Tango in the Night POLL (Fleetwood Mac)

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I cannot believe nobody voted for Seven Wonders or Isn't It Midnight! The super-urgent guitar outra on the latter is a one-way ticket to Lindsey heaven.

Clarke B., Friday, 5 August 2011 14:15 (eight years ago) link

^^^^^^ Absolutely. Under the circumstances everyone who voted for "Welcome to the room... Sara" should be shot and killed. I don't care if they were joke votes.

Tim F, Friday, 5 August 2011 23:30 (eight years ago) link

FRONT LINE BABEEEE

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 6 August 2011 01:45 (eight years ago) link

is there a version of that everywhere demo longer than 1:17?

caek, Saturday, 6 August 2011 01:46 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

such crazy results, 'welcome to the room... sara' is a pretty bad song almost made good by producer-lindsey's insistence that it be good, but why vote for it when you could have 'seven wonders', an okay song almost made amazing by producer-lindsey's insistence? also, poor 'family man'. i heard it dropped in the middle of a nu-disco set a while back and it was somehow perfect.

Perfect Chicken Forever (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 20 October 2012 00:34 (six years ago) link

"Seven Wonders" is classic Lindsey playing Capn Save a Stevie.

five months pass...

Finally got round to actually checking this out properly. Other than the big hits, I love the title track the best.

pssstttt, Hey you (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 16:18 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

family man rules and deserves some epic balearic remix

ryan, Saturday, 28 September 2013 17:49 (five years ago) link

this does a decent job of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrLRzxYq4Z8

opie dead eyed piece of shit (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 28 September 2013 18:37 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Great interview. I knew of course about Nicks at Betty Ford and Lindsey chasing her around the house after he announced he was leaving but apparently it was still all rather mad.

Fleetwood says that he and Nicks were doing more cocaine during the making of Tango than when they were recording Rumours — an album on which they seriously considered thanking their drug dealer in the credits. “Actually” he admits, “it was way worse on Tango In The Night. For sure.”

Certainly , I smoked a lot of pot. But I was never a big user of coke,” Buckingham notes. And by the mid-80s, he’d had enough. ” The subculture was pretty much at the point of burning itself out,” he recalled. “The ‘anything goes’ attitude that existed in the 60s had become something entirely different. But still, everyone thought you had to do certain things to play, and I don’t know that I ever thought about it that way.”

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 00:50 (five years ago) link

ooh

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Monday, 3 February 2014 00:52 (five years ago) link

The Ken Caillat book divided the band into a pot side and a coke side, with Buckingham sticking mostly to pot and Nicks and Mick to coke (Christine strikes me as pot; John, of course, was all about alcohol). Stevie had it worst, reportedly, because she had so little to do in the studio and was basically left alone to take all the drugs, coke, pot, whatever.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 February 2014 15:08 (five years ago) link

I don't think there's any other band in history that makes me simultaneously think "man, I would have loved to be in this band" and "man, I'm glad I was never in this band" more than Fleetwood Mac.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:19 (five years ago) link

(would have voted for 'Everywhere', btw.)

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:20 (five years ago) link

I'm ecstatic that my predictions about this album displacing Tusk as influence have come true, with Classixx doing "Seven Wonders" 12-inch song right

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:27 (five years ago) link

I feel the urge to listen to Tango In The Night right now. I'm going to give into that urge, dammit.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:38 (five years ago) link

Christine kills on this album

Master of Treacle, Monday, 3 February 2014 21:41 (five years ago) link

The fact that Everywhere didn't win this in an almost embarassing landslide makes me think I should probably listen to the rest of the album. Will do in a moment.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 February 2014 21:42 (five years ago) link

i would def put this on before Tusk in 2014

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:48 (five years ago) link

I'm ecstatic that my predictions about this album displacing Tusk as influence have come true, with Classixx doing "Seven Wonders" 12-inch song right

― Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, February 3, 2014 9:27 PM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Sorta feel like this has been true for some time now, especially on the balearic-meets-So end of indie: A Mountain of One stealing the groove of "Caroline", Yeasayer and VW's second albums etc.

Actually a comp of contemporary stuff that takes its cues from Tango would be fun to put together.

Tim F, Monday, 3 February 2014 22:01 (five years ago) link

Fine source material to be found here: Examples of Fleetwood Mac worship in bands from 2000-present.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 3 February 2014 22:02 (five years ago) link

God, 'Caroline' is awful...

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:04 (five years ago) link

Destroyer has covered Everywhere, Vampire Weekend has covered Everywhere, apparantly Haim has acknowledged the influence of Everywhere on their music. Everywhere is awesome. As is the rest of the album, it seems, so far.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 February 2014 22:05 (five years ago) link

Those lung-busting long notes on the title track, though! Sublime.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:06 (five years ago) link

def A Mountain of One, Haim, and Dawn Richard, don't hear it in Contra so much, although I'd love to read where you do!

