Trouble (Lindsey Buckingham song)
|Single by Lindsey Buckingham|
|from the album Law and Order|
|B-side||"That's How We Do It in L.A."|
|Format||7" single, ("12 extended), ("30 extended version) - (7:56)|
|Lindsey Buckingham singles chronology|
"Trouble," a song written, composed, and performed by Lindsey Buckingham, was the primary single he released from his 1981 album Law and Order. The biggest hit from the album, it was also Buckingham's first hit as a solo artist.
"Trouble" was the only song on Law and Order on which Buckingham played neither bass nor drums; he instead recruited his Fleetwood Mac bandmate, Mick Fleetwood, to do so. Unfortunately, things failed to work out very well in the recording session, and a taped loop of the drum track, about four-seconds long, was used over and over for the song. Buckingham's vocals for the song are sung in a light falsetto.
On the charts
The single was a No. 9 hit in the US in early 1982. It topped the charts in Australia for 3 weeks.
The distinctive music video for "Trouble" features a multi-instrumental "big band" consisting of male musicians—five as guitarists and one bassist, besides Buckingham, and six as drummers, including Mick Fleetwood. Walter Egan also appears in the music video as the second guitarist from the front. The video also features ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarists Bob Welch and Bob Weston, as well as Dwight Twilley and Andy Ward (the drummer from Camel).
In other media
The song is heard in the film Just One of the Guys during the blind date.
- Madness Fades - Lindsey Buckingham, In His Words
- Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990), Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-398-8
- Trouble Video - Spot the players
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