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probably the best part? Lindsey going "oh there goes the dog!" after seeing the dog that's sticking around for the whole interview changing his position.
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here's also article that this embedded video is from -

https://consequence.net/2021/09/flee...m14gIT_HUxn76I

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The Story Behind the Song
Lindsey Buckingham Shares The Story Behind Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”
Iconic rocker also discusses "On the Wrong Side," inspired by his time in the band


story behind the song lindsey buckingham fleetwood mac tusk podcastThe Story Behind the Song: Lindsey Buckingham on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”

Ben Kaye
September 20, 2021 | 12:00pm ET

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Fleetwood Mac auteur and rock icon Lindsey Buckingham famously joined the band after a “chance” meeting with Mick Fleetwood in a recording studio. The rest is serendipitous history as he and his long-time partner Stevie Nicks transformed the band’s sound, leading to their massive breakout album Rumours (still one of the best-selling of all time).

So what does a mega-band do for its next act? In this case, they commit to smashing all expectations by releasing the first single “Tusk” from follow-up album of the same name, a Buckingham-penned classic that still scratches heads to this day. “Tusk” is a song like no other. Infused with Salvador Dali-esque surrealism and filled with hoots, hollers, ambient crowd noises — and oh yes, the USC marching band (a memorable flourish from the mind of Mick Fleetwood and a continuing marketing mantra for the Trojans).

Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac failed to reach Rumours’ stratospheric commercial heights with Tusk, but that wasn’t really the point. Creative evolution was — and the band continued its decades-long journey at the very top of the musical food chain.

In this third episode of The Story Behind the Song podcast, host Peter Csathy interviews Buckingham about the song “Tusk,” diving into its inspiration, its meaning, its production, and its impact. In keeping with TSBTS’s mission, the guest musician also reveals the story behind one of their personal favorite tracks from their own catalog. In this case, Buckingham chose “On the Wrong Side,” his stand-out Fleetwood Mac-inspired track from his just-released self-titled solo album (his 7th and his first in ten years).

Csathy and Buckingham spoke over Zoom, with Buckingham joining from his home in Los Angeles for a revealing interview of an artist who refuses to compromise and instead “go his own way.” It is an interview that breaks new ground of understanding into “Tusk” and the artist’s mindset at that point in time, as well as today, 42 years later.

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probably the best part? Lindsey going "oh there goes the dog!" after seeing the dog that's sticking around for the whole interview changing his position.
My favorite part was when Lindsey is asked about what the lyrics to “Tusk” mean, and he needs only a moment’s pause to regurgitate some horsesh|t about music business execs.

Thanks for linking, Elle!
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thanks for sharing!

Nice bedroom. Very old-money sensibility. I'd let his wife decorate my house.
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Thanks for the link. I could hear but not see.

Love that the dog got up and left at the mention of GYOW.

Lindsey Buckingham is unique in rock, perhaps the only guitarist of a classic rock band to reference Karen Blixen in a knowing, casual way.
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adding this article in this thread, since it can go anywhere and i loved the video interview featured in this thread -



https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertain...mac-song.html/

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Lindsey Buckingham’s Guitar Was Restrung Every 20 Minutes For An Iconic Fleetwood Mac Song
Christina NunnMORE ARTICLES
Published onJune 12, 2020
In the realm of epic guitarists, few are more popular or more enduring than Lindsey Buckingham. The singer, songwriter, and music icon is best known for his work in the band Fleetwood Mac, and his squabbles with his bandmates have become legendary over the years.

Buckingham has also done some impressive solo work over the years, working with many of the industry’s top musicians.

Still, his time with Fleetwood Mac is the most buzzed-about, and many stories have emerged about Buckingham’s legendary perfectionism, including the one time when he required his guitar be restrung every twenty minutes for the recording of a song.

When was Lindsey Buckingham born?
Lindsey Buckingham performs onstage
Lindsey Buckingham | Steve Jennings/Getty Images
RELATED: Why Lindsey Buckingham Is Reportedly Feuding with Fleetwood Mac Again

Lindsey Buckingham was born in 1949, in Palo Alto, California. Raised in a family of rambunctious boys, Buckingham was athletically inclined early in life and spent some time swimming competitively. Eventually, Buckingham realized that his true passions lay with music and began playing the guitar. In spite of his interest in music, Buckingham was entirely self-taught, and never took formal lessons.

In 1966, Buckingham joined his first band, playing blues and rock music. The band, originally known as The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band, shortened their name to Fritz, and welcomed a new member — Buckingham’s friend, vocalist Stevie Nicks.

For five years, Buckingham and Nicks performed with Fritz, gaining the skills that they needed to ultimately become rock royalty. In 1972, both artists decided to leave Fritz, and they formed their own group, recording the album Buckingham Nicks.

When did Lindsey Buckingham join Fleetwood Mac?

Although their album Buckingham Nicks didn’t generate great sales, it did catch the ear of Mick Fleetwood, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac. Seeking to fill an empty spot in his group, Fleetwood reached out to Buckingham, offering him the job in Fleetwood Mac.

Buckingham agreed, on the condition that Stevie Nicks be offered a spot as well. Fleetwood hired both artists, and Fleetwood Mac officially expanded in 1974.

Fleetwood Mac notoriously went through a number of different lineups over the years, and even Lindsey Buckingham was not immune to the massive power shifts within the group. In 1987, he left Fleetwood Mac, following his breakup from Stevie Nicks.


He pursued his own solo projects for a time, until 1997 when he reunited with his bandmates in Fleetwood Mac. Once again, Buckingham joined the lineup and remained a vital part of Fleetwood Mac until 2018, when he was unceremoniously fired.

