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  Tusk (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The album was one of the first to employ digital mixing.
The name for the album Tusk was inspired by a giant mammoth tusk in the museum of a small town called Saffron Walden, in Essex, England.
Tusk is often played at USC Trojan football games by the marching band with the fans chanting "UCLA sucks" at their crosstown rivals.
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 Tusk (album)
Tusk was a double album released in 1979 by Fleetwood Mac.
Considered somewhat "quirky", Tusk did not achieve the level of success of its predecessor, Rumours.
On June 24, 2003, this album is due to be re-issued on Rhino Records[?] along with Fleetwood Mac (1976) and Rumours (1977).
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 Stevie Nicks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The album was certified gold and still hit the Top 20 on the Billboard 200, but it was nowhere near the level of success of previous Fleetwood Mac albums, and it is one of the band's least commercially- and critically-successful albums.
The album featured collaborations with Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) on the country duet "Too Far from Texas," and Macy Gray on the soft, funky "Bombay Sapphires." Nicks began writing actively for the album in 1994 and 1995 with "Trouble in Shangri-La" and "Love Is," as she came out of her Klonopin dependency.
The album, Say You Will, was released to positive reviews in April 2003 and became a Top 3 hit on the Billboard 200, supported by a mammoth, extensive world tour lasting until September 2004, as well as two DVD releases: the concert film Live in Boston and the documentary Destiny Rules.
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 The Daily Vault Album Reviews : Tusk
It is unfortunate that was the case, as Tusk is a near brilliant album, pushing the boundaries of what "pop" music was in the early 1980's.
On Tusk, the balance is decidedly in Buckingham's favor, but the other two are not excluded, not by a long shot.
The double album is usually indicative of the success of a band, coming at the height of their popularity.
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Tusk is a landmark album, to say the least.
Overall, "Tusk" is no "Rumours" it's the aftermash and while some fans may be dissapointed by it's quite diffrent sound, it's still a wonderful album.
"Tusk" released in 1979 was Fleetwood Mac's third album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham after "Fleetwood Mac" in 1975 and the groundbreaking "Rumours" from 1977.
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 BAM Magazine
Buckingham took a lot of heat for the album’s relative "failure" (though four million copies of an expensive—some say "over-priced"—double album is really the equivalent of eight million records sold, not bad by any standards), but he will undoubtedly have the last laugh.
Tusk is not going to sound dated in five or ten years, and I would be willing to bet that a lot more people will slowly be convinced of the album’s greatness than will forget all about it.
The album’s producer, Keith Olsen, used tapes he made with the duo to pitch his own talents to Mick Fleetwood, and the drummer was impressed with both Olsen and Buckingham/Nicks.
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 Reviews: Fleetwood Mac
Like The Beatles "White Album," Tusk is a simply an error in judgement; an album that should have been reduced to 11 or 12 songs, with the others either being scrapped or used for Mirage, which certainly could have benefitted from inclusion of just one or two of the better Tusk tracks.
A double-live album from the "Tusk" tour, this is a pleasant, but often lacking document of the band live in it's classic lineup.
Supposedly this is her second solo album, the first coming in 1970 before she joined Fleetwood Mac, although I've hardly ever heard mention of this disc, and I doubt it's still in print in any form.
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 Tusk by Camper Van Beethoven at Audio Lunchbox
In the late 70s Fleetwood Mac's Rumours was one of those albums that was impossible to avoid, and was proof that having messy relationships with other members of your band and writing catchy songs about them could make you very popular.
Its follow up, Tusk, was a different story; a critical and commercial flop (though yielding a couple of hits), its four sides were dominated by guitarist Lindsey Buckingham's increasingly eccentric musical vision.
Recorded in 1987 and conceived on a whim, it was a source of irritation to the band themselves.
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 Fleetwood Mac Story, Part Two: 1975-1986
The second single taken from the album was Stevie's beautiful "Rhiannon", which proved to be even a bigger hit than "Over My Head" reaching #11 on the charts.
The "Tusk" double album was released in October 1979 with the title track as the first single.
The album also included three previously unreleased tracks that the band had recorded in front of some friends and their road crew at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
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 Amazon.ca: Tusk: Music: Fleetwood Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the ensuing years, Tusk has not enjoyed the reputation that Fleetwood Mac or Rumours has had, and that's a shame, because the album is easily as strong as those two albums, although it's quite different from them.
Both albums are eccentric and fragmented, and on each, the band members (at least the ones that write songs) come through as very distinct, individual personalities, much more so than on previous albums.
Without a doubt "Tusk" is one of the strangest, but best songs I have ever heard, with a marching band, spoken lyrics, and background voice (some of you might remember the live version on "The Dance", keep in mind that the original is not too similar).
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 Amazon.co.uk: Tusk: Expanded & Remastered: Music: Fleetwood Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tusk was famously the follow-up to the bestselling Rumours (1977) and along with Fleetwood Mac (1975) is the centrepiece of their career (stuff like Mirage & Tango in the Night were distinctly underwhelming).
Tusk is better than Rumours as (i) it's a double-album, the three-songwriters having much to offer (ii) it was recorded in relationship-turmoil, everyone likes a car crash.
Tusk is now available in complete, expanded form and is now ripe for rediscovery after the Mac's succesful return last year.
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 Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The interpretation to this album was compiled after a month long discussion on the message board of the Penguin, The Ledge, with input from the interpretations from all of the individual songs contained on this album.
Her first song on the album, also the first song on the album, is "Over and Over." The album begins with the feeling that everything is over.
Tusk is the sound of the pieces of this explosion reflecting on themselves and on one another.
www.fleetwoodmac.net /discog/discog.php?pid=8   (2814 words)

