From Planet Rock.
Signature songs by Fleetwood Mac and Twisted Sister have been re-interpreted into illustrated children’s picture books.
Christine McVie’s lyrics from Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 ‘Rumours’ song ‘Don’t Stop’ and the Dee Snider penned lyrics for Twisted Sister’s 1984 anthem ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ have been released as children’s books this week as part of Akashic Books’ LyricPop series.
‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ features illustrations from Margaret McCartney and is described as a playful picture book echoing 1980s hair band Twisted Sister’s most popular anti-establishment anthem.
The picture book follows three toddlers on a mission to defy their parents, whether it be lunchtime, bath time, or bedtime.
Margaret McCartney comments: “When the publisher, Akashic Books asked me to illustrate the book, I jumped at the chance. I really liked illustrating the very beginning of the book: “We’re not gonna take it / No, we ain’t gonna take it / We’re not gonna take it / anymore!” — refusing food is a baby’s first rebellious act.”
Dee Snider adds: “Seeing the images attached to the lyrics was shocking to me at first. I never imagined the song being relative to toddlers and infants and small children, but the realization was that rebellion is one of our first instincts.
“We have many first instincts of course — love, and hunger, things like that — but we also very quickly establish what we want and what we don’t want, and what we like and what we don’t like. Being rebellious is something born in us and bred in us, and it is at our very core, so seeing those pictures was actually an education for me.”
The Christine McVie ‘Don’t Stop’ book boasts illustrations from Nusha Ashjaee, and imagines a rabbit willing her hibernating friends out of a long and dark winter and into joyous spring.
Akashic Books write: ‘McVie’s classic song about keeping one’s chin up and rolling with life’s punches is beautifully adapted to an uplifting children’s book.
‘Don’t Stop is a great opportunity for fans of Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac to introduce their favourite band to their young children, and for parents looking to share a bright message in song.’
Both ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ are available to buy in the UK right now.
Other songs reimagined as books in the LyricPop series include The Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations’, Peter Tosh’s ‘African’ and two Otis Redding songs – ‘Respect’ and ‘(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.’
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- Fleetwood Mac - Behind The Mask - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 17-Oct-2021 11:21)on October 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Behind The Mask (1990 UK/German-pressed 13-track LP, complete with the illustrated lyric/credits inner. The picture sleeve & vinyl remain in Excellent condition with just minor signs of wear or play WX335)
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FLEETWOOD MAC Rumours (2011 UK audiophile issue of the classic 1977 11-track vinyl LP, complete with fold-out picture / lyric insert, picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. The sleeve and the vinyl remains in near 'as new' condition)
- Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $267.15, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 12:03)on October 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Then Play On (Rare 1969 first UK issue 14-track LP on the three colour Reprise 'steamboat' label with A1/B1 matrices, housed in a beautifully illustrated gatefold picture sleeve. The cover is Excellent, which is remarkable considering it was never laminated. There is some scuffs to the edges & a few marks on the back, otherwise only faint age wear in places, with the inside panels looking superb & unmarked. The vinyl grades Excellent with merely a few minor scuffs to show play. A lovely oneowner copy! RSLP9000)
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FLEETWOOD MAC Man Of The World (1969 UK 7" single with 'Sold In The UK' label text & intact four prong centre, also including Earl Vince & The Valiants' Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite, Immediate company die-cut paper sleeve.The sleeve has a title annotation and the vinyl appears barely played - a knockout copy! IM080)
- Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits - German - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 12:22)on October 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm
FLEETWOOD MAC Greatest Hits (1988 German 13-track compilation LP including original picture inner, embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only a little light edgewear and the vinyl has a few light cosmetic marks)