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|1. Miss Jones|
|2. Why Did You Do It?|
|3. Miss Dizzy|
|4. Snakes Alive|
|5. Write Me A Note|
|6. Tomorrow's Another Day|
|7. Down Home|
|8. Navy Blues|
|9. Buzz Fly|
|10. Slip Away|
Amongst all this mess emerged a band called Stretch, which consisted of part of the bogus Mac. Imagine the world's surprise when their debut LP, "Elastique," turned out to be a very listenable, fun collection of solid rock'n'roll, ranging from straight-ahead boogie to slithering blues to a southern rock sound, with a couple of ballads.
"Why Did You Do It?" was a British hit, although unfortunately ignored in the U.S.; it sounds something like the classic Climax Blues Band tune "Couldn't Get it Right," and is just as entertaining. "Buzz Fly" could've been one of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' fun tracks, "Tomorrow's Another Day" has an echo of Foghat to it, while other lighthearted footstompers like "Down Home" and "Miss Dizzy" have a unique Stretch flavor that goes beyond such comparisons. The closing track, "Slip Away," is one of the prettiest rock ballads I've ever heard.
Stretch never could match up to the promise of this collection, and eventually this promising start became just an obscure footnote in the long and storied history of Fleetwood Mac. I've not been without a copy of this set for over 20 years, and it comes with my highest recommendation.
Anyway, it's a colorful album with great musicians playing on it. A part of pop-rock history! Buy it and enjoy the variations in music styles.
To get a mostly full picture about the band, their double CD "Story of Elmer Gantry" is the best choice. That contains all their greatest hits.