Tango in the Night POLL (Fleetwood Mac)

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"Welcome to the Room...SARA!" reminds me of this all-time thread: A thread for Steve n.'s list of songs that his boss sings

brekekekexit collapse collapse (ledge), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 14:01 (two years ago) link

FRONTLINE BAYBY

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:23 (two years ago) link

All the songs that got 0 votes are incredible, IMO.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:11 (two years ago) link

I remember listening to Tango In The Night (the song) as an eleven year old and wondering if that was what heavy metal sounded like

There shouldn't be a thread for Dennis Perrin tweets (stevie), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:58 (two years ago) link

Also the version of I'm So Afraid on the sublime 1980 live LP

There shouldn't be a thread for Dennis Perrin tweets (stevie), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:59 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

yessssss

niels, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:06 (two years ago) link

TAAAAANNNNGOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:07 (two years ago) link

hoping the remastering here is as revelatory as mirage's

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:09 (two years ago) link

Kind of a dick move to make the 12-Inches exclusive to the big box.

Still, YAY!

"I must believe that my charm was not in my ass." (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:21 (two years ago) link

At least I'LL have remastered versions of "Down Endless Streets" and Y&I Pt. 1.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:27 (two years ago) link

There seems to be a combined version of both parts of 'You & I', which I'm eager to hear.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:31 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...
three weeks pass...

hey Brad Nelson, nice review of the Tango re-ish.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22976-tango-in-the-night-deluxe-edition/

nomar, Monday, 13 March 2017 04:11 (two years ago) link

"Big Love" FTW. What a weird song. I've heard five interviews with Lindsey where he can't even describe the damn thing. The Pitchfork description of it as austere and detached gets closer. This is a man way removed from real life and emotions trying to reconnect from his mansion. Usually that kind of thing probably results in total crud but here it's fascinating.

yesca, Monday, 13 March 2017 06:32 (two years ago) link

I don't know if this has been linked elsewhere but I happened to watch it last night and it's amazing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBSWt0b4K8E

nate woolls, Monday, 13 March 2017 09:45 (two years ago) link

OOOH
AH

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 11:20 (two years ago) link

That Pitchfork review was excellent

Dysphagia Nutrition Solutions (stevie), Monday, 13 March 2017 12:13 (two years ago) link

yeah great stuff, Brad. beautiful writing

flopson, Monday, 13 March 2017 14:59 (two years ago) link

also ty for this great trivia

She howls her way through “Seven Wonders,” a song written mostly by Sandy Stewart. (Nicks receives credit because she misheard “All the way down you held the line” as “All the way down to Emmiline”; for Nicks—and I don’t disagree—sometimes accident and authorship are indistinguishable.)

flopson, Monday, 13 March 2017 15:08 (two years ago) link

Stevie mishears a lot of things. "Edge of Seventeen" exists because she misheard Tom Petty's wife say "age of seventeen."

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:12 (two years ago) link

lmao love u stevie

also thanks y'all

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:25 (two years ago) link

I love the idea that Nicks deserved a writing credit.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:26 (two years ago) link

Stevie mishears a lot of things. "Edge of Seventeen" exists because she misheard Tom Petty's wife say "age of seventeen."

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever),

cocaine in her ears iirc

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 15:27 (two years ago) link

cool stuff in the deluxe edition that got cut from the review

- the reconstituted "you and i" is awesome and had it ended tango it'd probably be my favorite fleetwood mac record even with the disintegrating stevie songs
- i've had the extended remixes for years but i still get really surprised when i hear a long lost stevie backing vocal woven into them, especially in "big love" and "family man" which i always thought of as (and which, afaik, are) solitary lindsey affairs

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 17:04 (two years ago) link

or the TELL ME LIES. WHOA. SWEET LITTLE LIES. OH NO NO YOU CAN'T DISGUISE that suddenly appears as a mixing decision in the "Little Lies" 12-inch.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 17:05 (two years ago) link

Reissue's not out until the end of the month, right? That's a pretty early review.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 March 2017 17:09 (two years ago) link

I love the idea that Nicks deserved a writing credit.

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, March 13, 2017 3:26 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's like something straight from the Mike Love school of earning writing credits.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Monday, 13 March 2017 18:33 (two years ago) link

/Then Play Long/ on the mysterious case of the disintegrating band: http://nobilliards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/fleetwood-mac-tango-in-night.html🔗

Holy shit, the "WASSA MATTA BAY BEE" stuff is more ridiculous than I imagined. Good god.

