Buckingham Nicks – Buckingham Nicks
Acquired: Half Price Books, Used, 2010
I don't listen to Fleetwood Mac. I never have, and the only reason I've ever considered giving them a chance is because Jenny is obsessed with Stevie Nicks. I saw this, Stevie and Lindsey Buckingham's first album PRE-Fleetwood Mac at the store and I was like “Yes, Jenny will like this.” And it's not bad! I'm surprised at how much I like Stevie Nicks' voice. Lindsey Buckingham mostly just sounds like a Cat Stevens knock off, but Stevie's songs are fucking great! “Long Distance Winner” and “Crying in the Night” are great and I can see Neko Case listening to these songs as a young lass and picking up a thing or two. Granted, Neko's voice is a bit heartier, a bit more soulful, but there's something emotionally devastating about Nicks' vocals. Apparently this album is a bit hard to track down and never had a proper CD release, so I'm pretty glad I picked it up (thanks to the kind of weird cover featuring a naked Nicks w/ side boob looking all mysterious beautiful and Buckingham with...a fucking incredible mane and moustache/chesthair combo). Plus it's in fantastic shape, so it's a whim that paid off! It is a bit “generic 70s rock” but I think you can clearly tell that these two are bound for greatness, or at least epic fame.