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Get Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac's Most Anticipated Album

Get Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac's Most Anticipated Album

by Ken Caillat, Hernan Rojas


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In this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Fleetwood Mac’s epic, platinum-selling double album, Tusk, producers and engineers Ken Caillat and Hernan Rojas tell their stories of spending a year with the band in their new million-dollar studio trying to follow up Rumours, the biggest rock album of the time.

Following their massive success, the band continued its infamous soap opera when its musical leader and guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, threatened to quit if he didn’t get things his way, resulting in clashes not only with his band but especially Caillat, who had been essential to the band’s Grammy-winning sound.

Hernan Rojas’s story recounts a young man who leaves Chile after General Pinochet’s coup to seek his future in the music industry of Los Angeles, where he finds success at one of the hottest studios in town. When Fleetwood Mac arrives, Rojas falls in love with its star singer, Stevie Nicks, and the two of them become romantically involved.

Throughout the book, both Caillat and Rojas detail not only the trials and sacrifices they made to finish the album, but also triumphs of musical inspiration and technical innovation that have made Tusk the darling of music critics and indie rockers today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493059836
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: 05/15/2021
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 563,039
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ken Caillat is the Los Angeles–based producer and engineer for the Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, Live, and The Chain Box Set. He has also had the pleasure of producing his daughter Colbie Caillat’s albums, Coco, Breakthrough, All of You, and Christmas in the Sand.

Hernan Rojas is a recording engineer, music producer, and morning anchor for Sonar 105.3 FM in Santiago, Chile, when not leading Great Place 2 Rock, a company dedicated to promoting change and transformation through music.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Needles and Pins 1

2 Lindsey's Head 17

3 The Stars Must Be My Friends 37

4 Intense Silence 61

5 Do You Have To Have Me? 73

6 Transcension 87

7 Sleepless Child 97

8 The Hills Are Filled With Fire 113

9 Here Comes the Nighttime 125

10 Life On the Ledge 141

11 Drowning In the Sea of Love 159

12 Real Savage Like 175

13 Don't Worry Baby 195

14 Everything You Do Has Been Done 209

15 Mistress of My Fate 223

16 A Year Gone Bad 243

17 A Charmed Hour 259

18 Undoing the Laces 277

19 Nairobi To Los Angeles 297

20 Last Call For Everyone 311

21 Tusk is Here 333

Acknowledgments 351

Memoriam 353

Selected Bibliography 355

About the Authors 359

Index 361

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