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Mellon Mac Attack

Posted in Fleetwood Mac, Pictures, Unleashed Tour Reviews, Videos with tags , , , on March 2, 2009 by poopsandsosa

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Pitsburgh Tribune Review (Click for full review)

Because they are a staple of classic rock radio, it’s easy to take Fleetwood Mac for granted. Songs that have been heard for more than 30 years tend to lose a bit of their luster after repeated plays.

On the opening night of the band’s Unleashed Tour Sunday at the Mellon Arena, those oft-heard tunes were dusted off and given new life. From the opening chords of “Monday Morning” it was immediately apparent that this was not going to be a typical recitation of the band’s greatest hits.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Review (Click for full review)

Back in the ’70s when you were listening to “Rhiannon” and “Gypsy,” you may have given a passing thought to the concept of Stevie Nicks at 60.

Now we’re at the point where we don’t have to imagine anymore.

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The eclectic home of Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham

Posted in Pictures with tags on January 28, 2009 by poopsandsosa

The eclectic home of Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham is featured in the March 2009 issue of Elle Décor.

More info and pics can be found here:  La Dolce Vita

 

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Lindsey Buckingham and his wife arrive at the Grammy Nomination Concert

Posted in Pictures with tags , on December 4, 2008 by poopsandsosa

Lindsey Buckingham and his wife arrive at the Grammy Nomination Concert Live!! at the Nokia Theatre on December 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Photos by Steve Granitz

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Lindsey at the Keswick – 10.18.08

Posted in Pictures, Tour with tags , , , on November 19, 2008 by poopsandsosa

Click for more photos by Roadieshows

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Sunday service with Lindsey Buckingham

Posted in Pictures, Reviews, Tour with tags , , , on October 28, 2008 by poopsandsosa

Lindsey Buckingham 10.19.08
Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
Jambase.com
Words by: Martin Halo
Images by: Rod Snyder

The Nokia Theatre stood quiet and almost still. The usual open floor was packed with assigned seating in an effort towards elegance and intimacy. White wine flowed instead of the usual hand rolled joints, and security was tight. No dancing, no standing and no camera phone picture taking. The lights quickly fell and Sunday service with Lindsey Buckingham was about to begin.

The first time I was turned onto the music of Lindsey Buckingham, outside of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” at Clinton’s inaugural ball, was at the hands of photographer Rod Snyder. Kicking and screaming, he dragged me to The Fillmore at the Theatre of Living Arts on Philadelphia’s South Street in the spring of 2007, while Buckingham was supporting Under the Skin. I was always a Peter Green man myself, but what I saw that evening was a stunning display of musicianship and the core essence that fueled the multi-platinum success of Fleetwood Mac.

I left understanding the full potential of Buckingham’s legend, and why musicians from all walks of life are overwhelmed by the phrasings and compositions that are littered throughout his career, not to mention his stunning contributions to Rumours (1977). It has been close to two years since that night in Philadelphia and as the holiday of ghouls and goblins descended upon New York City, Buckingham made the stroll across the Hudson River into the heart of Times Square for the finishing date of the Gift of Screws Tour.

Originally squashed because of label concerns in the later part of the 1990s, the original sessions for his latest album included material that was used as part of Mac’s reunion, including “Red Rover.” Finally, in September of 2008, Warner Bros. released the pressing to the public. The cast of characters remained the same, Buckingham (vox/guitar), Neil Haywood (guitar), Alfredo Rayes (drums) and Brett Tuttle (bass/guitar/keys), but the tense New York City crowd and arrangements of the repertoire made for a different experience.

Emerging in a thinly cut leather jacket, Buckingham finger-picked his way through supporting tracks off Screws, starting with “Do You Miss Me?” The new selections were of a popular nature and before the acoustic portion of the evening Buckingham unleashed a full band version of “Go Insane” and “Trouble.”

The electric version of “Go Insane,” was a welcome and comforting point of the early set but lacked the emotion and grasp of the solo acoustic version Buckingham was giving audiences in 2007. Requests were shouted from the audience but the ooze of artist mojo and audience connection wasn’t perfectly aligned this evening. Security sat dancers back in their seats and kept a very close watch over the audience.

The acoustic section mid-set opened up with some story telling. “Look Out For Love,” “Under the Skin” and “World Turning” all made appearances. Buckingham built the set around the culmination of the dark, hypnotic “I’m So Afraid,” where a mesmerizing musical interlude hooked the listener before Buckingham constructed elevated phrasing on top of the initial progression. As he made his way to stage right and pushed the notes higher and higher up the fretboard, the powder keg release that was present with the Philadelphia audience 18 months earlier was given only a tepid reaction in New York. The room just didn’t explode on cue and that was not because of Buckingham’s playing. I think it was a factor of the band trying to bring the crowd there, and an uncertainty from the audience if it was appropriate to really let loose.

The release finally came during “Go Your Own Way,” but by then it was too late. “Treason” capped the encore. Buckingham’s vocal and musical performance was impressive but lacked connective energy with New York’s audience. There were no panties being thrown onstage or invites back to the hotel this time.

Lindsey – Nokia Theatre Photos

Posted in Pictures, Tour with tags , , , , on October 20, 2008 by poopsandsosa

Just a quick thanks to all the professional photographers out there and especially to all the fans for risking their cameras in taking such awesome photos of Lindsey on this tour… It’s really been great to see your work and have each show captured.

Pattie (WelshWitchPMD) who always manages to capture Lindsey just perfectly did it again last night in New York City.

