Why Is Flea Of The Red Hot Chili Peppers One Of Rock's Greatest Bass Players Of All Time?

October 18, 2017

If you are going to compile a list of some of the greatest bass players of all time, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is most guaranteed a spot.

Flea (real name Michael Peter Balzary) is widely known for not only his animated onstage persona, but moreso for the funktastic bass lines he lays down due to his incredible mastery of the bass guitar. Usually, bass players tend to act as the bridge between the guitar's melodies and the rhythm of the drums. But Flea does more than just that!

A mixture of funk and punk, Flea's bass lines stand out as a staple in any Chili Peppers song with his useage of the slap-style of bass playing, giving his melodies an extra "pop." Dive deeper into Flea's unique playing style in the video below!