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Posted October 1, 2010
It's Okay, You'll Never Be This Cool
Just stop worrying and relax. It's gonna be alright. Lyndsey has been deep in his secret underground lair cooking up the sweetest, most complicated aural confections heard since his last album and was gracious enough to share them with the rest of the planet once again. I mean seriously, when the aliens dropped of Mr Buckingham all those years ago, could they even have imagined what he would bring to us earthlings with two hands and one guitar. That nervous, frustated, passionate lunatic has once again flipped pop music on it's head, turned it inside out, and shined the California sunshine down upon it. This record is another near perfect gem. I say near because if there were some part of this album that I wasn't understanding, it's because Lyndsey didn't want me to, and I trust him. If he thinks it's over my head, he's right. And for those of you out there who think, in this day and age of utter debauched rip-offery of classic pop styles, that you can be the next Lyndsey Buckingham, forget it punk. You're nothing but a two-bit hack and chumps like you are a dime a dozen. So go mine someone elses catalog, cause you ain't fit carry The Buck's guitar strap. And if you get to thinking, sure, I'm as cool as that crazy old man, think again fool! It's Lyndsey Freaking Buckingham! Enjoy the new album, poseur.
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Posted October 1, 2010
The only bootleg CD I own came my way from a friend who knew how much I loved to hear Lindsey Buckingham play guitar, something many have forgotten how good he really is. It was called & quot Gift of Screams& quot which struck me odd considering one of the songs clearly was called & quot Gift of Screws& quot . That bootleg held material that dated back to around 1994 to 1996. With the release next Tuesday most of those bootlegged songs will have seen a legitimate light of day. Lindsey shelved what would have been his best CD to date way back when to resurrect another project, Fleetwood Mac. & quot Bleed to Love Her& quot from & quot The Dance& quot was the first of these songs to resurface. When the Mac did a proper studio album in 03, & quot Red Rover& quot , & quot Miranda& quot , & quot Come& quot , & quot Steal your Heart Away& quot , Goodbye to You& quot were released. Then in 06 Lindsey's first solo album since 1992 hit the stores, & quot Under the Skin& quot . & quot Down on Rodeo& quot , & quot Someones gotta Change your Mind& quot and a Donovan cover & quot To Try For the Sun& quot were given their due. With the release next Tuesday of his new album & quot Gift of Screws& quot , most of what hasn't been released from that watershed project, will be. & quot Wait For You& quot and & quot Gift of Screws& quot round out what may be the longest chapter in Buckingham's career. The first single & quot Did You Ever Miss Me& quot is a wonderful piece of pop confection. Where & quot Under the Skin& quot as a whole was laid back, I don't suspect that from this new disc. & quot Wait For You& quot has a nasty slide guitar sound, an almost bluesy number. & quot Gift of Screws& quot harkens back to his quirky first solo album, with it's army of Buckinghams trying to rise above each other competing to be heard. Lindsey's studio craft has always been Fleetwood Mac's secret weapon. I can't say whether this new album will give Lindsey all the accolades he's truly earned. A problem that pops up in the lyrics to & quot Wait For You& quot where he sings over and over on the songs coda & quot Nobody knows my name, walking the streets baby now, nobody knows my name& quot . Well here is one listener who not only knows your name, but plans to throw away the bootleg next Tuesday when I get my hands on the new CD. Thanks.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.