Go Insaneby Lindsey Buckingham
Lindsey Buckingham's second album, like his first, Law and Order, was a triumph of studio wizardry over songwriting craft. Buckingham's work was ear-catching, but once he'd gotten your attention with some gimmicky sound effect or busy arrangement, he had very little to tell you. The exception was Go Insane's most ambitious piece, the closing track, "D.W. Suite," on which Buckingham, always strongly influenced by the Beach Boys, took on what sounded like an elaborate tribute to Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, who died while the album was being made. The title track, which also had massed choral sounds (all made by Buckingham) reminiscent of a Fleetwood Mac track, became a Top 40 hit, but the album lacked the accessibility to make it more than a moderate seller, and at least at this point it appeared that Buckingham's solo albums were going to serve as laboratory experiments in which he tried out new musical ideas before bringing them to greater popular attention through Fleetwood Mac.
- Release Date:
- Reprise / Wea
Performance CreditsLindsey Buckingham Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gordon Fordyce Percussion,Keyboards,cowbell
Bryant Simpson Bass
Technical CreditsLindsey Buckingham Producer,Engineer,Production Concept
Roy Thomas Baker Executive Producer
Gordon Fordyce Producer,Engineer,Production Concept
Vigon Seireeni Artwork,Art Direction
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Lindsey is the coolest singer/songwriter and guitar god there is. This 1984 album is totally awesome. I enjoy listening to I Want You, Go Insane, Slow Dancing, and I Must Go. Lindsey totally rocks!
I loved this album.. The title track is haunting as is Play in The Rain. Much of this album is devoted to sound paintings. It definitly shows a dark side of him. I still have the cassette from way back...and one of these days, I will buy the CD.
While not his best album, Lindsey Buckingham's Go Insane is an interesting mix of music and instrumentation. This second album by Mr. Buckingham gives the listener a sense of maturation from the earlier Law and Order and leaves you curious about what is on Out of the Cradle. Some of the songs tend to drag a little, but Bang the Drum and D.W. Suite make the recording worthwhile.