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Old 03-10-2007, 12:38 PM
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I've never seen any SYW documentary, but John's comment shocks me.
I remember initially thinking the same thing when I first saw it. But then I realized he was just being honest about what life with her would have been like on the road. He has since said in his question and answer sessions how much he misses her and how great it woould have been for her to join them on stage in London...

I was actually more shocked by how much Mick, in the documentary, downplayed Chris's contribution to FM. He said "she was an asset to the band" and barely anything else.

Only Stevie's comments seemed genuinely warm. But again, the men felt the need to downplay her absence. The band did the same thing to Lindsey when he left in 88.
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That's a very, smart lady. I assume that you didn't argue with her.
I just said, "if you wanna talk FM, I can sit here all night!".
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:42 PM
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Aaah, I see. I've just always seen their relationship as one of "Lindsey will not win this war". Lindsey was/is a petulant child and Christine was the stern mother who could tell him no. (Because...really, who else was there in the band? If Stevie Nicks said no, it would take fifteen minutes and somehow angels would be referenced and boinking would be had. And Mick double talks a lot. And I can see John doing it, but I don't see him caring as much about it.)

But I always had a feeling that if there was anyone in the band that truly respected each other, it was Chris and Lindsey. I just never saw his comments as a swipe at Chris - just misguided in his petulance and desire to "win" Fleetwood Mac, if that makes sense.
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Agreed, but the respect was definitely musical. I don't think it was real friendship. Chris said in 92 she didn't really consider herself a close friend of his, since she didn't think he had 'close' friends.
That quote was from Goldmine Magazine. She said something similar at the 1987 press conference when they introduced Rick & Billy as members of the band. She said she had the greatest musical respect for him, but that they weren't really friends.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:55 PM
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I don't think Christine was shy in saying if she didn't like something. And sometimes we Brits can be very sarcastic! That's probably why Lindsey has said he now has more "freedom" - he doesn't like Christine disagreeing with him. I'm sure Bob Welch felt the same.

Didn't Bob Weston make some remarks about her? Something like "she used be quite shy but now she uses her fame as a weapon"


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I agree. I don't think she ever had a problem giving her opinion.

Fleetwood Mac did that Rockline radio show back in 1987 right after Lindsey left the band. Somebody asked Chris how things would work in the studio without Lindsey, since he was responsible for producing their albums. She replied that "they all had a hand in the production & it wasn't like they let him do whatever he wanted". That comment has always amused me, because I think "she" was the one she meant when she said "they".
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I was actually more shocked by how much Mick, in the documentary, downplayed Chris's contribution to FM. He said "she was an asset to the band" and barely anything else.
Now that shocks me. I'm glad I never saw that documentary.
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Now that shocks me. I'm glad I never saw that documentary.
I think it must have been difficult for them after she left.

I mean they could hardly say "well now Chris has gone we're going to be crap"

BUT some of the remarks were less than sensitive

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I can't imagine he talks like this in real everyday life. I can't imagine anyone talking like this normally.
I wonder how he talks to his kids?

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I wonder how he talks to his kids?

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I think Kristin provides interpretation...

"Artistically and personally speaking, I feel that this may be in the context of the living situation we find ourselves in that the concise emotions presented at this current time could have shown to be destructive rather than counter-destructive."

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I think Kristin provides interpretation...

"Artistically and personally speaking, I feel that this may be in the context of the living situation we find ourselves in that the concise emotions presented at this current time could have shown to be destructive rather than counter-destructive."

"Will, your father says stop playing with your food."


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If you listen to the extended version of the Tusk recording sessions, you will see exactly how sarcastic CM could be. I remember listening to that and thinking no wonder La Nicks ran to a solo career because they were rather harsh with her. It likely is available by trade as I do not have it or I would send it to you.

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It's actually on video in the Tusk doc outtakes as well.
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It's actually on video in the Tusk doc outtakes as well.

I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of Chris - I bet she can be quite scary!

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It's actually on video in the Tusk doc outtakes as well.
I have that on DVD. Are you referring to Chris' angels comment regarding Stevie & then she sort of rolls her eyes? I didn't think that was really all that big a deal.

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I have that on DVD. Are you referring to Chris' angels comment regarding Stevie & then she sort of rolls her eyes? I didn't think that was really all that big a deal.
Yes that was one of the things. There are some more contentious moments with her and Lindsey also. She and Mick seemed in a weird place too. Not sure if her affair with him was on or off or what at that point. I do think it continued longer than either of them have ever admitted.
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