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Fleetwood Mac — Tell Me All The Things You Do
Album: Kiln House
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Tell me
Tell me all the things you do
I'll tell you
Tell you all the things I do

Tell me
Tell me all the things you do
I'll tell you
Tell you all the things I do
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Bumped up to nine. Loved playing this back in the day.
 oh wow ! an 11 !
 idiot_wind wrote:

ooooh

this rocks

I wonder why 




The personnel! With FM it's easy to concentrate on the guitar players, but damn - Mick and John are going to town!
ooooh

this rocks

I wonder why 
Now, find me a Fleetwood Mac "tribute" band that plays this and I am there!
RIP Danny Kirwan, one of the most underrated guitar players and songwriters ever.  Thanks for the music Danny!
a rare 10
Once upon a time, I was wandering down Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, with a couple of buddies.  That wasn't unusual; for four years, I was a crewmember on the USS Tunny, a 'fast-attack' submarine  based in Pearl Harbor.  The sub actually went to Lahaina twice, and us sailors learned that Lahaina was a happening town.  We returned often hen we could.

Well, we were wandering past the Lahaina Yacht Club and I dared my buddies to go in with me.  To assuage their concerns that we'd be unceremoniously (and immediately) tossed back into the street, I promised two rounds on me.

The place was empty, and the bartender was eager for company.  We chatted for a few minutes, guzzled our beers (sailors!) and a Fleetwood Mac song came over the stereo.  The bartender says, "Yeah, Mick and his crew were in here last week.  He has this big wooden yawl named Challenge, and always stops in for a few days when the boat's here."

"He had these long-sleeve t-shirts printed up for their cruise," he continued,  pointing to a rack of t-shirts illustrated by a sailboat being steered by a teddy bear, with Challenge: Pacific Cruise 1978 emblazoned on the right sleeve.  "Those are leftovers he donated to the Club.  You want one?"

Each of us bought one, finished our beers and headed out the door.  Now, however, we were wandering with a purpose: impostors pretending to be Mick Fleetwood's professional sailing crew. 
Christine Perfect!  True dat.......
How can you not chair dance to this? 52 years old and it ROCKS! :D
 cely wrote:

How many bands have there been that shifted completely from one sound to another?


Jefferson Airplane, from the folky music of "Takes Off" to the freewheeling psychedelia of "Crown of Creation" and "After Bathing at Baxters"
 Montreal_Mort wrote:

They were so much better w Peter Green. Love this era


This is the first 'post Peter' album...
Was this just after Peter Green left?
Good Tune!
hi class!
 all_ears wrote:


You mean the human metronome? I think they use him to calibrate electronic drums. Heck, Mac and Mick make an outstanding rhythm section here, been together a lonnnng  time. I'll bet that few people outside RP listeners know about this FM era. Damn fine tunes.


I knew of this when this came out, so roughly 50 years before I joined RP.  And I had Buckingham/Nicks shortly after it came out.  I feared I would lose two of my favorite bands when they joined, but they made a lot of fine music together.  Perhaps not quite up to this standard,  but very little is.
Having said that, RP has been a revelation with new artists, listening to songs from bands I'd heard of but never listened to and listening again to songs I'd lost touch with years ago.
 eyke wrote:

I have Tusk, because I  bought it new, but the Bare Trees I acquired some years ago is more  favorite. My FM LP collection is gonna grow in the pre-Buckingham/Nicks days.

Thanks BillG for keeping this stuff alive.


You will be rewarded. I have the opposite experience - grew up with early FM and eschewed the BuckNicks era. After 40 odd years I'm realizing I'm only punishing myself and have started to dig into that 'newer' trove of music. I think I will also be rewarded.

 Montreal_Mort wrote:

They were so much better w Peter Green. Love this era


This album is the first post-Peter...
I guess the singer could be singing to a long cool woman in a black dress called Holly, which came after! 
The best Mac album 9
Nice, new to me.  I was surprised that it was Fleetwood Mac, then I remembered, oh yeah, THAT Fleetwood Mac.  Cool.
 ubuntourist wrote:
Great tune. But the lyrics are too complex for me. {#Nyah}


 cely wrote:
How many bands have there been that shifted completely from one sound to another?
 
