On this episode of lo-fidelity, we review Fleetwood Mac’s response to the massively popular Rumours with 1979’s Tusk. They had just skyrocketed to pop superstardom, selling millions of albums, playing to sold out crowds around the world, and had become more famous than they had ever imagined possible. Though their lives had become a rock and roll soap opera, drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie, keyboardist Christine McVie, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, and vocalist Stevie Nicks soldiered on with bruised hearts mired in cocaine binges. Soon, however, came the inevitable: the daunting task of recording a follow-up to one of the best-selling albums of all-time. Would Fleetwood Mac be able to continue channeling their internal drama with catchy hooks and mass appeal? Listen to our takes and share your thoughts with us!
Letters of Recommendation: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/magazine/letter-of-recommendation-fleetwood-macs-tusk.html
Lindsey Buckingham at USC | Full Interview | 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtGzaPQtW_o
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