Topic: John Entwistle and the Bass
I've enjoyed the music of The Who, but my focus had always been on Pete Townshend or Keith Moon. Lately, I've been watching YouTube videos that explore just how great of a bassist John Entwistle was. I didn't quite know what they were talking about until I found some videos in which the vocals and other instruments were cut down so you could really hear the bass. I was flabbergasted by the complexity of what Entwistle was doing--especially when I compared his playing to other videos that focused just on the bass. There were some in which Paul McCartney or John Lennon were playing bass, and the difference between their playing and Entwistle's was startling. While Lennon and McCartney were just plunk, plunking, plunking along, Entwistle was playing his bass like a lead guitar.
Does anyone have more insight into Entwistle's playing?