Amy Mantis


More Christine McVie

I don't know if you heard the news, but Christine McVie wants to rejoin Fleetwood Mac.

That is one of the greatest things I have ever heard in my entire life.

Contrary to popular belief, Christine McVie is the reason that band worked so well in the 70s and 80s.  Stevie and Lindsey are incredible, but Christine is special in ways they are not.  She plays third fiddle, but is she really?  She has written some of their best songs and has been more consistent than Lindsey or Stevie in terms of quality contribution (Lindsey became unruly on Tusk, and Stevie wasn't at her best on Mirage).

Sure, she never had the notoriety that the other two songbirds received, but who are we kidding - she knows she's the original songbird!  Without Christine, Fleetwood Mac is a blues band (and there is NOTHING wrong with that - their earliest stuff is killer).  Christine joining the band is what enabled Stevie and Lindsey to join and write.

I saw Fleetwood Mac without Christine in April.  It was a really good show.  But Stevie doesn't sing "Don't Stop" the way Christine does and "World Turning" doesn't have the same power without Christine.  I can't remember if Lindsey took all the verses or if Stevie sang Christine's.  Either way, they can't sing like Christine.  Her voice has certain subtleties that theirs don't - and vice versa.  But taking away one of the three makes all the difference in the world.

If Christine rejoins the band, the tour will be the best tour of the century.  They would be unstoppable.