Pink Floyd. Early stuff very hard rock. Acid rock some tunes. By Animals, different sound. By Wall, well, you know.
They were so much better w Peter Green. Love this era
Remembering when this album came out!  17 yrs old and rockin!!
How many bands have there been that shifted completely from one sound to another?
 Unit_3000_21 wrote:

That image smells like cocaine and cheating.
 
for 'smells like' I read 'accurately reflects'! Creative influences or results of success - discuss...
 fraserji wrote:
Bumped from a 9 to a 10.  Early Mac were Gods to me. (but damn I hate the Wikipedia image of the later band)
 
That image smells like cocaine and cheating.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Lovely imagery in the album cover:  Teddy Bear with a noose around the neck.  Racoon with jester shoes in the treee ... I could postulate more but why spoil the fun?
 

Reminds of a college prank.  We felt a girl in our circle was making WAY to much out of her relatioinship with her teddy bear, so we borrowed it for an afternoon and shot Polaroids portraits of him - his foot dangling above an knocked over stool, his lower torso sticking out of the oven, etc.   She did not think it was funny, but, like so many artists, we were creating for ourselves, so it did not matter.
I have Tusk, because I  bought it new, but the Bare Trees I acquired some years ago is more  favorite. My FM LP collection is gonna grow in the pre-Buckingham/Nicks days.

Thanks BillG for keeping this stuff alive.
Bumped from a 9 to a 10.  Early Mac were Gods to me. (but damn I hate the Wikipedia image of the later band)
 RSF wrote:
Great album! Listen to Future Games and Bare Trees, from the same FM era.
 
... and Mystery to Me.
Now this is what I call Fleetwood Mac.

Oh yeah.   These guys once played RnR.

Actually quite well.
Dang it!  That little bell ringing thingie in the mix sounds just like the Facebook DM chimey.  I heard it and immediately picked up my phone.  Whoda thunk that Danny Kerwin or his producer could predict such a thing in the 1970?  I tell ya,  
The late great Danny Kirwan, along with Jeremy Spencer, neither of whom are featured in the photo opposite.  Awesome. 
ROCK IT MAMA mmm mmm ummm
Now this is what I call Fleetwood Mac.
Oh yeah.   These guys once played RnR.

Actually quite well.
When Fleetwood was definitely Mac.
Had this album and think it's the best work this band ever played.
 dragon1952 wrote:
They don't make em' like this anymore...freakin' outstanding! Listen to Mick killin' it on percussion!
 

You mean the human metronome? I think they use him to calibrate electronic drums. Heck, Mac and Mick make an outstanding rhythm section here, been together a lonnnng  time. I'll bet that few people outside RP listeners know about this FM era. Damn fine tunes.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! tho not credited on album u can hear Christine perfect mcvie on album , appears she was still under contract with chicken shack
 Chongo59 wrote:
Is this the last Fleetwood Mac album with Peter Green?
 
Nope. It's the first after Peter Green.
Is this the last Fleetwood Mac album with Peter Green?
{#Devil_pimp}so zesty!!! kirwin and spencer magic
that's the Mac I love...
RIP Danny Kirwan 6/8/18. Some of his best work here.
Now that's what I would call Fleetwood Mac.
WAH WAH WAH WAH WAHMBULANCE
Great tune. I bet ZZ Top could do a good version of this {#Dancingbanana_2}
Only Mac album I own. It is a good one.
Some tasty cowbell on this.
 
