The Ledge

Go Back   The Ledge > Main Forums > Christine McVie
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Make the Ads Go Away! Click here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 10-17-2018, 05:05 PM
jbrownsjr jbrownsjr is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 11,643
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aleuzzi View Post
For me, she's most impressive on: Crystal, Honey Hi, Friend (acoustic version), Oh Daddy, Sugar Daddy, YMLF, Don't Stop, One in a Million, Smile I Live For, and Spare Me a Little (especially the live versions--but including the organ drenched studio version).

She's a top notch Hammond player. A damn good barrelhouse and twelve-bar blues piano player, a reflective and emotive ballad pianist, and a really sparkling electric keyboard player (ie: "Eyes of the World" live, as well as "Loved Another Woman" from 1974 soundboard). But yes, her understatement is sometimes too understated.
Do I have Loved Another Woman from 1974 soundboard?
__________________
I would tell Christine Perfect, "You're Christine f***ing McVie, and don't you forget it!"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-18-2018, 12:14 PM
aleuzzi's Avatar
aleuzzi aleuzzi is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 3,937
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrownsjr View Post
Do I have Loved Another Woman from 1974 soundboard?
You should. Itís incredible-a duet with her and Welch.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-19-2018, 12:05 AM
dontlookdown dontlookdown is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Netter75 View Post
DownOnRodeo suggested this as an idea in the "Unpopular Stevie Nicks Opinions" thread and I figured it'd be fun to do the same with Christine!

I'll start.

1. I love her vocals on The Dance more than any other era (Rumours, Tango, etc). Despite her "kill me now" expression, the full, deep voice absolutely floors me. Best vocal performances of Oh Daddy, Everywhere, You Making Loving Fun, etc. That voice is like honey to my ears.

2. I don't get the deal with Think About Me. I REALLY want to like the song but I just can't get into it. I like the lyrics and message fine but I hate the way her and Lindsey harmonize on the chorus. It hits my ear as whiny and I kinda get why it didn't do as well on the charts as they may have hoped.

3. She sounds seamless and great when her vocals are blended with Lindsey on most songs but I like it much more when she harmonizes with Stevie. Straight Back, that second verse on live Rhiannon, live Isn't it Midnight, the Oh Daddy and YMLF outtakes, Heart of Stone, Skies the Limit all showcase this very well. There's a huge contrast between their voices and it's great.

4. Heart of Stone is one of my favorite songs of hers.

5. Honey Hi and Never Forget are lyrical wastelands but the music is amazing and I love them.

6. I think that most of her 1984 album is pretty lame. This is with the exception of One in a Million, which is a fine song, and The Smile I Live For, which is up there as one of her master songs. But all the Todd Sharpe songs... ughhhhhhh they're bland man. Strangely I actually like the songs on his solo album with her backing vocals (We Were Lonely, I Dont Wanna Leave You) in a "so-bad-they're'good" sort of way.

7. In The Meantime, as a whole, is one of the best solo albums related to Fleetwood Mac. The songs are simple and not so notable on an individual basis, but the overall feel of the album and song sequence tells such a relatable story and gives more insight into what Christine's personality and what she is really like than any of her other work. You can tell she poured herself into that album and cashed her check on the 1984 album.

8. All of the daddy songs are amazing, especially when played in sequence with the jarring shift in tones . On the other hand, the more popular "Over" songs don't do much for me, though I have been listening to Only Over You a lot more lately.

9. I would want to meet her before any other band member any day.

10. She sounds TERRIBLE for the Mirage tour video. Lindsey and Stevie don't technically sound good either, but they have a certain energy that I like despite their vocal issues. Chris though... I don't know if she was drunk or what but there's a reason most of her songs got axed from the HBO special. The exception to this is her taking Stevie's place on backing vocals for I'm So Afraid. She sounds bad here too much it adds something new to the song and heightens the strain in the angsty lyrics. Her organ playing is also on point.
Interesting. I thought her songs on The Dance (and the tour) sounded really uninspired and lackluster. For me, her Tusk songs are her greatest - for vocals and melody.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-19-2018, 10:10 AM
GypsySorcerer's Avatar
GypsySorcerer GypsySorcerer is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 6,527
Default

Her Tusk material is underappreciated. I love each and every one for various reasons, with "Over & Over" being in my top 5 songs for her.

"Oh Daddy" and "Behind the Mask" are two of the best songs she's written.

