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Old 07-22-2019, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Nicks Fan View Post
There was a great post in the Fleetwood Mac news and reviews Facebook page before they were deleted and the person was spot on. They were referencing the comments about this being a new band and such and responding that the 88- 95 era produced no big hit albums and or songs that became set list staples etc and that in the end this current lineup would end up crashing and burning just like that era from 88 -95 ended up doing. All they have done with this current tour is sell a decent amount of tickets (Just like they did in 87, 90) and that's about it. No new music but allot of shameless interviews throwing Lindsey under the bus time and again when he was the one who saved them many times from being a joke. They used him for years for their success and now that they don't need him they just toss him aside like trash. I just love Mick's comment about being Lindsey being more respectful of his music in FM.

If anyone should be respectful of FM it should be him. He had turned FM into a sad pathetic lounge act more than once and the brand is tarnished. I don't care how many tickets you sell on a tour. The fact that for the past 15+ years FM has been largely a nostalgia act resting on the past vs making new music is something that real fans don't take lightly. I truly wonder what he's gonna do when after this tour he is broke again and needs more money?
And let's not forget, Mick's puppet master, SN, would also be happy being in a pathetic lounge act. In the famous Dance-era interview (where LB kisses her on the head in the middle of it), Lindsey is asked about how they joined FM and is explaining that after the failure of the BN album they were on the "road to Palooka-ville" (which they had to explain to Christine) and they could well have ended up playing steakhouses and such which he was not going to do and Stevie interjects "And his girlfriend who would have been perfectly happy playing steakhouses".

I think this says everything about their perspectives on what defines success. For Stevie it has always been and will always be about money (except for maybe, maaaayyyybeee a short period in the mid 70s when she seemed to truly want to be recognized as a writer). Then she got kinda famous, was the "it" girl of the moment, and, horror of all horrors, began dating Don Henley and hanging out with the Eagles. She once said that Don taught her 'how to be a rock star', and to me that was a terrible thing. The Eagles were known for being pompous, entitled, arrogant assholes, and some of that clearly rubbed off. The whole "I demand the presidential suite" and all that other bs was modeled for her as how rock stars should act, and she's never let it go. (With Azoff as her manager, this would have been further reinforced).

It's never been about integrity for her, about artistic legacy, it was about fame, the rock and roll lifestyle, and the external, visible trappings of being #1, whatever that might take. (Success to her was the power to demand the presidential suite, success to him was the power to define his own music. She would hand over control of what her music was to producers/executives who would turn it into the latest fad (synthesizer dance music, anyone?) if it meant she got the cover of Rolling Stone and private jets). She along with Mick would sell out anyone or anything to be on the top of the heap (record sales, ticket sales, awards, etc etc). She likes to portray herself as a "girl's girl" but she was a real bitch about other female performers whom she saw as competition. Her recent comments about not taking advice well from female professionals (managers, etc) says volumes about her. She likes girl pals who worship her and kiss her ass and do errands for her. She sees real power as a man thing and will use her wiles to attach herself to powerful men who can help her achieve her goal of being #1.

I think she knows LB knows her for who she really is, and that he is probably truly the only person left in the world who would ever tell her 'no' or give her less than ass-kissing feedback (Bob Dylan, anyone?). Of course he was also a total cruel asshole to her when he lost his control over her, but he also was someone who saw and believed in her talent, and wanted to help her refine it to its highest possibility (and still wants that for her songs, despite himself). It seems certain no one around her ever tells her she's less than fantastic. Her mother might have been the only other person, and she's now gone.

With absolutely no one left to contradict her or check her greedy impulses, this is what you get.

Last edited by bombaysaffires; 07-22-2019 at 03:28 PM..
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