Fleetwood Mac / Then Play On

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"If music be the food of love, then play on!"

When the Mac’s early signature hit “Oh Well” was tacked on to the revised U.S. version of their third slab in the winter of ‘69, it emerged as a bona fide classic.

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This is where bassist John McVie comes into his own as a master supportive and counter-melodic player. Dig the rumbling 16th note passage beneath “Coming Your Way” http://bit.ly/2o003ii which runs parallel with Mick’s bongo fury.

Through all their personnel and style shifts, commercial fortunes and misfortunes, the Fleetwood Mac rhythm section never failed to ignite. No surprise that Peter Green named his band after the bass player and the drummer!   

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