Lindsey Buckingham Quotes

Who is Lindsey Buckingham?

Don't let the name fool you. Lindsey Buckingham is actually a guy. He is an American musician known as the lead guitarist and singer of the band Fleetwood Mac.

Born October 03, 1949

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“Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.”

“I just find things that work and embellish them.”

“I learned to be more confident, to trust my instincts more.”

“I lost my power in the world because I did not use it.”

“If you're any good at all, you know you can be better.”

“When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making.”

“A house full of new furniture doesn't mean a whole lot.”

“A lot of people who have gone to music school have gotten their individuality stomped out of them. It becomes harder to find those instincts.”

“After the success of 'Rumours', we were in this zone with this certain scale of success. By that point, the success detaches from the music, and the success becomes about the success. The phenomenon becomes about the phenomenon.”

“All of my style came from listening to records.”

“Creating a set list is like making a running order for an album. Certain things get pitted against one another that make more sense. One song sets another one off, or it might diminish it. You're just constantly looking for the next thing that's gonna make sense in a particular place.”

“Fleetwood Mac was one big lesson in adaptation for me. There were five very different personalities, and I suppose that made it great for a while.”

“For me, none of the albums after 'Tusk' quite had it. I think we lost something after that.”

“I actually like Taylor Swift. I admire what she's been able to do on some levels.”

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“I always made the joke that I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Warner Brothers first put 'Tusk' on and listened to it in their boardroom as a follow-up to 'Rumours.”

“I didn't take lessons, and I don't know my scales.”

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“I do think my lyrics have gotten... not necessarily more poetic, but more open to interpretation; they're less literal.”

“I don't know what 'genius' even means. It's just a matter of keeping your eye on the ball.”

“I don't practice per se. I learned to play on my own, taught myself how to play. I've never really had a lesson, and I don't read music. So all the stuff that I do doesn't come from the normal set of disciplines that they teach you where you sit down and run through scales for a particular number of minutes a day.”

“I don't read music. I've never had a lesson. I don't know anything about music other than what my inner knowledge is.”

“I feel like fifteen years with Fleetwood Mac was like working on my thesis, doing research for some kind of paper.”

“I guess you can look at Fleetwood Mac as the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' movies and my solo career as indie films.”

“I remember being a kid – if a new member joined a group, I just didn't like that at all.”

“I seldom look back.”

“I was lucky enough to meet someone when I was about 46 and had my first child when I was 48, so I got started late, but I also got all that other stuff out of the way and was at a point where I could be a consistent presence at home.”

“I'm in the position where I don't have to make commercial music to feed myself, so I have the luxury of being more experimental, if that's what I choose to do. I guess I've earned the right by being in the business for a while and paying the dues and taking the lumps.”

“I'm not really concerned with the outer success.”

“I'm not that knowledgeable with the guitar – I just find ways that are pretty creative, but it's all within the framework and the limitations of what I can do.”

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“If you are gonna participate in a band, you've got to be a band member in good standing, and you've got to think about the needs of the whole.”

“Lyrically, you know, most of the things on 'Rumours' were very autobiographical and very much conversations the three writers were having with other members of the band.”

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