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John McVie

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JWC, Jan 17, 2001.


  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    I was watching Fleetwood Mac on Vh1 last night, on John is an awesome bassist live. On that little bass solo on
    "The Chain" he throws in some cool harmonics and what not.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Agreed. John probably deserves a mention in the underrated bassist thread.
     
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  3. The chorus of 'Go Your Own Way' is one of my favourite lines ever.
     
  4. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    John McVie was one of the reasons I wanted to play bass. Fleetwood Mac has some awesome songs with very tasteful basslines. He is severely underated. Anybody wanting to learn what to play to complement songs rather than show off should check him out.
     
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I'm partial to the earlier FM stuff, the Peter Green and Danny Kirwan era bands.

    My favorite McVie line is "Station Man" which is really simple yet also pretty hard to copy the feel.
     
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  6. slagheap

    slagheap

    Dec 23, 2011
    HUGELY underrated bass player.
     
  7. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Nice zombie revival!
    An excellent bassist, deserves more attention.
     
  8. A.K.

    A.K.

    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    He's on my top 20 list for sure. Very creative within the supportive domain he has carved out for himself.