Wolfman's Brother Bass:

      E                       C#m     D

G -----------------------------------------------------------

D --------2--------------------------------------------------

A ----------------------2-----4-----5------------------------

E ----0-------2----4-----------------------------------------

The Chorus is B to A.  I just play fills with roots and fifths.

The "meaningless excitement....smooth atonal sound" part is

C# to D.  I play roots and fifths for that too.

Brent Dutcher's view:
Here's how Wolfman's Brother goes on bass a la me...

I think the one you have up is in the wrong key.

slapping (s) and popping (p)

   s   p     s    s      s      s      p     p     s

   A#                          G        G#





and the chorus is just F to D#