Nicks wrote it before she and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac. She was in her mids at the time, but she somberly looks back on her past and forward to years to come, like there's a lifetime of regret behind her. Is 'Tusk' the weirdest song to ever hit the top 10?
It's certainly an odd choice for the first taste of the long-awaited follow-up to one of the best-selling albums ever made. There's no hook, it's powered by an unwavering tribal drum beat and a freakin' marching band blasts its way through the last part of the song. And don't even bother trying to figure out what it's about.
If nothing else, the song is a cornerstone to the consistently magnificent and occasionally baffling 'Tusk,' Lindsey Buckingham's finest moment as studio guru. Stevie Nicks' witchy-woman rep starts here, and it remains her most supernaturally spiked song. Nicks likes to say 'Rhiannon' -- which was released as a single in and just missed the Top 10 on the charts -- is about a Medieval Welsh witch.
Whatever the case, the haunting melody and fairy-tale lyrics have served as a template for her songwriting over the years, as well as the go-to name for classic-rock-lovin' strippers across the nation. The song -- Fleetwood Mac's only No. We'd say it best summed up the heart-scarring battleground of 'Rumours' if it wasn't for the song at the very top of our list. If you weren't percent certain that ''Rumours' is a breakup album, the first single from Fleetwood Mac's gazillion-selling LP drives a sharp, pointed stake straight into the heart of the subject and holds up the bloody mess for all to see.
There's lots of general bitching on the album, but 'Go Your Own Way' is the nastiest kiss-off -- basically Lindsey Buckingham airing out his crumbling relationship to Stevie Nicks for all to hear.
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His cathartic guitar solo at the end of the song says it all, and it's all you need to know why 'Go Your Own Way' sits at No. Home News.
They lost: My mind would be racing. I love it. Christine McVie was fed up with all of them. After Fleetwood Mac finished work on their self-titled LP, they found themselves at a loss as to which song to release as a first single. It became their first song to reach the American charts since and their first Top 20 hit in the U.
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To achieve the desired percussive effect, he pounded the seat of a Naugahyde chair found in the studio. Green had a sudden LSD-related mental collapse, dropped out of the band and ended up digging ditches and sleeping on the streets. It sounds uncannily like the playful indie-rock sound of Nineties bands like Pavement. It took Christine McVie only 30 minutes to write this lovely piano ballad. During the early Seventies, Fleetwood Mac gradually transformed from a blues unit into a much poppier band — and this beguiling contribution from singer-guitarist Bob Welch was a key link in that progression.
Restringing the guitar three times every hour was a bitch. But Lindsey had lots of parts on the song, and each one sounded magnificent.
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So the song has taken on kind of an irony. Inspired by a road sign she spotted on tour, Nicks intended this simmering requiem for her romance with Buckingham to be her crowning moment on Rumours. But the song which originally ran almost 10 minutes was too long to fit on the finished LP and was dropped. Christine McVie wrote this song with Portuguese songwriter and keyboardist Eddy Quintela, whom she married in My skin turned to goose flesh, and I wondered how long this feeling was going to last.
Don Henley of the Eagles claimed the song was named for a baby Nicks was pregnant with and decided not to have during their brief late-Seventies affair. Thirty-five years later, she confirmed that he was partially correct. One afternoon during the recording of Rumours, Nicks disappeared into a small studio in the Record Plant, which belonged to Sly Stone.
We were coming at it from opposite angles, but we were really saying the same exact thing. The fear in the song is real: She waitressed at a singles bar. Should we go back to San Francisco?
Should we quit? Not weird enough?
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