Simon Reynolds has put out a call for notable bass moments, and I feel called to represent…the discreditable.
We’d better start with the Neph.
Where can one go from there? To mid-80s thrash metal, of course!
Ricocheting back to Goff, it’s the Sisters of Mercy with one of the most gloriously satisfying steady-quaver basslines ever:
But I think the crown really has to go to the late, lamented Cliff Burton, as is only right: