A Group's Bassist is Deep in Sound and Pretty Much Ignored
There is a long running trope about bass players that for the most part is true. Bass players around the world are gifted at their instruments, and usually sound the best at any live performance. Why is this? It's a simple matter of response from the audience .
Vocalists are the front and center face of any band or group and they carry the bulk of the audience response. There is no shortage of groupies for the singer.
Guitarists are the river for which the band floats. Riffs power the platform the singer stands on, plus guitarists don't need anyone else. Their importance is known and revered by more than the singer is applauded. No shortage of groupies there.
Drummers are the backbone of any group as they set and control the speed of the beat of an entire performance. Drummers have control, manual dexterity, control over all limbs, fingers, and feet at all times. They are popular for that alone. Drummers are sought out by a particular kind of groupie.
Last and certainly least, we come to bassists, because no one else does. This is why they sound the best. They have all that non-groupie time to practice their instrument.