Friday, April 5, 2024

50 Greatest Basslines of All Time

From Consequence:

21. The Cure — “The Lovecats”

While The Cure’s Simon Gallup deservedly made our list of the 100 Greatest Bassists of All Time, it’s a song recorded during his brief time out of the band that makes the cut among our greatest basslines. Phil Thornalley’s melodic double bass playing on 1983’s stand-alone single “The Lovecats” is undeniably infectious. Even a forlorn goth kid has to crack a smile when they hear this one. — S. Kaufman