Song of the Day: ‘Silver Springs’
May 16th, 2008 ·
The history behind this classic Fleetwood Mac song that failed to make the cut on ‘Rumours’ due to its length is clearly evident in the moment at the end of the song when Stevie Nicks turns to face Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and directs the lyrics, written to him, directly at him.
It’s goosebump-inducing stuff, a real chill scene from a mesmerising live concert. To my mind no other band has the emotional history (or baggage) that Fleetwood Mac do, and it definitely contributes to the visceral impact of their music.