Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I remember when....

It was a cold night in 1977. I was in Cincinnati for my 9th grade year - the only year I wasn't in Knoxville - listening to the big FM album rock station as always. Those were truly the days! And then the DJ said something like - "And remember, tonight at 11 we are playing the new album from Fleetwood Mac called "Rumours." I had become a Mac fan, like so many, with the album before that (self-titled), which contained, among other things, "Rhiannon," and "Landslide," so I was very pumped. So, 11 o'clock rolled around, I put my headphones on, and listened to the gradual intro to "Second Hand News" build up, and we were off and running! The funny thing is that, although I really, really liked it...a lot...I still thought the 1st Fleetwood Mac (with the new lineup of Lindsey/Stevie) was better! But I was in 9th grade - what did I know? A few weeks later, on the same station, I heard "Jet Airliner" and "Carry On My Wayward Son" back-to-back for the first time. That would NEVER happen today, so without sounding like an old codger I will say that I do feel lucky to have grown up when I did, musically speaking. Coming Soon: Hearing "In Through the Outdoor" the first time, and, How MTV ruined music.

1 comment:

  1. I liked, but did not love Rumors. I think it was a little complex for me at the time and I have always contended that it did not prove to have lasting relevance. Except for Rhiannon I personally never hear anything from any of their albums on the radio anymore (I know, radio sucks, they are not necessarily the keeper of relevance). They just doesn't do it for me.

    My favorite album of Lindsay's is without question Buckingham Nicks when Stevie is like 17 or something. Much more melodic and simple that any Mac albums.

    Without A Leg to Stand On and Stephanie are absolutely brilliant IMO.