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:06 (five years ago) link

Vampire Weekend has LITERALLY covered Everywhere.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 3 February 2014 22:07 (five years ago) link

Fleetwood's drumming on the title track is fabulous.

I'm pretty sure "Caroline" and "Family Man" are Buck solo tracks, i.e. no other band members on them.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:07 (five years ago) link

God, 'Caroline' is awful...

― Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, February 3, 2014 4:04 PM (2 minutes ago)

WHAT

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:08 (five years ago) link

Man, does Nicks' voice sound fucked on 'When I See You Again'. I suppose it adds a cracked vulnerability to the track, but it sounds croaky as all hell.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:26 (five years ago) link

WHASSA MATTA BABEE

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:26 (five years ago) link

Hahahaha... I'd forgotten how much the groove on 'You and I' reminded me of 'Agadoo'.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:28 (five years ago) link

In the interview I linked Nicks insists the idea of letting Buck take over the song was intentional; I dunno. To me it sounds like she had two minutes of material and he had to flesh it out on his own.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:28 (five years ago) link

7 votes for "welcome to the room sara"? that's like the one song on this one i cant stand!

diamonddave85‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ (diamonddave85), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:31 (five years ago) link

oooh
missionary

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:31 (five years ago) link

In the interview I linked Nicks insists the idea of letting Buck take over the song was intentional; I dunno. To me it sounds like she had two minutes of material and he had to flesh it out on his own.

― Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, February 3, 2014 10:28 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, that's what I thought from listening to it again. It sounded as if she'd recorded the vocal up to a point and Lindsey was like "well, Stevie's not around and we have to finish this track, so..."

Thing is, I actually really don't mind the song. I just think the vocal isn't up to snuff and could have been so much better... but it's kinda obvious why it is the way it is.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:36 (five years ago) link

I might be wrong but the last bit of anarchy in "Isn't It Midnight" sounds like an excellent attempt to lengthen the song (and he gets cowriting credit).

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:39 (five years ago) link

So yeah, all the singles on this are brilliant, basically. The title track being my 'deep cut' choice, and at least one song ('When I See You Again') that really could have been much more.

Duds for me: 'Caroline' (not much of a song), 'You and I, Part II' (sounds like a corny office Christmas party tune)

Don't know why I haven't listened to this album for so long, but feeling at least glad I listened to it again tonight.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:42 (five years ago) link

Nowhere near my favorite FM album, in fact, probably my least favorite of the 1975-87 run. Christine seems to have brought the most quality to the record, and I think LB & SN suffered fatigue from saving their best material for their solo records.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 3 February 2014 22:59 (five years ago) link

"4.4 Who is "Emmiline," in "Seven Wonders?" (Stevie Nicks)

This song was written by Sandy Stewart. Sandy's demo had the
lyrics "you held the line," but Stevie heard it as "Emmiline."
As to who or where Emmiline is, Stevie has been quoted as saying
that she made it up.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:00 (five years ago) link

for which she got "additional lyrics by" credit!

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:01 (five years ago) link

xp Stevie apparently turns misheard things into song lyrics all the time. Edge of Seventeen is from a conversation with Tom Petty's wife who, with a very thick southern drawl, had actually said "age of seventeen".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 3 February 2014 23:04 (five years ago) link

xp Hot Chip have also covered Everywhere. And Classixx do great work with Seven Wonders. Balearic innit?

What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:06 (five years ago) link

"Everywhere" is far and away my favorite on this, though Buckingham's solo live version of "Big Love" is great too. However, the album isn't that great. Mirage a lot more consistent.

Dominique, Monday, 3 February 2014 23:11 (five years ago) link

^^^ agree

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 February 2014 23:14 (five years ago) link

kicking myself for not picking up a nice-looking LP of this one last week (came back to the store a couple days later but it was gone, alas). Haim alone is gonna cement it as the 2010s' essential Mac album.

col, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:11 (five years ago) link

I in 2014 or most other years would out in Tusk before Mirage or Tango, but Tango and Mirage are both awesome and the only reason I might not reach for either is that they are so fussy and trebly it hurts. Which on other days is a pair of good things! Love Buckingham's stuff.

At least a third of "Say You Will" is the Bucky solo show, too. I love how the band just can't do anything without him at this point, and he has to reluctantly sacrifice solo tracks to the Mac gods.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:11 (five years ago) link

Yeah, a lot of stuff (well some stuff) that was on the Gift of Screws bootleg wound up on Say You Will. I really wish "Someone's Gotta Change Your Mind" had...not that the solo LB version is weak in any way, but I might've liked to have heard it fleshed out even a little more by Fleetwood Mac.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:15 (five years ago) link

I love Say You Will. It's got some of Nicks' very best performances and songs.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 00:19 (five years ago) link

In the interview I linked Nicks insists the idea of letting Buck take over the song was intentional

ooh, which song alfred - I'm confused

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:11 (five years ago) link

"When I See You Again"

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:52 (five years ago) link


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