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2013-02-16 12:14:45 AM
"It was really disturbing when they wound up on a nostalgia tour triple-bill package as the middle act between Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon,"

Ouch.
 
2013-02-16 12:25:05 AM
Listening to Rumors for the first time in many a year made me realize what a creepy clingy stalker chick Stevie must have been.
 
2013-02-16 12:39:17 AM
Interesting.  I had no idea that Lindsay Buckingham's father invented the electric carving knife.
 
2013-02-16 02:23:11 AM
There is only three things to know about Fleetwood Mac: they suck, they have always sucked, and they will always suck.
 
2013-02-16 02:31:49 AM

bikkurikun: There is only three things to know about Fleetwood Mac: they suck, they have always sucked, and they will always suck.


And now there's also three things we all know about your taste in music.
 
2013-02-16 02:47:17 AM
It's a sad commentary on your life if you know everything about Fleetwood Mac.
 
2013-02-16 02:49:18 AM
I always thought the story about Stevie Nicks burning a hole in the cartilage of her nose was a myth. I also heard the same thing about Linda Ronstandt, so I assumed it was similar to the stupid rumor about doctors having to pump a gallon of sperm from Rod Stewart's (or Elton John's or Simon LeBon's or David Bowie's) stomach.
 
2013-02-16 02:55:40 AM
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2013-02-16 03:04:54 AM

Atomic Spunk: I always thought the story about Stevie Nicks burning a hole in the cartilage of her nose was a myth. I also heard the same thing about Linda Ronstandt, so I assumed it was similar to the stupid rumor about doctors having to pump a gallon of sperm from Rod Stewart's (or Elton John's or Simon LeBon's or David Bowie's) stomach.


Albert Goldman also made the claim about John Lennon's nose in his book. Apparently it was a very real medical condition by the end of the 1970s.
 
2013-02-16 03:06:20 AM

quatchi: "It was really disturbing when they wound up on a nostalgia tour triple-bill package as the middle act between Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon,"

Ouch.


   hit me with your best shot
 
2013-02-16 03:22:52 AM
#20--Black Magic Woman is in fact a Fleetwood Mac song.

/It's a great song when they perform it as well as Santana

//I first heard this from Alice Cooper, of all people, as well as the original version of the song
 
2013-02-16 03:24:28 AM
Think you know everything there is you want to know about Fleetwood Mac? Don't Think again

FIFY
 
2013-02-16 03:44:46 AM
My dad listened to Rumours in the living room so many times when I was a kid that I swore it off forever. I don't mean that I didn't like it - I genuinely hated the album, and had every note and lyric memorized from repetition.

Sentimental reasons had me get a copy at age 25 or so. I finally understood that it's a great farking album.

/now 38, and listening to it right now thanks to subby
//respects their first incarnation, but much prefers the later one
///listen to the wind blow
 
2013-02-16 03:46:58 AM
Ya know how if a time machine is invented you're supposed to go back in time and kill Hitler? Not me. I'd set the dial for California 1969 to find young unknown Stevie Nicks, a naughty little gypsy woman-child. We'd eat buckets of psychedelic drugs and hump our brains out. Then Lindsey Buckingham would come along and steal her from me, but not before I corrupted her good, real good.

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2013-02-16 04:12:33 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Ya know how if a time machine is invented you're supposed to go back in time and kill Hitler? Not me. I'd set the dial for California 1969 to find young unknown Stevie Nicks, a naughty little gypsy woman-child. We'd eat buckets of psychedelic drugs and hump our brains out. Then Lindsey Buckingham would come along and steal her from me, but not before I corrupted her good, real good.


Not sure if it would change history, but at least you could say you banged Stevie Nicks before she was famous.

I'm from the 80's, so I'd probably have to settle for being Debbie Gibson's first time or something.
 
