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Fleetwood Mac — Brushes (Never Going Back...)
Album: Rumours [Remastered]
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Released: 1977
Length: 2:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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46 years after that album came out...and that Mick Fleetwood photo still causes me to grimace. 

That's what you call an iconic album cover.  
Awesome song. I tried learning it on guitar. It's HARD. Crazy hand stretching and barres. My hand hurts a little thinking of it. 
Go Lindsey👍
 WBOB wrote:

Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.


Uh, no. It's a different band. If you're a diehard of one era only, then he isn't. FM has had quite a few top notch guitarists. Green and Buckingham were/are both great in their own ways. And that's no slight to Welch, Spencer, Kirwan etc.

If anything, Fleetwood Mac is not FM without the rhythm section that makes up the name.
RIP Christine
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Amazing picking on this. To get an idea of how difficult this is, check out this video by Paul Davids
 talexb wrote:


I had always thought this was a really good guitar duo, but it's just Lindsey B and his guitar. What impresses me is all of the harmonics that he's getting from just the single guitar. Must be one amazing wooden box for that kind of tone.


And he doesn't use picks.  Great player, that Lindsey. 
 WBOB wrote:

Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.




You misspelled Peter Green
 ginger wrote:

This remastered version sounds SO different! All the little nuances of the guitar. I don't actually prefer it, but it's very interesting to hear. Is it all guitar? Sounds like guitar + autoharp.



I had always thought this was a really good guitar duo, but it's just Lindsey B and his guitar. What impresses me is all of the harmonics that he's getting from just the single guitar. Must be one amazing wooden box for that kind of tone.
This remastered version sounds SO different! All the little nuances of the guitar. I don't actually prefer it, but it's very interesting to hear. Is it all guitar? Sounds like guitar + autoharp.
 WBOB wrote:

Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.



Fleetwood Mac was a completely different but still very excellent Fleetwood Mac long before Lindsey Buckingham. We have Peter Green to thank for that.
 2and4 wrote:


Last I checked, most of the pre Buckingham/Nick Fleetwood Mac albums were still available so you can put the razor blades and cyanide away for now.


Two different era's which can be appreciated in their own right. Not sure I can buy into the third era without LB
 stevesaw wrote:
 WBOB wrote:
Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.

Yes I long for the Fleetwood Mac without Buckingham and Nicks.
 

Last I checked, most of the pre Buckingham/Nick Fleetwood Mac albums were still available so you can put the razor blades and cyanide away for now.
 WBOB wrote:
Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.
 
That's true, but Neil Finn is pretty awesome!
2'30 into a 2'48 piece and I'm still waiting for the vocals to come in. Duh. 
 talexb wrote:
I always thought this was a really nice guitar duet .. until I looked into it, and discovered it's just one guitar, one player. :O Too much. So good.
 
That's what finger picking does - it sounds too much to be coming from one player and one guitar.
Lindsay Buckingham is an underappreciated guitar god! 
I always thought this was a really nice guitar duet .. until I looked into it, and discovered it's just one guitar, one player. :O Too much. So good.
Christie McVie - the real voice of FM!
 WBOB wrote:
Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.

Yes I long for the Fleetwood Mac without Buckingham and Nicks.
 WBOB wrote:
Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.
 

a national treasure...nobody else plays like him
Fleetwood Mac is not Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham.
Still listening to Dreams and this back to back in 2019 on vinyl.  Timeless
Outstanding Lindsey👍
Thanks RP very nice to hear this version, always impressed with this perfect album.
 michelbenedetti wrote:
Great piece but it's not the song on the album  - which is fine by the way since this guitar picking always makes my day 
2004 remastered edition – disc two: Roughs & Outtakes, Early Demos, and Jam Sessions
 

 Susan_Amati wrote:
Lindsey = underrated guitarist
 

 
Not anymore.{#Notworthy}
 mtmedlin wrote:
This is nice, but I prefer the version with vocals found on the Rare on Air Vol 1 compilation put out by KCRW.
 

 
I agree wholeheartedly with mtmedlin's appraisal.

Go M-A Bears!!!
 
 mtmedlin wrote:
This is nice, but I prefer the version with vocals found on the Rare on Air Vol 1 compilation put out by KCRW.
 

 

That is a very good version of this song.

 
Great piece but it's not the song on the album  - which is fine by the way since this guitar picking always makes my day 
Lindsey = underrated guitarist
 
Sounds like the beginning of a Bob Ross lesson...
splendid guitar picking, Lindsey is..{#Guitarist}

My first concert Fleetwood Mac, Rumors Tour. Cap center.

14 years old. sticks with me to this day.    
one of my happiness songs..!
{#Good-vibes}
{#Wave}...... wonderful stuff 9
Why Lindsey is one definition of musical genius.
Never heard this version before - lovely!
This is nice, but I prefer the version with vocals found on the Rare on Air Vol 1 compilation put out by KCRW.
 
Is this a tribute to Lindsey Buckingham, who turned 64 yesterday?  One more year, and it'll be mandatory retirement, right Linds?
Sublime.....{#Good-vibes}
the guitar here is just absolutely beautiful!!... miss these guys.. they were good!
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church be dancing...  love it...
 

 

Do your church peeps be knowing how to conjugate verbs?
Good for the ears on this quiet Friday morning {#Sunny}
Very cool. {#Guitarist}

Everybody in my church be dancing...  love it...
 
 slr242 wrote:
I was fairly stunned and confused when this came on. A mix that I'd never heard, and sans vocals, at that. This was not on the album. Was it a B-side of a single?? Never heard this version before. Wow.
 

Its from the remastered album which has alternate takes.

Worth getting if you liked the album enough to buy it the first time around.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

I don't think it's nearly as simple as it seems.
 
True, but he makes it sound simple.
 {#Guitarist}{#Yes}reindeer wrote:
Awesome.
Always loved Lindsay Buckingham's playing.
Truly amazing.
 


I was fairly stunned and confused when this came on. A mix that I'd never heard, and sans vocals, at that. This was not on the album. Was it a B-side of a single?? Never heard this version before. Wow.
Awesome.
Always loved Lindsay Buckingham's playing.
Truly amazing.
Summer '77...keg parties in East Granby, laying around in bed on Sundays with the girlfriend, cruising to Misquamicut in the ragtop Firebird afterwards........well, you know....
I love this version!
 TheMagus wrote:
Refreshing simplicity
 
I don't think it's nearly as simple as it seems.
Refreshing simplicity
 gandalfbmg wrote:
Fresh off hearing this on Glee... :)
 

I just saw the episode last night on Hulu. They did an excellent job! It was the show's highlight for me.
Fresh off hearing this on Glee... :)
Something in the tune sounds different than the original...  Aside from the missing singer...
Like the original better, but 7 nevertheless.
shining
Wow.
Thumbs up for both versions!
EPIC!
Just Lindsey on guitar. Very cool.
One of my all time favorite albums. Never heard this version of this song though.
wow.. never heard this track before....cool...
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