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(Rolling Stone)   Fleetwood Mac launching huge world tour in 2013, and according to Stevie Nicks 2013 will be "the year of Fleetwood Mac"   (rollingstone.com) divider line 99
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2012-12-04 10:24:10 AM  

H31N0US: How is it that a band can have one good album and still be talked about so many years later. It's not as if they have a body of work like the other bands of the day: Aerosmith, Stones, Beatles, Zeppelin etc.

Ditto the Eagles. One good album.

Go away...and thanks for the earworms.

/Dum, da da da, da da da da da, dum.


Sex Pistols. Maybe Nirvana (I never could get into In Utero, though I tried). But of course those were rapid flameouts who had important band members die young, so I guess that's different.

The B-52s get a lot of credit for a band that made one great album, one good album, a whole lot of shiat, then one more good album, then more shiat.
 
2012-12-04 10:29:02 AM  

unfarkingbelievable: You sound like a talented artist


LOL, no. I suck at teh drawing. Here, I took the liberty of redrawing the drawing above:

i46.tinypic.com

I just like making fun of stuff that sucks. I obviously am not arguing that I could do a better job than the artist; merely that I'm smart enough to know I shouldn't be drawing crap in the first place.
 
2012-12-04 10:38:42 AM  
Is the unlikely tag on vacation this week? I love me some Mac, but c'mon Stevie!

Saw her recently in St. Augustine. Not a bad show. She didn't have the voice of her 70's self, but most performers on the "let's make some mortgage money" tours don't (a notable exception is Ann Wilson of Heart - she still kicks ass).
 
2012-12-04 10:41:32 AM  
I bet the roadies are curious as to why there are so many boxes of straws.
 
2012-12-04 10:45:30 AM  
PickledBoodah: My wife and I saw Lindsy Buckingham solo last month. Worst concert we have ever been to. His voice is completely gone

That's why I won't go to see classic rock bands/my favorite 80's bands anymore, the lead vocals are often painful to listen to. Completely different from The Mac but I love Echo & The Bunnymen and the last time I heard them live, Ian McCulloch had that half-talk/half-sing thing going on. Sad, but inevitable. Even worse is when they have someone hiding in the shadows do all the parts that require a sustained line and even tone.
 
2012-12-04 10:49:07 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu:

Upon closer inspection of this particular drawing we also note a number of flaws:

(2) Stevie's center of mass does not appear to lie above her rather bizarrely shoed feet.


Given what I've seen her wearing, I don't think those shoes qualify as "bizarre" for Nicks - more like "what I slip on to walk to the bathroom." I think she has lead embedded in her stage shoes to keep her from teetering, and the rise in the heels is limited by the FAA to visual flight rules.

(5) The dog in the drawing has entirely different lighting on it than tambourine-playing Stevie.

Speaking of cliches, I think that's a wolf - but you're right, could be anything.

And just for the record, I suck at drawing even more than you. I can't even draw a map to my place for parties, thank Jebus for Google maps.
 
2012-12-04 10:50:22 AM  
"What's your beef with 'The Mac'?"
 
2012-12-04 10:53:12 AM  

poot_rootbeer: 5. The students are no longer drunk during performance


When did that happen? Granted, the last time I saw them live was 2007 .... I think they went to ND that year, otherwise it was the Bush Push game. In either case, "not sober" was very evident.
 
2012-12-04 11:00:25 AM  
It shocks me that Fark has this much anti-Mac sentiment.

Sure, Lindsey Buckingham looks frickin ancient. The last 10 years have not been kind to his face. The rest of them look just as old as they did back in "The Dance" reunion concert like 10 years ago.

Sure they aren't as good without Christine McVie. They still rock. Their voices still sound awesome.

If they had McVie along I would 100% go and grab a ticket.

/34 years old
//"The Dance" blew my frickin mind when I saw it on MTV
///back when they played music
 
2012-12-04 11:16:01 AM  

LizardPeople: I have one of these CD racks filled to overflowing with nothing but Fleetwood Mac albums. I have a second one filled to overflowing with their solo outings.


Oh. A *collector*.

3.bp.blogspot.com

So once you're done with Tusk and Rumors, you put in the others and pretend to like them? Decent band, but no where near as good as their press warrants.
 
