“I was in a room in the town square with a horrific hangover, and I was woken by the sound of the local brass band that relentlessly went round and round the square,” he told British. It's written by lindsay buckingham when his wife stevie was having an affair with another band member mick. If fact, it’s downright punk-rebellion level dangerous when placed next to the rather dull progenitor Mirage. I couldn't help but think that the band threw a bunch (and I mean a bunch) of average songs together and prayed that at least a few would capture the magic from Rumours. I respect Lindsey Buckingham’s artistic drive to do something different from Tusk’s predecessor and I’ve long believed he’s an underrated guitar player. The first day, I set the studio up as usual. ", Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully. Why don't you ask him if he's going to stay? On this world tour, the band recorded music for the Fleetwood Mac Live album released in 1980. Fleetwood Mac needed – and needs – Lindsey Buckingham’s adventurousness and studio savvy, as their own solo and Lindsey-less work often shows. Gary Claydon: All I hear is a bunch of songs that continue in the tried & trusted FM soft rock California-stylee & another bunch of songs by some bloke trying to be David Byrne. A Tusk is a small, annoying creature, usually in politics who has been promoted far above his/her level of competence. I just remember that I thought it was kinda silly — the guy who should have stayed there was Lindsey, and then it would have been historic. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Much of it sounded clattery, half-formed, with strange rhythmic leaps and offbeat tics. 2. That’s because, by the time he’d entered Studio D, he’d already ripped apart his recording rulebook and set it ablaze. “I was losing a great deal of myself,” Buckingham told Mojo. In my opinion his other tracks are distracting. Christine McVie called the excess “quite absurd” in a 2015 Uncut interview. 3. [6], Compared to 1977's Rumours, which sold 10 million copies by February 1978, Tusk was regarded as a commercial failure by the label, selling four million copies. I may do that, but I don't think I'll ever listen to Tusk in its entirety again. The best song of Nicks' to me is the dramatic Sister Of The Moon. “The explosion of the punk movement had changed the musical landscape, and the popular conception was that bands like ours, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, Elton John and everyone else from our era, were a bunch of dinosaurs who’d lost touch with the real world,” drummer Mick Fleetwood wrote in his 2014 autobiography, Then Play On. It was just odd – a spiky angular affair that never troubled my turntable after the first two or three spins. Song meanings ©2003-2020 lyricinterpretations.com. “Pet Sounds is the acknowledged masterpiece, and it’s everything it’s said to be, with Brian taking some of the influences he got from Phil Spector and making something all his own,” Buckingham wrote in his Beach Boys dedication for Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists list. But the guys were saying, ‘The timing is all over the place,’ so I said, ‘Just let me weasel around and make it okay. It was the worst kind of dislike too. “They were really complimentary to me and these are two great songwriters. Not even close - 9/10 for me (but then again I like Marmite). He'd tape microphones to the studio floor and get into a sort of push-up position to sing. A lot of what you find later on Pet Sounds or Smile, you could find in a different form early on.”, By 1979, Wilson had long since abandoned the latter LP, a self-declared “teenage symphony to God” full of ornate, interwoven fragments, and progressive pop pilgrimages. Most of their songs Felt sooo confident and sooo far beyond the normal every day realm – – so as an adult, it's a bit boring to realize all the incestuous relationships and kind of disappointing adult complications that inspired this songs. And concerning the selling success Tusk had two handicaps: 1) it was a expensive double LP 2) without any #1 singles. Instead, hardly anyone remembers it happened — or exactly, “I remember [Fleetwood Mac guitar tech] Ray Lindsey was jamming with Peter because Peter wanted to have a guitar player to play with him,” Caillat told me in, The session generated more magic than originally thought: A bluesier version of the song, featuring Green’s full performance, appeared on an expanded, “That was ridiculous, and that was Warner Brothers’ fault,” Fleetwood told, Larry Vigon, the band’s art director during that period, said it originated from the elephant references in Beard’s artwork. Not surprising though. I especially like the more twisted songs of Buckingham. Nicks’ “Sara” was inspired in part by an unborn child that resulted from an affair with the Eagles’ Don … Tusk would be a pretty characterless, beige album (much like the cover art) without them. [7] The song was also performed live during Fleetwood Mac's concert in 1997 in conjunction with the USC Band. My view of Tusk now? The University of Southern California marching band played on this track. For the Camper Van Beethoven album, a remake of this one, see. A roll of the eyes later and I'm in. And its biggest crime was was having the great Peter Green in the studio and only using him for a brief flurry at the end of Brown Eyes (he wasn't even credited on the original album). But Warner Brothers certainly didn’t do the band any favors on the promo side, playing the double LP in full one day before its release date via the Westwood One radio network. Buckingham had produced the goods on Rumours but largely fails to deliver this time around. 1. You can create a decent (if not spectacular) 43 minutes out of Tusk and I can’t help but think a band without Rumours under their belt would have done exactly that. But CBS reports that the band has waded through the drama to sell over 100 million records as of 2017. It’s too bad that I didn’t like Tusk more. I'd say both McVie's and Nicks' best songs are here, Over And Over and Sara, respectively. baffled many who were expecting Rumours Vol.2. A DVD with both a 24 bit/96 kHz stereo mix and a 5.1 surround mix of the original album. Tusk is an album I still go back to, while Mirage remains as thin and wafty as its name suggests. In the mix of it all, there is another man waiting to sleep with this girl for a while and he's seducing her to a one night stand with him and he's thickening the doubt she had about her lover. The longer you listen, songs like The Ledge raise a smile on what otherwise would be a fairly bleak set of recordings, and when the stars do all align, Save Me A Place would have fit comfortably with Rumours were it a longer double album (oh sit down Stevie, yes you can have bloody Silver Springs on there too!). John Trimbos: I love the diversity and experimentation of Tusk. These things are, of course, relative. [1] .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}. To me it was like a milestone of stupidity, and rolling the dice unnecessarily. Regarding the album's production costs, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham stated: "During the making of Tusk, we were in the studio for about 10 months and we got 20 songs out of it. You could argue that experiments have no place on a finished record, but for fans of other low-fi musicians like Tom Waits, the Buckingham solo tracks won’t be anywhere near as shocking. Over & Over Thankful for the way they moved me when I was a kid. That’s not to write off the album as an artistic failure, but it’s the sound of one man imploding while his band-mates luxuriate in their success. [9], Going into Tusk, Lindsey Buckingham was adamant about creating an album that sounded nothing like Rumours: "For me, being sort of the culprit behind that particular album, it was done in a way to undermine just sort of following the formula of doing Rumours 2 and Rumours 3, which is kind of the business model Warner Bros. would have liked us to follow.