Seth Surmises – Rumours

Fleetwood Mac- Rumours

Preconceptions: Ah, Rumours… Second only to Queen’s A Night at the Opera on the bowling alley jukebox of my tweendom. This was stuff high school kids listened too when I was in kindergarten.

After Listening: That didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.

Favorite Tracks: Don’t Stop (because Bill Clinton was the first person I voted for who won) and Go YourOwn Way(because coked-out break ups are always fun).

Least Favorite: Dreams & Gold Dust Woman. I may just like Stevie Nicks less than everyone else in this band.

Overall: We’ve all heard half of these songs all our lives. Any “wow” impact they might have had has been dispersed by repeated lite FM and pizza parlor playlist rotation. It is what it is: indulgent and self-important coke-fueled pop. It was the 70s. What are ya gonna do? Not listen to it again? That sounds like a grand idea. But it didn’t make me want to pour molten lead into my ears.

Rating: 2.9 It’s better than a lot of hits from the era and the soap opera background make it minimally entertaining.

Extra Credit: Cheap Trick- Heaven Tonight

Seth (40 Posts)

Seth (in a nutshell) is an aging punk rocker and five year resident of Cubistan, taking the office job after many years in music & fashion retail. He is a lifelong New England resident, with the exception of a year spent in Orlando Florida, the armpit of the universe. He is a skeptical cynic with a hairtrigger bullshit detector. Seth lives in Brass City, Connecticut with his wife, Vicki; his cat, Norwegian Black Metal; and his wife’s cat, who’s name he forgets.


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