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Lindsey Buckingham Quotes


An American guitarist, singer, composer and producer, most notable for being the guitarist and male lead singer of the musical group Fleetwood Mac.
(1949 - )

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After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down a step so that it became a seventh, and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily. It was not an easy thing to work out.
 

All of my style came from listening to records.
 

Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it. I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band. It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87.
 

But by taking the time away, getting myself off the treadmill, and just slowing down and learning, I felt I had so much more to give back. And maybe that was something that needed to happen for all of us.
 

Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.
 

Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life.
 

I also learned to be more confident, to trust my instincts more.
 

I didn't take lessons, and I don't know my scales.
 

I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing her every day and having to help her, too. But you get on with it. What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that.
 

I just find things that work and embellish them.
 

I was playing a Fender Telecaster when I first joined.
 

I'm also married for the first time, and I have two kids. So there's some kind of good karma right now.
 

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours. It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera.
 

It's really touching that we can come back after so long and care about making an album that says as much as this one does. And after all this time, we really do care about each other.
 

Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done.
 

That's basically what's going on now: Everything is propaganda.
 

That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.
 

That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together.
 

The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing.
 

The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing.
 


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