The Greatest Rock Bass Performances Of All-Time

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Bass Player: They Carry The Responsibility Of Tying Everything All Together

These bass players carry a big responsibility for their bands, they have great power in their hands, and it’s always up to them to make the band sound good or bad.

This list aims to give credits to the Greatest Rock Bass who managed to give us pleasure with their amazing performances.

1. YYZ – Geddy Lee (Rush)

Geddy Lee is a monster and really know how a bass should mix.

2. The Real Me – John Entwistle (The Who)

In this song, John Entwistle played the bass like a drummer.

3. The Lemon Song – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

The title is perfect for the song because John Paul Jones got the juice for the basslines.

4. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) – Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)

Gone too soon, and yeah, that’s how you’re supposed to play bass.

5. Tommy The Cat – Les Claypool (Primus)

The basslines that can probably cure cancer!

6. Apostrophe – Jack Bruce (Frank Zappa)

The fuzz bass provided by Jack Bruce simply is one of the best!

7. Sound Chaser – Chris Squire (Yes)

Chris Squire actually chased his sound. One of the best, if not the greatest, writing a 10-minute bass line such as this is out of this world.

8. Metropolis Pt. I – John Myung (Dream Theater)

Only John Myung can cover this song.

9. Thela Hun Ginjeet – Tony Levin (King Crimson)

Levin is definitely the most classy bass player to ever play the bass. The instrument is like a part of him.

10. My Generation – John Entwistle (The Who)

The pure energy of John Entwistle embodied in a three-minute song.