Saturday, June 21, 2014


#256 TUSK Fleetwood Mac
Following up an album as perfect as 'Rumours' was always going to be impossible. Fleetwood Mac avoided the temptation of repeating itself, by allowing Lindsey Buckingham to direct the group in new directions. Exerting more control than his fellow bandmates, he wrote 9 of the 'Tusk' LP's 20 tracks himself. The title song, declared that this was not going to be 'Rumours II'. 
Issued as a single in 1979, "Tusk" was 1 of the most unique songs ever recorded. Buckingham wrote it and production was handled by him as well as input from the other members of Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The song was recorded in Los Angeles. The track features the U.S.C. Trojan Marching Band, recorded live at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium. The single fared very well on the charts, peaking at #6 in Britain, 8 in America and 3 in Australia. 

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new instalments are added each day (every 12 hours) with 1 of the remaining 300 songs as well as moving down from #1201 to 1500, with 5 of those songs added daily.

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