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cbBen 11-26-2021 08:16 AM

M.Fleetwood 8 Favourite FM Songs
 
Posting this article here and in the Early Years forum.

"Walk A Thin Line" is one of my favorites as well. "Tusk" not remotely so.

Mick Fleetwood Names His 8 Favourite Fleetwood Mac Songs
https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/mick-fl...ood-mac-songs/

Macfan4life 11-27-2021 05:39 AM

Its a good list. The drumming on Walk A Thin Line is so cool.
Picking favorite FM songs is really tough. There are so many eras and different singers. However he has 2 on his list that probably would be on mine too. Oh Daddy and Go Your Own Way

blinker12 11-27-2021 09:32 AM

This is a love letter to Lindsey - three of the eight songs are his. Three also by Peter Green, though he’s not around to see it.

UnwindedDreams 11-27-2021 11:04 AM

I'm surprised FM didn't play more of these songs on their 2018 Tour.
They went for the Peter Green and Lindsey rock radio songs.

I think Neil Finn would've sounded good on Walk a Thin Line and Tusk.

Macfan4life 11-27-2021 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by UnwindedDreams (Post 1270894)
I'm surprised FM didn't play more of these songs on their 2018 Tour.
They went for the Peter Green and Lindsey rock radio songs.

I think Neil Finn would've sounded good on Walk a Thin Line and Tusk.

No one could handle the vocals on Tusk like Lindsey. That would be like another singer besides Stevie singing Silver Springs. Lindsey owns Tusk. It was crazy enough they did Second Hand News but songs from Tusk are another animal that no one dare perform without Lindsey.

bwboy 11-27-2021 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Macfan4life (Post 1270896)
No one could handle the vocals on Tusk like Lindsey. That would be like another singer besides Stevie singing Silver Springs. Lindsey owns Tusk. It was crazy enough they did Second Hand News but songs from Tusk are another animal that no one dare perform without Lindsey.

I agree. Just like there are some songs a Christine replacement could not pull off, such as Brown Eyes or Songbird. Same thing with a Stevie replacement not being able to pull off Rhiannon or Gold Dust Woman. Some FM songs are so identified with the singer that they probably shouldn’t be performed by anyone else, whereas songs like Dreams, Go Your Own Way, and Don’t Stop are identified more closely with the band as a whole.

I remember a quote from Stevie saying one of the reasons she didn’t care for the Tusk tour was because they performed a lot of songs she didn’t care for, so really I’m not surprised FM didn’t perform songs from Tusk on their last tour, other than Storms, which sadly got switched with Gypsy early on.

Villavic 11-27-2021 03:42 PM

Good list, even though I agree just with 50% as favorites

UnwindedDreams 11-27-2021 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Macfan4life (Post 1270896)
No one could handle the vocals on Tusk like Lindsey. That would be like another singer besides Stevie singing Silver Springs. Lindsey owns Tusk. It was crazy enough they did Second Hand News but songs from Tusk are another animal that no one dare perform without Lindsey.

I disagree. I think Neil has the voice for Tusk because there's shouting in the song. And that's what Neil did at the 4 shows I saw on Lindsey's songs, lotta shouting. Mike would've sounded better singing lead on Go Your Own Way and Second Hand News.

Neil sounded okay on Monday Morning verses but the chorus:eek: My ears!

cbBen 11-27-2021 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Macfan4life (Post 1270892)
Its a good list. The drumming on Walk A Thin Line is so cool.

According to his 1993 interview with Paul Zollo in the book Songwriters On Songwriting, Lindsey plays the drums on that song:

"That was me on drums. Mick was appalled. He was appalled that these drums were going out and people would think that it's him (sic), because it offended the finer points of his sensibilities. And I understand that. I was really going for slop. And trying to cut through the slickness in some ways....

"They're left and right drums, and the kick and snare on either side, and these militasry press fills, which is really what the song is built on. Yeah, that worked out well...."

soul_drifter333 11-27-2021 06:07 PM

What do you get when you have 3 songs on M.Fleetwood 8 Favourite FM Songs list?
FIRED!

cbBen 11-27-2021 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by soul_drifter333 (Post 1270901)
What do you get when you have 3 songs on M.Fleetwood 8 Favourite FM Songs list?
FIRED!

"We don't use that word...."

bwboy 11-27-2021 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by cbBen (Post 1270900)
According to his 1993 interview with Paul Zollo in the book Songwriters On Songwriting, Lindsey plays the drums on that song:

I believe quite a few of Lindsey’s songs on Tusk were recorded without the rest of the band; hence some of the bad feelings the band members have towards the album.

cbBen 11-27-2021 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by bwboy (Post 1270904)
I believe quite a few of Lindsey’s songs on Tusk were recorded without the rest of the band; hence some of the bad feelings the band members have towards the album.

I agree. In the Tusk documentary I recall seeing him play percussion on "Save Me A Place." That's when he seemed to get (or follow through on) the urge to do as much as possible himself. I think that's what he partly means when he says "left side of the palette."

I never fully bought the notion that Fleetwood Mac refused to let him do weird stuff after Tusk. "Eyes Of The World" has plenty of weird stuff. So do "Family Man" and "Caroline."

What surprised me about learning Lindsey played the drums on "Walk A Thin Line" is that, in a c. 2006 interview, I recall him saying he doesn't play "kit drums." Perhaps he did in the seventies but, by 25-30 years later, he'd lost that skill.

HomerMcvie 11-27-2021 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by soul_drifter333 (Post 1270901)
What do you get when you have 3 songs on M.Fleetwood 8 Favourite FM Songs list?
FIRED!

Mick would go along with the old goat on anything, as long as the paychecks keep rolling in. He's a pathetic POS.

Macfan4life 11-28-2021 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by cbBen (Post 1270900)
According to his 1993 interview with Paul Zollo in the book Songwriters On Songwriting, Lindsey plays the drums on that song:

"That was me on drums. Mick was appalled. He was appalled that these drums were going out and people would think that it's him (sic), because it offended the finer points of his sensibilities. And I understand that. I was really going for slop. And trying to cut through the slickness in some ways....

"They're left and right drums, and the kick and snare on either side, and these militasry press fills, which is really what the song is built on. Yeah, that worked out well...."

Yes I remember that. I think in Mick's first book he mentions how Lindsey took percussion away from him in several areas. When he was banging on tissue boxes on the bathroom floor, the band finally realized he went too far :lol:


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