Is it okay to like Fleetwood Mac?

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    Nov 15, 2007 10:04 PM GMT
    This is the burning question of the day. Well, is it? I'm listening to their greatest hits and I have to say, I'm quite enjoying it.

    Do you have a favourite Fleetwood Mac track? Or would you rather jack?
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    Nov 15, 2007 10:14 PM GMT
    If it was not for my mother I would never have listened to the music of her generation. Fleetwood Mac being on the top of the list. When I was old enough she bought me "Rumors". Now years later I have them on my iPod, and thank her for introducing them to me.

    Their music influenced me to write and sing my own stuff. The way they work a line or a phrase is truely magic. Nicks voice haunts the melody, and leaves you with a feeling of longing to hear more.

    In short... yes it is okay to like Fleetwood Mac.
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    Nov 15, 2007 10:21 PM GMT
    Thanks. Big sigh of relief.

    How about Bon Jovi? No, just kidding.
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    Nov 15, 2007 10:26 PM GMT
    Landslide
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    Nov 15, 2007 10:34 PM GMT
    Not so big on the Jovi... my stepmother however...
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    Nov 15, 2007 10:43 PM GMT
    Fleetwood Mac is one of my top 5 bands ever/all time/end of story. They rock. Period.

    As for a favorite track, I couldn't narrow it down to one, but these are my top 3...

    - The Chain (early period)
    - Seven Wonders (80s- Tango in the Night LP)
    - Bleed to Love Her (part of their 90s resurgence)

    They're talking about going on tour again, but without Christie McVie the full flavor wouldn't quite be there. icon_sad.gif

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    Nov 15, 2007 10:47 PM GMT
    Didn't Christie go a bit bonkers?
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    Nov 15, 2007 11:06 PM GMT
    love Fleetwood Mac, can't pic just one track though
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    Nov 15, 2007 11:09 PM GMT
    They're in my iPod, they're in the CD player of my car. It's practically ignorant not to know and like FM, even before Buckingham/Nicks. Lindsay Buckingham is one of the premier pop guitarists of the 70s, however.

    Did you know that "Magnet and Steel" by Walter Egan has Stevie Nicks on background vocals? Those two got around before FM.

    The combination of B/N and FM was far far greater than the sum of their parts. They were definitive and iconic, IMO. Even their 80s stuff was fantastic and superior to a lot of the other stuff in that time, though they never did mesh with the new wave movement of the day. I hated Stevie Nicks on her own.
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    Nov 15, 2007 11:44 PM GMT
    I think it's OK to have once liked them. Or to like who they once were, or something like that. I had a seat near the stage for a FM concert in the early 90's and it was a train wreck. Nicks was having a huge temper tantrum and they were practically hissing and spitting at each other on stage. McVie and Fleetwood managed to hold things together long enough to finish the show, partly by improvising long solos until the cow could be cleaned up and pushed back on stage.

    I prefer to remember her from the album photo on Rumors.
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    Nov 16, 2007 1:29 AM GMT
    Hell yes, it's okay! "Hold Me" from the Mirage album is a great song.
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    Nov 16, 2007 1:37 AM GMT
    FLEETWOOD MAC is the SHIT!!!! SO yes it soooo ok, and my favorite tracks are

    Landslide
    Gold Dust Woman
    Heartbeat

    and all time favorite

    Silver Spring
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    Nov 16, 2007 1:39 AM GMT
    Fleetwood Mac is definitely OK in my book:

    Landslide
    Dreams
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    Nov 16, 2007 1:39 AM GMT
    I like Fleetwood Mac but I don't listen to them all the time. My answer would be 'yes'.

    I'm big into 80's music anyways.

    Rumor has it Rick Springfield has hit 60.

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    Nov 16, 2007 1:54 AM GMT
    Hell Yeah it's OK to like FM. They too are one of my all time favorites. I am so surprised to see guys in their 20's liking music that I listened to when I was in high school. My workout partner is 28 and he knows all the words to the 80's music when they play it in the gym. It's amazing. When I was late teens early twenties, I was never interested in 60's music....times change, go figure. Anyway, with so much great material it's hard to pick one but some of my fav's include:

    Say You Love Me, Over My Head, Go Your Own Way, Tusk, Sara and Big Love.
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    Nov 16, 2007 2:01 AM GMT
    I met Stevie Nicks in person at one of her concerts in Tampa, FL this year! She was awesome. I had never heard any of her music before but my partner loves Stevie/Fleetwood Mac. Honestly I was thinking the show was going to be boring...but I have to say I really enjoyed it!! I will say, Dixie Chicks sings Landslide much better!!! haha. I now have one of her CD's in my CD player in the car at all times!

    *Cody*icon_biggrin.gif
  • UStriathlete

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    Nov 16, 2007 2:15 AM GMT
    Fleetwood rocks!!! i'm of that generation

    many great tracks to listen to.
    go your own way, rhiannon and rumours, dreams and gold dust women are my favs.

    do like the remix of landslide with dixie chicks, sherly crow and stevie a lot.
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    Nov 16, 2007 2:24 AM GMT
    Agreed about the Dixie Chicks version. But Stevie Nicks is terrific!
  • liftordie

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    Nov 16, 2007 2:29 AM GMT
    favorite track 'go your own way' by far the best!!
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    Nov 16, 2007 2:35 AM GMT
    EASY!!! Gold Dust Woman......."shatter your illusions of love"icon_cool.gif
  • parkour007

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    Nov 16, 2007 2:46 AM GMT
    Fleetwooc Mac is fantastic-
    Gold Dust Woman
    Tusk
    the Chain
    Never going back Again
    Oh and just as a side note Lindseys fairly new cd is really good and he has been doing a fantastic low key concert tour in support of it!!- in case anyone is interested
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    Nov 16, 2007 2:50 AM GMT
    I had a thing for Stevie Nicks in the early '80s. Closest thing to straight I probably ever got. Although kinda cheesy, her "Leather and Lace" duet with Don Henley is a sweet song. Really, all the duets she did were kinda cool.

    Best Fleetwood Mac song has to be "Sara". It just rolls along nicely. But I've also been kind of nostalgic for "Don't Stop" since 2000, if you know what I mean.

    Heheheheh..."Soft Rock"...heheheheh.
  • DiverScience

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:24 AM GMT
    Landslide or The Chain. Probably The Chain, by a narrow margin.

    But I'm not one to talk about what's ok. I listen to folk music.
  • cdw1970

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    Nov 16, 2007 5:41 AM GMT
    Love Fleetwood Mac. Favorite track is either Gold Dust Woman or Tusk.
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    Nov 16, 2007 5:53 AM GMT
    I love Fleetwood Mac!

    I think my favorite track is Rhiannon, although Dreams is a close second.