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From the Archives [sic]: LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM “I Want You” (1984)


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It’s come to this, I’m lazily reposting songs from the old place.

This is one of my favorite solo LB tracks. Certain Stephin Merritt side projects loot this jam shamelessly.

ALIOTTA HAYNES JEREMIAH “Lake Shore Drive” (1971) and WILLIAM TRUCKAWAY “Bluegreens” (1971)


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Two incredible AM Gold winners from 1971.

“Bluegreens” is a charmer, all harmonizing and hand claps, from the guy who was the lead singer of San Francisco footnoters the Sopwith Camel. If he cut any solo records other than this one, the Internet doesn’t know about it.

“Lake Shore Drive” is a total gem. Love that piano immensely. On repeat for months…

BILLY JOEL “All You Wanna Do is Dance” (1976)


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I am resistant to Billy Joel’s charms.

BUT. My friend Jason put together a massive batch of killers to play at my wedding and he included this frisky nugget, which I am loving.

For the same money I’ll take Paul Simon’s ’70s stuff over Billy Joel any day but man oh man “All You Wanna Do is Dance” has won me over…

CROSBY STILLS & NASH “War Games” (1983)


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Synthy period piece from CSN; apparently this was going to be the title song for WarGames but things fell apart at the last minute.

It sounds more like ELO or Alan Parsons than “Wooden Ships” and there are better early ’80s records from the CSNY family, but I’m digging it nonetheless.

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS “Tattoo (Givin’ It All Up For Love)” (1982)


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Not a patch on the original (horrible ’80s wailing saxophone makes an early appearance) but I was writing this shitty piece of shit at work today and I listened to this a bunch of times for encouragement.