As a fellow bassist, Mars was a HUGE influence on my playing. Call it "feel, groove, flow", whatever- he had it in spades. As much as I was a fan of big names like Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, John Entwistle etc., the guy I wanted to sound and play just like was Mars. I spent many hours rewinding and rewinding tapes, copying his licks.
RIP Mars. IMO one of the best and most u