How Low Can You Go?

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: