Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood Mac's pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

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Lindsey Buckingham

Jim and Greg have admired Lindsey Buckingham's solo albums for years, but during a stop on Fleetwood Mac's recent tour, the guitarist was willing to indulge all of our burning questions about the band. Jim was out of town, so Greg took the reigns on this one and covered everything from his unique guitar style, to the Buckingham/Nicks years to the effects of all that '70s drug excess. Lindsey reveals that in today's music environment, the band would've never lasted and credits the label with letting them tweak and reconfigure before hitting it big. He also talks about his ability to compartmentalize his relationship with Stevie Nicks and the work. Rumours is either the mark of insanity or courage! Lindsey also agrees with Greg that Tusk is the stepchild of the band's catalog, and you can either fault or credit him for that. And on the Stevie front…you‘d think their dynamic would’ve flatlined by now, but he admits that although married with children, he's still writing songs about her!



“Garbage”The Deviants

Jim celebrates pioneering rock critic Mick Farren with his DIJ pick this week. Farren passed away recently at age 69 in true rock ‘n’ roll fashion: onstage performing with his proto-punk band The Deviants. A star correspondent for Britain's NME, Farren wasn't content just writing about music; he also made it himself. The Deviants merged Fugs-style primitivism with the psychedelic weirdness of contemporaries like Hawkwind. Jim plays "Garbage." from the band's 1969 debut, Ptooff!, an album that would go on to inspire later generations of UK punks.

Featured Songs

  1. Goose Island Credit Music: Pure Sunray,“Caramel,”Pure Sunray, 2013
  2. Talking Heads, Don't Worry About the Government, 77, Sire, 1977
  3. Fleetwood Mac, Without You, Extended Play, LMJS Productions, 2013
  4. Buckingham Nicks, Without a Leg to Stand On, Buckingham Nicks, Polydor, 1973
  5. Buckingham Nicks, Frozen Love, Buckingham Nicks, Polydor, 1973
  6. Fleetwood Mac, Oh Well, Oh Well (Single), Reprise, 1969
  7. Fleetwood Mac, The Chain, Rumours, Warner Bros., 1977
  8. Fleetwood Mac, Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac, Reprise, 1976
  9. Merle Travis, Cannonball Rag, In Boston 1959, Rounder, 2003
  10. Chet Atkins, Country Gentleman, Vintage Country No. 8 - EP: Country Gentleman, Vintage Music, 1958
  11. Fleetwood Mac, Bleed to Love Her, The Dance, Reprise, 1997
  12. Lindsey Buckingham, To Try for the Sun, Under the Skin, Reprise, 2006
  13. Fleetwood Mac, Go Your Own Way, Rumours, Warner Bros., 1977
  14. Fleetwood Mac, Silver Springs, Silver Springs (Single), Warner Bros./Reprise, 1976
  15. Fleetwood Mac, Tusk, Tusk, Warner Bros., 1979
  16. Fleetwood Mac, Gypsy, Mirage, Warner Bros., 1981
  17. Fleetwood Mac, Big Love (Live), Tango in the Night, Warner Bros., 1987
  18. Fleetwood Mac, Say Goodbye (Live in Phoenix, 2013), Say You Will, Reprise, 2003
  19. Fleetwood Mac, Sad Angel, Extended Play, LMJS Productions, 2013
  20. The Deviants, Garbage, Ptooff!, Impressario/Decca/Psycho, 1967
  21. The Drifters, Answer the Phone, I‘ll Take You Where The Music’s Playing, Rhino Atlantic, 2005
  22. Tortoise, I Set My Face to the Hillside, TNT, Thrill Jockey, 1998
  23. B'ela Fleck and the Flecktones, Big Country, Left of Cool, Warner Bros., 1998
  24. Funkadelic, Maggot Brain, Maggot Brain, N/A, 1971
  25. Mogwai, Auto Rock, Mr. Beast, Rock Action Records, 2006
  26. Brian Eno, 1/1, Ambient 1: Music for Airports, EG/Polydor/Virgin/GRT, 1978

Footnotes The DOJ and iTunes Lindsey Buckingham Fleetwood Mac Greg reviews Fleetwood Mac live Buckingham/Nicks Rumours Tusk Jim on Mick Farren The Deviants The Fugs's website Hawkind 's website The Deviants,“Garbage” The Deviants, Ptooff!