2013-02-16 04:19:13 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Ya know how if a time machine is invented you're supposed to go back in time and kill Hitler? Not me. I'd set the dial for California 1969 to find young unknown Stevie Nicks, a naughty little gypsy woman-child. We'd eat buckets of psychedelic drugs and hump our brains out. Then Lindsey Buckingham would come along and steal her from me, but not before I corrupted her good, real good.

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That's not smart nor funny, but I still feel the need to recognize the greatness in this post.

/ OK, I guess we could stretch it and call it smart.
// Would prefer an AWESOME button.
/// Hi Opal.
 
2013-02-16 04:31:55 AM
I know one thing there is to know about Fleetwood Mac.

They farking suck.
 
2013-02-16 04:38:55 AM
I'm a bit confused by the article attributing Landslide's popularity to the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The Dixie Chicks.
I had completely forgotten SP covered it while it's the only DC song I can name.
 
2013-02-16 04:40:56 AM

bikkurikun: There is only three things to know about Fleetwood Mac: they suck, they have always sucked, and they will always suck.


How can you seriously say that? This a band which worked hard to develop serious musical chops, and created some of the most memorable, inspired music of the 1970's.
 
2013-02-16 05:04:15 AM
Lindsey Buckingham is a goddamn farking guitar god.  I used to love Jimi, Stevie, Roy Buchanan, Duane, and others.  Still do, but Lindsey's travis-picking is just awesome.
 
2013-02-16 05:20:57 AM
You can say that Fleetwood Mac never caught on with you, or that they're not approved by your peer group, or that you've simply never given them any time aside from what you heard on Real Rock Radio the Rock FM. Those are all valid excuses. Claiming "they suck" is just ignorance. First off, their sound varied so much era to era or album to album or even track to track that it's really hard to make a blanket judgement on them. Second, it's just lazy. Like people who claim the Beatles suck. If you don't like them, you don't like them. But if all you can say is that they suck, you're not showing much in your knowledge of music, to say nothing of taste.
 
2013-02-16 05:42:32 AM
Soon after I learned the back-story of Rumours--how both the Buckingham/Nicks and McVie marriages were breaking up while they were recording it--I watched a video of a live performance of "The Chain" in which Buckingham and Nicks were face-to-face on stage screaming the chorus at each other. I still can't figure out how they managed to make that album without multiple murders being committed.
 
2013-02-16 05:57:22 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Ya know how if a time machine is invented you're supposed to go back in time and kill Hitler? Not me. I'd set the dial for California 1969 to find young unknown Stevie Nicks, a naughty little gypsy woman-child. We'd eat buckets of psychedelic drugs and hump our brains out. Then Lindsey Buckingham would come along and steal her from me, but not before I corrupted her good, real good.

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I admire the cut of your jib and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2013-02-16 05:58:42 AM
20. If you piled up all the cocaine the band snorted in the 70's and 80's Jon Krakauer would get a new book out of how many people would die trying to climb said pile.
21. Due to Stevie Nicks' counterclockwise spinning in all her videos the earth is turning .7 mph slower than it should be.
22. When your wife drags you to a Stevie Nicks show the most disappointing part isn't how Stevie looks now, it's when she says "I'm so excited to play you songs from my upcoming album."
 
2013-02-16 06:02:47 AM

reverend maynard: I'm a bit confused by the article attributing Landslide's popularity to the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The Dixie Chicks.
I had completely forgotten SP covered it while it's the only DC song I can name.


Yeah, even though I was never a big fan, I was a teenager when the Pumpkins were big so that seems like something I would have remembered, but I had no memory of them doing that song.
 
2013-02-16 07:08:40 AM

Harry_Seldon: bikkurikun: There is only three things to know about Fleetwood Mac: they suck, they have always sucked, and they will always suck.

How can you seriously say that? This a band which worked hard to develop serious musical chops, and created some of the most memorable, inspired music of the 1970's.


Nah, I have always found their music to be lacking of passion and have never been able to understand what people see in it, with maybe an exception for the very beginning when they still had some blues.

