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Fleetwood Mac — Rhiannon
Album: Fleetwood Mac
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her?
Takes to the sky like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover?

All your life you've never seen
A woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?

She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark
And when the sky is starless

All your life you've never seen
A woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?
Will you ever win?

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

She rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover?

All your life you've never seen
A woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?
Will you ever win?

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Taken by, taken by the sky
Taken by, taken by the sky
Taken by, taken by the sky

Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love's a state of mind
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Zzzzz zzzzzz zzzzzzz
This in '75, 'Rumours' in '77, and me in High School.
The only thing bigger in the latter half of the '70s was the Stones.
True story.

Musical crafted as itโ€™s maker intended. 10/10. Every time
Musical craft at its finest 10/10. ๐Ÿ‘
Never get tired of listening to it, still sounds as great as ever, I guess that's what they call a masterpiece       
Outstanding "9".....Tribute to the Witches...
 tonyjory wrote:
For me, the classic line-up of Fleetwood Mac you pour scorn on: Fleetwood, the McVie's, Nicks and Buckingham, will go to posterity as THE Fleetwood Mac. One of the greatest ever rock / quality pop groups. I respect Peter Green's original set-up, but - not for me. Regards, Tony Jory, London and Somerset, England.  PS. Beauty is in the ears of the beholder. 

 

 Jota wrote:
Buckingham and Nicks were poisonous personalities.
 

 teleskialaska wrote:

I actually feel bad for you, so much energy into such negative thinking, about a song.   Hope you hear something you like soon.  
 

 scrubbrush wrote:


Well said. I totally agree. most of this album falls into the "overplayed but still exceptional" genre.
 
Of my era, nearly everyone's collection had Dark Side of the Moon, Tubular Bells , Rumours and Hotel California. They are timeless classics, and still deserve to be played!
45 years ago!
Showcase for Mick Fleetwood. Timekeeper extraordinaire.   
Now that I don't have this song foisted on me every ten minutes, I've got back to liking it again. It's a damn good song.
Odd that I haven't commented on this 10-rated track yet....having met a gal named Rhiannon at a park way back in my early 20s, and scoring points for knowing (and having available to play) the song, and the deeper meaning...well....yeah....LLRP!!
Tho great, the 1976 live version is the one true version of this song.


 On_The_Beach wrote:

{#Jump}My son always thinks this is Dolly Parton. :)
 

My feet started moving so I had a look if Lazarus and his church were also dancing and so it was! 
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

 
I really enjoyed older FM albums, as well - but this album and others have a totally different meaning in my life.  When I hear these songs I'm instantly jetted back to a great group of friends who loved to party and enjoy life.  We never sat still, and the FM music of the time helped carry us through many great times.  None of us really cared who was in the band, and we had great parties!
This sing is like a nice warm jacket on a cool morning. Comfortable.
 Jota wrote:
Buckingham and Nicks were poisonous personalities.
 

and Mick is a drunk...so what.....each to his own
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}
My first crush was Stevie when I saw this on "The Midnight Special".  Search for it, it is really fun version of this song.  
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

 
I actually feel bad for you, so much energy into such negative thinking, about a song.   Hope you hear something you like soon.  
 Jota wrote:
Buckingham and Nicks were poisonous personalities.

 And their self-titled album was venomous.


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In '75, they had so many reasons to be cheerful!
Buckingham and Nicks were poisonous personalities.
 Webfoot wrote:
Glad you figured out PSD.
So, the rest of the members of FM were victims of Nicks and Buckingham?!  I don't buy it. Band members change, bands change, instruments, styles and PEOPLE change. Some people like change and some don't. Some (like me) just think of it as different and appreciate each for what it is.  Your labeling things "commercial crap" or whatever is immaterial. We get it, you don't like it so get over it and move on.
 