2012-12-04 11:21:41 AM  
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Have you ever played a show at the Coliseum, Maximus? I have.
 
2012-12-04 11:22:16 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: unfarkingbelievable: You sound like a talented artist

LOL, no. I suck at teh drawing. Here, I took the liberty of redrawing the drawing above:

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x637]

I just like making fun of stuff that sucks. I obviously am not arguing that I could do a better job than the artist; merely that I'm smart enough to know I shouldn't be drawing crap in the first place.


I like yours better.
 
2012-12-04 11:24:06 AM  

H31N0US: LizardPeople: I have one of these CD racks filled to overflowing with nothing but Fleetwood Mac albums. I have a second one filled to overflowing with their solo outings.

Oh. A *collector*.

HAR!

So once you're done with Tusk and Rumors, you put in the others and pretend to like them? Decent band, but no where near as good as their press warrants.


I'd use Tusk as a coaster on the coffee table, but I'm on record (ahem) for preferring the Kirwan/Welch era.

Besides, why buy Fleetwood Mac or Rumors when you can hear that on any Clear Channel or Curtis Media station every half hour or so.

/your band sucks
 
2012-12-04 11:48:48 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: unfarkingbelievable: You sound like a talented artist

LOL, no. I suck at teh drawing. Here, I took the liberty of redrawing the drawing above:

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x637]

I just like making fun of stuff that sucks. I obviously am not arguing that I could do a better job than the artist; merely that I'm smart enough to know I shouldn't be drawing crap in the first place.


I love it -- and you! You did that for me, awww. Thank you, seriously, for making my day.
 
2012-12-04 12:08:56 PM  
Do you sumbiatches REALLY have nothing better to do than get on here and biatch? Saw them in 2009, and it was a great show. Fark you haters.
 
2012-12-04 12:10:04 PM  
I would walk across any street they were playing on ... to avoid having to pay to hear how far they've fallen from what I remember.
 
2012-12-04 12:26:34 PM  

amoral crusader: Do you sumbiatches REALLY have nothing better to do than get on here and biatch?


farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-04 01:04:29 PM  

FriarReb98: \would love to hear a pre-"Rhiannon" greatest hits cd of theirs
\\know I'm missing out, but don't know what on



before Nicks and Buckingham, they were an over-rated, really sloppy, blues band.

/someone had to say it.
 
2012-12-04 01:08:20 PM  
TUSK!
 
2012-12-04 01:19:09 PM  

Madbassist1: FriarReb98: \would love to hear a pre-"Rhiannon" greatest hits cd of theirs
\\know I'm missing out, but don't know what on


before Nicks and Buckingham, they were an over-rated, really sloppy, blues band.

/someone had to say it.


Anything before Rumors doesn;t exsist to me.

I am so hipster against hipster farkers my middle name should be "Meta".
 
2012-12-04 01:22:52 PM  

bluorangefyre: Why? At this rate it'd be a competetion to see who keels over on stage first, with John McVie and Mick Fleetwood the top contenders unless Lindsey Buckingham has a coronary event while shredding his guitar. I doubt it'd be Stevie Nicks for some reason.


Did you say the same kinda thing when the Eagles made their last rounds? Lots of people did and they were still fantastic.
 
2012-12-04 01:30:28 PM  
Many years of field research has concluded that there is a direct correlation between degree of fandom displayed by Stevie Nicks fans and having "teh craycray".
This oberservation can be used as fairly accurate dating barameter when choosing a potential snoggling partner.

Remember, Freinds don't let freinds date Stevie Nicks fans.
 
2012-12-04 02:05:31 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: I am so hipster against hipster farkers my middle name should be "Meta".


I am stealing that shiat.
 
2012-12-04 02:49:09 PM  
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I refuse to let reality get in the way of my (increasingly distant) memories.
 
2012-12-04 02:49:58 PM  
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Seriously.
 
2012-12-04 02:53:06 PM  

FriarReb98: \would love to hear a pre-"Rhiannon" greatest hits cd of theirs
\\know I'm missing out, but don't know what on


Last I looked, Live in Boston was up on Spotify.

Go.
 
