Nowadays to label somebody as a "rocker" feels extremely ironic; the colloqualism feels forced and mocking, not to mention wasted on so many artists today. But 2008 has been a good year for the Older Generation of rockers, from Bob Mould to Nick Cave to Elvis Costello. Now I am happy to unironically add Lindsey Buckingham to that list.
It doesn't take much to love LB. Just listen to Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" or "Monday Morning" for inspiration. His guitar licks and distinctive singing style set him apart from his other singing bandmates, and played a wonderful foil for Stevie Nicks.
Recently he released a new album title Gift Of Screws, and from what I have heard so far, it is nothing short of spectacular. His voice seems hardly aged, and the guitar sections sound straight out of a Fleetwood Mac composition. So, I thought now would be a good time to share a couple of songs from Gift Of Screws for your listening pleasure.
And if you like these, check out some classic Fleetwood Mac, and of course get this album.
1. Right Place To Fade
2. Love Runs Deeper