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* There's a funny example of this trope also in Brazil: a forró band became viral on Website/YouTube simply because of the [[NarmCharm narmtastic]] dance of the bass player [[https://youtu.be/K5qZkbhoCmQ during the recording of the song]]. While there's [[https://youtu.be/f1oEiBZaMk8 another]] [[https://youtu.be/-MpkjtyfeD0 known]] [[https://youtu.be/qtBpbSiIKSA videos]] [[https://youtu.be/B1N-9-pj-r4 of him]] throughout the Internet, the rest of the band didn't have the same popularity.


* Morgan from the italian new wave Music/Bluvertigo is both Type A and C, but he's been transitioning to Type B thanks to his appearences on reality TV and talent shows.

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* Morgan from the italian new wave Music/Bluvertigo Music/{{Bluvertigo}} is both Type A and C, but he's been transitioning to Type B thanks to his appearences on reality TV and talent shows.

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* Morgan from the italian new wave Music/Bluvertigo is both Type A and C, but he's been transitioning to Type B thanks to his appearences on reality TV and talent shows.


* Cliff Burton (Type A), late bassist of Music/{{Metallica}} for their first 3 albums before his death in a freak bus crash in 1986.

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* Cliff Burton (Type A), late bassist of Music/{{Metallica}} for their first 3 albums before his death in a freak bus crash in 1986. Also a Type C, being a primary songwriter for the band, as well as being famous for the freak accident that killed him.



* Steve Harris of Music/IronMaiden is a seminal figure among bass players, writes most of the band's songs and is as recognized as Music/BruceDickinson.

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* Steve Harris of Music/IronMaiden is a seminal figure among bass players, writes most of the band's songs and is as recognized as Music/BruceDickinson. He's also generally considered an incredible player technically speaking, making him both a Type A and C.



* Music/{{Yes}}'s bassist Chris Squire was the prototypical Type A. He also sang on a couple of solo albums, some of which repeat his famous stunt of using ''only'' multitracked bass guitars.

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* Music/{{Yes}}'s bassist Chris Squire was the prototypical Type A. He He's also sang on the primary backing vocalist for the band, technically making him a couple of solo albums, some of which repeat Type B. Additionally, until his famous stunt of using ''only'' multitracked bass guitars.death he was the only founding member consistently in ''Yes'', and is generally the most recognizable member, making him a Type C ''as well''.


* Pär Sundström of Music/{{Sabaton}} is the secondary FaceOfTheBand alongside lead vocalist Joakim Brodén. In addition to co-writing the songs with Joakim and having about as much interview time, Pär has regularly sung backing vocals since the 2012 lineup change.

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* Pär Sundström of Music/{{Sabaton}} is the secondary FaceOfTheBand alongside lead vocalist Joakim Brodén. In addition to co-writing the songs with Joakim and having about as much interview time, Pär has regularly sung backing vocals since the 2012 lineup change.
change (he and Joakim are the only founding members remaining).



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* Pär Sundström of Music/{{Sabaton}} is the secondary FaceOfTheBand alongside lead vocalist Joakim Brodén. In addition to co-writing the songs with Joakim and having about as much interview time, Pär has regularly sung backing vocals since the 2012 lineup change.



* Pär Sundström of Music/{{Sabaton}} is the secondary FaceOfTheBand alongside lead vocalist Joakim Brodén. In addition to co-writing the songs with Joakim and having about as much interview time, Pär has regularly sung backing vocals since the 2012 lineup change.

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* Pär Sundström of Music/{{Sabaton}} is the secondary FaceOfTheBand alongside lead vocalist Joakim Brodén. In addition to co-writing the songs with Joakim and having about as much interview time, Pär has regularly sung backing vocals since the 2012 lineup change.

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* Cliff Burton (Type A), late bassist of Music/{{Metallica}} for their first 3 albums before his death in a freak bus crash in 1986.


* At te time, Ronnie Lane was the best-known member of both the Small Faces and the Faces, though Steve Marriott and Music/RodStewart would later eclipse him in fame. Lane was also a frequent songwriter for both groups.

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* At te the time, Ronnie Lane was the best-known member of both the Small Faces and the Faces, though Steve Marriott and Music/RodStewart would later eclipse him in fame. Lane was also a frequent songwriter for both groups.



* Before nearly embodying the NobodyLovesTheBassist trope during his Music/{{Metallica}} tenure, the put-upon Jason Newsted was Flotsam & Jetsam's main lyricist and co-FaceOfTheBand. Post-Metallica, he became the vocalist/songwriter of his own self-named group.

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* Before nearly embodying the NobodyLovesTheBassist trope during his Music/{{Metallica}} tenure, the put-upon Jason Newsted Music/JasonNewsted was Flotsam & Jetsam's main lyricist and co-FaceOfTheBand. Post-Metallica, he became the vocalist/songwriter of his own self-named group.


