Best song on "Tusk" - Fleetwood Nac

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i just had to after "Rumours" poll..

Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Sara" (Nicks) – 6:26 20
"That's All For Everyone" (Buckingham) – 3:04 13
"I Know I'm Not Wrong" (Buckingham) – 3:02 8
"Tusk" (Buckingham) – 3:36 7
"The Ledge" (Buckingham) – 2:02 4
"Walk a Thin Line" (Buckingham) – 3:48 4
"Storms" (Nicks) – 5:29 3
"Think About Me" (McVie) – 2:44 3
"Beautiful Child" (Nicks) – 5:23 2
"Not That Funny" (Buckingham) – 3:13 2
"Brown Eyes" (McVie) – 4:30 2
"Honey Hi" (McVie) – 2:43 1
"Over and Over" (McVie) – 4:36 1
"Never Make Me Cry" (McVie) – 2:14 1
"Angel" (Nicks) – 4:53 1
"Sisters of the Moon" (Nicks) – 4:45 1
"What Makes You Think You're the One" (Buckingham) – 3:32 1
"Save Me a Place" (Buckingham) – 2:40 1
"Never Forget" (McVie) – 3:441
"That's Enough For Me" (Buckingham) – 1:48 0


Zeno, Friday, 8 June 2007 08:36 (thirteen years ago) link

so many great songs, but "i know i'm not wrong" is all the best in Buckinghan and the guys in one track.
"The ledge" and "Tusk" are also favourute candidates..

Zeno, Friday, 8 June 2007 08:37 (thirteen years ago) link

oops - Nac = mac..

Zeno, Friday, 8 June 2007 08:38 (thirteen years ago) link

it's not the cover band..

Zeno, Friday, 8 June 2007 08:39 (thirteen years ago) link

"That's All for Everyone" for the xylophone(?)

Noodle Vague, Friday, 8 June 2007 08:40 (thirteen years ago) link

very very hard. beautiful child in the end though.

Frogman Henry, Friday, 8 June 2007 08:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, it's nearly a best of for me at this stage. I voted for Ledge though.

I know, right?, Friday, 8 June 2007 10:39 (thirteen years ago) link

this is honest to god one of the only albums i've ever listened to (other than radio city which suddenly comes to mind) i could equally answer like 90% of the songs depending on my mood. right now it's 'i know i'm not wrong' because........... jesus i can't explain.

please anyone who's reading this listen to it now i guarantee if you listen to it you'll be ok for the next :25

strgn, Friday, 8 June 2007 10:51 (thirteen years ago) link

HONEY HI

strgn, Friday, 8 June 2007 10:51 (thirteen years ago) link

am i a 70s emo

strgn, Friday, 8 June 2007 10:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I voted for "I Know I'm Not Wrong," which really stood out when I saw Lindsey live on his recent tour. "Sara" has always been a favorite, as well.

Fitzcarraldo, Friday, 8 June 2007 11:18 (thirteen years ago) link

"That's All for Everyone"...one of the best Buckingham ever wrote.

Joe, Friday, 8 June 2007 12:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I voted for Ledge though.

Thanks!

ledge, Friday, 8 June 2007 12:23 (thirteen years ago) link

"Brown Eyes."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 8 June 2007 13:01 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost
You're welcome!

I know, right?, Friday, 8 June 2007 13:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Hmm, tough one. I'm tempted to go with "Over and Over".

baaderonixx, Friday, 8 June 2007 14:43 (thirteen years ago) link

People never talk about "Think About Me". There's something so deliciously self-effacing/ironic about how Lindsay sings the "I don't drag you down..." harmony.

That said it's gotta be "Sara".

Tim F, Friday, 8 June 2007 14:45 (thirteen years ago) link

The guitars sound GREAT on "Think About Me" and even better on the single version.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 8 June 2007 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link

i voted for "think about me"!

oo, Friday, 8 June 2007 15:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Walk a Thin Line for me. today.

