She struggled to lead the group through Everything and You Make Loving Fun , shining more as a pianist than a singer. Still nice to have her back on the road, though. And Black Magic Woman , a song made famous by Santana, but written by original Mac frontman Peter Green -- a fact that that even after she joined the band came as news to Nicks.
So what if it sounded just a tad neutered on manicured pop gems like Little Lies and Everywhere? Even without Petty, even without Buckingham: Chills, utter chills, with Nicks singing lead and photos of her late friend scrolling behind them. They play Free Fallin' every night, but nowhere but two hours south of Gainesville would it resonate quite this hard.
Which, on this night, was the right way to play it. Follow JayCridlin.
Never miss out on fun with Tampa Bay's best source for family-friendly events. It was a homecoming of sorts for Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, who along with Neil Finn replaced Lindsey Buckingham in the band. Jay Cridlin Times. By Jay Cridlin. Published Yesterday. Jay Cridlin Entertainment Critic. Load Comments. Want more stories like this? Aside from the obvious unstated tension, I remember the house having a distinctly bad vibe to it, as if it were haunted, which did nothing to help matters…and that's where Lindsey played some of his stuff for the album.
It was rough but it was great, though the setting didn't do it justice The band didn't hear any of these early recordings until they returned to Sausalito. Mick wasn't so sure he could do what Lindsey wanted, but he did a great job, and the song took off. Initially, John McVie's bass part was much more bouncy, and gave the song more of a country feel.
Much to McVie's disappointment, Buckingham asked him to instead play straight eighth notes on the verses, but allowed him to open up with a more melodic bassline on the chorus. The band had a difficult time assembling a suitable guitar solo, so Caillat, who was away in Lake Tahoe for Christmas vacation, was called to return to Criteria Studios to finish off the track.
Caillat built the solo by piecing together six different lead guitar takes. He accomplished this by pulling up individual guitar solos through faders , and would mute them before bringing up the next fader. In the final mix of the song, the kick drum became too overpowering at the end of the song, to the point where it would create a pumping effect together with the rhythm guitar from the radio compression. Like most tracks on Rumours , the lyrical content of "Go Your Own Way" documents personal strain in relationships between other band members.
Buckingham had written this as a response to his breakup with fellow Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks, who he knew since he was sixteen years old. I had to do a lot of things for her that I really didn't want to do. And yet I did them. So on one level I was a complete professional in rising above that, but there was a lot of pent-up frustration and anger towards Stevie in me for many years. Upon listening back to the song, Nicks demanded that Buckingham remove the lyrics "Packing up, shacking up is all you wanna do".
It was just an angry thing that he said. Every time those words would come onstage, I wanted to go over and kill him. He knew it, so he really pushed my buttons through that. It was like, 'I'll make you suffer for leaving me. Although the release date for Rumours was set for February , Fleetwood Mac wanted a single out by Christmas; "Go Your Own Way", which had just been mastered, was chosen to fulfill that role.
This marketing move proved to be a boon to album sales: Pre-orders had reached , copies, which at the time was the largest advance sale in Warner Brothers' history.
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After the song had finished, he confided his ambivalence about the track to millions of listeners: Later that day, Buckingham contacted Reed, demanding to know what the problem was. Reed informed Buckingham that he had a difficult time finding beat one of the song. Buckingham attributed the problem to the acoustic guitar track he added late into production. While he maintained that the acoustic guitar glued the whole piece together, its unusual entrance created confusion over the location of beat one. As soon as I came up with the acoustic part, the whole song came to life for me because it acted as a foil for the vocals and a rhythmic counterpoint…so when it comes in, you don't have a reference point for where the "one" is, or where the beat is at all.
It's only after the first chorus comes in that you can realize where you are — and that's what that deejay was confused about. I never quite got to grips with what he wanted, so the end result was my mutated interpretation. It became a major part of the song, a completely back-to-front approach that came, I'm ashamed to say, from capitalizing on my own ineptness. Despite this, Fleetwood has declared "Go Your Own Way" as one of his favorite songs to play, and cherishes playing the primal part at live performances as it gives him the opportunity to "kick the hell out of my drums".
Fleetwood explicitly expressed his approval of Buckingham's songwriting on this track. Intrigued by his unorthodox playing, Porcaro approached Fleetwood after a live gig:. I've watched, I've tried to understand it. Nothing you do up there makes sense, but it sounds beautiful. What's your method?
What are you doing in that last fill of "Go Your Own Way"? I can't figure it out! I've been watching every night. What do you do in the last measure on that last beat?
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Is the snare ahead or behind? Is the hi-hat off by two quarters or is a little more than that? When Fleetwood confessed that his unique approach to drumming was simply a convenient accident, Porcaro was initially dubious about Fleetwood's claim. We eventually had a tremendous laugh about it, and when I later told him that I was dyslexic , it finally made sense.
He also heavily praises the lively chord changes and bombastic choruses. It is ranked No. The track made its first appearance on the Billboard Hot chart dated January 8, , where it entered at No. Two weeks later, the single had already ascended into the top On March 12, it reached its peak of No. However, the song became popular in the UK over a longer period as Rumours received more radio airplay and it re-entered the singles chart as a digital download on several occasions beginning in In , it was certified Gold for digital sales of over , copies, and in it was certified Platinum for sales of over , copies.
Three years after its first appearance on Rumours , a live recording was included on Live. This performance was recorded in Cleveland in , and featured Buckingham's guitar tech, Ray Lindsey, on rhythm guitar. Lea Michelle of the American musical comedy-drama , Glee , sang the song on season two's Rumours episode. A year later, American singer-songwriter Lissie , would also chart with a cover of the song. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Go Your Own Way disambiguation. Retrieved March 17, Thoughts CO. Retrieved September 1, In , Fleetwood Mac Hit No. Retrieved October 13, Making Rumours: Retrieved 19 March Recording Industry Association of America. Fleetwood Mac UK.
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