Tusk (3:29)

Cover of The Dance

From The Dance and 18 other releases

Tusk is a song by Fleetwood Mac from the of the same name. The song reached #8 on the U.S. charts, #6 in the U.K. and #3 in Australia and Canada. It was based in part on a rehearsal riff the band used for sound-checks.

The drum-driven single was recorded live at Dodger Stadium (without an audience) in Los Angeles, California in collaboration with the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band. The performance was also filmed for the song’s music video. John McVie was in Tahiti during the Dodger Stadium recording, but he is represented in the video by a cardboard cutout carried around by Mick Fleetwood and later positioned in the stands with the other band members.

The band’s part would both set a record for the highest number of musicians performing on a single and earn the marching musicians a platinum disc. Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood presented it to the Trojan band on October 4, 1980 during a game at Dodger Stadium, this time in front of a huge crowd.

The song is played at USC Trojan football games.

This song is also played at Arkansas Razorback football games because of their current mascot named Tusk.

Often used as bumper music by late night radio talk show host Art Bell when he hosted Coast to Coast AM in the 1990s.

A section of the track is played at the start of each show on The Mighty Boosh Live 2008 tour.

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  • delboy5

    ♬♫♪◖(●◡●)◗♪♫♬ What's going on?

    19 Apr 7:52pm Reply
  • hoermi21

    the best psychedelic-power-dance-thunderstorm i've ever heard!!!

    28 Mar 5:07pm Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    What the hell is up my feet? They keep moving around like crazy.

    23 Feb 5:01pm Reply
  • kiteo

    It is 2 or 3 minutes longer with the brilliant band at the end. You tube eh?

    31 Jan 5:45pm Reply
  • intheluminol

    Bizarre

    31 Jan 5:05am Reply
  • KConn3711

    stoner song

    15 Jan 1:31am Reply
  • RAGGLEMAN

    Such a weird song.....but hey, it works.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Ashly657

    this should be at least 2 or 3 minutes longer. cannot get enough.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MJRocker1987

    So, if someone could create an extended version that lasts about 15 minutes, I'd be all set. LOL!

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nds76

    I did not like this track at all.

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BruceLovesTacos

    Tusk! In it's entirety! With all the pauses! As Lindsey Buckingham intended!

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    One of the best bands out of the eightees!

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DaveBaldwin

    That's no high school marching band...that is the mighty USC Trojan Marching Band!

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • supermediadave

    This is great live. No doubt as many of you know.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • NIN22

    Used to great effect in the pilot for The Americans.

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Panecea

    What makes a "High School Band" cool??? TUSK!!!!!

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sasukeroxxx

    What is this feeling? Why is body moving like this?

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kiteo

    Sounds pretty good on my headphones..

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • cynaNM2

    The whole thing really needs that big huge stadium sound, where the beat really takes over

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • cynaNM2

    Best marching band piece EVER

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
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