Unless you’ve been under a rock (or haven’t had chance to browse the internet) you might of possibly heard of the GIANT Rock Band (permanent?) sale on all pre-RB3 DLC. Well, like many Rock Band fans out there, I’ve finally gotten around to download some tracks that I had been putting off getting, and this week’s pick is one of those songs… although not for the reason you might think.
Fleetwood Mac are an extremely popular and successful British/American band who formed in 1967 and has been with us ever since. The band has a unique slow rock / blues feel to their songs, which is mainly due to Stevie Nick’s vocals, and the extensive use of harmonies. The band has released over 17 studio albums, netting them over 100 million records worldwide, which puts their popularity on par with artists like Metallica and Prince.
My featured song, Don’t Stop, was featured on the 1977 album Rumors, which is the 8th highest selling album of all time. The album features other Fleetwood Mac classics, such as Dreams, Go Your Own Way, The Chain and Gold Dust Woman. If your interested in purchasing music by them, then I would highly recommend the 25 Years of Fleetwood Mac boxset, recently re-released.
Fleetwood Mac has had seven songs released on the platform. Go Your Own Way was included on the Rock Band 2 disc, Don’t Stop and World Turning were released as singles in 2009 (which now have reduced pricing) and then a six-pack of Fleetwood Mac/ Stevie Nicks songs was released in 2011 including: Dreams, Gold Dust Woman, Landslide, Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen and Stand Back.
And now onto the song itself. Don’t Stop is one of my all time favorite songs, and I was thrilled when I found out it had already been released. The 1-tier guitar isn’t as heavy in notes as some other Fleetwood Mac songs, but it’s still a varied but fun song to play, and you are treated to a solo around a third of the way through the song, just to make things better. 3-tier bass is a great chart, and makes use of notes grouped in two, to go along with the drum beat, but with some fast changes thrown in their, as well. 3-tier drums is the weakest chart, with the whole song made up of red and yellow pads, grouped in two again, throughout the majority of the song. 4-tier vocals are certainly my favorite part of the song, with some excellent lyrics and easy(ish) pitch to match.
The song doesn’t have any keys charted, which is a real shame, as since they didn’t chart keys to guitar at all in the song, it wouldn’t of been much trouble. But, now it’s half price, I went out and bought it anyway!
Got any ideas for any artists we haven’t featured yet? Or different songs by artists we have featured? Any ideas would be great!
After getting your daily RockBandAide fix, head on over to my fansite, The Tribute Pages which features loads of tributes of video games, TV shows and movies!