Agreed.
The Oh So Tiresome "I knew them before they were popular" routine.
Whatever, dude. I can't think of another band in history that changed personnel as frequently as Fleetwood Mac.
So every single lineup was great until Buckingham/Nicks came along and "destroyed the band? Oh, Puh-leez.
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

 
Glad you figured out PSD.

So, the rest of the members of FM were victims of Nicks and Buckingham?!  I don't buy it. Band members change, bands change, instruments, styles and PEOPLE change. Some people like change and some don't. Some (like me) just think of it as different and appreciate each for what it is.  Your labeling things "commercial crap" or whatever is immaterial. We get it, you don't like it so get over it and move on. 
 SoundThinker wrote:
This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?

Also this is the first time I have ever "rated" a song. Barfo!
 


This was the first time that I have ever used the PSD feature of RadioParadise! God do I HATE what nicks and buckingham did to the once excellent band known as Fleetwood Mac. There were about a dozen excellent albums from Fleetwood mac before those two destroyed the band. 

I remember when Fleetwood Mac was known as the best white boy Blues band from England and Peter Green one of the very best guitarist of all times back then! 

Bill, why play commercial crap like this?

Oh wow! So does this mean that as long as I keep streaming now, I'll be one song ahead of the website?
My favourite band of all time is Fleetwood Mac, but this ain't it. If Peter Green, Danny Kirwan or Jeremy Spencer aren't in the mix, it's not the real Mac. 
 Motolorax wrote:
My 5 year old daughter, Rhiannon, thinks this song was written for her. For that alone, I love it.
 
{#Jump}
My 5 year old daughter, Rhiannon, thinks this song was written for her. For that alone, I love it. 
 pfreet wrote:
If you've never seen the live version of this song from 1976, go see it now! The energy is amazing, totally different feel for this song. And Stevie Nicks is WOW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3w5fttedA

 
Wow. Thanks for posting. I saw them in '79 but I don't remember anything like this.
 pfreet wrote:
If you've never seen the live version of this song from 1976, go see it now! The energy is amazing, totally different feel for this song. And Stevie Nicks is WOW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3w5fttedA

 
Oh yeah, that's why I was in love with Stevie Nicks when I was 15.
When you intend to give this song a perfect 10, and then you find out you already did this.
Stevie Nicks at her absolute very best! 
No one made music like Fleetwood Mac. They didn't fit in a particular genre of rock. They imitated no one.
But most unusual, no one imitated them. I can't think of anyone else to put in the same category. 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Of all the Fleetwood Mac songs to pick, you pick this overplayed everywhere one?? Seriously? There are so many more hidden gems in Fleetwood Mac's repertoir

 BillG wrote:

Yeah.  We play those, too. 

 
HaHa! Great music deserves to be played with great frequency! And don't ever stop playing great music, Bill!
If you've never seen the live version of this song from 1976, go see it now! The energy is amazing, totally different feel for this song. And Stevie Nicks is WOW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3w5fttedA
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Of all the Fleetwood Mac songs to pick, you pick this overplayed everywhere one?? Seriously? There are so many more hidden gems in Fleetwood Mac's repertoir

 
Yeah.  We play those, too. 
Like a breath of fresh air
You got me
Yeassssa
Of all the Fleetwood Mac songs to pick, you pick this overplayed everywhere one?? Seriously? There are so many more hidden gems in Fleetwood Mac's repertoir
Turned up the volume hearing the first 3 chords. I then realised I had to give this at least an 8.
 TerryS wrote:

You are forgetting the  lusty minstrels, busty barmaids and thrusty yodellers.

 
Are you saying I'm losing my memory?!

SALLY, BRING FORTH MY SWORD, A DUEL SHALL BE HELD!
What a beautiful song
 CaffeineSam wrote:

I remember that time when music was about role models.

It was a time called the Dark Ages.

It was music about a very singular role model.

And only monks played it.

 
You are forgetting the  lusty minstrels, busty barmaids and thrusty yodellers.
 MJdub wrote:
I never knew it until fairly recently, but apparently this snare sound is lusted after by a lot of drummers and recording engineers both.  I don't know if they pioneered this sound but I definitely notice it now and I've been occasionally noticing when people are trying to emulate it.  I like it a lot too — splat!

