Lindsey Buckingham ~ Trouble 1981 Disco Purrfection Version
After recording "Tusk" with Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey went on a voyage of self discovery and prepared to release his first solo album while the rest of the band was taking a sabbatical after their lengthy 1980 world tour. Nicks went to work on "Bella Donna" which cemented her stature as one of rocks greatest female voices. Lindsey had already produced and/or written hit songs for Walter Egan (Magnet And Steel) then John Stewart (Gold), refining his pop style along the way and provided backing vocals with Stevie. His first solo effort was titled "Law And Order" and he played almost all the instruments and had guest appearances from Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood. The single went to #9 in the US and spent three weeks at #1 in Australia, two weeks at #1 in South Africa and peaking at #31 in the UK. "Trouble" was written with and inspired by Richard Dashut, a producer who was their frequent collaborator. Mick Fleetwood played live on "Trouble" but Lindsey took a four second drum loop and that is what he used for the entire song. He ripped a page right out the Bee Gees production book by doing since they had picked out a four second loop from "Stayin' Alive" and used it for Night Fever and a few other songs. Buckingham overdubbed a few crashes and added percussion to that bringing in bassist George Hawkins to make the tune groove. Lindsay is particularly proud of the way the spanish guitar sounds here, and his distinctive finger plucking style lends an energy that beautifully completes the musical phrasing. The promotional video features an all male band with six drummers including Fleetwood and Andy Ward, four guitarists including Buckingham, Bob Welch, Bob Weston and Walter Egan and two bassists.