2012-12-04 02:53:26 PM  

Madbassist1: Jim from Saint Paul: I am so hipster against hipster farkers my middle name should be "Meta".

I am stealing that shiat.


For all the shiat I steal from posters here, it's about time I gave back.
 
2012-12-04 02:57:27 PM  
What up with that?

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2012-12-04 03:02:29 PM  

Madbassist1: really sloppy, blues band.


I think that's how the blues are supposed to work...
 
2012-12-04 03:14:50 PM  

Slow To Return: Madbassist1: really sloppy, blues band.

I think that's how the blues are supposed to work...


You've obviously never heard any of the compositions of blues legend John Philip Sousa.
 
2012-12-04 03:14:56 PM  
I don't get the Stevie hate. Her new (well, last year) album is excellent... not quite Bella Donna excellent but up there with her best. She and Dave Stewart make a good team. I call them EurythNicks but unfortunately I can't seem to make fetch happen.

Link 

Yeah, she's getting on in years. She's still amazing.
 
2012-12-04 03:29:58 PM  

The Why Not Guy: I don't get the Stevie hate. Her new (well, last year) album is excellent... not quite Bella Donna excellent but up there with her best. She and Dave Stewart make a good team. I call them EurythNicks but unfortunately I can't seem to make fetch happen.

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Yeah, she's getting on in years. She's still amazing.


I don't have any hate for Ms. Nicks Herself, nor her music. even though it is way.... WAY overplayed on MOR, AOR, or CR radio. But, much like the Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffet, The Beatles, Phish, .it's the Rabid Fans that annoy me.
 
2012-12-04 03:31:54 PM  

Slow To Return: Madbassist1: really sloppy, blues band.

I think that's how the blues are supposed to work...


no argument from me.
 
2012-12-04 03:58:55 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: I don't have any hate for Ms. Nicks Herself, nor her music. even though it is way.... WAY overplayed on MOR, AOR, or CR radio.


I understand that, though like with any artist they take 5 percent of her music and overplay that, while ignoring the rest.
 
2012-12-04 04:15:21 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: It shocks me that Fark has this much anti-Mac sentiment.

Sure, Lindsey Buckingham looks frickin ancient. The last 10 years have not been kind to his face. The rest of them look just as old as they did back in "The Dance" reunion concert like 10 years ago.

Sure they aren't as good without Christine McVie. They still rock. Their voices still sound awesome.

If they had McVie along I would 100% go and grab a ticket.

/34 years old
//"The Dance" blew my frickin mind when I saw it on MTV
///back when they played music


They can have as many reunion tours as they want. They'll never top this.
 
2012-12-04 04:20:33 PM  

jj325: What up with that?

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Great bit.

Loved it. Still jammed out that Big Love guitar solo.
 
2012-12-04 04:39:13 PM  

flaminio: Can't be no Fleetwood Mac anymore now that all their Bobs died.

/RIP Bob Weston, Bob Welch, & Bob Brunning


Fark me, I didn't know Weston had died earlier this year. Shame, his work on "Hypnotized" is some of my all-time favorite. I'll lift a pint in his honor this evening.

/all that matters is the feeling
 
2012-12-04 05:04:51 PM  

CarnySaur: Hawk24: Article doesn't say whether or not Christine McVey will be joining them. I don't believe she participated in the last tour. Too bad....her keyboards and voice were pretty central to their sound.

This. The lack of Christine McVie was what kept me from seeing them on the last tour.


And here she is in her prime, singing her composition "Believe Me" from Mystery to Me. Bob Weston on guitar, along with Bob Welch, Mick and John.

She's a much better songwriter than she's generally given credit for - a lot of what I think of as "classic" Mac is her tunes.

/nice bum, too
 
2012-12-04 05:19:31 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Madbassist1: FriarReb98: \would love to hear a pre-"Rhiannon" greatest hits cd of theirs
\\know I'm missing out, but don't know what on


before Nicks and Buckingham, they were an over-rated, really sloppy, blues band.

/someone had to say it.

Anything before Rumors doesn;t exsist to me.

I am so hipster against hipster farkers my middle name should be "Meta".


prefers it for a first name
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2012-12-04 05:31:24 PM  

H31N0US: LizardPeople: I have one of these CD racks filled to overflowing with nothing but Fleetwood Mac albums. I have a second one filled to overflowing with their solo outings.

