Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Yeah, they certainly musn't stay that way.
Well, speaking for myself I started out playing off the vocals and guitar because that's what I noticed. If I remember rightly, I found it hard to hear the bass under all my racket.
Edit: It probably seems far fetched for staid little old me to claim that I was a bit of an animal early on - evidence attached. To my mind that's what a certain stream of garage rock playing is - not playing the usual rhythm section role but chasing the guitar and vocals around. That's what Moonie did, but he was good enough and the band was good enough for it to work so famously well.