Lindsey Buckingham Quotes


32 Lindsey Buckingham quotes:



"I use dropped D quite often and open G and open E sometimes. And sometimes I make up things, like dropping the G string down a step."
"The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing."
"They tried to get me to use a pick when I first joined the band. They had certain things they thought were appropriate. I tried to adapt as much as I could."
"When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up, as were John and Christine. By the time Rumours was being recorded, things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use. It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done."
"Years on, Christine and John still have a deep love for each other, as do Stevie and I - we've been working together since I was 17."
"Those 12 years, they were ambiguous at best."
"Everyone was probably at their worst in terms of their own personal struggles and substance abuse - anything that could detract from creativity."
"I also learned to be more confident, to trust my instincts more."
"I think now we're doing the best work we've ever done. Whether or not that's recognized yet is irrelevant to me. I know how I feel about it."
"I was playing a Fender Telecaster when I first joined."
"It's really touching that we can come back after so long and care about making an album that says as much as this one does. And after all this time, we really do care about each other."
"That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that."
"That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together."
"When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making."
"Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life."
"Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done."
"But I don't use a pick onstage at all."
"Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity."
"I'm also married for the first time, and I have two kids. So there's some kind of good karma right now."
"When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process."



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