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User currently offlineFaustino927 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Hey everyone. I am a real #1 fan of the band Fleetwood Mac. I have been following them since 1976 and I love their music. I have been to some of their concerts and always have been tranced by Stevie Nicks. She is awsome!! AND writes her own songs. My favorite songs are "Sara", "Gypsy", "Sisters of the Moon", "Beautiful Child" and many more.
Any Fleetwood Mac fans out there?


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Peter Green days when they released "Black Magic Woman', 'Oh Well'. Bob Welch days with 'Sentimental Lady', 'Hypnotized'. The rest is gloss.

[Edited 2006-10-13 18:23:46]


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
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I bought Rumours on LP in the UK in 1977 and is still one of my all time favourite albums. I also have Tusk which was a little weird but has some good tracks.

Going back a generation, my dad has some older Fleetwood Mac from the Peter Green days which is a totally different sound. I love these lyrics:

"I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin...
But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to...."



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Quoting Faustino927 (Thread starter):
Gypsy

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User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
"I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin...
But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to...."

I am singing those words in my head !! Cant remember the title of the song.....

I still listen to Rumours now and again (I also had Tusk and Albatross) They were inspirational in the 70's, fab band.

Talking of Stevie Nicks, Rooms on Fire is one of my all time favourite tracks,  cloudnine 

Claire


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Quoting Femme (Reply 4):
Cant remember the title of the song.....

'Oh Well'



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Count me in as a "Mac" fan.

"Fleetwood Mac"...."Rumours"..."Tusk"...."Mirage"....

all of them are classics. Even "Tango In The Night", "Behind The Mask" and their 2003 title which escapes me at the moment all have some good songs on them. But the first 4 are the best.

I taped their live broadcast on 7/7/03 on a reel to reel tape. Great performance, although Christine McVie was sorely missed.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9293 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Quoting Faustino927 (Thread starter):
Any Fleetwood Mac fans out there?

Yes. Yes. God Yes. And Stevie Nicks, too.

I first fell in love with Fleetwood Mac when they played in Chicago on the Tango in the Night Tour...and my grandma, always loving an adventuring, thinking "Fleetwood Mac" sounded like it was coming from the Grand Ole Opry, got us tickets.

It was a rock concert that neither one of us were prepared for but we truly loved it. I feel head over heels for the band afterwards and had my parents run out and make sure we had all their records and tapes (yes, tapes!) and what not....and I was even more excited to hear some of the other solo works by Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.

I was able to see them at least once on the Behind the Mask tour and was able to see Stevie Nicks a few times by herself solo on The Other Side of the Mirror, Timespace, and Street Angel Tours.

In 1997 when Fleetwood Mac got back together, I was able through the miracles of the internet, got a ticket to see one of their soundstage performances that they filmed for their MTV "The Dance" special. I literally graduated from high school that Friday night and was on a plane that next day to Los Angeles to watch them film their final taping. They did something like three shows over that weekend at WB studios.

In that fall I was able to see a few of The Dance shows but in the summer of 1998, fully loaded with a steady amount of cash, me, and two friends set off in a car to catch Stevie Nicks solo on The Enchanted Tour starting in Hartford on May 28 and going all the way across the country to the final show in Portland. We slept in our cars, slept at Motel 6's, slept a stranger's houses that we met at the shows along the way ("Nightbirds" stick together ya know! -- they are die hard Stevie Nicks fans), showered at truck stops, ate White Castle, bought lawn tickets, and broke the law numerous times. It was truly a wild experience and we met so many people that I have stayed in touch with over the years.

Speaking of those "Nightbirds," their generosity really helped us get through the tour. We basically had enough money saved up to head out for about two or three weeks. Then we somehow got into the "network" of pen pals these people have, who wrote/phoned/what have you ahead to their friends in the next couple of cities....a lot of whom like I said offered us a place to stay or at least food and a chance to do some laundry and what not. Many times they even bought us tickets and got us down real close to the stage. I touched her hand on "Edge of Seventeen" several times. It was surreal.

After that experience, I thought there'd never be another opportunity to do anything like that again. Ever. But of course I was wrong...The Arizona Heart Institute Benefit Show in Phoenix in September of 2000....I just had to go, of course, and it was a mini Enchanted Tour reunion with a lot of people I had met back in 1998. So of course in 2001, when Stevie did her Trouble in Shangri La Tour, off I went to as many shows as I could, even more so during the leg of shows she did in the weeks following 9/11®, again cultivating with the AHI Benefit in 2001 at the AM West Arena in Phoenix.