Whether you are talking about Zeppelin, the Who, the Stones, the Stooges, Devo,Kraftwerk or Funkadelic,  the 70's should be considered on of the most important decades in the history of music.

There is such an amazing amount good, original music from the 70's,  that in comparison Fleetwood Mac is too slick, overproduced, bland and middle of the road.

The only band from that era that I consider even more overrated is of course the farking Eagles.
 
2013-02-16 07:29:20 AM
I already know more than I want to know about Fleetwood Mac thanks to Top Gear.
 
2013-02-16 07:47:04 AM

reverend maynard: I'm a bit confused by the article attributing Landslide's popularity to the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The Dixie Chicks.
I had completely forgotten SP covered it while it's the only DC song I can name.


Article was probably written by a Republican. They'll never get over Natalie being brave enough to tell the truth.
 
2013-02-16 07:53:43 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Ya know how if a time machine is invented you're supposed to go back in time and kill Hitler?


No. You're not supposed to go back and kill Hitler. It just makes more work for the time machine moderators.
 
2013-02-16 07:55:53 AM
Always glad when somebody acknowledges that Fleetwood Mac were around before 1975.

/the only F-Mac album I own is Then Play On
 
2013-02-16 08:03:27 AM

bikkurikun: Harry_Seldon: bikkurikun: There is only three things to know about Fleetwood Mac: they suck, they have always sucked, and they will always suck.

How can you seriously say that? This a band which worked hard to develop serious musical chops, and created some of the most memorable, inspired music of the 1970's.

Nah, I have always found their music to be lacking of passion and have never been able to understand what people see in it, with maybe an exception for the very beginning when they still had some blues.

Whether you are talking about Zeppelin, the Who, the Stones, the Stooges, Devo,Kraftwerk or Funkadelic,  the 70's should be considered on of the most important decades in the history of music.

There is such an amazing amount good, original music from the 70's,  that in comparison Fleetwood Mac is too slick, overproduced, bland and middle of the road.

The only band from that era that I consider even more overrated is of course the farking Eagles.


Yup. no taste.
 
2013-02-16 08:06:32 AM

browntimmy: reverend maynard: I'm a bit confused by the article attributing Landslide's popularity to the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The Dixie Chicks.
I had completely forgotten SP covered it while it's the only DC song I can name.

Yeah, even though I was never a big fan, I was a teenager when the Pumpkins were big so that seems like something I would have remembered, but I had no memory of them doing that song.


Me either. They just started playing that version opn the radio (again, I assume) it sucks major balls.
 
2013-02-16 08:21:09 AM

Atomic Spunk: I always thought the story about Stevie Nicks burning a hole in the cartilage of her nose was a myth. I also heard the same thing about Linda Ronstandt, so I assumed it was similar to the stupid rumor about doctors having to pump a gallon of sperm from Rod Stewart's (or Elton John's or Simon LeBon's or David Bowie's) stomach.


Read in a book, can't remember which, that someone was hired to blow cocaine up her butt. A Manhattan doughnut, if you will.
That's one measure of success, I guess.
 
2013-02-16 08:24:04 AM

reverend maynard: I'm a bit confused by the article attributing Landslide's popularity to the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The Dixie Chicks.
I had completely forgotten SP covered it while it's the only DC song I can name.


It was also used in the recent Budweiser Clydesdale ad.
 
2013-02-16 08:25:40 AM

rillettes: Atomic Spunk: I always thought the story about Stevie Nicks burning a hole in the cartilage of her nose was a myth. I also heard the same thing about Linda Ronstandt, so I assumed it was similar to the stupid rumor about doctors having to pump a gallon of sperm from Rod Stewart's (or Elton John's or Simon LeBon's or David Bowie's) stomach.

Read in a book, can't remember which, that someone was hired to blow cocaine up her butt. A Manhattan doughnut, if you will.
That's one measure of success, I guess.



  so she had a guy that blew blow for her???
 
