Showing posts with label 10-03-13: Fleetwood Mac - Glasgow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10-03-13: Fleetwood Mac - Glasgow. Show all posts

Monday, October 14, 2013

BREAKING: Flying Bras Distract Lindsey Buckingham During Fleetwood Mac Show @FleetwoodMac

Too funny!... Lindsey doesn't know what to make of it with the flying bras coming his way.  This took place on his Birthday in Glasgow, Scotland October 3rd.  Made the show memorable for him I'm sure.  

Okay... Who went home Bra-less from the show?

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Stevie Nicks: "We were a little sleazy" Fleetwood Mac "Without You" Intro - Glasgow

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The hidden track during the Fleetwood Mac Tour set... The great "Without You" intro... It's been fairly static in it's delivery for the most part but occasionally it's been embellished and or modified... In Glasgow, when Stevie suggests the lost song was due to "sleazy friends" stealing the song, Lindsey questions Stevie about whether their friends back in the day were really sleazy... and if so, what does that say about them at the time... Stevie: "We were a little sleazy".  Lindsey: "We'll, have to talk about that later".


Here's a few more vids from Fleetwood Mac's last UK show.


Friday, October 04, 2013

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Glasgow "Nicks is indeed a songwriter of rare distinction; she was always so much more than just the pretty girl with the nice voice"

By Extremelisteningmode

That the story of Fleetwood Mac is a movie begging to be made is not in question. Absconding guitar players, cocaine addictions, mental breakdowns, obsessive creative geniuses, intraband/extra-marital affairs, violence, excess, recrimination, huge success and massive hanging clacker balls seem to be elements that perfectly fit the silver screen. And what’s more, that’s only some of the tale. It really has been a unique, astonishing journey. But while the legend has played a part in tempting 12,000 people to Glasgow’s newest venue, it’s what we’re actually here to witness that’s really important. Are Fleetwood Mac purely about the past or do they have anything to offer in the present?

Those au fait with the Glasgow music scene will be aware of The Hydro’s unloved and much-maligned older brother, the SECC. It appears that the new venue was designed as a sort of antidote, with the starting place being a list of the many faults of the original and the simple premise of ‘fix this’. To be fair, the new building is attractive, if a tad garishly lit in the colours of the electricity supplier who sponsor it. Facilities are excellent, with plenty of bars, toilets and food outlets – who even seem to serve edible food. The seats are comfortable and roomy. It’s almost revolutionary.

The new surroundings seem to have amplified the big-match feel that a superstar band brings to any city. And Fleetwood Mac are certainly that, one of the 70s and 80s rock Royal Family who can genuinely claim to be better known than many Prime Ministers. When they emerge to blast into the perfect pop of ‘Second Hand News’, the place goes slightly mental. That qualifier is removed when the snaking opening guitar lines of ‘The Chain’ begins to wind out, and by the chorus the crowd are in danger of losing their shit. By the bass breakdown, they have. The sound is pristine and the venue seems to have been built with acoustics as well as aesthetics in mind.

Stevie Nicks takes over for ‘Dreams’, and it occurs that her role as an icon in modern music is criminally underplayed. The amount of women in the audience –  of all ages – bedecked in lacy shawls or trademark hats is a visual clue, but then there’s the reverence with which the song is received. It’s like a rock version of ‘I Will Survive’ to Glasgow’s female populace.  And, as the various songs she’s written through the years appear, you’re reminded that Nicks is indeed a songwriter of rare distinction; she was always so much more than just the pretty girl with the nice voice.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Glasgow
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Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham shares birthday celebrations with sell-out Glasgow crowd

THE singer's legendary band enjoy a memorable gig with a thrilling set in-front of 13,000 fans at the newly-opened Hydro.

FLEETWOOD Mac main man Lindsey Buckingham had a birthday party to remember last night in front of 13,000 fans at a sold-out Hydro.

The legendary band produced a thrilling set that covered their entire 46-year career. And they were sensational from start to finish.

The heavy desert rock of The Chain, with perfect harmonies and Lindsey’s six-string fireworks, was an early highlight.

He was the star of the show, with his presence and outrageous guitar skills.

But Stevie Nicks was a joy to watch, and listen to, throughout. Whether on fragile ballads (Without You) or full-on rockers (Gold Dust Woman) she still has one of the finest voices in music.

Anthems like Go Your Own Way and Rhiannon went down a storm, but Lindsay’s solo acoustic version of Big Love really stood out too. Even now, when Fleetwood Mac are on form like this, no one can touch them.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Review: Fleetwood Mac in Glasgow ★★★★ Stars "Buckingham, the birthday boy was treated to an impromptu 'Happy Birthday' & projectile undies"

by Fiona Shepherd
The Scotsman

Photo Ross Gilmore
Rod Stewart’s mini-residency has dominated a packed opening week at the Hydro but this visit from American MOR legends Fleetwood Mac was no less prestigious – and a touch more consistent in terms of musical quality.

Fleetwood Mac - SSE Hydro, Glasgow

It was difficult to argue with the opening salvo of classics from the mega-selling Rumours album, which has lately had the dubious distinction of a Glee makeover. The veteran four-piece delivered decidedly non-jazz hands renditions of Second Hand News and The Chain, still a sublime showcase of their natural harmonies, John McVie’s magnificent rumbling bass and Lindsey Buckingham’s blistering guitar playing, followed by Stevie Nicks’ musically smooth yet lyrically barbed Dreams.

Their quartet of tracks from Tusk was a mixed bag – Not That Funny was not that loveable – but it was Mick Fleetwood’s time to shine on the irresistible tribal throb of the title track.

Much of the performance played on the chemistry between former partners Nicks, our lady of the gothic shawls, and Buckingham, the birthday boy who was treated to an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday by the crowd (“Don’t remind me,” he deadpanned) and some projectile undies.

The pair walked onstage hand-in-hand, slow-danced briefly to Sara and tried to outdo each other with the overwrought melodrama of Gold Dust Woman and I’m So Afraid. Buckingham’s Sad Angel bustled along with more momentum than melody, while Nicks described the winsome Without You as “the nicest thing I ever wrote about he and I”. But it was the bitter songs they wrote about each other – Go Your Own Way and Don’t Stop – and the intimate, healing finale of Say Goodbye which won the day.