The coverage of Formula One, in the UK at least, is introduced by an awesome piece of music – a brilliant bass line with a distinctive rock overtone. In fact, as I’ve been walking around over the past few years, I frequently hear people humming that bass line as they go about their daily lives.
But what a lot of people don’t realise is that this little clip of music comes from a much larger song created by the brilliant band, Fleetwood Mac.
This song, The Chain, is what I’ve been listening to this week. I find it quite compelling as a song – it’s essentially a mixture of various rejected cut offs of different Fleetwood Mac songs that allow it to go from a folky, country-like song to a harder rock ballad. Rumour has it that the band weren’t even all present for the recording of it – that’s how different all the sections and instruments are – and it is one of the few Fleetwood Mac songs where the entire band is credited with its writing.
The whole song is great to listen to but, without a doubt, the fun comes in the last minute or so.