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I'm choosing the order of these randomly now. I put a list together the other night. It's about 160 songs long, so this might eventually end up as a Top 150, you never know. Anyway the random selection method is to get bunn to call out random numbers. This is what she came up with for Song 31.

Tusk is the title track to the hugely expensive and astonishingly uncommercial double album that Fleetwood Mac followed up the enormously successful Rumours album with. It apparently made a lot of record company executives very unhappy. Criticism of the album is in my opinion grossly unfair - some of the band's best songs are on Tusk. Admittedly, so are some of their least commercial, but at least they tried doing something different. One of those 'different' songs is Tusk. It was recorded live with the USC Marching Band at Dodger Stadium and set a record for the single featuring the most musicians. And it was a top ten single in both the US and the UK.

The original video was filmed at the same time, but is notable only to see Stevie Nicks as a baton-twirling majorette (she's really good at this). So instead I'm going to show you the version (also with the USC Marching Band) from 1997's live performance 'The Dance'.

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cheekbones3
Nov. 11th, 2015 10:24 pm (UTC)
One of my top 3 Mac songs.
philmophlegm
Nov. 11th, 2015 11:18 pm (UTC)
Which just invites the question "What are the other two?"
cheekbones3
Nov. 12th, 2015 05:49 pm (UTC)
Certainly Big Love, third one not so sure, maybe Oh Well or The Chain.
philmophlegm
Nov. 12th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
All good choices. Big Love was number 18 in my list and The Chain was number 14.
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