Fleetwood Mac - Rosebud
In what can only be described as a cosmic coincidence, yesterday I won tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in concert this June, just as I was finishing up Ken Caillat’s Making Rumours, the producer’s detailed account of, you guessed it, making Rumours. Incredible, I know. And while it’s a bummer that Christine McVie is no longer playing with the band, it’s still going to be fun, right?
The book is recommended! Not exactly a masterpiece of writing, but if you want to know how many lines of cocaine and Heinekens it took for Mick Fleetwood to get really wild on the drums, or how foxy the ladies of Sausalito, CA were in the mid-70s, or about that time Lindsey Buckingham tried to strangle Caillat for erasing one of his guitar solos … well, this is the book for you, my friend. There’s a segment describing the making of the very great half-hour film I’ve linked to above — very much worth your time. Stevie twirls, Lindsey shreds, John rocks some cut-offs, Mick makes ridiculous faces, and Christine is Perfect. A lot of the footage has been recycled endlessly, but I’d never seen the whole thing uncut ‘til this week. Man, I hope they play “I’m So Afraid” when I see them.