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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by EspyHop, Jul 6, 2020.
Still crazier than the scenarios posted on here...
I love that era.
Someone said that Fleetwood Mac relationships were nothing more than a geometry nightmare.
It's almost amazing how much good music came out of that chaotic nightmare.
Me also. That was some of the best songwriting ever.
Just looking at those pictures makes me think I'm headed to the dining hall.... loved a lot of music of that era.
Rumours...…...some of the best music ever recorded. Watch the movie 'Sound City' on Netflix.
I've heard from a guy who works in the catering to big acts that Stevie Nicks is not a nice person to work for.
Yeah, I'd kinda picture her as a former first lady type.
Bob Welch has never gotten the credit he deserves for keeping that band alive and productive long enough to make it to the Lindsay/Stevie years.
if you saw the Lindsay Buckingham/Christine McVie tour 3 years ago, you’d wonder how someone could be so musically talented, yet so far up their own ass/completely clueless as to what an audience wants/needs.
The dude ended the show with a 10 minute technical glitch that he kept trying to fix (all he had to do was change guitars) and once he bailed on guitar completely - he played a new song ! For the very last one - a new one.
I like Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green and through the Bob Welch years up to about 75. I don't care for the shift in the band with Stevie Nicks although there were a few songs I liked.
I ditto that! I would love for some of those band members to give Welch his kudo's. That was one of my favorite eras. He had to deal with that nightmare of personnel as well.
I always found it funny that both Lindsey and Stevie had to sing backup on song that each wrote about how the other was horrible. Then they were hits so they still have to play them.
Bob Welch had a harder rock band after FM called Paris, I liked the first Paris record many years ago when it came out.
This is my favorite era of FM, after Green. Danny and Bob were both smoking on this album. Danny's leads on this song from Christine are so rockin' and so tasty at the same time, that very few can match that IMO. Bare Trees and Mystery to Me were great albums too, as was Kiln House with Danny and Jeremy, with Station Man, and Tell Me All the Things You Do.
I never cared for Lindsey or Stevie, with her "goat woman" vocals. IMO, the best thing she ever did was Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, but only because of Tom Petty.
I grew up with the Buckingham/Nicks version of Fleetwood Mac, and only lately delved into their earlier incarnations. After having listened to most of their earlier catalogue recently in chronological order, my observation is that while the name stayed the same, Fleetwood Mac was effectively about four completely different bands over time. Christine McVie's presence provides a little continuity between the earlier versions and the Lindsey/Stevie era, but still a pretty big shift.
The 'Buckingham/Nicks' era FM was, for me, the pinnacle of self-indulgent, bloated yacht-rock. A musical soap-opera. This was why we needed punk.
Just my completely subjective personal opinion.
I've tried, but I still don't get the allure of the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac. I've gone to YouTube and checked out a bunch of the music, but none of it sounds catchy to me. The Lindsey Buckingham era, to my ears, simply had great songs.
As others have mentioned, it really was not even the same band. My guess, not having seen either of them live, is that the Peter Green era lineup would have been more exciting to watch live and up-close, whereas the Lindsey Buckingham era is more enjoyable to actually listen to.
Love the Peter Green phase. But for my dollar its about what Danny Kirwan and Bob Welsch contributed that really excites me.