Jeremy Spencer was picked off of the street and joined a cult. Their secretary recommended a friend of hers, Bob Welch. Upbeat, yet melancholy. I think the poem at the end is a perfect coda to the album, though I see how many others find it jarring. Danny is fired during the tour, as his increasing anxiety and other issues make him impossible to continue with. Penguin is nice album, once it remembers to be interesting. Takes a few more listens to get into. Welch gets in a great tune. Mystery to Me fixes the problems with Penguin, and Weston absolutely shines here.
Walker left the band, and Welch and McVie absolutely step up. Heroes Are Hard to Find sounds somewhat bland and similar to Penguin on first listen, but the songwriting is there. Definitely a hidden gem in the catalog. They put their all into Heroes, but by the time they released it, the buzz they had for Mystery to Me had died. Disappointed with its reception, they were at a total loss for what else to do. Fleetwood began searching for a new guitarist, and Welch began hemming and hawing about leaving the band.
The final choices for both of those happened within a month of each other. And so, the rock era of Fleetwood Mac gives way to the pop era. First incarnation is good also but you have to be a hardcore Blues fanatic to enjoy it. So second era is becoming my favorite Fleetwod Mac era but Future Games is the highlight for me from those five records.
Mostly Mistery to Me and Bare Trees are the ones hailed as the best from that era in the internet, this is the first site that I find that makes justice to Future Games. Like Liked by 1 person. You probably need to be one to enjoy the Mr. Wonderful album in its entirety, and the debut probably requires at least being a casual fan of blues, but select tracks from them hold up outside of that context, along with many of the singles.
And then, of course, Then Play On and Kiln House have very little in the way of blues, and both are absolutely worth hearing in their entirety. Oh, wow. I came back to re-read this review, as I rather like it, but then saw my comments. Sorry about the text dump! I let my enthusiasm get the better of me. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Independent music reviewer on altrockchick. And I look great in leather. Blog at WordPress. Rubber Soul Revolver Sgt. Sorrow Stand! Fleetwood Mac began life as a blues band during the peak years of the British blues movement. A gent named Jeremy Spencer contributed slide guitar and some vocals.
Kirwan would emerge as sort of co-leader with Jeremy Spencer on the fourth album, Kiln House. Spencer left the band shortly thereafter. Christine Perfect, aka Christine McVie, who had appeared occasionally on earlier albums, became a full-time member after Kiln House , the name change reflecting her marriage to John McVie. Prior to Future Games , an American musician by the name of Bob Welch joined the band, sharing guitar duties with Kirwan. Welch contributed to five studio albums, and the period from Future Games to Heroes Are Hard to Find are colloquially referred to as the Bob Welch Era or similar designation.
In , Christine McVie pushed hard for more radio-friendly music to pad her bank account. Fleetwood Mac replaced him with Americans Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, became a milquetoast pop band, sold millions of records and bore me to fucking tears. Lucky me. Dean of American Rock Critics my ass.
Like this: Like Loading Posted in: 's , Classic Music Reviews Tagged: bob welch , danny kirwan , fleetwood mac , future games , John McVie , mick fleetwood , morning rain , music review , sands of time , woman of years. Okay, I guess I better get a copy of Future Games and start reading. Dean March 25, at am. Dean March 21, at pm Reply. Fascinating how all these threads came together!
Thank you! Greg C March 22, at am Reply.
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I decided to fancy it up just a bit, simply because that is what I had in the pantry. I cooked the campanelle per the instructions on the box, then drained the pasta.
I shredded the cheese, and measured out the sour cream and mayo. Once everything was happily combined, I popped it into the baking dish and into the oven it went for thirty minutes. Looks pretty amazing, right? Time to dish up the mac and cheese.
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Creamy is the first thing that came to mind when I tasted it. Then came the subtle smokiness of the Smoked Flagship cheese, followed by just a hint of tang from the mayo. Overall, a wonderful flavor combination! I believe the smoky cheese saved it from being just a tad bland. Three and a half elbows up for this one, and honestly it could be in the five-elbow range with some modifications — and to be fair, I love bold flavors so it will be perfect as is for most folks.
Next time, I may halve the amount of sour cream as while it helped make the mac and cheese creamy, it also may have thrown a blanket on some of the flavor that may have otherwise shown through. But because of the simplicity of this recipe, it is an ideal dish for a crowd! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.