 
Yes, we did, at least in my young engineering universe.  That was THE snare you wanted for rock.  It *was* new, at least to those who cared about such things and gave rise to the excess (of which I am still subject to) of taking forever to get a drum sound. Miking individual drums was not new, nor were good snare sounds, but Keith Olsen's was just epic in some way; we figured out that the midrange might have been pulled out at a specific frequency, or that was one theory.  Of course, that was not the whole story; a drum sound is complex and relies on drummers, drum heads, tuning, drum sets, mics, and on and on.  I've never analyzed why we wanted it, just took it as gospel, and it was the fad of the 70s (and long since), but you have me thinking now why it gave such pleasure to us and was the gold standard in those years.  If you couldn't approximate that sound, you felt as if your career was doomed.  I think the jazz crowd had a much easier and less naval-gazing time of it!  I guess a lot of it was following Alan Parsons' careful isolations, removing the room from the equation, and then adding an 'environment' back in.  Or something like that...but great topic!
I never knew it until fairly recently, but apparently this snare sound is lusted after by a lot of drummers and recording engineers both.  I don't know if they pioneered this sound but I definitely notice it now and I've been occasionally noticing when people are trying to emulate it.  I like it a lot too — splat!
Anybody hating on FM.....{#Naughty}
Have to PSD this one. Massively overplayed. Even Pavlov's dog won't drool anymore. 
 Fiji5555 wrote:

Yep the start of the downward spiral for the group. Lets write and play songs about cheating and loss and get divorced yet stay together and tour for years. Hardly a role model for anyone. got tired of their BS a long time ago. They used to be really good before all this crap. Pre Buckingham/Nicks that is.

 
Rock music has rarely been a good place to look for role models.
 Fiji5555 wrote:

Yep the start of the downward spiral for the group. Lets write and play songs about cheating and loss and get divorced yet stay together and tour for years. Hardly a role model for anyone. got tired of their BS a long time ago. They used to be really good before all this crap. Pre Buckingham/Nicks that is.

 
I remember that time when music was about role models.

It was a time called the Dark Ages.

It was music about a very singular role model.

And only monks played it.
 WonderLizard wrote:
The one that started it all—
 
Yep the start of the downward spiral for the group. Lets write and play songs about cheating and loss and get divorced yet stay together and tour for years. Hardly a role model for anyone. got tired of their BS a long time ago. They used to be really good before all this crap. Pre Buckingham/Nicks that is.
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}  

I remember rocking out to Fleetwood in my parents basement while lifting weights using Arnold's Guide to Bodybuilding. Thinking about it also reminds me of the Commodore 64 in the corner and online discussion bulletin boards (often dominated by Trekies). Sounds like an odd convergence, but totally ordinary in the mid-to-late 80s. And at the center of my musical world at the time (calling me out of the self-absorbing doldrums of teenage angst) was Stevie.
 
The one that started it all—for that version of the band. The first time I heard it, I was blow away. Blown completely away when I learned it was Fleetwood Mac.
it seems almost unfair to play stevie nicks so close to tori amos. but youve either got it or you dont.
 ShaunJ wrote:

I have that album around somewhere... It's a great record.

 

Agreed,,a lot of good song off that one
 bwanab wrote:


Upvote from me on Buckingham Nicks.

 
I have that album around somewhere... It's a great record.
 She didn't look like that
,,  treatment_bound wrote:
Yearbook Photo - stevie-nicks Photo

 


 junebaby65 wrote:
I was 12 years old and caught the Rumours tour in Cleveland, OH.  My fave line from the evening was when Stevie Nicks shouted, "Hello Cincinnati!"  lol

 

I was 14 when I caught the Rumours tour in Maryland,,,,, I just remember Stevie Nicks,,,,,,

 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
.... my church is going ape shit!!
 
