May be hard to believe, but admired music Fleetwood Mac’s Iconic Rumors The album is over 40 years old. Even more surprising is the fact that the band’s only #1 hit single took Stevie Nicks only ten minutes to write. What does Nick have to say about this?
Fleetwood Mac’s popular album ‘Rumours’
If there’s ever a soap opera set to music, it’s this Rumors. Thanks to songs like “Gold Dust Woman,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Dreams,” the album chronicling the romantic breakup of the two couples at the core of the band reached the top of the Billboard Top 200. Joined the list and stayed there for 31 weeks. Despite only taking a few minutes to compose, “Dreams” cemented Stevie Nicks’ place as one of Fleetwood Mac’s most legendary songwriters.
It did not top the charts as “Dreams” did. But “Go Your Own Way” came close enough. it was the first single off Rumors And other songs such as “Never Going Back Again,” “You Make Loving Fun,” and “Gold Dust Woman” dominated the radio airwaves before becoming top ten hits in the US. in 1978, Rumors Took home the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year.
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Rumors It was the band’s 11th studio release. This marked the second Fleetwood Mac album featuring relative newcomer Lindsay Buckingham and her then-boyfriend Stevie Nicks. Recording their follow-up for Super Successful Fleetwood MacThe Knicks and Buckingham broke up. This split can be heard in the later thumping “Go Your Own Way” and the Knicks’ ethereal response, “Dreams”.
While respite from recording at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, Nicks found his way into a room that once housed Sly and the Family Stone. According to Rolling stoneNick found a tune of his choice. And she composed “Dreams” in record time.
“I sat in bed with my keyboard in front of me, found a drum pattern, turned on my little cassette player, and wrote ‘Dreams’ in about 10 minutes. I immediately liked the fact that I could do something with the dance beat. because it made it a little unusual for me.”
Nix on your relationship at that time
As Rumors As progress progressed, a musical tug-of-war between Nick and his ex becomes apparent. Buckingham turned the proverbial head upside down with “Go Your Own Way”, the Knicks fired back with a subtle disruption of “Dreams”. According to society of rock, Knicks went to the studio and handed Buckingham the cassette tapes he had made in Sly Stone’s former hideaway. Given the hard times the band was going through, Nix remembered that scene very well.
“Even though he was mad with me at the time, Lindsay played it and then looked at me and smiled. What was going on between us was sad. We were the kind of couple that couldn’t get over it. But, as musicians We still respect each other – and we’ve got some great songs out of it.”
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