I first encountered Fleetwood Mac via a tape my Dad often played in the car which featured entirely instrumental tracks, entitled Reflections, about 1983. Thus ‘Albratross’ by ver Mac cosied up to the likes of ‘Chariots Of Fire’, Abba’s ‘Arrival’ and Santana’s ‘Samba Pa Ti.’
I next encountered them on Top Of The Pops in 1987-8, when ‘Big Love,’ ‘Little Lies’ and ‘Everywhere’ became massive hits, along with parent album Tango In The Night. Quite frankly, if you love music, then you should own a copy of Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk and Tango In The Night. Telling that acts as diverse as Eva Cassidy and Hole have covered their songs.
And now, this:
Death Rattle have yet to release their cover of ‘The Chain’ (which misses out the bass part and still sounds brilliant), but we are told it will be on their debut EP later this year. Check it out below:
This was their latest single, released last month:
Death Rattle describe themselves as being electronic doom pop, and list Depeche Mode and Fever Ray amongst their influences. The two-piece act are made up of two members, Death and, um, Rattle.