|They're toilet chains, since you ask|
When the Mac were writing and recording it their personal relationships were all over the place (everyone in the band, seemingly, was sleeping with each other), their level of drug taking was off the scale (cocaine really became 'a thing' in California in 1976) and emotions were close to breaking point. A perfect storm. Yet out of this hedonism - released in in February 1977 - came 11 perfectly formed songs which have formed the backbone of every Fleetwood Mac gig in the last 40 odd years. It cemented their career and meant that Stevie Nicks never had to wait on tables again.
Our friend Pippa Ward is presenting the afternoon - she'll tell the back story behind the album before playing it in full. And in the interval (twixt Side 1 & 2) Pippa will be singing some acoustic Mac songs live. I've got a couple lined up too. So, if you find yourself in Nottingham on Sunday 11th August, we'd love to see you.
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (1977)
I never knew they were Mick Fleetwood's toilet chains. Given the romantic set-up of the time, I always assumed they were Lindsey Buckingham's bollocks.ReplyDelete
Fab album though.
I think you're confusing them with Stevie Nicks' earrings.Delete
I was told the other week that Rumours isn't yacht rock. I'm confused...ReplyDelete
It's Yacht Rock personified.Delete
But it wasn't called yacht rock at the time was it, that somewhat derogatory term came later. Whatever, it was the sound of 1977/78 for me, and to think it came out of such chaos and hedonism, but then again it seems all the best albums do.ReplyDelete
Glad your SVS is going so well, and it really seems to now have legs (but not Mick Fleetwood's lanky ones!).
Although it's not strictly my cup of tea, it is a good album; there's no denying it.Delete