Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Quotes from Thoreau | Sunday Express

Sunday Express (UK)
By: Mick Fleetwood
Sun, March 30, 2014

“If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

The production for Tusk was Fleetwood Mac's chance to divert from the expected[GETTY]

The production for Tusk was Fleetwood Mac’s chance to divert from the expected[GETTY]

Thoreau’s quote so brings to mind the experience of making the album Tusk. Much like when the Beatles made their White Album, Tusk, for us, was our walking away from predictability.

Kudos to Lindsey Buckingham, who was determined to break the mould of what we had done with Rumours and get away from the possibility of what can so often happen when success impedes artistic expression.I think Tusk was the most important album we ever made. It’s also my personal favourite and now I can appreciate how it was a crucial platform for us all, especially Lindsey. It satiated his drive to try new things.

It was also a time when we each learned to find our own voice. Coming out of the emotional rollercoaster of Rumours, the drama remained. A real shift had occurred, resulting in each of us pinpointing our singular creative method of survival. Continue reading