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Paul Kersey of usenet

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Date: Jul 20, 2008
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac


A short pause from the seventh sons of the numbers of the beast in somewhere in time...

Currently been cranking the remaster of Fleetwood Mac, and I have to say Lindsey Buckingham is a terrific arranger. With poppier Steve Nicks tracks he always gives them the right amount of salt or unusual backdrops. Just listen to what happens in the back during Crystal and Landslide. Not only Lindsey Buckingham is the rock's most underrated guitar player, he's also the most underrated song arranger. He mixes folk, blues and rock into one boiling mix with pop and it just works.
The highlight for me is the downtrotten and spookily brooding I'm So Afraid. Fantastic Christine McVie church organ and impeccable John McVie and Mick Fleetwood syncopation work gives Buckingham a solid atmosphere backbone. Lyrically it's almost manic depressive poetry. The live version on The Dance is done with more anger, while the studio version has this weird soft-sung tone to it which gives it a morbid undertone.

4 Fleetwoods out of 5 broken relationships

-- Edited by Nope at 11:05, 2008-07-20

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Date: Jul 20, 2008

I need to get that record. Alas, I have Rumors, Tusk, and Tango in the Night but have never owned that one.

Buckingham is incredibly talented and definitely an underrated guitarist. I think he doesn't play with a pick which is wild.



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Paul Kersey of usenet

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artcinco wrote:

I need to get that record. Alas, I have Rumors, Tusk, and Tango in the Night but have never owned that one.

Buckingham is incredibly talented and definitely an underrated guitarist. I think he doesn't play with a pick which is wild.



You have to get Fleetwood Mac. It's just rock and pop history all over. But I have to say I'm So Afraid might be the most depressing rock song I have ever heard. That's the song you don't want to listen to when the chick or the dude is gone and you have Jack standing on your table. Utterly ****ing depressing! I think The Dance version is even worse. That's so depressing it's not even funny.



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