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The Vapors and Fleetwood Mac

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Most of the Fleetwood Mac histories make it clear that Lindsey Buckingham gobbled up new wave records during the Tusk era. I’ll bet he internalized the Vapors’ 1980 New Clear Days, because that record’s “Letter from Hiro” ends with a two-minute instrumental section that sounds an awful lot like the arrangement on Stevie Nicks’s “Gypsy.”

The Vapors – “Letter from Hiro” (1980) (excerpt)

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Fleetwood Mac – “Gypsy” (1982) (excerpt)

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2 Responses to “The Vapors and Fleetwood Mac”

  1. Jasper Goldstein Says:

    VERY similar! I was just thinking about that collector’s edition of Fleetwood Mac CD’s I gave you after that guy bought them for me and I kind of dumped him. Remember that?

  2. Kim Says:

    Absolutely do. Still grateful…

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