Daisy, Daisy, give me your album please
Published May 21, 2023
I recently finished watching the mini series Daisy Jones & The Six on Amazon Prime and what a journey that was! The show documents the rise and fall of a new band in the 1970s who gain popularity very quickly but find that drugs, rock and roll, and the intricacies of managing relationships on the road can be a downfall just as fast.
It’s basically watching a fictional version of Fleetwood Mac’s story, which is echoed in the amazing music that accompanies the show. In fact, in one episode towards the end of the series, a Fleetwood Mac song is used as incidental music and it just made my head spin a bit. This can’t be a world in which Fleetwood also exist, this is effectively their story!
Sam Claflin and Riley Keough star with a brilliant ensemble cast as the rest of the band, friends, family and associated music industry types. But it’s the main pair who really drive the narrative and shine. It’s a slow paced story, really fizzing with chemistry and building up to a quick ending. The format is the group have got together in the present to make a documentary and are looking back on what happened… and when you get to who is making the documentary and the fallout from that, it’s a whole other level that really stays with you.
The series is based on a book, which I happen to already have picked up and have waiting in my To Be Read pile, so I’ll be moving that on up the list to see how the source material compares to the adaptation. And meanwhile, there’s an album from the series which is actually a full on traditional style album by the band, even though they are fictional.
So can I do this in my album adventure? I’ve not veered into soundtracks yet, but this is crossing a few boundary lines here and making the album rules even harder to establish! Yet another reason to love it, though, mixing things up and bringing more great music to the world can only be a good thing.