“This is Mick Fleetwood gone AWOL. I really enjoyed working with Lindsey, who put the structure down. The song had basically been discarded during the Tusk sessions, and no one knew what to do with it. We’d made this jam song. The crazy jungle beat is very much a Mick staple diet.
“The song came back to life, on the face of it, from an asinine idea I got when I was on holiday in France. There was a brass band walking around the village, and I came back and said, ‘We need to put the USC Marching Band on this,’ and everybody thought I was crazy. Of course, we did it, and it’s become one of the classic Fleetwood Mac songs in concert.
“I have a ball playing it because it’s really rudimental, with simple stuff that’s very effective. On record, the drum break in the middle is a huge cacophony of looped tapes and madness, but on stage of course it’s played. If you think about it, it has memories of one of the sections in Oh Well.
“I’m playing floor toms, and I overdubbed a lot of American Indian wood tribal drums. It’s a whole hodgepodge of Kleenex boxes, drums, weird stuff, slapping of lamp chops and things. I got a big leg of lamb in there somewhere – I’m hitting it with a spatula.” [laughs]