I remember when I first heard this song. I was in Year 10 at high school and about to see a theatre production near Sydney which my friend Gary was starring in. Oh that reminds me.. you can find a wicked cartoon he drew of my family here. Talented so and so…
Anyhow as we waited for the curtain to open, they played the intro to today’s song – Everywhere on loop. The teasing bass-line intro and its interludes are my preferred parts of this Fleetwood Mac track which sold 1.8 million copies in the UK.
Can you hear me calling
Out your name?
You know that I’m falling
And I don’t know what to say
I’ll speak a little louder
I’ll even shout
You know that I’m proud
And I can’t get the words out
I am not familiar with a lot of Fleetwood Mac‘s discography, but I like the little I have heard. Everywhere was written by Christine McVie, who also performed lead vocals. It was the fourth single from their record Tango in the Night.
Fleetwood Mac was formed in London way back in 1967. Original band member Peter Green named Fleetwood Mac as a combination of the surnames of two other members, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. They were initially a British blues band and had some hit singles. It wasn’t until 1974 that Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were recruited after being seen playing folk-rock in a studio in Los Angeles. Interesting Buckingham only agreed to join the band if Stevie Nicks could also join.
The addition of those two lasses gave the group a more pop-rock sound and the rest as they say is history. Their 1975 self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac, reached No. 1 in the United States and Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac‘s second album after the arrival of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles.