91) “MACK CADILLAC”
In the early 80‘s, many auto workers lost their jobs. In 1981, after being laid off from GM, a few ex GM assembly line workers decided to form a tribute to their favorite band,Fleetwood Mac. Their founder, one “Mack Cadillac” describes the initial formation of the band.
“You know, working in a factory putting cars together on an assembly line was truly soul crushing work monotonous work,but it was a living, ya know? Anyways, music really helped us get thru those long grueling days, and the band that seemed to line up the best with the monotonous type of work we were doing was Fleetwood Mac. I mean, so many of their songs have the same Rhythm, so that helped us to get into the groove at work.When we all got laid off, we decided to put a band together to cover the music that reminded us of the jobs we lost”
While none of the members of“Mack Cadillac” are professional musicians, band leader Mack Cadillac says it has no bearing on their performance.
“None of us play well” Said Mack,”But luckily, most Fleetwood Mac songs are pretty basic, so you only need to do the same thing over and over to play them—and you know,if there’s one thing we assembly auto workers are good at, its doing the same thing over and over!” Continue Reading »