Lindsey Buckingham Tears Up, Plays Guitar With One Hand

Posted in Gift of Screws Reviews, Pictures, Tour with tags , , on October 20, 2008 by poopsandsosa

New York Magazine
By: Stephen Rodrick
October 20, 2008
Photo by: Michael Meyer

Lindsey Buckingham is a certain type of Californian. Only seven years younger than Brian Wilson, he never hit the bloat phase, physically or musically. Now 59, he still sports sunken cheekbones and skinny jeans. Wearing a tight, black leather jacket last night at the Nokia, he resembled a louche Roman oracle. His music, particularly his fingerpicking guitar playing, has always been tightly wound, a neurotic style rooted in California’s cocaine-addled seventies. It has never packed the joy of the Beach Boys: Wilson’s orchestral masterpiece is the ecstatic “Good Vibrations;” Buckingham produced the beautiful but accusatory “Tusk.”

Bliss eluded Buckingham well into his forties. He brooded over pressure from his occasionally insolvent Fleetwood Mac bandmates to give his best songs to them. His always-interesting, but weak-selling, solo projects were pushed back repeatedly. But that’s all over now. Buckingham is now married with three children. (They’re prominently featured in the, yes, joyful video for “It Was You.”) He’s released two excellent solo records in two years, Under the Skin, and the new Gift of the Screws. Last night, he played about half his set from the two albums, tossing just enough Mac hits into the mix to keep the wolves at bay. The new songs center on his ethereal guitar playing and late-in-life serenity. Unlike most “happy” rockers, though, Buckingham has plenty of angst still in the tank. About halfway through the show, he launched into a monologue about the difference between his “big machine” work with Fleetwood Mac and “smaller machine” solo career. He discussed the left brain and the right brain, and the concept of esoterica. This brought a whoop from a fan. Buckingham grinned: “Yeah esoterica!”

Not that he left his arena-rock roots completely behind. His guitar playing ventured into the show-offy — at one point he played with just one hand — and whoever came up with the idea of a five-minute drum solo featuring the drummer playing his head like a coconut needs to be checked back into rehab. Still, Buckingham seemed grateful for the opportunity to play his songs without worrying about Stevie, Christie, John, or Mick. He closed with “Time Precious Time” from Gift of Screws, a lamentation about patience and wasted moments, and perhaps a nod to not being able to watch kids fathered in your fifties grow into adulthood. His guitar playing seemed to disappear into itself. This was the last night of his tour, and by the end of the song Buckingham had tears in his eyes. He mouthed the last word of the song — “remember” — smiled, and walked off into the darkness.

Laura Gray Photography (Lindsey Buckingham – Chicago, 2008)

Posted in Pictures, Tour with tags , , , on October 20, 2008 by poopsandsosa

Laura Gray, photographer,  who you may recall took photos of Lindsey Buckingham recently in Chicago at the House of Blues – photos that accompanied the review of the show in Paste Magazine sent along a link to her own website which displays additional Lindsey Buckingham photos taken that night – along with a bunch of other artists…  Check it out, and Thank You Laura!

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A fine balance between solo and big Mac songs

Posted in Pictures, Reviews, Tour with tags , , , , on October 20, 2008 by poopsandsosa

The Boston Globe
October 20, 2008
by Sarah Rodman

Lindsey Buckingham gets it. He told his audience Friday night that he understands that in the music business his band Fleetwood Mac is a “big selling machine” and that his well-regarded but less high-profile solo career is a small one.

Indeed that’s why the multiplatinum classic rock group’s most recent reunion found it playing arenas and Buckingham’s solo gig was taking place at the sonically superior but considerably more intimate Berklee Performance Center. But even as he thanked the worshipful audience for being interested in his “more esoteric” adventures, he made clear he wouldn’t abandon the big machine for the night, knowing that the forked paths of his career “wouldn’t exist without each other.”

For two hours Buckingham was the master of both machines and avenues of creativity. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter offered fresh interpretations of his well-known Fleetwood Mac material and reveled in a solo catalog that has encompassed everything from pure pop to off-the-wall experimentation. He also reminded the assembled of his instrumental virtuosity, showcasing almost as many guitar personalities as songs.

There was the austere flutter and drone of his furious acoustic take of Mac’s “Big Love,” which climaxed with Buckingham expelling a series of grunts and shrieks that sounded as if he was trying to exorcise the romantic drama of that band from his soul. “Did You Miss Me,” from his strong new album “Gift of Screws,” offered a simpler adult contemporary crunch and lilting rhythms. “Great Day” combined acoustic thrum and blazing guitar squeals that were like heated pin pricks. And Buckingham got his metal god on during the brawny Mac track “Come,” complete with stomping grooves and a spiraling, ecstatic, epic solo. The harmony-drenched “Treason” and the mesmerizing lullaby “Time Precious Time” offered the lighter, almost pastoral side of his playing and revealed the ache in his voice. But no matter how heavy or frenzied the songs became or how lathered up Buckingham got there was nary a hint of sludge or sloppiness. Buckingham is a surgeon when it comes to his music and he and his three-piece band were never less than pristine.

Buckingham was a gracious and voluble host revealing how raising a family has offered new perspectives on old material and brought him a measure of the kind of peace that was elusive in his hazy rock star days.

While the older crowd stayed rooted to their seats for most of the show they showered Buckingham with ovations, peppered him with requests, and were respectful of the new material. That said, they also leapt at the chance to sing and dance along to peak-era Mac tracks like the still potent rant “Go Your Own Way,” the tribal banshee cries of “Tusk,” and the be-bopping “Second Hand News.” The big machine was in good working order.

Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac’s “Fringe Element” and Soloist Extraordinaire

Posted in Fleetwood Mac, Gift of Screws Reviews, Interview, Pictures with tags , , , , on October 18, 2008 by poopsandsosa

Playback Magazine
by Bob Gendron

 
 
  
  
  

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