This is one of those songs where I feel I'm being a bit unfair, I feel like I could really get into this riff on real bass.
But well, I'm not playing real bass. I'm playing notes on a highway, and more accurately, I'm playing the same few notes on a highway, again and again.
The riff (especially the slide) undeniably sounds awesome during the intro, and really grabs your attention. However, it's the verse rhythm, and you keep seeing it again and again. It's one of two rhythms in the song, and the more prominent one.
Furthermore, the other rhythm is the chorus rhythm, which doesn't come up much, is short, and just plays along with guitar. There's a solo, but on bass you're playing the verse rhythm, unfortunately.
While the role of bass is prominent in this song, it's not a fun role to play. Only extremely patient people will still be enjoying themselves by the end, and even then they could find more enjoyment in another song. Beware.
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.