Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G is for...

Go Your Own Way...Fleetwood Mac, 1977.

A Serenade of Seventies songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

Please note: I realize the sound quality on this video may not be the best, but I swear that Lindsey Buckingham rocking that 'fro makes it worth the small sacrifice. I also figured that, like me, you'll be singing too loud to care.


I am sure my mom was thrilled that the lyric sheet was included, thereby elevating my singalong experience. Oh how I loved this album! It is hard to put all of the awesomeness in this one song for this one letter.

Loving you isn't the right thing to do
How can I ever change things that I feel?
If I could, maybe I'd give you my world
How can I when you won't take it from me?

I used to pour over the foldout lyric sheet, learning everyone's name, matching last names, pouring over the photos. I thought if I just sang loud enough and wished hard enough nobody would go their own way. Stevie, get your head out of the clouds and listen to him!

You can call it another lonely day
Another lonely day


The record, the lyric sheet and a fantastic picture of mom and me from right around when this album was released. Her hair may or may not have been inspired by Lindsey's.

28 comments:

  1. Bahahahah! Inspired by Lindsey's hair! Ima be singing this song in my head all day. :)

    -andi

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  2. I am really enjoying your 70s serenade! And I think you just inspired me to buy tickets to Fleetwood Mac when they come in concert here in December!

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  3. I too, listened to FM and fell in love. I'm glad they're getting back together even just for one tour! I used to know all the lyrics as well. Landslide was one of my utmost favs...

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    1. Ooooh, Landslide! Loved Don't Stop.

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  4. Fleetwood Mac! Man, they were the best! Wonder where they all are today.

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  5. Your hair is adorable in that pic! Maybe THAT'S the style you should return to. ;)

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    1. Oh Misty, you know that long hair ship has sailed! Too late!

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  6. Great that you posted something by them for the challenge. Thank you!

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    1. Wouldn't have been the seventies without them! :)

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  7. This is a great album--one I ought to own. I probably avoided it for a while because I first heard it back when I was young and my uncle came to visit from Ireland. He purchased a copy and played it to death, singing along (badly)... I think it was a little too much for me at the time. Listening to it again later, however (a friend at university had the tape), I came to appreciate the quality of the music on that album. "Never Going Back Again" is a classic track. :)

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  8. I'll be singing this all evening. Your post didn't show on my newsfeed so I'm late.

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  9. I have this album but I have never once played it because every song was released so they were always on the radio. I always thought it was interesting that Stevie & Lindsey played out their relationship through the songs on this LP.

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  10. Love them and this song. I'm going to be Stevie Nix when I grow up!!!

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  11. I remember hearing this almost every day!

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  12. My favorite Fleetwood Mac song is Secondhand News. I like the beat. Now I need to go check my musical library for some of this great band!

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    1. Absolutely! I am going to have to kit itunes soon...or get out the turntable!

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  13. Another great blast from the past!

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    1. Just keep singing, singing, singing!

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  14. I had Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits cassette tape. I am not sure when I bought it, but my junior and senior years of college (1988-1990) I played that tape so relentlessly that I wore it out. As in Wore.It.Out.

    I recently watched an interview with Stevie Nicks. All of the stuff that she had to say about her time with Fleetwood Mac and Lindsay Buckingham (before, during, and after) FM was very interesting. He didn't want to join FM and she convinced him. I am not sure that he was ever happy about that choice. He would rather they went their own way. And he always saw his future with her and was not at all happy when she didn't see it that way. Not saying he never got over it, but that he blamed FM for their break-up. Too bad he never credited them with his greatest musical success. Or maybe he did. In hindsight. Who knows what another person THINKS??? It is why I like novels...

    Great song!

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    1. Oh man, those were rough times when cassettes wore out! I read a bit from an LB article last night. It really is interesting!

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  15. One of the best selling albums ever. All of us can't be wrong, amiright? Great pick!

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  16. Loved Fleetwood Mac and this song!

    betty

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  17. Totally love your theme! Another GREAT song!

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  18. If I listen to a greatest hits album I find I always play Lindsey's songs the most. So much anguish in his guitar playing and singing.
    HMG

    Heather M. Gardner
    The Waiting is the Hardest Part
    Stormy's Sidekick
    Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Co-Host

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  19. I feel quite stupid. I never had the lyric sheet. I thought it was "loving you IS the right thing to do".

    Love,
    Janie

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  20. Wow! Just... wow! I love your caption up there. I am sure that I had more than one or two musically-inspired fashion or hair-do during my childhood. It didn't help that Ludwig Beethoven and I share the same birthday and I drove my parents crazy over him from the age of 4. While I didn't have quite the tantrums he did, I do remember having a mad love affair with Davy Jones of the Monkees for about a minute, before going off to practice my violin. My parents' relief or dissatisfaction with that choice was never recognized, or remembered by me, if it was expressed. Great stuff, Andrea! Mary

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  21. We just heard this on the radio!! Coincidence??

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