Τρίτη, 4 Ιουλίου 2017

Fleetwood Mac Music Suggestion Of The Day 04/07/2017

I don’t know until now I haven’t even scratched this multi-platinum group that everyone seems to enjoy listening….I don’t even know why they are not present among the top100 acts of classic rock….I still can’t understand how I didn’t pick up on my brother Statler’s notions that peter green is maybe one of the most underrated yet incredible guitar player and infinite smash hits composer (Black Magic Woman, Albatross, The green manalishi; tunes that were covered with tremendous success by rock’s megatherions). Ok I get it; blame it all on Nicks…but no,that’s not the point at all!
In fact RYM itself and one of its users that goes by the name of innnikki explained it better:
"For all intents and purposes, I shouldn't like (much less love) Fleetwood Mac. Their claim to fame is generic, radio-friendly, bloated pop music. This - coupled with Stevie Nicks's pretentious lyrics and Lindsey Buckingham's notion that he is in Metallica (???), not to mention the fact he can't write a song with over three chords - should be enough for me to write off Fleetwood Mac for the rest of my days. However, this I cannot deny: Stevie Nicks is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. I don't even care that no one (not even her bandmates) knows what the fuck "Gypsy" is about. I just love it. When I am in the mood for some fantastic music, Fleetwood Mac, more than any other band, is who I immediately turn to - not because I feel like being challenged by some audial mindfuck, but simply because they're the very best at what they do. And that's why, even though I don't - by a longshot - consider it the greatest album ever, I turn to Rumours more than any other record in my collection. I just want to hear the very zenith of that same generic, radio-friendly, bloated pop music."
While the specialists (WIKI) mentions about the 2 «faces» of this band: « While touring Europe in late March 1970, Green took LSD at a party at a commune in Munich, an incident cited by Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis as the crucial point in his mental decline.[19] Communard Rainer Langhans mentions in his autobiography that he and Uschi Obermaier met Green in Munich, where they invited him to their Highfisch-Kommune. Their real intention was to persuade Green to help arrange for Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to perform as headline acts at a Woodstock-styled festival in Bavaria.[citation needed] Fleetwood Mac roadie Dinky Dawson remembers that Green went to the party with another roadie, Dennis Keane, and that when Keane returned to the band's hotel to explain that Green would not leave the commune, Keane, Dawson and Mick Fleetwood travelled there to fetch Green.[20] By contrast, Green stated that he had fond memories of jamming at the commune when speaking in 2009: "I had a good play there, it was great, someone recorded it, they gave me a tape. There were people playing along, a few of us just fooling around and it was... yeah it was great." He told Jeremy Spencer at the time "That's the most spiritual music I've ever recorded in my life." After a final performance on 20 May 1970, Green left Fleetwood Mac.[21]»
Thus started the commercial lift off of a little blues rock band called Fleetwood Mac; but who are these Fleetwood Macs? WIKI explains:
«Fleetwood Mac are a British-USA rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of alltime. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.[5]
The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with "Albatross";[6] and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four US Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time. The band achieved comparatively modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s when Christine McVie was absent.
After numerous lineup changes the only original member present in the band is drummer Mick Fleetwood. Although band founder Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood and McVie) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts, as he initially decided to stay with Mayall. Keyboardist Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, has appeared on every album except the debut album, either as a member or as a session musician. She left the band in 1998 but returned in 2014.[7]»

So ladies and gents we present to you the group that released the chain (a hit that will never seize to amaze me –thankfully MCUniverse discovered it again in awesome playlist Vol.2 so it will become again the SMASH HIT it always meant to be)
And their legendary 75 – 79 period plus 
the 69 masterful “Then Play On” Album

 

and if u're not content, here is a powerful live of their 82 Tour (Mirage)


LINK1, LINK2, LINK3

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