 Tusk: Get Ready   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tusk is the equivalent of an audio mugging.
The bass mainly doubles the guitar, but is beyond thick, and occasionally mangles your senses with a fretboard raping worthy of thrown goats, although the rest of the band is so loud and noisey that you hardly realize the undulating rhythms.
Where Pelican delivers fury with drama, Tusk goes for your jugular and drinks from it after wrenching it from your puny throat, without the fanfare of identifying, stalking, and eventually slaying a victim.
www.fubarm.com /reviews/tusk/tusk-getready.htm   (516 words)

 Lindsey Buckingham - Musician Magazine Interview 1981
Whether he is singing one of his own songs from the new Tusk album or backing Nicks or McVie on one of their tunes, Buckingham plays and looks like a man possesed -- his fixed stare never leaving the audience, a sinister grin never leaving his face.
But, while it may not hold together well as a unified album, the individual performances on Tusk are nevertheless outstanding, especially Buckingham's which display a startling new approach to recording structure, mix and instrumentation.
Now on Tusk we more or less did the same thing and took a lot of chances, but we did it because it was something we felt was right to do and was important, and it shook things up.
www.fleetwoodmac-uk.com /stillgoinginsane/articles/198106.html   (4863 words)

 CD Times - Fleetwood Mac
The final song of his to grace the album, the title track, is pure musical spectacle, especially considering the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band were invited to record their own take of the central riff in the middle of Dodger Stadium.
The listener is almost forced into voyeuristic behaviour in the sense that nearly all of the songs written for the album concern the breakdown of a relationship with another member of the same band.
Whereas The White Album was about four talented musicians struggling to cope with the fact that they couldn't be in a band with one another anymore, Tusk is an album in which five nervous-breakdowns somehow equated to good music.
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 Neil Hopwood - July 2004
Yet, the ‘Tusk’ album as a whole was actually outstanding, a masterpiece on its own, but the public did not like or want to hear it!
The fact they were actually quite good, cohesive and well produced albums was irrelevant, they did not really match the impact that ‘Thriller’ did in 1982, and nothing he has done of late seems to have done any better either.
After that, no great chart shakes as far as album sales were concerned, and yet they made the most amazing albums in the early eighties, with ‘Boonoonoonoos’ in 1981 and ‘Ten Thousand Light Years’ in 1984 respectively.
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 Tusk - Fleetwood Mac - Song Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Where Rumours achieved greatness through turmoil, its double-album follow-up, Tusk, is the sound of a band imploding.
Lindsey Buckingham began to assume control of Fleetwood Mac during the Rumours sessions, but he dominates Tusk, turning the album into a paranoid roller coaster ride where sweet soft rock is offset by feverish cocaine fantasies.
Because of its ambitions, Tusk failed to replicate the success of its two predecessors (it still went double platinum, though), yet it earned a dedicated cult audience of fans of twisted, melodic pop.
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 Tusk - Tusk
The earlier album reflected the breakup of Lindsey and Stevie, since that time their works reflected other relationship issues with other individuals.
'Tusk' might be an alternative spelling of 'Tsk', as in, 'Tsk, tsk, Stevie!' an exclamation which adequately expresses Lindsay's disappointment and disapproval.
"Tusk" was an inside joke between the band members before a song was written.
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 ABOUT.BIOGRAPHY.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although the Buckingham Nicks album is now a major collectable, in 1974 it was a difficult road for the two, and the album failed to establish them in the way it should have.
The recording of the group's follow-up effort was not going on long when it became clear that both Lindsey and Stevie and Christine and John McVie were in the throes of breakups, and that the songs emerging from the sessions were forming a sort of intense, open musical dialogue marked by passion and pain.
The resulting album, shaped in significant part by Buckingham, was titled "Rumours," and it became a sensation, largely for its timeless, deeply felt music, partly because it served as a sort of musical soap opera, a gorgeous stained glass window into the band members' lives.
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 New Fleetwood Mac Album Due - Rolling Stone 03-1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The group’s first LP since 1982’s Mirage, the new album features twelve songs: five written by Buckingham, four by Christine McVie, two by Stevie Nicks and one written by Nicks’s friend and former backup singer Sandy Stewart.
The album was recorded on analog equipment and mastered on two-track digital.
That’s what the Tusk album was about: selling 16 million copies of Rumours, and seeing what that created in terms of pressure to make a Rumours Two.
www.fleetwoodmac-uk.com /articles/FMart42.htm   (781 words)