Billy Pilgrim, Friday, 8 June 2007 15:52 (thirteen years ago) link

honey honey honey
what could be sweeter than you?

ian, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

i've got to pick angel. i love her ad libs at the end, all passionate restraint until that awesome coital moan - "oooooooOOOOOH, that girl was me". it's a shame lindsey buckingham had such a habit of cutting her short, i could listen to that outro forever.

there's a live version of this on youtube where the band speed up and really rock out, as stevie performs this amazing kind of flapper dance.

creme1, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

WTF this is so obviously Sara!

akm, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:08 (thirteen years ago) link

"That's All for Everyone"...one of the best Buckingham ever wrote.

I always groups this w/Beach Boys' 'Til I Die, and both are amazing

Dominique, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:09 (thirteen years ago) link

"save me a place," with a couple other buckingham songs close behind.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

It's "That's All For Everyone," by light years.

Rock Hardy, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:33 (thirteen years ago) link

For some reason right now I have the biggest urge to pick "Storms", but I think I'll go with "I Know I'm Not Wrong"

jonathan - stl, Friday, 8 June 2007 16:38 (thirteen years ago) link

"Sara." Now and forever.

JN$OT, Friday, 8 June 2007 17:29 (thirteen years ago) link

As with Rumours, I'm turning my back on Buckingham, who is one of my absolute heroes. He owns Tusk, and yet my favorite track is "Brown Eyes." McVie's vocal and Fleetwood's drumming are the very definition of coiled restraint.

But actually, once I start Tusk, it usually plays all the way through, so in a way the whole album is my favorite song on the album.

The Deacon, Friday, 8 June 2007 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

STORMS

Sundar, Friday, 8 June 2007 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

another example of a nicks song that could go on forever

creme1, Friday, 8 June 2007 23:32 (thirteen years ago) link

i chose Never Make Me Cry

chaki, Saturday, 9 June 2007 00:36 (thirteen years ago) link

saaaaaaaaara

i majorly dig the outtake version on the reissue too with all the blather about being a cleaning lady

electricsound, Saturday, 9 June 2007 01:02 (thirteen years ago) link

It's "That's All For Everyone," by light years.

Yup.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 9 June 2007 02:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Over and Over followed by Honey Hi. Over and Over has a plaintive and nostalgic feel, yet is lyrically straight-forward in a way that sets you up for the madness and disfunction to come. And what can I say, I'm a sucker for McVie.

On Camper's version, I'd go with Storms followed by Tusk. I think that CVB actually played Storms with more soul and tension than Nicks could muster, especially benefitting from the addition of the violin. Their Tusk went into jarring depths of estrangement that Buckingham could only hint at.

From both albums, I like Walk a Thin Line equally.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 9 June 2007 05:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Thank you, ILX System. Don't forget to vote for "That's All For Everyone" like I told you.

Rock Hardy, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link

NEVER FORGET. VOTE NOW.

Bimble, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Over and Over has a plaintive and nostalgic feel, yet is lyrically straight-forward in a way that sets you up for the madness and disfunction to come

I think it was Douglas Wolk on the Tusk thread who remarked on the guts it took to open a double album with a meandering ballad. And to think that it's followed by "The Ledge"!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:24 (thirteen years ago) link

i like "over and over" - it's sad and the guitar is wonderfull but the song itself seems to end too soon, while the instruments just playing forever.(with some "over and over" at the back)too bad,cause it could be perfect,for me at least

Zeno, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Fleetwood's drumming on "Over and Over" -- in the last minute or so -- is absolutely brilliant.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:44 (thirteen years ago) link

the results here will be intersting, i have no clue what will be the best track, and it looks like the votes will more or less be divided equally between most of the songs

Zeno, Saturday, 9 June 2007 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

And to think that it's followed by "The Ledge"!

Yeah, the effect is something like "la, la, la, la...wait, dude...what?" The Ledge would benefit from a jew's harp or a washboard. I always picture Lindsey in overalls and a straw hat singing this song.

I also like to imagine it getting played at some frat party back in '79, and when the Ledge comes on they get all pissed, take the record off the turntable, throw it out the window, and listen to "Off the Wall" instead. Everybody gets laid and "Tusk" becomes a "lost classic."

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 10 June 2007 00:06 (thirteen years ago) link

"That's All For Everyone," which I choose for the melody and best vocal overdubbing imaginable. But it barely wins over "Save Me a Place," "Over and Over," and "What Makes You Think You're the One."

ILM in Tusk obsession shockah!

Jiminy Krokus, Sunday, 10 June 2007 00:25 (thirteen years ago) link

No love for "Storms" so I'm voting that, even though, as illustrated here, this is an impossible poll and Tusk is a masterpiece.

strgn otm upthread re: Radio City

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 10 June 2007 20:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, and I voted "Storms" because of the way Stevie sings "and I did not deal with you, I know..." - goosebumps every time!

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 10 June 2007 20:41 (thirteen years ago) link

'over and over' lovers MUST check out the beautiful version on 1980's Fleetwood Mac Live

stevie, Sunday, 10 June 2007 20:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Ah hell, you guys have got me rooting for Over & Over now! I'll have to listen to that live version, thanks.

Bimble, Sunday, 10 June 2007 21:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I think this is the first poll where I'll agree with whatever wins.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 10 June 2007 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I know! When folks were mentioning Storms, it was real hard to keep quiet. That song kindof haunts me for weeks after playing it.

Bimble, Sunday, 10 June 2007 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

See, I can't hear the subversion. And I admit this opinion is probably entirely a failing on my behalf, seeing as the consensus seems to favor it overwhelming, but I prefer every Nicks song on the album to Sara.

I think that one of my main complaints is that, for whatever reason, the piano riff sounds to me like the theme song for some sitcom that I can't quite put my finger on.

I'll have to put this one on repeat.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 11 June 2007 03:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I can't believe I was the only vote for "Honey Hi."

ian, Monday, 11 June 2007 03:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Likewise with "Over and Over."

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 11 June 2007 03:36 (thirteen years ago) link

ONE vote for Over & Over??? Say it isn't so! That is WRONG

Bimble, Monday, 11 June 2007 03:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Christine didn't get a fair shake in general, in my opinion.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 11 June 2007 03:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, when I show up at your houses with my Christine picket signs, you won't be happy.

Bimble, Monday, 11 June 2007 03:40 (thirteen years ago) link

This may help, king kong.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 11 June 2007 11:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Please don't picket me, I voted for "Brown Eyes."

The Deacon, Monday, 11 June 2007 13:55 (thirteen years ago) link

t/s: brown eyes v. emerald eyes

elmo argonaut, Monday, 11 June 2007 14:04 (thirteen years ago) link

"Tusk"!!! WTF.

Steve Shasta, Monday, 11 June 2007 19:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm surprised so many people are taken aback by how well "Tusk" did. I have pretty close to zero tolerance for any Fleetwood Mac outside of "Tusk" which I've loved since I was a kid.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 11 June 2007 22:58 (thirteen years ago) link

"Tusk" is a special song, and I think it holds up well today.

Bimble, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 01:31 (thirteen years ago) link

"Walk a Thin Line" (Buckingham) – 3:48 4

^wtf

sleep, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

only 4??

sleep, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 15:41 (thirteen years ago) link

I can't understand love for Christine McVie's songs, shit is boring.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 15:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Christine McVie is like the endpoint minimal techno of Fleetwood Mac: you come around to her after you're exhausted/burnt out on everything else and she suddenly sounds like the best thing ever.

Tim F, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 15:59 (thirteen years ago) link

OTM. I won't deny that she's a snooze on her own, but the word "context" was meant for her.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Are any McVie solo albums worth picking up? i assume from that post the answer is no.

