Wednesday, 9 March 2016
I'd Rather Jack Than Fleetwood Mac
Wait! Come back! I can assure you this isn't a post about pish Stock, Aitken and Waterman produced pop dance. However there are an awful lot of things I would rather do than Fleetwood Mac
It's true to say I was never a fan , it may have something to do with all that hair, flowing dresses or the right stench of pomposity that surrounded them, I should qualify by stating that this is FM from the mid 70s to early 80s, other incarnations of the band I have no knowledge of but I have of course heard Albatross. Or it could have been that for a couple of years growing up my mother played Rumours incessantly, or so it seemed and the follow up Tusk to a lesser extent but still a hell of a lot. Greg Dulli on the other hand I suspect rather likes them as when I caught the Afghan Whigs last year he incorporated some of the lyrics to Tusk in I Am Fire. I think that when I saw him previously in one of his incarnations he also dropped a bit of Fleetwood Mac in but don't quote me on that. What I am sure of is on the Twilight Singers covers album, She Loves You he included a version of another track from Tusk which very nearly made me revisit the original double album to see if my prejudices just might be wrong. I gave myself a shake and reasoned that there was no need my original belief would have been correct and besides did I really want to go down the road, where I might get hooked on late 70s cocaine fuelled middle of the road pap?
The Twilight Singers - What Makes You Think You're The One