Rumours  — 2015
Perth, WA

In 1977 the artificial heart, the personal stereo and the neutron bomb were invented, and Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. Recorded in a hedonistic flurry of cocaine, imploding relationships and unscheduled hospital visits against the decaying epoch of hippie culture, the album was an unqualified success borne from a hot mess. Titled in recognition of the uneasy comradeship of the band members, and in the context of intrusive media speculation about the future of Fleetwood Mac, Rumours reified the importance of myth, mystery and pantomime to the craft of the artist. 

Rumours Essay