|That look could melt ice.|
Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had been dating for years - famously, he only agreed to join Fleetwood Mac if he could bring his collaborator and girlfriend Stevie along.
Their relationship ending didn't break up the band. It remarkably spawned a few great songs. This very angry song about that was one of them. And it hit the mark, squarely. In her words to Rolling Stone:
"I very, very much resented him telling the world that 'packing up, shacking up' with different men was all I wanted to do. He knew it wasn't true. It was just an angry thing that he said. Every time those words would come out onstage, I wanted to go over and kill him. He knew it, so he really pushed my buttons through that. It was like, 'I'll make you suffer for leaving me.' And I did. For years. " (source)Well, what hurt Stevie Nicks made for an angry breakup song that was both critically and commercially praised, ascending to the Billboard Top 10 on March 12, 1977 - this writer's fifth birthday. Truthfully, this song reshaped music - it brought a new anger that stood out from the AM Gold of the 70's - which is why it endures.
Just putting it out there - it doesn't look like Stevie's gotten over that lyric. She's singing right along, though.
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