Buckingham ready to rock Redding, Cascade May 15th with decades of hits
Staff Reports - Thursday, May 10, 2012
Polydor Records made a lot of good moves during its heyday, but dropping Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1973 was not one of them.
The pair recovered nicely, riding the critical acclaim from their only album, “Buckingham Nicks,” into a long stay with Fleetwood Mac during that band’s long and lucrative pop music phase. The band’s 1977 release, “Rumours,” has sold more than 40 million copies and featured Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way.”
Buckingham, a self-taught guitarist and California (Palo Alto) native, has not exactly been in cruise control in the intervening 35-plus years and the fruit of those labors will be on display Tuesday at the Cascade Theatre.
Buckingham, 62, continued to perform and record with Fleetwood Mac on an intermittent basis while simultaneously fashioning a solo career. His first solo album, 1981’s “Law and Order,” was a well-received blend of his guitar playing and studio production skills and featured the Top 10 single, “Trouble.”
Other solo projects included “Go Insane” in 1984 and “Out of the Cradle” in 1992. “Under the Skin,” released in 2006, followed a long gap and was written while Buckingham was touring with a reunited Fleetwood Mac a few years earlier. “Gift of Screws” in 2008 was followed by his latest solo effort, “Seeds We Sow,” in 2011.
“You work in a band, and it tends to be more like moviemaking, I think. It tends to be more of a conscious, verbalized and, to some degree, political process,” Buckingham recently told a National Public Radio interviewer. “I think when you work alone — the way I do it, anyway — you could sort of liken it to painting, where there's sort of a one-on-one with the canvas. And you get different results.”
Buckingham will perform several songs from “Seeds We Sow” as well as a handful of Fleetwood Mac hits.
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