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Old 10-18-2006, 11:45 AM
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Buckingham woos and wows at The Pabst
By Bill Zaferos

http://onmilwaukee.com/music/article...abst.html?9987

Published Oct. 18, 2006 at 5:16 a.m.

From the time Lindsey Buckingham walked on The Pabst Theater stage and finger-picked the arpeggio opening to "Not Too Late" from his new album "Under the Skin," his audience was hooked.

By the time he finished the last of his Fleetwood Mac blasts from the past during a roughly 100-minute set, they were delirious.

Buckingham, playing before another crowded house at The Pabst Tuesday night, alternately wowed with his guitar prowess and wooed with delicate melodies from "Under the Skin," his other solo works and, of course, his days with Fleetwood Mac.

Wooing as he did with numbers like his hits "Trouble" and "Go Insane," Buckingham turned upbeat pop songs into dreamy, laconic lullabies, stripping them of their perkiness and giving them new meaning by turning them into lush ballads. "Go Insane" actually sounded less like a pop song and more of a plea of desperate longing.

But when he was rocking, as he did on "Tusk" and "Go Your Own Way," he risked starting a riot. On "Tusk," his band made just about as much rhythmic racket than the entire USC Trojan Marching band did on the original.

Buckingham alternated between soloing and playing with a four-piece band, and it was when he and the band were cutting loose that things got wild. On "I'm So Afraid" Buckingham literally pounded and clawed at his guitar while the band roared behind him. He did the same on "Tusk" and on a joyous "Go Your Own Way," where his blinding solos and crowd teasing -- he dipped at the edge of the stage into the crowd -- had the assemblage in a complete frenzy.

While he was largely stationary for his softer acoustic numbers, he became a rambling mass of contortions when he and the band were tearing it up.

That's not to say the mid-tempo stuff went ignored. Buckingham played a delightful versions of "Never Going Back Again," "Second Hand News" and "World Turning," on which his normal whisper-to-tenor voice turned to a low growl when he sang, "maybe I'm wrong but who's to say you're right."

If there was a flaw in the show, it certainly wasn't Buckingham's fault. But a bit of the crowd was unruly, and the wolf whistles and banshee howls often marred some of Buckingham's more intricate guitar work. It was a shame, because Buckingham was making some real magic when he wasn't interrupted by someone yelling "way to go Lindsey" or shouting a request for the next song. One drunk actually yelled for "Hypnotized," a Bob Welch-era song recorded before Buckingham was part of Fleetwood Mac.

Buckingham remained in command throughout, however, eventually taking a request during the encore "from the pretty lady in the back" who had been shouting all night for "Down on Rodeo" from the new album. Buckingham admitted that the song had been more or less unrehearsed, but no one would have known from his plaintive performance.

Although he was much of the instrumental creative force behind the pop-era Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has always lived more or less in the band's shadow. Tuesday night, he proved he and his sidemen could carry off their own sound while capturing the Mac ethos all by themselves.
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But a bit of the crowd was unruly, and the wolf whistles and banshee howls often marred some of Buckingham's more intricate guitar work.

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But a bit of the crowd was unruly, and the wolf whistles and banshee howls often marred some of Buckingham's more intricate guitar work.

Yes, its ok to get excited, but you have to know when to tone it down too.
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the whistles were me ??????? maybe
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the whistles were me ??????? maybe
No I'm sure you knew better than to do the kinda stuff they were talking about.
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Please no yelling during songs folks. Wait until the song is completely over, then scream, yell, clap and holler.
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One drunk actually yelled for "Hypnotized,"....

It wasn't me...I wasn't there.
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It wasn't me...I wasn't there.
If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?
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ACK!! No! NO!!! NOT "FREE BIRD" ACK!!!
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he could solo them all out on his own.
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ACK!! No! NO!!! NOT "FREE BIRD" ACK!!!
Sorry buddy I couldnt resist..
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Well, people, this 57 year old gets some acclaim dontcha think? And playing with a THREE-piece band. That's something he'd never done before on tour. I think you're all witnessing something very very, VERY special. Do you realize that?
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And - I KNOW you'd never yell it without La Nicks for the harmony
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But when he was rocking, as he did on "Tusk" and "Go Your Own Way," he risked starting a riot.
About half the crowd stood up and danced during this song. The other half sat in their seats. The two men in front of me looked bored out of their minds. If that’s a riot then I’ll be damned! The crowd should have started a riot (with the great performance and Lindsey’s energy) but that wasn’t happening. Honestly, I was embarrassed for Lindsey! He deserves a better crowd reception.

There were a few whistles and howls, but nothing that I thought was obnoxious. In fact, I was happy for these moments, because it showed that some of us in the crowd were actually alive and awake for the performance! People clapped and cheered during Lindsey’s guitar solos as most of us would do, and shouted requests in between songs. I don’t recall anyone shouting requests in the middle of a different song.

I don’t think the request for “Hypnotized” was out of line, as Lindsey has performed the song in the past at Fleetwood Mac shows, but I think it probably would have been more appropriate at a Mac show.

I’m happy that I got to see Lindsey perform solo, but the sh*tty Milwaukee crowd will always (in my mind) cast a negative light on the show. I hope the crowd at the rest of Lindsey's shows are much better!
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