Not every bassist aspires to virtuosity nor longevity. Some ply their craft as a means of self-expression and/or social commentary although oft times they fail to garner recognition in their respective era or thereafter.
Pep Catalano was a product of the waning days of the classic rock generation, the glam rock explosion, and the punk epoch. Some say he attacked his instrument.
Musical pedigree or lack thereof notwithstanding, he was a player, and for that, we acknowledge him!