Gem of the Week: “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac

4 Feb



My gem this week goes to one of my classic rock favorites “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. This song came to mind as it relates to my current mood, so I dug out my Rumours (1977) album to listen to it.

This is my favorite song from the Rumours album and I have always been inspired by singer Stevie Nicks. I think she is a phenomenal songwriter and I have always carried the highest respect for her as a true artist. Nicks vocals offer comfort and carry a distinct enchanting vibe.

The verse that vents frustration and speaks volumes for me is:

“Damn your love, damn your lies and if you don’t love me now, you will never love me again.”

There are other parts to the song that make it powerful like the bass part in end when Nicks is repeating:

“Chain keep us together, Running in the shadows.”

I can never get tired of listening to this song or the Rumours album in general.

Fleetwood Mac actually played a recent show this past October in Detroit but I missed it unfortunately.

I would have loved to see Nicks on stage because I’m sure it would be unforgettable.

Below is the link for “The Chain” shared from Gtarmann007’s You Tube channel.


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