Fleetwood Mac - 1989 Interview Exerpts

Jul 2, 2003 12:00 PM, Bruce Pilato


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It was November 1989: They were minus Lindsay Buckingham. They watched the Berlin Wall fall on a big screen at the Complex in Los Angeles. Their hair was big. And they talked to Mix about the recording of their new album, Behind the Mask. Here’s more on Fleetwood Mac—in their own words, from the pages of Mix, March 1990.

Stevie Nicks on the fall of the Wall:
“We just played there last year…we played in West Berlin. I even have photos of the people in Fleetwood who went to East Berlin, standing right in front of the Wall. I didn’t want to go there because I was too frightened.”

Nicks on a different sort of reunion: the band:
It has been as much fun for me now as my solo career. There are no fights anymore, no disagreements. It’s like being in the greatest eight grade class in school. Everyone gets along beautifully.”

Mick Fleetwood on the new cohesiveness of the band:
“There’s a lot more interplay now. I think you will find it’s less insular sounding. Lindsay [Buckingham], especially on the Tango in the Night album, was very, very much a part of the total sound.”

Producer Greg Ladanyi on working with Fleetwood Mac:
“As a producer with the band, there are things that I am very careful with. One of them is to let express themselves as a group a lot more. From what I was told, a lot of the organizing came from Lindsay, and the way he wanted to do things. This time, they’re all collectively putting in their thoughts, and I kind of just shove it all together.”

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