That said, I don't think stuff that sounds like Nicks on "Little Lies" is Buckingham.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 13 March 2017 18:47 (two years ago) link

The three are on "Little Lies" – that's the beauty of the chorus, where each gets a line (and the beauty of the 12" is exposing listeners to the rest of Nicks' vocal).

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 18:55 (two years ago) link

x-post:

I'd probably go as far as saying that it ranks as one of Nicks' worst ever vocal performances on record.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Monday, 13 March 2017 18:56 (two years ago) link

the christine/stevie/lindsey tradeoff in the chorus is the most they ever feel like a band on the record and it's also just really sharp arranging, it's the part of the song that's like burned into my memory forever xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 18:59 (two years ago) link

yep!

It's the Mac song I remember most as a kid, thanks to that nasal Nicks hook in the chorus.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 19:02 (two years ago) link

i heard it on the radio for years as a kid without ever identifying it as a fleetwood mac song. which persisted even after i became a fan; they didn't perform it the dance, which was my gateway

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 19:05 (two years ago) link

er, on the dance*

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 13 March 2017 19:05 (two years ago) link

I used to wake up to the clock/radio every morning, and one of my formative memories is waking up to "Little Lies" one day. It was the sleepy-eyed equivalent of hearing something amazing and needing to pull the car over. 1987, so must have been middle school. Not sure when I even realized pre-'80s Fleetwood Mac existed, to be honest. What's weird is that I didn't buy the record until much, much later.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 March 2017 19:26 (two years ago) link

Posted before I got here...Like all the singles, would have voted for "Mystified."

clemenza, Monday, 13 March 2017 19:47 (two years ago) link

I had completely forgotten about "Big Love"

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Monday, 13 March 2017 19:48 (two years ago) link

For me, I heard stuff like 'Albatross' and 'Oh Well' first and I pretty much thought of Fleetwood Mac as being something to be put in the same bracket as Cream or something. British blues rock. But then later I'd see videos for Fleetwood Mac songs from different eras on VH-1 and I'd think "huh, wut?" ... I'd see 'Albatross' one day, 'Big Love' the next, then something like 'Rhiannon' and it'd be a bit confusing. It wasn't until I saw the Rock Family Trees episode on Fleetwood Mac circa 1994-1995 or thereabouts that I became aware of how it all fit together, then the Classic Albums episode on Rumours. That was basically my gateway... then suddenly it was like: "huh, so that's where the intro music from the Formula One comes from..."

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Monday, 13 March 2017 19:51 (two years ago) link

In fact, before watching that Rock Family Trees, I'd assumed that the line-up that did 'Big Love' was a slightly different line-up to the one that did 'Rhiannon', because Lindsey Buckingham looked so different in the 'Big Love' video.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Monday, 13 March 2017 19:55 (two years ago) link

In two weeks it'll be the 30th anniversary of "Big Love" debuting on the Hot 100: https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1987-all-charts/

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2017 20:00 (two years ago) link

that Rock Family Tree doc is great for anyone who wants a nosey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYaE5qFpGQM

piscesx, Monday, 13 March 2017 20:30 (two years ago) link

"Mystified" is kinda killing me right now.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 13 March 2017 22:19 (two years ago) link

'Isn't It Midnight' is my jam on this these days.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Monday, 13 March 2017 22:23 (two years ago) link

TA-AN-GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:38 (two years ago) link

Excellent review Brad

Edge of Seventeen anecdote is blowing my mind

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:32 (two years ago) link

It's hilarious that ten years later not a single poster has admitted to voting for "Welcome to the Room................Sara."

I will say this about it: as dire as the song is, it features Stevie's best performance on the record by a fair distance. The writing bears her trademark phrasing – and her singing is far more invested (and subsequently less manipulated by Lindsay). Which makes a certain amount of sense given that it's about the most relevant thing in her life at the time: drugs, rehab and isolation.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:37 (two years ago) link

It's her only complete performance. She didn't write "Seven Wonders" and didn't finish "When I See You Again." She's there and not-there on this album in a way that astonishes me.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:50 (two years ago) link

For me, it's never really mattered that Nicks contributed relatively little to this record, since McVie's and Buckingham's contributions are so potent.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:00 (two years ago) link

(then again, Nicks always was my least favourite of the three songwriters)

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:01 (two years ago) link


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