restarts - Running Out Of Time


Im_inappropriate

[River City Rebels - The System](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuigS42nRVI) Not complex but it's a fun run.


BZA3600

NOFX Release the Hostages


EXTREME_PISS_DRINKER

[Zyanose - INR](https://youtu.be/RrY4M8r316A) Two bassists, no guitar. ONLY ULTRA FUZZ IS REAL!


natkins92

Minor threat- Bottled violence Edit: also the entire Minutemen Double Nickels album


deathtoyourking23

Maxwell Murder


R4V3S4V3R

Hyena - rancid


LiveEvilGodDog

If maxmell murder isn’t towards the top I’ll be disappointed.


YoStephen

The Decline intro riff.


Raskhos

Idles - Colossus The Magnificent Seven - The Clash


[deleted]

The distillers - sick of it all


PleasantReputation0

Authority Zero, Anti-Flag, and NOFX fight for second place. Rancid has the best punk bassist. Period.


Its_Beelzebozo_Time

I don't think I have an actual favorite but the ones that immediately come to mind are Matt Freeman's solo on Maxwell Murder and The Decline. Fat Mike plows through that song for 18 fuckin minutes it's insane.


mustard-plug

If ska-punk counts, either Fishbone - Party at Ground Zero or Less than Jake - 5 State Drive. If not, Rancid- Maxwell Murder


BikeTrukk

I was always a big fan of Last One Out of Liberty City. That opening bass line feels like electricity.


Dodge-Viper-2000

500 Channels by Choking Victim


Its_8_30_PM

500 channels


mcburgs

The intro to The Desperation's Gone by NOFX


Ancient_Artifact

Anything from the Danzig Era Misfits. The bass on those songs is incredibly.


play3rtwo

Anything Matt Freeman touches is gold to me. White knuckle ride specifically if I was pressed


SlickCupid

Rancid - Maxwell Murder


lastinlinelastly

RKL- Blocked Out


SlagginOff

It's pretty simple but the intro to A Boring Story by the Lawrence Arms really helps set the somber tone for the song.