Great song by one of the most underrated guitar players of all time, Danny Kirwan. Another unfortunate casualty from the early days of the Mac, the real Fleetwood Mac. 
Great tune. But the lyrics are too complex for me. {#Nyah}
{#Dancingbanana_2}such a great tune ! if u listen carefully u can hear Christine perfect-mcvie on piano and singing even tho she is not credited on lp ie she still under contract with chicken shack at the time / what a gem !
Been a long time since I pulled this one out - it is on my list for tonight - nice pick Bill
Somewhere buried away, I have my original LP of this.  One of my favorite albums.  This song is a great highway tune!
Thank you King of Discs...{#Clap}{#Meditate} - swèèèèèèt....
They don't make em' like this anymore...freakin' outstanding! Listen to Mick killin' it on percussion! Everyone on this track is just jammin'!
 Sloggydog wrote:
Oddly my mum wouldn't believe this was a Fleetwood Mac album when I had it on in the car one day.  She was significantly less impressed by it than what I am.  We definitely enjoy opposite ends of the Fleetwood Mac catalogue.

 
Same here, but it's me and my daughter. I have nothing past Heroes and she starts with Rumours. I have hopes she will see the light.....
{#Bananasplit} both spencer and kirwin swapping zesty riffs NICE!
Crunchy guitar  {#Yes}  A1  
Yes, all three albums rock! Under the radar ;-) And let's not forget 'Tango In The Night" {#Cool}
 AhhtheMusic wrote:


That's exactly right.  Sometimes bands don't necessarily morph into a more improved version.  They became more famous and sold a lot of albums but their older stuff is superior in my opinion.  Thanks for resurrecting this stuff for us RP.  Helps the newer generation or lesser astute learn about the true depth of talent in this group!

 


Yup, this is the 'latest' FM album I own, on vinyl. After this,  ...nope. "Kiln House" is an extraordinary album end-to-end and makes a dreamy afternoon played back-to-back with "Then Play On."
 Imagi wrote:
I still miss Peter Green

 
I think Peter Green misses Peter Green. He was such a good looking guy with so much going for him before he became ill.
But he's begun playing again as far as I know.
For a while in the 80's or 90's he lived in a village a few miles from here, in Skåne, south Sweden. 
I still miss Peter Green
That funky, rockin, bluesy, semi-psychedelic guitar just blows me away...
 4merdj wrote:
For a moment I thought it was Neal Young! {#Dancingbanana_2} 

 
That is such an insult to Christine! {#Doh} {#Roflol}
GREAT SONG! FIRST ALBUM WITH CHRITINE PERFECT ( MCVIEGH ) SHE IS NOT CREDITED THO STILL UNDER CONTRACT DIFF LABEL WITH CHICKEN SHACK FYI
For a moment I thought it was Neal Young! {#Dancingbanana_2} 
 RSF wrote:
Great album! Listen to Future Games and Bare Trees, from the same FM era.

 

That's exactly right.  Sometimes bands don't necessarily morph into a more improved version.  They became more famous and sold a lot of albums but their older stuff is superior in my opinion.  Thanks for resurrecting this stuff for us RP.  Helps the newer generation or lesser astute learn about the true depth of talent in this group!
last f mac album with Jeremy spencer / thanks bill for dusting off some of this great era of Fleetwood mac!
 Surfeurseb wrote:
I absolutely love this kind of sound. A little bit disappointed that it is not the album dominant style...if anyone could advise me some same batch music, that would be greatly appreciated {#Notworthy}

Seb

 
The strength of this and most great artists is not to repeat themselves. While Christine's vocals are pretty distinctive, they managed to make most of their compositions diverse. So, don't go looking for another song just like this, but do check out their early work. I think you will be happy you did.
7 to 9

Gotta find the LP in the pile and drag it out again soon. 
Bop til you drop...
Love the crunchy guitar.  (I promise I am not in the habit of calling a song "crunchy".  In this case, it seemed like the right word to use.)
{#Bananajam} — rockin it baby — {#Dancingbanana_2}
They don't make music the way they used to!!!
Great album! Listen to Future Games and Bare Trees, from the same FM era.
Surprised that I haven't already corrupted this thread with my usual comment:  This was when the band was GOOD -- before she-who-shall-not-be-mentioned turned them into a mindless pop group.