Oh. A *collector*.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 232x248]

So once you're done with Tusk and Rumors, you put in the others and pretend to like them? Decent band, but no where near as good as their press warrants.


Your image is blocked at work so I'll just assume it's a cat of some sort with a zany caption. I was simply pointing out that, like them or not, they did generate a large body of work : 17 studio albums, 12 compilation albums, 69 singles, and 12 music videos according to wikipedia.

And while I do admit occasionally fast-forwarding through some of Jeremy Spencer's far too numerous Elmore James covers and the occasional Penguin track, there's very little in the catalog to object to.
 
2012-12-04 05:32:51 PM  

mhd: The One True TheDavid:

You're too damn OLD.

Strangely enough nobody ever tells that to blues musicians.


Different aura. Blues, jazz, classical and folk aren't so "youth-oriented."

It's like having a 70 year old star in a Disney movie.
 
2012-12-04 05:48:42 PM  

johnnygew: Wow, she did not age well....
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That's Stevie Nicks? I didn't recognize her without a bottle of Wild Turkey in her hand

/Shamelessly stolen from MST3K
 
2012-12-04 07:57:35 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: It shocks me that Fark has this much anti-Mac sentiment.


Young'ins.
 
2012-12-04 08:00:50 PM  

FriarReb98: Hawk24: Article doesn't say whether or not Christine McVey will be joining them. I don't believe she participated in the last tour. Too bad....her keyboards and voice were pretty central to their sound.

It's amazing how many people don't know this.

Anyway, if you're really, really in to this era of Mac (which, judging by the fact that I've never found a greatest hits of the pre-Buckingham & Nicks era Mac, chances are people are) I'm sure it'll be okay. And by okay I mean exorbitantly priced gigs that fifty- and sixtysomethings with burnable income will flock to.

\would love to hear a pre-"Rhiannon" greatest hits cd of theirs
\\know I'm missing out, but don't know what on


bare trees

hypnotized

Oh well

albatross

green manalishi

future games

miles away/believe me

heroes are hard to find

there's some good stuff on kiln house as well but I think that's a pretty decent greatest hits without the two californians
 
2012-12-04 11:04:45 PM  
I thought it was The Year of the Snake.
 
2012-12-05 12:47:53 AM  

H31N0US: How is it that a band can have one good album and still be talked about so many years later. It's not as if they have a body of work like the other bands of the day: Aerosmith, Stones, Beatles, Zeppelin etc.

Ditto the Eagles. One good album.

Go away...and thanks for the earworms.

/Dum, da da da, da da da da da, dum.


Probably because they along with the Eagles pretty much completely dominated the air waves back in 1976. They didn't just have a couple of big hits and that was it. They came to define American music* the world over the same way the Beach Boys did in the 60s.

After that disco took over.

*By that point Fleetwood Mac definitely were an American band.
 
2012-12-05 01:04:07 AM  

OldManDownDRoad: H31N0US: LizardPeople: I have one of these CD racks filled to overflowing with nothing but Fleetwood Mac albums. I have a second one filled to overflowing with their solo outings.

Oh. A *collector*.

HAR!

So once you're done with Tusk and Rumors, you put in the others and pretend to like them? Decent band, but no where near as good as their press warrants.

I'd use Tusk as a coaster on the coffee table, but I'm on record (ahem) for preferring the Kirwan/Welch era.

Besides, why buy Fleetwood Mac or Rumors when you can hear that on any Clear Channel or Curtis Media station every half hour or so.

/your band sucks


Because of the rest of the crap you have to listen to in between.
 
mhd
2012-12-05 03:11:43 AM  

The One True TheDavid: Different aura. Blues, jazz, classical and folk aren't so "youth-oriented."


We are still talking about Fleetwood Mac, right? Not exactly the music to dry hump under the bleachers. Stevie Nicks is basically the patron saint of 30-ish "spiritual" single mothers.
 
2012-12-05 06:45:48 AM  

deanayer: They even plan to rent a C-5 to fly Stevie's ass around to each concert where it will be reconnected once inside the arena.


The Antonov 225 is bigger, which is what they will need to haul all the cocaine they will need for each show.
 
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