Musical success aside, Isbell poked fun at the band’s fashion choice. Writing, “How you gonna have dress like a magician day and not tell the bass player.”
It seems all the band members got the memo about the dress code except for their bass player.
Fleetwood Mac’s 1980s Magic
The bass player Isbell is referring to is none other than Fleetwood Mac’s, John McVie. The English bass guitarist joined the band in 1967, the same year the band formed. His surname, combined with Mick Fleetwood, was the inspiration for the band’s name. McVie and Fleetwood are the only group members to appear on every Fleetwood Mac release and have been the group’s last remaining original members.
The photo is reminiscent of their time in the 80s. In 1982, the band released their 13th studio-album, Mirage. The band aimed to replicate the success that they had with the Grammy-winning album, Rumours. The album produced hits such as “Hold Me,” “Gypsy,” and “Oh Diane.”
The album reached the top of the U.S. ‘Billboard’ charts. The first time since the 1977 release of Rumors. For five weeks, the album stayed at No. 1. The album spent a total of 18 weeks in the ‘U.S. Top 10.’
More Fleetwood Mac Moments on Jason Isbell’s Twitter
This isn’t the first time Isbell has tweeted about the band. In March he tweeted about an experience with a street performer.
Isbell seems like he doesn’t take Twitter too seriously. Earlier this month, he made light of a Fox News reporter confusing his name with that of John Isbell’s.
Besides, tweeting about the band, Isbell has also performed Fleetwood Mac covers. At the 2020 Innings Festival, Isbell and The 400 Unit closed out the set with the only cover of the night: Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” from the 1969 album, Then Play On. Listen to it below.