Fleetwood Mac has everything: divorce, reunions and an 80’s phase that they’d like to forget about. Political campaigns love using their songs and it’s hard to tell who they back because “Don’t Stop,” has been played so many times on CSPAN. Oh well, more airplay. Stevie Nicks had to convince them that she was the one to lead the band vocally and everyone is pretty jazzed that she did. Sister can sing.
The tension between Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham is so intense that they made money off of it. Wouldn’t it be nice if divorce was profitable for more people? With that said neither one needed to hoopla to be successful. Both are amazing musicians. Christine McVie ain’t too shabby either. Mick Fleetwood, as intense and uncomfortable as his facial expressions may be, is a drummer to be awed by those who came before and after him. The opening to “You Can Go Your Own Way” gets better everytime between the assertive tom toms and the emotional guitar riffs.
No matter who you are, “Silver Springs” will get to you. Even if it’s sung by your drunk friend Skippy at karaoke night, you will get emotional (in the sense of wanting to punch him in the face).