Monday, August 04, 2008

Another Music Video

This song goes back to 1973, a sort of obscure offering by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, known then as Buckingham Nicks. The album of the same name was the result of a demo and received some airplay on FM stations at the time (I do remember hearing it on the radio as a kid). This was before they joined Fleetwood Mac who heard the duo when Stevie and Lindsey were in the same studio working on their second album (which never materialized) in 1975 following what was to be their final concert as Buckingham Nicks.
Buckingham and Nicks were recording material for their second album when Fleetwood Mac happened to be in the same studio. "They were just looking for a place to record, but after hearing our music they asked us to join and we just couldn't turn them down," explained Stevie.
The rest, as they say, is history.

A "popular" Buckingham Nicks song (among insiders and cultish followers), "Crying in the Night", is presented here as another of my slide-shows set to music. The two were romantically as well as musically involved, and perhaps this song was a bit biographical (as well as another song from the album, "Frozen Love") and a portent of their tumultuous break-up during the recording of their second album with Fleetwood Mac, the HUGELY successful "Rumours". I tried to tell that story with this video.

I have a particular fondness for this song because, once upon a time, I had the album and subsequently sold it (for which I am kicking myself now). I liked the song so much that, even after not hearing it for maybe 15 years, it was the first song that came to mind for me to download when I first got on the internet several years back. Stevie's voice had a real innocence and clarity back then, and it blended so well with Lindsey's, creating harmonies that had that magic quality. This song also captures what I call the "Southwest Sound" of the early and mid-70's - an easy-going, mellow-rock epitomized by bands like early Eagles, Little Feat, Jackson Browne, and others of that era. There's a nostalgic purity to that sound of when times were simpler, and nothing matches that today.

Visit the Buckingham Nicks fan site for some great photos and more background.



Blogger Oldcatman said...

You're not a "senior" (as in my senior moments) --BUT
you are joggling memories!

Ms. Nicks was a fox!

2:31 AM GMT+12  

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