* Ricardo Iorio, bassist and singer of the Argentinian bands V8, Hermética, and Almafuerte, is considered a seminal figure in his country's metal and popular-music scenes ... bordering on national-hero status.

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* Ricardo Iorio, Music/RicardoIorio, bassist and singer of the Argentinian bands V8, Hermética, and Almafuerte, is considered a seminal figure in his country's metal and popular-music scenes ... bordering on national-hero status.


* Music/{{Primus}}'s Les Claypool is the epitome of Lead Bassist. He's not only one of the greatest bass players of all time, he's also Primus's lead singer and face of the band.

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* Music/{{Primus}}'s Les Claypool is the epitome of Lead Bassist. Bassist: A) He's not only one of the greatest bass players of all time, he's also B) He's Primus's lead singer and singer, C) He's face of the band.band, and D) Primus's sound is centered around his bass playing, which means he hits all four criteria.


* Jean Baudin of Nuclear Rabbit: Types A (rocks an [[UpToEleven ELE]][[JustForPun VEN]]-string bass!), C (he's the founder/leader), and D (the music's built around his eccentric technique).

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* Jean Baudin of Nuclear Rabbit: Types A (rocks an [[UpToEleven ELE]][[JustForPun VEN]]-string 11-string bass!), C (he's the founder/leader), and D (the music's built around his eccentric technique).



** Jason Netherton filled the same role before Beasley and is now the frontman for Music/MiseryIndex.

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** * Jason Netherton filled the same role before Beasley and is now the frontman for Music/MiseryIndex.Music/MiseryIndex and was once the frontman of Dying Fetus.



* [[Music/{{Primus}} Les Claypool]]: Les is the epitome of Lead Bassist, being types A, B, C, and D.

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* [[Music/{{Primus}} Music/{{Primus}}'s Les Claypool]]: Les Claypool is the epitome of Lead Bassist, being types A, B, C, Bassist. He's not only one of the greatest bass players of all time, he's also Primus's lead singer and D.face of the band.



* Kim Deal was the face of Music/ThePixies alongside Black Francis, sang the occasional lead, and was the lead singer & bandleader of Music/TheBreeders.

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* Kim Deal was the face of Music/ThePixies alongside Black Francis, sang the occasional lead, and was the lead singer & and bandleader of Music/TheBreeders.



* Steve [=DiGiorgio=] (Music/{{Death}}, Music/{{Autopsy}}, Control Denied, Dark Haul, Faust, Music/{{Testament}}, Vintersorg, Music/IcedEarth, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls of the Damned, Music/{{Obituary}}, Sadus, Dragonlord, [[UpToEleven the list could go on]]): Type A for his technical skills on the fretless bass and a Type C for being in all of those bands [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder and many more]] (for at least one album).

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* Steve [=DiGiorgio=] (Music/{{Death}}, Music/{{Autopsy}}, Control Denied, Dark Haul, Faust, Music/{{Testament}}, Vintersorg, Music/IcedEarth, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls of the Damned, Music/{{Obituary}}, Sadus, Dragonlord, [[UpToEleven Dragonlord, the list could go on]]): on): Type A for his technical skills on the fretless bass and a Type C for being in all of those bands [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder and many more]] (for at least one album).



* Flea (Michael Balzary) of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers is a very well respected bassist. Despite having been a trumpet player in high school and the fact that he learned the bass from the Chili Peppers' first ''guitarist'', Hillel Slovak, Flea is frequently listed as one of the leading pioneers of his craft. All in all, Flea fits types A, B (on ''One Hot Minute''), C, and D due to his continued adherence to trumpet-playing.
** He has had a pretty substantial acting career (''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'') and he has provided session work for numerous artists such as ex-Chili Peppers guitarists Music/JohnFrusciante and [[Music/JanesAddiction Dave Navarro]], Music/TheMarsVolta, Music/AlanisMorissette, and even Music/JohnnyCash.
** He is also the only continuous member of the band (the vocalist, Anthony Kiedis, was fired for at least a month during the 80's), and numerous bassists cite him as influential due to his lead basslines in earlier songs, though he has since preferred a more minimal style.

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* Flea (Michael Balzary) of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers is considered a very well respected bassist. Despite having been a trumpet player in high school and the fact that he learned the bass from the Chili Peppers' first ''guitarist'', Hillel Slovak, Flea is frequently listed as one of the leading pioneers pioneer of his craft. All in all, Flea fits types A, B (on ''One Hot Minute''), C, He's also arguably the most famous member of the band, with his memorable nickname, distinctive appearance and D due to his continued adherence to trumpet-playing.
** He has had a pretty substantial
acting career (''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'') and he has provided session work for numerous artists such as ex-Chili Peppers guitarists Music/JohnFrusciante and [[Music/JanesAddiction Dave Navarro]], Music/TheMarsVolta, Music/AlanisMorissette, and even Music/JohnnyCash.
** He is
roles doing him great service. He's also technically the only continuous member of the band (the vocalist, band, since vocalist Anthony Kiedis, Kiedis was fired for at least a month during the 80's), and numerous bassists cite him as influential due to his lead basslines in earlier songs, though he has since preferred a more minimal style.80s.



