Fleetwood Mac: “Go Your Own Way”

Posted: March 13, 2015 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: NOFX vs. Schlong
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Go Your Own Way was released in 1977 on Fleetwood Mac’s album, Rumours. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had been bickering big-time, growing ever tired of each other and not much caring to hide it any longer. Hence the “genius” of the song. Go Your Own Way was an instant hit, rising to number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the band’s first top-ten hit. It has endured as one of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular songs. Go Your Own Way ranked number 120 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. 

I do not care for this song at all, which is not surprising considering I do not care for Fleetwood Mac at all. However, Go Your Own Way does make for some great punk, cover fodder.


The Original

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Fleetwood Mac:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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NOFX vs. Schlong

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Schlong is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title of Uni Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow!

Schlong’s triumph in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

1/13/2014 – “America” (West Side Story) – Schlong (64%) dispose of The Nice (36%)

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

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  1. Cuspid says:

    I wasn’t a big Fleetwood Mac fan. But I girl I really liked in high school was. So I listened to them to get familiar. Oy, the things we do for love. Anyway, as it turns out, this is my favorite Fleetwood Mac song. It was the first and only single of theirs I ever bought. I liked the sound of Buckingham’s guitar, and even learned the solo at the end.

    For a change, Dubbsy managed to find 2 covers that I both like. Indeed, this song does make for good Punk cover. I’m going with NOFX because I think the vocals are better. But this one is neck-and-neck.

    • RDubbs says:

      I cry poppycock, Cusid, on your parting assertion! Only last week you stated that you liked both cover versions of “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” more than the original. So there!

  2. Kerry Black says:

    I’m pleased to learn you don’t like Fleetwood Mac. Neither do I. I must’ve been one of the few people who didn’t buy that album.

  3. RDubbs says:

    Wow, hate to vote in this one. The music community owes both bands our absolute love and infinite homage for turning this auditive malady into something not only listenable, but actually enjoyable! I must have listened to both versions five or six times each, changing my mind a few times during the course of the day. It hurts, it really, really hurts to choose between these fine and noble bands. But I didn’t earn the name “Abdula the Chooser” in school for nothing. So here goes…NOFX…and may Schlong forgive me…!!

  4. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Fleetwood Mac irritate me. This is probably the only song of theirs I can stomach. NOFX does a decent job, I suppose.

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