2013-02-16 08:30:20 AM
I wouldn't necessarily say that Fleetwood Mac  sucks,but I would say that they're overplayed and that I don't get the worship of them.  Most of this zealous worship comes from overweight cat hoarding middle aged single/divorced women who still wear the same Stevie Nicks style clothing that they did in the 1980's, and only listen to Fleetwood Mac BECAUSE they were once/still are associated with Stevie Nicks.  Here's a tip for you people; get a new wardrobe.  It just makes you look desperately pathetic.

Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard to my ears, but the music is largely pretty good.  As far as guitarists go, yes Lindsay Buckingham is very good, and has chops, and wrote material appropriate for the songs.  THAT'S WHAT A GOOD MUSICIAN DOES.  So I have much respect for him.  Personally, I prefer his solo material over anything he did with FM.  Bob Welch just flat out RAWKED, and it's a shame nobody gives his material any love whatsoever.

That's all I need to know about Fleetwood Mac.  Just like Pop Tarts or any other sugary foodstuffs ... alright to have every once in a while, just not a staple of a good diet.  I have all of their records, but can't remember when I listened to any of them, and I probably won't be today.
 
2013-02-16 08:33:36 AM
The original Fleetwood Mac was led by guitarist Peter Green...

This is common knowledge on Fark, because someone brings it up EVERY TIME there's a Fleetwood Mac thread.
 
2013-02-16 09:09:07 AM

qsblues: I wouldn't necessarily say that Fleetwood Mac  sucks,but I would say that they're overplayed and that I don't get the worship of them.  Most of this zealous worship comes from overweight cat hoarding middle aged single/divorced women who still wear the same Stevie Nicks style clothing that they did in the 1980's, and only listen to Fleetwood Mac BECAUSE they were once/still are associated with Stevie Nicks.  Here's a tip for you people; get a new wardrobe.  It just makes you look desperately pathetic.

Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard to my ears, but the music is largely pretty good.  As far as guitarists go, yes Lindsay Buckingham is very good, and has chops, and wrote material appropriate for the songs.  THAT'S WHAT A GOOD MUSICIAN DOES.  So I have much respect for him.  Personally, I prefer his solo material over anything he did with FM.  Bob Welch just flat out RAWKED, and it's a shame nobody gives his material any love whatsoever.

That's all I need to know about Fleetwood Mac.  Just like Pop Tarts or any other sugary foodstuffs ... alright to have every once in a while, just not a staple of a good diet.  I have all of their records, but can't remember when I listened to any of them, and I probably won't be today.


"Rumours" is one of the all-time great rock albums, on the same level as "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Sgt. Pepper."  It's hardly a "pop tart".

Yeah, they did get pretty cheesy later though.
 
2013-02-16 09:16:58 AM
Fleetwood Mac is one of those bands that it seems pretty easy for people (guys especially) to rag on. Chicks in the band, overproduced, ballads, ect.

But the songs "Tusk", "Rhiannon", "Gold Dust Woman", "The Chain" are all freaking awesome. They were an absolutely killer blues band back in the day, too. And Lindsey Buckingham is great. "Go Insane", "Holiday Road", and Lindsey's solo version of "Big Love" on "The Dance" is beyond amazing IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZp76M4NGc
 
2013-02-16 09:25:06 AM

Madbassist1: browntimmy: reverend maynard: I'm a bit confused by the article attributing Landslide's popularity to the Smashing Pumpkins rather than The Dixie Chicks.
I had completely forgotten SP covered it while it's the only DC song I can name.

Yeah, even though I was never a big fan, I was a teenager when the Pumpkins were big so that seems like something I would have remembered, but I had no memory of them doing that song.

Me either. They just started playing that version opn the radio (again, I assume) it sucks major balls.


I thought Lucy Lawless was responsible for re-popularizing Landslide.
"and I saw my reflection in a big plate of nachos..."
 
2013-02-16 09:27:08 AM

jake_lex: "Rumours" is one of the all-time great rock albums, on the same level as "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Sgt. Pepper." It's hardly a "pop tart".

Rumours

has maybe five great tracks and a bunch of over-polished "rock anthems" perfectly suited for TV commercials, straight-to-Lifetime movies and smarmy political campaigns.

Where's the filler on Dark Side of the Moon or Sgt. Pepper's?
 
2013-02-16 09:52:02 AM

jake_lex: "Rumours" is one of the all-time great rock albums, on the same level as "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Sgt. Pepper."  It's hardly a "pop tart".

Yeah, they did get pretty cheesy later though.


Just my opinion, mang.  I'd hardly put "Rumours" in the same pantheon as "DSOTM" or "Sgt. Peppers", though.  That's just plain ridonkulous.  I personally wouldn't sit down JUST to listen to "Rumours" from start to finish, but I would with the other two ...
 
2013-02-16 10:00:25 AM

qsblues: jake_lex: "Rumours" is one of the all-time great rock albums, on the same level as "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Sgt. Pepper."  It's hardly a "pop tart".

Yeah, they did get pretty cheesy later though.

Just my opinion, mang.  I'd hardly put "Rumours" in the same pantheon as "DSOTM" or "Sgt. Peppers", though.  That's just plain ridonkulous.  I personally wouldn't sit down JUST to listen to "Rumours" from start to finish, but I would with the other two ...


Stop that. Now.
 
2013-02-16 10:15:05 AM

LoneWolf343: Stop that. Now.


Jew want he should go out and start againg?
 
2013-02-16 10:23:32 AM

LoneWolf343: qsblues: jake_lex: "Rumours" is one of the all-time great rock albums, on the same level as "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Sgt. Pepper."  It's hardly a "pop tart".

Yeah, they did get pretty cheesy later though.

Just my opinion, mang.  I'd hardly put "Rumours" in the same pantheon as "DSOTM" or "Sgt. Peppers", though.  That's just plain ridonkulous.  I personally wouldn't sit down JUST to listen to "Rumours" from start to finish, but I would with the other two ...

Stop that. Now.


sorry
*goes and sits in the corner*
 
2013-02-16 10:37:02 AM

This Face Left Blank: Lindsey Buckingham is a goddamn farking guitar god.  I used to love Jimi, Stevie, Roy Buchanan, Duane, and others.  Still do, but Lindsey's travis-picking is just awesome.


I've seen him live, which means I spent over an hour sitting there going 'How the fark does he even do that?' while he was less than 30 feet away.
 
2013-02-16 11:12:36 AM

CarnySaur: The original Fleetwood Mac was led by guitarist Peter Green...

This is common knowledge on Fark, because someone brings it up EVERY TIME there's a Fleetwood Mac thread.


Only because it is warranted. FM with Green, Spencer and Kirwan was one hella good band.
 
2013-02-16 11:16:28 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Always glad when somebody acknowledges that Fleetwood Mac were around before 1975.

/the only F-Mac album I own is Then Play On


I've mentioned this before in previous Mac threads, but you must get the early Mac's Boston Tea Party sessions.  They're available on iTunes and possibly other sites. I'm pretty sure it's available on disc as a box set and as individual discs (3).
This is a compilation of tracks recorded in 1970 during a weekend stand in Boston and has some of the best Green, Kirwan and Spencer era you will find.
For early Mac fans, this is a must have.
 
2013-02-16 11:31:26 AM

Atomic Spunk: I always thought the story about Stevie Nicks burning a hole in the cartilage of her nose was a myth. I also heard the same thing about Linda Ronstandt, so I assumed it was similar to the stupid rumor about doctors having to pump a gallon of sperm from Rod Stewart's (or Elton John's or Simon LeBon's or David Bowie's) stomach.


No, no, no.  David Bowie had to pump Rod Stewart's stomach after he sucked a gallon of semen out of Elton John and Simon LeBon.

Please don't ask me how I know this . . .
 
2013-02-16 11:31:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqr6KHwJjc

Albatross:  One of the most gorgeous guitar instrumentals ever.
 
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