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Post  misery guts on Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:43 pm

Originally a blues band led by guitar hero Peter Green, they evolved in the 1970's with the help of dynamic duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. They created the mega-selling mammoth 'Rumours', had problems with excess, got the Presidential seal of approval from Bill Clinton, and released new material as recently as 2003. Here are some of their highlights:

Oh Well

Songbird (live)

Tusk

Big Love

The Chain (live)

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Post  Adric on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:58 am

Full comment later ... just BLISS! I adored these... You got Tusk! I smoked A joint with Steve\ie Nicks. She's shorter than me and I'm 5'4. I LOVVVVVE this band! When stoned, Stevie is a witch!

Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy

Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me (Official Music Video)

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun

Fleetwood mac - Little lies
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Post  misery guts on Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:13 pm

Since 'Rumours' is the same age as me (roughly), I first became aware of them with 'Tango in the Night' which my brother bought as an LP (still got it somewhere). Heard 'Little Lies' and 'Everywhere' a lot. I later got it myself on CD. Oh, and 'Rumours', of course. I never get bored of hearing the stories about that album, or the mad mix of personalities in the band.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:58 am

Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
From their 'Say You Will' tour in 2004, so the lack of Christine McVie means that Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are well to the fore. But it was again over an hour and a half, with big hits like 'The Chain' and 'Big Love' in the 1st half, and 'Tusk' and 'Go Your Own Way' in the 2nd, before an inevitable encore of 'Don't Stop'. I'd guess this was their last album, but it was an impressive show, all the more so given the track record of the band.

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop
Pretty sure I've seen this before, but what the heck - it's the familiar story from Peter Green's blues influence and guitar brilliance, through the infusion of Buckingham-Nicks, the apex of 'Rumours' and the rollercoaster thereafter. It really is the Chain that's keeping them together, even with Christine McVie having thrown in the towel. (BBC4 repeated this twice over the weekend)
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Post  misery guts on Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:29 am

Soundstage: Stevie Nicks
A 2008 hourlong show highlighted by 'Rhiannon' and 'Gold Dust Woman' and that I kept expecting 'Dreams' but it never came. Nice show, though.

Discovering: Fleetwood Mac
It now occurs to me that Peter Green fits the same role in this story as Syd Barrett does for Pink Floyd. The early Blues success gave way to an American infusion and the soap opera of 'Rumours' and beyond. I was surprised to hear the sad truth about 'Tango in the Night', and it seems weird that their existence as a touring entity is the chain that now keeps them together.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:36 am

Behind The Music: Fleetwood Mac
Felt like I've seen this before. It's a familiar story, worth appreciating again, though. There probably won't be another album, but they don't need one. The story that Bill Clinton showed his mediation skills by getting them back together for his inauguration is a fun account.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:01 pm

Heyday TV: Fleetwood Mac - Videobiography
Assorted journos and authors retell the familiar story, alongside actual band members! However these were of the Bob Brunning/Bob Weston variety. Indeed, the story covered the early years in great detail, and was effectively over once they dealt with 'Rumours'. I keep seeing the similarity of Peter Green in this story with Syd Barrett in the Floyd one.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:11 pm

They're going to headline the Isle of Wight Festival next summer

But their only festival date
It was recently confirmed that Christine McVie would be rejoining her bandmates Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie for live shows in 2015 following a guest spot during their highly acclaimed concerts at London's O2 Arena last year.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:42 pm

Seems they did well there

Mac close IoW with a bang
Doubt had lingered over whether the performance would go ahead after they cancelled gigs in Birmingham and Manchester earlier this week due to illness.
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Post  misery guts on Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:40 am

Fleetwood Mac: Iconic
Pretty bizarre effort, mostly taken from an interview around 1997 with the 5 main members subjected to an unending litany of tedious questions about how they felt to have got back together, and what their plans were going to be. The unseen interviewer took every throwaway friendly answer and then used that as a basis for a question, beyond the point at which the answer was going to be of any value. How the band didn't burst from their chairs and brain the dumb dude, I don't know. There followed some stuff with Mick Fleetwood about his recent autobiography (not got a copy yet), and then the prog finished with some interview stuff from the mid-70s, it appeared, talking of the recent arrival of Lindsey & Stevie.
Overall, an interesting experience to sit through, though far from essential.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:57 am

Play On, by Mick Fleetwood (and Anthony Bozza)
Erstwhile drummer and sometime band-leader giant Mick details his views of a legendary band from his viewpoint. It's an entertaining book, although one can draw one's own conclusions about his drug & drink consumption, as well as his many marriages and relationship crises. The book ends positively, with a firm conviction that a new album is on the way. Well, we'll see, I guess.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:02 am

Jenny Boyd - Staring Into The Face Of God
Another Conscious TV effort, with Mick Fleetwood's other half talking about her life, and her spiritual experiences. Since her sister loved George Harrison, Jenny was part of the many who went to India to meet the Mahirishi. She was able to observe the Beatles at work, and Donovan wrote "Jennifer Juniper" in her honour. She also knew Eric Clapton as her brother-in-law, and says he felt the burden of his talent. She even briefly married King Crimson's drummer, between splitting with Mick and reuniting with him. She now works as an advisor to young people about the perils of drink & drugs. Talks of the importance of finding one's own gift, and of finding someone to nurture your creative spark. Having the nerve to just do something, whether trained or not. The seed is only the beginning. And so on.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:55 am

SoundStage featuring Lindsey Buckingham with Special Guest Stevie Nicks
Mainly promoting his 2005 solo album, but with a few FM classics along the way, such as Big Love and Go Your Own Way, and a duet with Stevie on Never Going Back Again.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:57 am

Video Killed The Radio Star: Fleetwood Mac
Mick Fleetwood handled the entirety of discussion here, which didn't always seem to relate to the videos playing between his bits. The only one he spoke directly about was 'Gypsy', and how Stevie made a popular focus for a director.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:48 am

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have got together for a new album:

Album due in June
With singer Stevie Nicks focused on her solo career, the rest of the band pivoted into the Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie project, with bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood offering rhythm section support.
So, a new FM album w/o Stevie Nicks.
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