Flashback: Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” Turns 30

October 9th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

We just glanced over at the calendar and realized in just over a week Fleetwood Mac’s masterpiece Tusk will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Sure, Tusk wasn’t (and still isn’t) as successful or acclaimed as its predecessor Rumours, but this perfectly flawed double vinyl has a special place in our hearts, and to celebrate, this week’s Flashback features Stevie Nicks’ “Angel” as it appeared onstage in the 1979 Tusk documentary. As Stephen Holden wrote in his Rolling Stone review of Tusk, “In its fits and starts and restless changes of pace, Tusk inevitably recalls the Beatles’ White Album, the quirky rock jigsaw puzzle that showed the Fab Four at their artiest and most indecisive.”

Bonus Flashback: The USC Trojan Marching Band, the stars of “Tusk,” perform the title track live — without Mac — on the 1979 year-end episode of Solid Gold, hosted by Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell. Watch it below:


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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