Our new series “The Chain” is inspired by how sharing music often turns into a conversation. Someone plays one song. That inspires someone else to play a different song, which inspires another and another, creating a chain of connections along the way. Each week on “The Chain” we’ll be asking a different band to serve as the “Linker” and they’ll select a new song in response to the previous one. There are no limitations as to how or why they make their choice. Although “The Chain” begins with the obvious, where we’ll go from there is unknown…
For the inaugural post of the “The Boston Chain” we asked On an On to serve as our first linker. Read their response to the Fleetwood Mac song and listen to their song choice. Also, be sure to check out some of their own music and catch them if you can on Wednesday at Sinclair in Cambridge where they’re on tour with Big Data.
Song #0: Fleetwood Mac – “The Chain”
The Linker: On And On
Ryne of On An On: “The Chain” from Fleetwood Mac holds a special place in my heart, especially the killer bass line from John McVie that kicks off Part B of the song. There’s a darkness surrounding the song throughout, but Part B really hits you over the head with a long, aggressive, and raucous outro. The song is about the fear of love leaving you. A double-edged sword.
So, why not continue with the darkness and have Clinic’s “Goodnight Georgie” as the following track? It’s a melancholy lullaby after the storm of “The Chain”. Lyrically, maybe it’s not as close but they do seem to share the same desperation.