 Amazon.ca: Tusk (Deluxe): Music: Fleetwood Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Some of his best work is also on this oft-maligned project, including Tusk (listen to it with headphones), What Makes You Think You're The One (that's Lindsey on the piano), Not That Funny, and one of his all-time great songs (of which several demo versinos are found on Disc 2) I Know I'm Not Wrong.
Tusk is without a doubt one of my favorite rock albums of all time.
Stevie Nicks was at her creative peak during the making of this album and none of her material sounds dated.
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 Amazon.com: Tusk: Music: Fleetwood Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I have been waiting years for this album to be remastered and re-released.
The only differences here (which for me makes this a 5 star album, not the 4 stars I gave it when first released on cd) are the improvement in sound overall.
On one end of the spectrum is the soft tones of the somewhat distressful "That's All for Everyone," while the thunderous stampede of the avant garde title track (#8 Pop) is on the clear opposite end.
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 Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
"The White Album" was also a trip, but one that reflected the furious social banging around at the end of the Sixties.
Surely, they must all be aware of the evanescence of the golden moment that this album has captured so majestically.
Given that this is a two-record set, the band injects a few tracks that deviate from the traditional Fleetwood sound such as in "Tusk," the album's initial single.
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 The Bryan-College Station Eagle > Entertainment > Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Camper is about to unveil their version of the entire Tusk album: all 20 songs, from Stevie Nicks’ Top 10 ballad Sara to Lindsey Buckingham’s tortured guitar jam Not That Funny.
Their version of Tusk is not a new project.
On the song Tusk, Segel added a section of electronic psychedelia at the end, making it a 10-minute epic and the centerpiece of the album.
www.theeagle.com /spotlight/music/2002articles/082902campercanmac.htm   (652 words)

Word is that Minnoch, while not at sea, has been spending a lot of time skating, which we are to understand is his equivalent of brainstorming and composing lyrics for the new Tusk album.
The new album will be about the same length as our two previous "full lengths," but this time we've gotten more efficient and pared it down to one song.
From August 4 to August 13th the new album "Tree of No Return" was available for preorder with LIMITED EDITION shirt made for the purpose.
www.hewhocorrupts.com /tusk/news.html   (1877 words)

 Tusk by Fleetwood Mac CD
And Lindsey Buckingham's home recordings that show up here are a virtual blueprint for the indie-rock home-recording scene that would flourish nearly 20 years later.
I first bought a copy of Tusk 20 years ago in '79, having just cottoned on to Rumours two years too late!
I only wish that the CD contained the full version of Sara as the original album did as it is again a classic example of Stevies' ability to ring the most out of a very simple set up.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1099271/a/Tusk.htm   (400 words)

 Vintage Guitar® magazine : Music Reviews
By the time of Tusk, in 1979, Mac’s triple threat of singer/songwriters was still in place, but Buckingham had become the album’s (and band’s) clear visionary.
Like the “White Album,” Tusk jumps all over the map, stylistically and sonically, with a conscious disregard for continuity.
If Tusk was merely an exercise in self-indulgence in the wake of mass appeal, it would be understandable.
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