Fleetwood Mac: “Go Your Own Way”

Posted: April 13, 2016 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. Seaweed vs. Silverstein
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"Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs." - Milton Friedbyrd

“Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs.” – Milton Friedbyrd

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

 

Fleetwood Mac:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

NoFX vs. Seaweed vs. Silverstein
NoFX:

Seaweed:

Silverstein:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    I image there are those that hate this song. But it’s has always been my favorite F-M song since the days it was first on the radio. I’ve always like the drumming in particular, and especially how Mick Fleetwood doesn’t transition to a 4/4 beat until the chorus. I also liked all three covers, which surprised me. What surprised me even more was that I found myself enjoying Silverstein’s version the most. One of the two singers really annoyed me with his sufficiently heavy-metal vocals. But I was somehow able to look (or rather, listen) past it, and appreciate the rest.

  2. RDubbs says:

    All three of these bands deserve a pallet of kudos for making this song listenable. Excellent work! This one was really difficult to call but … NoFX by a smirk.

  3. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I don’t like this band, but I do like this song. All three covers were surprisingly decent, but NoFX gets my vote… they kicked it up a notch really well.

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