Do not question it, accept it.
Speaking of other shit, Chris Bertram on Fleetwood Mac:
Sorry Belle … I think it is partly an allergy stemming from a certain view of their history: the great British blues band (with Peter Green) morphing into an American soft-rock ensemble. When Rumors (1977) came out, the UK was in the throes of punk and I was 18 …. they were everything I hated and I’ve never been able to shake the association.Peter Green's sort of dull, but there's a degree to which I sympathize with the view of Fleetwood Mac as near-worthless wallpaper. Rumours and Tusk I now find terrific almost all the way through, so in advance of Chris's comment I wrote:
Almost all of Rumors and Tusk is worth a listen. Personally I was put off by how smooth it all was when I was younger, and repulsed by the idea that they spent $1,000,000 recording Tusk. I suppose I am now just as dull as they were.Hooray for me getting on Fleetwood Mac's lawn! Everybody else GET OFF IT.
The weakening of Fleetwood Mac was in the Bob Welch era:
Welch evidently thought the rough edges should have been smoothed off and re-recorded it:
That is a song that never rose above feeble drowsiness and never aspired to. Kinda catchy though...
Meanwhile Rumours starts off with this, which was a little loud for dad at the time: