The Diamond
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

By: Patrick McKay
2007-08-14



Posted 08/14/2007 - 04:48:38 AM by MoldyMan:
 brilliant article enjoyed reading it
 
Posted 08/14/2007 - 06:12:34 AM by dave_pullar:
 I started reading this thinking "What could you possibly say about Rumours that hasn't been said already?" But I was impressed.
 
Posted 08/14/2007 - 10:28:01 AM by smwynne:
 "Songbird" is a dud? Better get your ears checked out.
 
Posted 08/14/2007 - 12:53:14 PM by lunaharpua:
 Really great job from a talented writer. Gave me a new contextual appreciation for this one, which is pretty impressive 30 years on. Keep em coming.
 
Posted 08/14/2007 - 01:36:40 PM by markrushton:
 What's amazing about Rumours is that, despite the supposed amount of cocaine used by the band at the time (Mick Fleetwood is quoted as saying "It was the craziest period of our lives. We went four or five weeks without sleep, doing a lot of drugs. I'm talking about cocaine in such quantities that, at one point, I thought I was really going insane."), the album doesn't sound excessive in the way that, say, Oasis's "Be Here Now" does.
 
Posted 08/14/2007 - 04:26:27 PM by garlad1:
 It's also interesting to note how the absolute power and popularity of Rumors has overshadowed any deep re-evaluation of Peter Green era Mac. When I was a kid, I used to listen to rumors every night in bed, on my walkman. I'm 35 now, and just discovered early Fleetwood Mac. I know musicians pushing 50 that don't even realize Mac wrote Black Magic Woman...they've never heard the original. Every Linsday Buckingham fan should be forced to listen to 'Albatross' at least once.