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Quicklet on The Best Fleetwood Mac Songs: Lyrics and Analysis

Quicklet on The Best Fleetwood Mac Songs: Lyrics and Analysis

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Fleetwood Mac is a rare rock band breed. Their musical triumphs are vast and storied, but their inner, soap opera relationships are just as legendary as their hit records.

The band originally formed with Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie in 1967. But it wasn’t until 1975 that guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and then-girlfriend and musical partner, Stevie Nicks, joined and the best-known incarnation of the group came together.

Looking to replace recently departed guitarist, Bob Welch, Fleetwood heard Buckingham-Nicks’ self-titled album, and liked it enough to ask for an introduction to Buckingham. Fleetwood invited him to join Fleetwood Mac, but he would only agree on one condition: Nicks would become a member of the band as well.

The new lineup included three members who could write songs and sing lead vocals - Christine McVie, Buckingham and Nicks, who all brought different sensibilities to their lyrics. The new band broke through with the self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac (1975), which sold over five million copies.

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As the band’s stock rose, the romances between its members began to dissolve. Christine and John McVie divorced in 1976, and Buckingham and Nicks ended their relationship shortly after. With Fleetwood in the midst of his own divorce, drugs and alcohol became an issue for the band, often exacerbating conflicts within the group.

This friction and tension fueled the band’s songwriters, and Fleetwood Mac followed up their first album with the even more successful, Rumours (1977). Selling over 17 million copies, Rumours spawned four Top Ten hits and earned the band a Grammy for Album of the Year.

With so much commercial success, Buckingham wanted to try a more experimental direction for the band’s next album, and in 1979, Fleetwood Mac released Tusk. However, despite a couple of hit singles, the quirky record couldn’t match the popularity of the band’s previous efforts. Though Nicks and Buckingham began to pursue solo careers, the band churned out two additional albums: Mirage in 1982 and Tango in the Night in 1985.

By 1985, Buckingham grew tired of the constant battles within the band - both in the studio and out - and declined to join Fleetwood Mac on the Tango in the Night tour. The remaining members replaced him with two guitarists, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito, and in 1990, the newly configured Fleetwood Mac released Behind the Mask. Shortly after its release, Nicks and Christine McVie decided to remain with the band but no longer go on tour. However, within a year, Nicks formally left the group. Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie continued to perform as Fleetwood Mac with new members like Dave Mason, but they never came close to the success of the band’s glory days.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Fleetwood Mac is a rare rock band breed. Their musical triumphs are vast and storied, but their inner, soap opera relationships are just as legendary as their hit records.

The band originally formed with Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie in 1967. But it wasn’t until 1975 that guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and then-girlfriend and musical partner, Stevie Nicks, joined and the best-known incarnation of the group came together.

Looking to replace recently departed guitarist, Bob Welch, Fleetwood heard Buckingham-Nicks’ self-titled album, and liked it enough to ask for an introduction to Buckingham. Fleetwood invited him to join Fleetwood Mac, but he would only agree on one condition: Nicks would become a member of the band as well.

The new lineup included three members who could write songs and sing lead vocals - Christine McVie, Buckingham and Nicks, who all brought different sensibilities to their lyrics. The new band broke through with the self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac (1975), which sold over five million copies.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

As the band’s stock rose, the romances between its members began to dissolve. Christine and John McVie divorced in 1976, and Buckingham and Nicks ended their relationship shortly after. With Fleetwood in the midst of his own divorce, drugs and alcohol became an issue for the band, often exacerbating conflicts within the group.

This friction and tension fueled the band’s songwriters, and Fleetwood Mac followed up their first album with the even more successful, Rumours (1977). Selling over 17 million copies, Rumours spawned four Top Ten hits and earned the band a Grammy for Album of the Year.

With so much commercial success, Buckingham wanted to try a more experimental direction for the band’s next album, and in 1979, Fleetwood Mac released Tusk. However, despite a couple of hit singles, the quirky record couldn’t match the popularity of the band’s previous efforts. Though Nicks and Buckingham began to pursue solo careers, the band churned out two additional albums: Mirage in 1982 and Tango in the Night in 1985.

By 1985, Buckingham grew tired of the constant battles within the band - both in the studio and out - and declined to join Fleetwood Mac on the Tango in the Night tour. The remaining members replaced him with two guitarists, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito, and in 1990, the newly configured Fleetwood Mac released Behind the Mask. Shortly after its release, Nicks and Christine McVie decided to remain with the band but no longer go on tour. However, within a year, Nicks formally left the group. Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie continued to perform as Fleetwood Mac with new members like Dave Mason, but they never came close to the success of the band’s glory days.

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Published by: Hyperink on Nov 14, 2012
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