I vote 10!  Because you'd be hard pressed to find such tasty guitar work in anything today.
Kiln House is an excellent overall album.  First post Peter Green album yet a great blend of blues, ballads and rock!
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

.......... what he said {#Cheers}
 
I agree with what you said...  love this song...  love this whole album...

hope life is marvelous for you right this minute,  Peter_Bradshaw...
 Surfeurseb wrote:
I absolutely love this kind of sound. A little bit disappointed that it is not the album dominant style...if anyone could advise me some same batch music, that would be greatly appreciated {#Notworthy}

Seb

 

You might like "Bare Trees" by the same group.
 Lazarus wrote:

marvelous...  love it...

 
.......... what he said {#Cheers}
I absolutely love this kind of sound. A little bit disappointed that it is not the album dominant style...if anyone could advise me some same batch music, that would be greatly appreciated {#Notworthy}

Seb
Never got around to getting this album. Now I'm wishing that I had. Back on the todo list it goes.
Oddly my mum wouldn't believe this was a Fleetwood Mac album when I had it on in the car one day.  She was significantly less impressed by it than what I am.  We definitely enjoy opposite ends of the Fleetwood Mac catalogue.
Romeo Rus - just listen to Danny Kirwan Sands of Time - giving me shivers - we be sitting with my mouth open and a glazed look in my trailer
 arserocket wrote:
SO FINE - I'M ROMEOTUMALAZARUSSING IT
 

Excellent!  I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma!  This song is soooo groovy...

hope you are having a marvelous day arserocket...  we be dancing... 
SO FINE - I'M ROMEOTUMALAZARUSSING IT
We forget Fleetwood Mac use ta could rock.
It's magic and it's far away.

far away tree
I can hear a bit of Zappa's Chunga's revenge here.

marvelous...  love it...
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
Still not available on iTunes, what a crock.
 
I agree....nifty little tune!
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumping this to 8 - and dancing like a maniac. {#Dancingbanana}
 

Love this song...  we be dancing...

miss you so much, Cynaera...
 
Still not available on iTunes, what a crock.
Another one of those forgotten gems that Bill finds for me now and again... thanks!

I don't need no wah-wah


Pretty darn good for a post-Peter Green album! {#Bananasplit}
 (former member) wrote:


We be shagging madly...  this song is soooo groovy...

 

Woh !! steady up there former ''member'' that's a bit below the belt.....
For some reason I've been listening to a lot of early Fleetwood Mac recently - had "Mystery to Me" on the headphones while coding yesterday. Looks like I need to cue up "Kiln House" today . . . 
 jagdriver wrote:

Jeremy had already been abducted by the Children of God.
 
Not quite. This was his last album with the band.
"All the things you (I) do ..."   OMG!  Definitely too much Information.  But it is a bouncy kind of song .. has quite a bit of the "Secret Agent Man" rhythm beat, too .....
wow, can't believe I've never heard this FWM song. Not a fav but interesting.
Happy stuff!
the best!
 
 rabbi_phil wrote:
Kinda the spencer/kirwin band. and thats ok. 
 
Jeremy had already been abducted by the Children of God.
Classic.  Perfect after a glass or two of nice wine!
excellent
love it. love fleetwood mac! 10

Nice thread last 6 or 7, Bill.....excellent music....thanks...


...and stillll funkeh!
The one and only Mac.

Early, original, and fantastic 
 Jeff09 wrote:
Show me someone who doesn't bop and boogie to that instrumental break, and I'll show you a corpse.
 
Are you a mortician? I'm not sure I want to be in the same company as someone who has stiffs ready at hand ;-)

Now THAT is hitting the spot this morning. 
 Misterfixit wrote:
Lovely imagery in the album cover:  Teddy Bear with a noose around the neck.  Racoon with jester shoes in the treee ... I could postulate more but why spoil the fun?
 
Christine McVie, who would formally join the band for the next album, drew the cover.

Friday afternoon in the cubicle, and I got ROCK'N'ROLL ON THE RADIO!!
Kinda the spencer/kirwin band. and thats ok. miss petey,but this is mucho bueno. tuned this band out when welch joined.hit the permanent mute when it became the buck/nicks group