Song of the Day #4,720: ‘Monday Morning’ – Fleetwood Mac

Has a lineup change ever had a more profound effect on a band than the addition of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to Fleetwood Mac?

Before Buckingham and Nicks joined the band, Fleetwood Mac released ten albums over seven years, and most music fans wouldn’t recognize a single song from that span. Or at least not the Fleetwood Mac version — they did write and record ‘Black Magic Woman,’ which was a hit for Santana.

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Song of the Day #3,331: ‘Seven Wonders’ – Fleetwood Mac

Another act I regret excluding from the Montauk Madness competition is Fleetwood Mac. I own four of their albums (Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk and Tango in the Night) and I freaking love pretty much everything they do.

This was another unintentional oversight, like the exclusion of Ron Sexsmith. I have to be more careful about this stuff!

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Song of the Day #2,140: ‘Think About Me’ – Fleetwood Mac

fleetwood_mac_tuskLots of 70s bands are viewed with a smirk these days, their sound hopelessly dated. But Fleetwood Mac has remained cool since their heyday. In fact, right now they’re cooler than ever.

Indie darlings Haim at times come across as a Fleetwood Mac cover band, so closely do they mimic the style of their idols. Stevie Nicks is treated with reverence in her many TV and concert appearances. Christine McVie’s recently announced return to the band has been celebrated.

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Song of the Day #1,513: ‘Honey Hi’ – Fleetwood Mac

How do you follow Rumours?

Fleetwood Mac released that 1977 classic to universal critical and popular acclaim, and did so on the heels of their self-titled album, which though overshadowed by Rumours, is just as jam-packed with essential material.

In 1979, at the peak of their popularity, and also the peak of the personal turmoil that had become part of their daily existence, Fleetwood Mac released Tusk.

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