Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
If we're including bass players, then here's my list:
Abraham Laboriel Sr.
Lots of different styles there. Good list. As for rock bassists, there's a few I dig that are not in the Entwistle/Jack Bruce/Squire tier:
Tom Petersson from Cheap Trick--underrated but like a rock.
Nick Lowe--Dude's mainly known as a songwriter
Sam Yaffa from Hanoi Rocks--another underrated groove meister.
Tom Kriss from the james gang
Bob Daisley from Blizzard of Ozz--grew up on this guy, never got his kudos.
John McVie kicks ass too--that bass/drum combo is in the pocket as they come.
Jimmy Bain--he's known for his Dio work but listen to Rainbow Rising and prepare to be impressed.