Lindsey Buckingham, Law & Order (1981)
What a time for Lindsey Buckingham – the early 1980s. An amazing run really – following his masterpiece, Tusk (almost a solo album) with this; his first official solo album – and then there was that movie soundtrack song and another Fleetwood Mac album which contained this gem among others. I got hooked on the Buckingham solo albums a few years ago – collecting them up. But I had actually snaffled Law & Order many years earlier, a garage sale, bought it and then just stored it. I dug it out a year or so ago – having enjoyed the CD version and I’m hooked on the song Trouble. Great, great song – with a helping hand from Mr Fleetwood – I like to play Law & Order alongside other misunderstood/forgotten one-man-band albums of the era, Phil Collins’ Face Value say, or Paul McCartney’s McCartney II. Artists that were sorta skirting around the new wave, still providing great pop music and referencing what would soon become their classic rock status. I do think Lindsey Buckingham is a genius. All of his solo albums are great. And I think the run he’s had over the last decade is very impressive – Gift Of Screws I’ve written about already and the new album I’m just getting in to now. Shit he’s good.
Sample Track: Trouble
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