* [[Music/WhiteWizzard Jon Leon]] earns his Type C by being the founder and only permanent member of a RevolvingDoorBand.
* [[Music/SymphonyX Mike LePond]] has more than earned his Type A status with his incredible technical skill and flashy, virtuosic playstyle that nonetheless can take a backseat to playing for the song when need be. His [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder myriad other projects]] certainly help, and he was also known for being a Cliff Burton-like figure in his early days, where he played in various bar bands; plenty of people who knew him from that time knew him as the incredibly talented bassist playing in perpetual local openers.

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* [[Music/WhiteWizzard Music/WhiteWizzard's Jon Leon]] Leon earns his Type C by being the founder and only permanent member of a RevolvingDoorBand.
* [[Music/SymphonyX Music/SymphonyX's Mike LePond]] LePond has more than earned his Type A status with his incredible technical skill and flashy, virtuosic playstyle that nonetheless can take a backseat to playing for the song when need be. His [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder myriad other projects]] certainly help, and he was also known for being a Cliff Burton-like figure in his early days, where he played in various bar bands; plenty of people who knew him from that time knew him as the incredibly talented bassist playing in perpetual local openers.



* [[Music/RiseAgainst Joe Principe]] is definitely a Type A.

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* [[Music/RiseAgainst Music/RiseAgainst's Joe Principe]] Principe is definitely a Type A.



* Twiggy Ramirez (né Jeordie White) was Music/MarilynManson's [[TheLancer lancer]] and principal composer.
* [[Music/TheRamones Dee Dee Ramone]] was a major Type C, points 1, 2 and (sadly) 6.

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* Twiggy Ramirez (né Jeordie White) Pretty much the only reason anyone paid attention to the band Dogstar was Music/MarilynManson's [[TheLancer lancer]] and principal composer.
* [[Music/TheRamones Dee Dee Ramone]] was a major Type C, points 1, 2 and (sadly) 6.
because Creator/KeanuReeves played bass.


* Cliff Burton of Music/{{Metallica}} was a well-regarded instrumentalist, but is iconic among long-time fans because of his formative influence and early death.


* Juan Alderete de la Peña of Vato Negro is the lead instrumentalist for hid band's unique style of bass-driven noise rock, and has a sizable internet following because of his online effects-pedal reviews.
* Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies is just as well known as lead singer/guitarist Shim Moore. Due to their nature as a 3 piece band, Anzai's bass has a lot of room to shine,and each album sees her stepping up to the mic more and more often from simple backing vocals, to vocal tag team and outright taking the lead here and there. She's also considered very attractive.

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* Juan Alderete de la Peña of Vato Negro is the lead instrumentalist for hid his band's unique style of bass-driven noise rock, and has a sizable internet following because of his online effects-pedal reviews.
* Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies Music/SickPuppies is just as well known as lead singer/guitarist Shim Moore. Due to their nature as a 3 piece band, Anzai's bass has a lot of room to shine,and each album sees her stepping up to the mic more and more often from simple backing vocals, to vocal tag team and outright taking the lead here and there. She's also considered very attractive.


* Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage, Music/JobForACowboy, and Music/{{Havok}} hits all four on the head, being a Type A (renowned for his incredible technical skill and creative playing), Type B (he does secondary vocals in Cephalic Carnage and backing live vocals in Havok), Type C (his face is well-known in the bass world between his YouTube channel and frequent NAMM appearances, plus he's become a secondary FaceOfTheBand for both Job for a Cowboy and Havok due in no small part to his oddball sense of humor and amusing interviews), and Type D (his basslines became a ''very'' major and integral part of Job for a Cowboy's sound circa ''Sun Eater'').

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* Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage, Music/JobForACowboy, and Music/{{Havok}} hits all four on the head, being a Type A (renowned for his incredible technical skill and creative playing), Type B (he does secondary vocals in Cephalic Carnage and backing live vocals in Havok), Type C (his face is well-known in the bass world between his YouTube Website/YouTube channel and frequent NAMM appearances, plus he's become a secondary FaceOfTheBand for both Job for a Cowboy and Havok due in no small part to his oddball sense of humor and amusing interviews), and Type D (his basslines became a ''very'' major and integral part of Job for a Cowboy's sound circa ''Sun Eater'').

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