2003 of course was the big return...Fleetwood Mac sans McVie with Say You Will which I thought was a damn good album. I went to as many shows as I could....the $125 price tag deterred a full blown follow like before, but I was able to do Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detrot, Indy, Chicago, Milwaukee, Tampa, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Nashville, Kansas City, St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Rosemont, St. Paul, amongst many others. The Mac did a second leg of the states in 2004, playing a good mix of indoor areas & amphitheatres that were conveniently close to me (Champaign, Green Bay, Madison, Cedar Falls, Nashville, Atlanta), and closed out the tour with shows in Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and Detroit in September of 2004, all of which I was lucky enough to attend thanks to low fares on Northwest Airlines...and thanks to a hook up at the Fleetwood Mac fan club, I was able to get front row center for all of those shows. An amazing experience.

I was fortunate enough to catch a few shows of Stevie in 2005 at Caesar's Palace and on her Gold Dust Tour. I still anxiously await word of a new Fleetwood Mac get together or Stevie going out again on her own, solo.



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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting Femme (Reply 4):
Talking of Stevie Nicks, Rooms on Fire is one of my all time favourite tracks

Good choice!  Smile

Rgds.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Here's an old interview with Stevie Nicks. LINK

Mark  Smile


User currently offlineFaustino927 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

I really miss Christine McVie but what can I say. She made the choice to leave the band. She also has an incredible voice. "Over My Head" love that song!!
I also like ALL the Stevie Nicks songs. I heard one of her interviews yesterday and she said that she got the idea to write "Stand Back" after she heard "Little Red Corvette" by Prince. She has also suffered from stage fright to this day. She is an amazing talent. Her "gypsy" look and the trademark platform boots. Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9293 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Quoting Faustino927 (Reply 10):
I heard one of her interviews yesterday and she said that she got the idea to write "Stand Back" after she heard "Little Red Corvette" by Prince.

tis true. the songs are very complimentary to each other.

i've seen well over 200 artists on tour performing their *big* *big* songs and none of them quite have the power or the charisma of Stand Back. not even Tina Turner doing Proud Mary comes anywhere close to this.

Fleetwood Mac has also, for some reason, taken Stand Back in, and has played it on every single one of their tours since 1987. they do an amazing version of it.

Quoting Faustino927 (Reply 10):
She has also suffered from stage fright to this day

attributed because she also has horrible eyesight and can't really see too clearly, which is one reason why she doesn't drive. this also accounts for her numerous twirly things that dangle from her microphone...they are there so she can find her microphone when she walks/dances away from it. and also gives her something to mess with while she is singing to overcome her stage fright.



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User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Quoting Faustino927 (Thread starter):
Any Fleetwood Mac fans out there?

Add another one...I'm hard core. FM is one of the best bands of all time. I had the unique opportunity to see them perform their album "The Dance" back in 1997 in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. They also did several of their huge hits, and Stevie...well, wow.


User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

HUGE fan here! While I've never seen the Mac perform, I have sen Stevie Nicks and Don Henley perform together last year in Atlanta... It was amazing! Favorite songs of theirs would have to be "Dreams" or "Gold Dust Woman".... "Sara" is up there too though. My friend who got me into FM and Miss Nicks actually got to sit down and have drinks with her for a few hours just a couple weeks back when she was touring here. LUCKY!!

User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting Trav110 (Reply 13):
"Sara" is up there too though.

Yep, a classic.
 Smile


User currently offlineFaustino927 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Quoting Trav110 (Reply 13):
My friend who got me into FM and Miss Nicks actually got to sit down and have drinks with her for a few hours just a couple weeks back when she was touring here. LUCKY!!

Wow!! That was a great opportunity.



Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6781 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1205 times:

Quoting Faustino927 (Thread starter):
I have been following them since 1976

Their best stuff is pre-1976....Peter Green.

When Fleetwood Mac was a true blues band, not a pop-infused, watered-down, radio friendly blase group. Just my two cents.


User currently offlineFlyOverStater From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1203 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4SxDGYLDWM

Here is an awesome Lindsey Buckingham video.  Smile


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