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Old 06-28-2019, 12:12 PM
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Spectator article by a Michael Hann

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/...fleetwood-mac/

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The Mac have long had hipster allure (search SoundCloud for Fleetmac Wood, who make disco and dance edits and mixes of old Mac tracks), but the people at Wembley weren’t hipsters: they were simply in love with one of the great catalogues of modern pop, specifically that created by the Lindsey Buckingham-Stevie Nicks iteration of the group.

One problem, though. Fleetwood Mac sacked Buckingham last year, and without him and the peculiar rage he brought to their show they were no more than a very high-class karaoke act. For several years I had wondered why their gigs were built around the psychodrama between Buckingham and Nicks, with them pretending to be starcrossed lovers, decades after their romantic relationship ended, and with every-one present knowing they despised each other. In his absence, the answer became clear: it provided a narrative structure that held everything together, a sense of tension that made a nostalgia show something that felt alive.

No show with songs as good as ‘Go Your Own Way’ or ‘Landslide’ or ‘Dreams’ is going to be bad. But Fleetwood Mac certainly had a good go at it: the sound was awful, even by the standards of huge shows, and the production — a crucial element in stadiums — redefined the word ‘perfunctory’. A couple of hundred quid to squint at underlit figures, with most of the music just a morass of sludge? They should have been ashamed.

One of the loveliest songs on Rumours was Buckingham’s acoustic number ‘Never Going Back Again’. It came to mind as I left Wembley. Alas, even with a band I love, I’m never going back again.
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I mistyped “Done” as “Dine” in the thread title. Can a moderator help me edit it? I don’t know how.
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I mistyped “Done” as “Dine” in the thread title. Can a moderator help me edit it? I don’t know how.
Ok, although this guy probably wouldn't dine with Fleetwood Mac either.
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Gracias! And I agree.
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I agree completely, too. The band of my life is dead to me. I'll always listen to their past, but never see a show again, or buy any "viable product"(bonus points for naming that reference).

Old Goat Breath killed FM.
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I agree completely, too. The band of my life is dead to me. I'll always listen to their past, but never see a show again, or buy any "viable product"(bonus points for naming that reference).

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I'm done with FM because this is gone.




It just wasn't tenable anymore?! WTF does that mean?!! IDIOTS!
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JWD that pretty much sums it up perfectly. This big a line up change "after" the Dance is completely unacceptable- and that was 22 years ago. The current line up does not work and the attempt to mask Nicks and McVie's diminished talents with Campbell and Finn is not helping. While talented they are not a fit to this band and as a fan of the many other wonderful line ups, I cannot bear to watch it. My time as a devoted fan is over and I rarely listen to any of their music anymore.

To let Buckingham go at this juncture is approaching insanity.
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To let Buckingham go at this juncture is approaching insanity.
A true testament to the Old Goat's massively bloated ego.
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A true testament to the Old Goat's massively bloated ego.
I believe you mean bloated egoat.
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To let Buckingham go at this juncture is approaching insanity.
It destroyed their legacy, from love to hate

As it constitutes pure venom aimed at Lindsey

The "new" touring "band" amounted to a cash grab... before they all go off onto new, probably less lucrative, gigs (Stevie as a solo artist with or without Campbell and Mick as a Crowded House drummer)

They could have just ended the band and not broken hearts

But they don't care

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