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Old 12-02-2021, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by aleuzzi View Post
Re: the TANGO sessions, I’ve read and heard from more than one source that Stevie and Mick were largely dysfunctional during the making of the album. Mick says John felt initially disconnected to the project and had to be coaxed into contributing. But what about Christine? Was she also dysfunctional because of drug use? No aural evidence suggests this and her contributions to the album are remarkable. Does anyone know her mental and physical state was at this time? I ask only because, when discussing those sessions, Lindsey never makes an exception for her. Instead, he speaks of the entire band being at its lowest point, and that without him and Richard D, the album would have never come together at all.
Good point that I have wondered myself. Christine has stated she gave up coke after the Mirage tour and was clean during her solo album. However we know she is a big drinker. Christine has also said she was the only one having an enjoyable time recording Tango. I think she just enjoyed working with Lindsey and making music again with a band. There is a small quip from Mick's book with Stevie attacking the band and Christine about not being on Everywhere and Mick saying Chris had a few glasses of wine in her when she put Stevie in her place. But that's more about Stevie than Chris. I suspect Chris was not a problem but silent in mentioning or attempting to correct the other's dysfunction. Lets me real, Chris is never going to turn on Mick. Chris is the only reason Tango sounds even a little bit like Fleetwood Mac. I also suppose Chris was one of the only members who really wanted to be there making music. John was happier on his boat, Stevie had issues and probably wanted a break after RAL, Mick just wanted to party and just needed an album, and poor Lindsey trying to make it happen. Chris seems to be the only member who not only enjoyed making Tango but most likely the only one that wanted to be there.
Christine on Stevie 1984: "10 years ago she really had her feet on the ground but she seems to have developed her own fantasy world, somehow, which Iím not part of. We donít socialize much."

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