I detest "Love in Store" and always skip it. I actually could take or leave most of her Mirage songs, except for "Hold Me."
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-19-2018, 10:37 AM
vivfox's Avatar
vivfox vivfox is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 13,326
Default

I can't stand the song Songbird. Always thought that should have been axed for Silver Springs. The Eva Cassidy version is a billion times better than Christine's.
__________________
 photo d754aa6e-1605-473c-895b-9665a3f17371_zpsrtovtrei.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-22-2018, 11:32 AM
singertobe singertobe is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 509
Default

I think I Need You by the Beatles sounds like something Christine would write with Lindsey on guitar.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-22-2018, 12:58 PM
FuzzyPlum FuzzyPlum is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,796
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by singertobe View Post
I think I Need You by the Beatles sounds like something Christine would write with Lindsey on guitar.
I get you. I can certainly hear her singing it. This was one of the first Beatles songs written by George (maybe the second or third???)
__________________

'Where words fail, music speaks'
Mick Fleetwood
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-22-2018, 08:14 PM
Murrow Murrow is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 253
Default

I like Chris best when she's singing sweetly but the lyrics are twisting the knife (Bad Loser, Behind the Mask, Heart of Stone).

I never much liked Everywhere - and Tango was my introduction to FM when it was new.
__________________
Reuniting the Rumours line-up just produced 20 years of virtual silence. If Stevie didn't like the heat she should have quit the kitchen.

I know many will disagree - I have no desire to quarrel.

Peace and love everyone
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-22-2018, 10:00 PM
aleuzzi's Avatar
aleuzzi aleuzzi is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 3,937
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Murrow View Post
I like Chris best when she's singing sweetly but the lyrics are twisting the knife (Bad Loser, Behind the Mask, Heart of Stone).

.
Then youíll love the caustic lyrics of many songs on In the Meantime. Bad Journey, Liar, and Sweet Revenge are all in that mode. And there are some nicely ironic lyrics for So Sincere.

But then Iím assuming you havenít heard the album and you probably have.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-22-2018, 10:10 PM
StevieandChris StevieandChris is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 361
Default

Like Stevieís Landslide I only like to listen to Songbird live.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10-26-2018, 07:25 PM
jwd jwd is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Fleetucky
Posts: 3,206
Default

Chris and Brett Tuggle are twins.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-27-2018, 02:27 AM
DownOnRodeo's Avatar
DownOnRodeo DownOnRodeo is offline
Addicted Ledgie
Supporting Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Netter75 View Post
All of the daddy songs are amazing, especially when played in sequence with the jarring shift in tones . On the other hand, the more popular "Over" songs don't do much for me, though I have been listening to Only Over You a lot more lately.
"Over Daddy"--the archetypal Chris song that never was (along with Lindsey's "Go This Street" and Stevie's "Room Angel").
__________________
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-29-2018, 04:16 AM
DownOnRodeo's Avatar
DownOnRodeo DownOnRodeo is offline
Addicted Ledgie
Supporting Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,186
Default

Here's one--I can't stand Christine's photo shoots for the covers of The Dance and In The Meantime.
__________________
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:00 PM
Murrow Murrow is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aleuzzi View Post
Then youíll love the caustic lyrics of many songs on In the Meantime. Bad Journey, Liar, and Sweet Revenge are all in that mode. And there are some nicely ironic lyrics for So Sincere.

But then Iím assuming you havenít heard the album and you probably have.
I have actually. I love Bad Journey although I find some of the other tracks lyrically weak.

Actually hereís a really controversial one - I think the best tracks on ITM are the ones her nephew wrote by himself (Northern Star/Calumny).
__________________
Reuniting the Rumours line-up just produced 20 years of virtual silence. If Stevie didn't like the heat she should have quit the kitchen.

I know many will disagree - I have no desire to quarrel.

Peace and love everyone
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:33 PM
Netter75's Avatar
Netter75 Netter75 is offline
Senior Ledgie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DownOnRodeo View Post
Here's one--I can't stand Christine's photo shoots for the covers of The Dance and In The Meantime.
Why is that? I never considered them for very long but theyre not too bad. The smile comes off as plastered-on for ITM I suppose.
__________________
"I am just one small part of forever" -Think About It (The song that got me into Stevie Nicks)

"The face of a pretty girl x1,000,000" -Isn't It Midnight (The song that got me into Christine McVie)

"The sun is bright, but not too bright to see. When the darkness comes you've got to fly into the light." -Doing What I Can (The song that got me into Lindsey Buckingham)

"I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain" -The Chain (The song that got me into Fleetwood Mac)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

1997 Pretty Blond Singer Bekka Bramlett With Billy Burnette Press Photo
$20.0
1997 Pretty Blond Singer Bekka Bramlett With Billy Burnette Press Photo picture1985 Press Photo Billy Burnette, rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
$19.99
1985 Press Photo Billy Burnette, rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. picture1986 Press Photo Billy Burnette, recording artist for MCA Records. - nop11855
$18.88
1986 Press Photo Billy Burnette, recording artist for MCA Records. - nop11855 pictureRARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (3) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE
$15.88
RARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (3) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE pictureRARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (5) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE
$15.88
RARE 1980s Original 35mm Negative Strip of (5) Rock Star BILLY BURNETTE picture



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1995-2003 Martin and Lisa Adelson, All Rights Reserved