Tim F, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Download "Got A Hold On Me." That's all you need.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"never make me cry" is one of my favorite songs on this record

"sara" would've gotten my vote ultimately

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm sorry, I've really looked through a lot of threads on Fleetwood Mac and I can't find the bit where someone turned me on to the 1980 live stuff. The version of "Dreams" on that is to die for.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh my GOD if the live 1980 version of "Rhiannon" doesn't curl your toes...nothing will.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:35 (thirteen years ago) link

That enthusiasm!

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Tusk is Lindsay's show as far as I'm concerned.

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I know there are folks who feel that way, but ignore Christine???? Christ we could fight all night about this. I choose peace.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Big Lindsay show on "Oh well" on this 1980 live thing. Yay-uh. Fabulous stuff.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm only half there on the McVie entries. I mean, Over and Over is obviously fantastic, and so is Honey Hi and Brown Eyes, but she almost cancels it out with Think About Me, am I the only one squarely annoyed by this song? A lot of it may have to do with the production on it, I don't think Buckingham really got this one. At all.

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Okay, I really want to hear this by the way.

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:45 (thirteen years ago) link

has this thread always been called Best song on "Tusk" - Fleetwood Nac

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Fleetwood Nac, there you go. Brillaint.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Look, this live 1980 thing as almost as good as heroin, I imagine. Don't deprive yourself.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

That's very good, but you're not telling me anything else about it!

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

And I care, I really do!

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:55 (thirteen years ago) link

YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER LONELY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Dude, there's only like 4 other bands as good as Fleetwood Mac in the whole world. Serious.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

I KNOW FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEEEEEEEEEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

DROWNDED IN THE CITY OF LOVE

Call me home. Listen to the freakin' reggae guitar on the live version!!! It's a freakin' orgasm is what it is.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

LACES UNDOING THE LACES

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

SARA
SARA
SARA
SARA
SARA
SARA
SARA

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHH!

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Back on topic, how did "That's all for everyone" place second? It's easily the worst track.

robertwolf8080, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Uhh, missed this one. My vote for "Walk A Thin line" went missing too :(

t**t, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Back on topic, how did "That's all for everyone" place second? It's easily the worst track.

-- robertwolf8080, 15 July 2007 18:00 (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

THANKYOU! Its Lindsey's worst at least.

I know, right?, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:08 (thirteen years ago) link

same planet, different worlds

Dominique, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:22 (thirteen years ago) link

*meanwhile on the same planet: man goes n'orders 'hmself a christine mcvie solo album*

t**t, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Sara??? seriously? I like at least 8 songs on Tusk for than that one (basically all of Lindsey's). I'm sad that "That's Enough for Me" got the goose egg. And "Save Me a Place" with 1 vote? What is this world coming to?

will, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah opinions and assholes etc...

will, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:43 (thirteen years ago) link

for = more

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will, Sunday, 15 July 2007 18:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Think About Me, am I the only one squarely annoyed by this song? A lot of it may have to do with the production on it, I don't think Buckingham really got this one. At all.

This song is fabulous, one of those great Christine-Lindsey collabs that melds his talent for subversion with her melodic smarts and sexual heat. I just love how the guitar sounds, especially after the second chorus. John does his trademark rock-steady thumping until he plays a few extra notes as the guitar plays major chords. As for the chorus, it's one of those Bernard Sumner-esque moments of lucidity that looks stupid on paper ("I don't hold you down/Maybe that's why you're around") but accrues more meaning when you don't separate it from the arrangement.

It took me a while to warm to this song (it was the third single too), but now it's probably Christine's best punchy rocker.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 15 July 2007 19:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I think what is great about that couplet is the fact that both singers sound like they only realise the second line after they've sung the first. It's fabulous.

That said "What Makes You Think You're The One" is the song most cruelly robbed by this poll.

Tim F, Sunday, 15 July 2007 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link


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