Fleetwood Mac Friday #14: “Landslide”

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I would never, ever say “Landslide” is my favorite Fleetwood Mac song. Never. That’s like saying your favorite Mexican restaurant is the first Mexican restaurant you ever ate at, as a kid, the family style one, where you always ordered cheeseburgers. “Landslide” is intro Fleetwood Mac. Basic. Beginner level. This column here is so advanced in its Fleetwood Mac studies that a search of our site for the word “landslide” will come up with nothing. WE’VE NEVER EVEN WRITTEN THE WORD IN ANY CONTEXT, that’s how far beyond it we are. Am I the Dixie ChicksThe Smashing Pumpkins? Miley Cyrus? Fuck no. I’m a real fan. “Landslide” isn’t my favorite Fleetwood Mac song.

But it is pretty great. I will admit that.

“Landslide” is one of the first songs Stevie Nicks contributed on her own to Fleetwood Mac, back in 1974 (or ’73 or ’75 depending on the telling of…

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