Everybody in my homeless camp would like to live in your church...  we love this song...
I was 12 years old and caught the Rumours tour in Cleveland, OH.  My fave line from the evening was when Stevie Nicks shouted, "Hello Cincinnati!"  lol
I can't believe I'm admitting to this but I'm 52 years old and all this time I thought the song was called "Rhianna" {#Doh}
 randyblew wrote:
I may have said this before about a song or two, but there are a small number of songs (perhaps not THAT small, but small in relation to the total size of the playlist on RP) that, while they perhaps ARE way overplayed commercially in the world 'out there', are still wonderful, excellent tunes by great artists of one stripe or another. This (and many, many songs by Fleetwood Mac), to me, fall into this category. Additionally, I think that occasionally playing a song like this on RP actually serves to enhance a tune that might have been otherwise considered dull or ordinary, overplayed and milquetoast if heard on the freeway or while taking the kids to school on FM-schlock radio. If a song like Rhiannon had never made it big commercially, most of the 'tuned in' world would consider it an exceptional, wonderful song, the more special also for not being so over commercialized and exposed. The music is still great, and RP dusts it's music off like a little gem to show off, even the Hope Diamonds that everyone has seen. Just a thought.

 

Well said. I totally agree. most of this album falls into the "overplayed but still exceptional" genre.
 dickmahoon wrote:
Love that backbeat. And in a year they had the world at their feet.....

dM 
 

That's for sure. Rumours was soon to be all over the radio.
Love that backbeat. And in a year they had the world at their feet.....

dM 
 Lazarus wrote:

We be dancing in my church...  love this song...
 

 
.... my church is going ape shit!!
I may have said this before about a song or two, but there are a small number of songs (perhaps not THAT small, but small in relation to the total size of the playlist on RP) that, while they perhaps ARE way overplayed commercially in the world 'out there', are still wonderful, excellent tunes by great artists of one stripe or another. This (and many, many songs by Fleetwood Mac), to me, fall into this category. Additionally, I think that occasionally playing a song like this on RP actually serves to enhance a tune that might have been otherwise considered dull or ordinary, overplayed and milquetoast if heard on the freeway or while taking the kids to school on FM-schlock radio. If a song like Rhiannon had never made it big commercially, most of the 'tuned in' world would consider it an exceptional, wonderful song, the more special also for not being so over commercialized and exposed. The music is still great, and RP dusts it's music off like a little gem to show off, even the Hope Diamonds that everyone has seen. Just a thought.
 Bozo wrote:

Bill, how about playing something from the Buckingham Nicks album?  That baby rocked!!!



 

Upvote from me on Buckingham Nicks.
 Lazarus wrote:
This song is about a witch...
 
Not a chance. 
 michaelc wrote:
So is she singing about them tasty little sausages ?
 

This song is about a witch...  everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing...  love it...
 
So is she singing about them tasty little sausages ?
 
 terrapin52 wrote:
Stevie Nicks used to be so hot.  
 
So did I.

We be dancing in my church...  love this song...
 

Bill, how about playing something from the Buckingham Nicks album?  That baby rocked!!!


 fuzzy wrote:
The segue from Mazzy Star - Fade Into You to this song doesn't work at all.
 
Agreed, but I like both songs so I'll go with it.
 fuzzy wrote:
The segue from Mazzy Star - Fade Into You to this song doesn't work at all.
 
I'll agree on this.
 terrapin52 wrote:
Stevie Nicks used to be so hot.  
 
Well, to be fair, that was about 35 years and 5000-pounds-of-cocaine ago for her.  Pretty good song.
I can only take Stevie Nicks in little bits. This is one of those bits. Not a favorite Mac song but a classic nonetheless.
 Cynaera wrote:

Good point, domine-astronomy - the world does NOT revolve around me.  {#Lol}  The other Mac songs you mention are also pretty mainstream.  Still, I can listen to "Go Your Own Way" without diving for the volume control.  I hope "Sisters..." makes it onto the playlist. And I'd still love to hear "Fall From Grace" here... *wistful sigh*

 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace... 
Nice to hear this on RP!
 Stingray wrote:
Romeo - will you please change your avatar?
I want to think about good things, when seeing you writing,
not about a nightmare-in-disguise!
 