Lindsey Buckingham’s iconic guitar section in ‘Never Going Back Again’


RELATED: Why Jimmy Page Needed a Special Guitar Built for ‘Stairway to Heaven’

In the years since Lindsey Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac, he has continued to work in the music industry, concentrating on his solo catalog and playing gigs on a regular basis. Still, fans still know him best as Fleetwood Mac’s signature guitarist and often look to his time in the band as the period when they produced their very best music.

Much of that can likely be attributed to Buckingham and Co.’s pursuit of perfectionism, which is especially apparent in stories about the band’s early recordings.

According to Rolling Stone, when Fleetwood Mac began recording the song “Never Going Back Again,” co-producer Ken Caillat noticed that “anytime he (Buckingham) played, there was a big difference in how bright his strings sounded after just 20 minutes. So I said, ‘Can we restring your guitar every 20 minutes?’ I wanted to get the best sound on every one of his picking parts.”

It took a full day just to get the one song recorded, due to the effort that it took to re-string Buckingham’s guitar every twenty minutes — but the results were, according to Caillat, “magnificent.”

Critics agreed, and the album Rumours as well as that specific song, received rave reviews, with music experts praising the “vintage” sound of the song and acknowledging the album as having “magic in the balance.”
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adding this article in this thread, since it can go anywhere and i loved the video interview featured in this thread -



https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertain...mac-song.html/

HOME / CELEBRITY /
Lindsey Buckingham’s Guitar Was Restrung Every 20 Minutes For An Iconic Fleetwood Mac Song
Christina NunnMORE ARTICLES
Published onJune 12, 2020
In the realm of epic guitarists, few are more popular or more enduring than Lindsey Buckingham. The singer, songwriter, and music icon is best known for his work in the band Fleetwood Mac, and his squabbles with his bandmates have become legendary over the years.

Buckingham has also done some impressive solo work over the years, working with many of the industry’s top musicians.

Still, his time with Fleetwood Mac is the most buzzed-about, and many stories have emerged about Buckingham’s legendary perfectionism, including the one time when he required his guitar be restrung every twenty minutes for the recording of a song.

When was Lindsey Buckingham born?
Lindsey Buckingham performs onstage
Lindsey Buckingham | Steve Jennings/Getty Images
RELATED: Why Lindsey Buckingham Is Reportedly Feuding with Fleetwood Mac Again

Lindsey Buckingham was born in 1949, in Palo Alto, California. Raised in a family of rambunctious boys, Buckingham was athletically inclined early in life and spent some time swimming competitively. Eventually, Buckingham realized that his true passions lay with music and began playing the guitar. In spite of his interest in music, Buckingham was entirely self-taught, and never took formal lessons.

In 1966, Buckingham joined his first band, playing blues and rock music. The band, originally known as The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band, shortened their name to Fritz, and welcomed a new member — Buckingham’s friend, vocalist Stevie Nicks.

For five years, Buckingham and Nicks performed with Fritz, gaining the skills that they needed to ultimately become rock royalty. In 1972, both artists decided to leave Fritz, and they formed their own group, recording the album Buckingham Nicks.

When did Lindsey Buckingham join Fleetwood Mac?

Although their album Buckingham Nicks didn’t generate great sales, it did catch the ear of Mick Fleetwood, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac. Seeking to fill an empty spot in his group, Fleetwood reached out to Buckingham, offering him the job in Fleetwood Mac.

Buckingham agreed, on the condition that Stevie Nicks be offered a spot as well. Fleetwood hired both artists, and Fleetwood Mac officially expanded in 1974.

Fleetwood Mac notoriously went through a number of different lineups over the years, and even Lindsey Buckingham was not immune to the massive power shifts within the group. In 1987, he left Fleetwood Mac, following his breakup from Stevie Nicks.


He pursued his own solo projects for a time, until 1997 when he reunited with his bandmates in Fleetwood Mac. Once again, Buckingham joined the lineup and remained a vital part of Fleetwood Mac until 2018, when he was unceremoniously fired.

Lindsey Buckingham’s iconic guitar section in ‘Never Going Back Again’


RELATED: Why Jimmy Page Needed a Special Guitar Built for ‘Stairway to Heaven’

In the years since Lindsey Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac, he has continued to work in the music industry, concentrating on his solo catalog and playing gigs on a regular basis. Still, fans still know him best as Fleetwood Mac’s signature guitarist and often look to his time in the band as the period when they produced their very best music.

Much of that can likely be attributed to Buckingham and Co.’s pursuit of perfectionism, which is especially apparent in stories about the band’s early recordings.

According to Rolling Stone, when Fleetwood Mac began recording the song “Never Going Back Again,” co-producer Ken Caillat noticed that “anytime he (Buckingham) played, there was a big difference in how bright his strings sounded after just 20 minutes. So I said, ‘Can we restring your guitar every 20 minutes?’ I wanted to get the best sound on every one of his picking parts.”

It took a full day just to get the one song recorded, due to the effort that it took to re-string Buckingham’s guitar every twenty minutes — but the results were, according to Caillat, “magnificent.”

Critics agreed, and the album Rumours as well as that specific song, received rave reviews, with music experts praising the “vintage” sound of the song and acknowledging the album as having “magic in the balance.”
these hysterical, click-baiting headlines.... LINDSEY didn't ask for his guitar to be re-strung every 20 minutes, the other PRODUCER (Ken) did.
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these hysterical, click-baiting headlines.... LINDSEY didn't ask for his guitar to be re-strung every 20 minutes, the other PRODUCER (Ken) did.
"In 1987, he left Fleetwood Mac, following his breakup from Stevie Nicks." Good to have this timeline cleared up once and for all.
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The dog was like, NOPE.
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