Song you like where the bass player used a pick

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    All Songs from Serge Gainsbourg 1967-1971
     
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    Roger Glover on Highway Star.
     
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    Any NOFX song

    Fat Mike always uses a pick
     
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    Apparently Tom Fowler used a pick during his tenure with Frank Zappa. E.g. "Inca Roads". Scott Thunes (Frank's later bassist) described this as an "ugly" sound but he liked it anyway.

    I started playing with a pick when I started bass because using your fingers requires you to gradually build up calluses and if you play too hard one night at the blues jam you'll get a blister and be out of commission for awhile.

    I only play at home any more and mostly use fingers now.
     
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    All the songs on Johnny Marr’s three recent solo albums, plus the live album.

    All the songs on Wolf Alice’s albums.

    Both full of big, whompin’ “P-Bass with a pick” tones.
     
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    I was gonna say Pink Floyd but @Bones beat me to it.

    Tons of pick players in rock.
     
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    With pretty much every punk rock band from the Ramones onward, all bass players played with a pick. It's one of the things that defined punk rock.
     
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    thats what I meant, sorry. Wow very cool list!
     
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