There is just no pleasure in life for you other than meanness...

I love this song, and this whole album...




 romeotuma wrote:


I love this song soooo much...  I am playing it on my piano in my hotel room right this minute...
 
 
What piano is it, you're playing on?
Steinway in acryl?

Or an old PC with piano-function?

I will not die, before I have seen your Hotel-room,
and met any of your imaginairy friend,

Romeo - will you please change your avatar?
I want to think about good things, when seeing you writing,
not about a nightmare-in-disguise!

 romeotuma wrote:


I love this song soooo much...  I am playing it on my piano in my hotel room right this minute...
 
 
LOL, you are gonna FREAK when you finally get your hotel bill!!!
Stevie Nicks used to be so hot.  


I love this song soooo much...  I am playing it on my piano in my hotel room right this minute...
 
Quelle merde....
Having been born unto the mid 80s, my first exposure to FM was through the parents' record collections! (I was transfixed by the cover for Tango in the Night...) This track always makes me turn the stereo up. This time around was no exception! Always a delight for me to hear a Mac track played on RP. 8/10,

 domine-astronomy wrote:

I can't agree with you about "Rhiannon" being overplayed though — maybe it's overplayed in the U.S., but not here (here the overplayed-to-death ones are "Little Lies," "Everywhere," "Seven Wonders," and, to a lesser extent, "Go Your Own Way"). Remember that RP has listeners all over the world.
By the way, I've uploaded "Sisters of the Moon" a few days ago - it's currently under review on the LRC (shame it wasn't insta-added).

 
Good point, domine-astronomy - the world does NOT revolve around me.  {#Lol}  The other Mac songs you mention are also pretty mainstream.  Still, I can listen to "Go Your Own Way" without diving for the volume control.  I hope "Sisters..." makes it onto the playlist. And I'd still love to hear "Fall From Grace" here... *wistful sigh*

thumbs down on this one....FM's catalog is much too broad and diverse to make us suffer thru this track.
 Randomax wrote:
I liked FM before the ladies came around....{#Frustrated}
 
??


There are the "this song is commercially overplayed rules" and then there are exceptions: for me this is an exception. . . 
 
 Cynaera wrote:
I really love Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, but I feel this song really IS overplayed - on ClearChannel, every AM radio station to which I have access, and most of the FM stations.  To hear it at the one place where I hide from commercialism, it's a bit of a disappointment.  Still - it's Fleetwood Mac, and is still compelling, even after all this time.  I wish someone would upload "Sisters of the Moon" off the Tusk CD, or "Fall From Grace" from Stevie's "Trouble In Shangri-La" CD (my personal favorite of hers.) I'd do it, but I gave the CD to my radio music programmer friend, and I have no idea what happened to it after he left...

No, there's no point to this post.
 
I can't agree with you about "Rhiannon" being overplayed though — maybe it's overplayed in the U.S., but not here (here the overplayed-to-death ones are "Little Lies," "Everywhere," "Seven Wonders," and, to a lesser extent, "Go Your Own Way"). Remember that RP has listeners all over the world.
By the way, I've uploaded "Sisters of the Moon" a few days ago - it's currently under review on the LRC (shame it wasn't insta-added).

I really love Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, but I feel this song really IS overplayed - on ClearChannel, every AM radio station to which I have access, and most of the FM stations.  To hear it at the one place where I hide from commercialism, it's a bit of a disappointment.  Still - it's Fleetwood Mac, and is still compelling, even after all this time.  I wish someone would upload "Sisters of the Moon" off the Tusk CD, or "Fall From Grace" from Stevie's "Trouble In Shangri-La" CD (my personal favorite of hers.) I'd do it, but I gave the CD to my radio music programmer friend, and I have no idea what happened to it after he left...

