Thursday, July 18, 2024

Fleetwood Mac: Here Are Three Great Songs from the Band’s Early Years Before “Dreams” Became Soap Opera Filled Nightmares


Want to know what Fleetwood Mac was really like before they were ruined by fame and soap opera?

Up until 1975, they never heard of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. It was Mick Fleetwood, the McVies, Bob Welch, Danny Kirwan, Peter Green. THAT was Fleetwood Mac.

Here are three songs that typified their coolness. Rhino has a box set now from that era that far outshines what came later.


Bare Trees:

Heroes are Hard to Find:

and I’ll concede “Over My Head” by Christine McVie from the 1975 self titled album. I’d love to know what she thinks of all the changes that went on.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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