No, there's no point to this post.
One those songs I wish I could of witnessed the recording of...just perfect.
That was definitely a rough transition. Two great songs, though.
 roulleau wrote:

Following Mazzy Star with this is really bumming me out.

 
Oh couldn't agree more! I'm surprised at such a slap in the face that was. Usually the transitions are flawless...but no can do here.


perfect...




Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event! 

I like it anyway!

Still - I hope Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
https://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings

one of my favorite songs of all-time and I'm enjoying it after Mazzy Star but that's the kind of mood I'm in, I guess.

Following Mazzy Star with this is really bumming me out.


S-E-X-Y-!!!
 Randomax wrote:
I liked FM before the ladies came around....{#Frustrated}
 

you poor, suffering soul you.  {#Nyah}
I really thought that song was "dead" to me..  But liked hearing it today.
Fleetwood was best with Stevie


love it...

 
 gatorade wrote:
If you're gonna play Fleetwood Mac, why oh why not play one of the songs featuring the lovely vocals of Christine McVie, or early songs w/Jeremy Spencer instead of highly over rated Stevie Nicks???
 
They play plenty of Fleetwood Mac here - there are over 40 over their tunes on the playlist and not all Buckingham/Nicks era stuff.


 Randomax wrote:
I liked FM before the ladies came around....{#Frustrated}
 
and on this of all songs ~ my apologies to all the ladies

Dreams unwind
Loves a state of mind
I liked FM before the ladies came around....{#Frustrated}
 sfListener wrote:
Are we going to hear Witchy Woman today?
 
You mean Witch-ay Woman, Elaine and Puddy's couple song.

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Surprised to find that at some point in the distant past, I gave this a miserly 5. Sure it's overplayed and I don't need to hear it again. But when it came on just now I thought "ahh..." and listened to the bass and didn't hear Stevie being the caricature that she would become and have to up it to 7 at least.
 
Plus, a few months ago, I heard Alice Cooper in his radio DJ gig stumble over how to pronounce Rhiannon and he confessed that he'd never heard the song before, since he was on the road so much he missed out on a lot of the other music of the 70s. So having that amusing trivia forever associated with this song makes it a little more enjoyable somehow.

 

I always thought this was my parent's 70's crap, but then I heard a local band play a cover at one of my favorite brew pubs (in Des Moines), and I had a rediscovery of it, and Fleetwood Mac in general (this was also shortly after I discovered RP, so I'm sure that played into it as well).
 xkolibuul wrote:
Because Stevie, at this stage of her career, was an equally lovely vocalist.    


 
gatorade wrote:
If you're gonna play Fleetwood Mac, why oh why not play one of the songs featuring the lovely vocals of Christine McVie, or early songs w/Jeremy Spencer instead of highly over rated Stevie Nicks???
 
 

Hear, hear!
Surprised to find that at some point in the distant past, I gave this a miserly 5. Sure it's overplayed and I don't need to hear it again. But when it came on just now I thought "ahh..." and listened to the bass and didn't hear Stevie being the caricature that she would become and have to up it to 7 at least.
 
Plus, a few months ago, I heard Alice Cooper in his radio DJ gig stumble over how to pronounce Rhiannon and he confessed that he'd never heard the song before, since he was on the road so much he missed out on a lot of the other music of the 70s. So having that amusing trivia forever associated with this song makes it a little more enjoyable somehow.



When this album first came out, I went to the record store and bought it brand new...  I still have the album, all these decades later...  I learned to play the guitar part on my electric piano, and our garage band played it at bunches of parties...

I love this song...


 

Because Stevie, at this stage of her career, was an equally lovely vocalist.    


 
gatorade wrote:
If you're gonna play Fleetwood Mac, why oh why not play one of the songs featuring the lovely vocals of Christine McVie, or early songs w/Jeremy Spencer instead of highly over rated Stevie Nicks???