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Lindsey Buckingham – Go Insane (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 22nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Go Insane” is the title track of Lindsey Buckingham’s second solo album. Released as a single, 3 July 1984, it became Buckingham’s second solo hit (after “Trouble”, three years earlier). “Go Insane” is Buckingham’s most recent US solo hit (peaking at #23 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart); on the other hand, it did not chart in the United Kingdom.

Lindsey Buckingham has said, when asked about the meaning of the song, insanity can said to be very relative to the context you find yourself in. An example might be a very acceptable and typical behavior for a group of people in a little rock and roll microcosm, might be grounds for someone being committed if they worked in a bank.

“Looking at it that way we all tend to go insane a little bit, I think that’s ok. I think that’s one of the things the album is saying – it is ok to go insane, it can be quite cathartic actually, to watch yourself go out to the edge and sort of reel yourself back in – now hopefully you do reel yourself back in.

“Another point the song makes is if you happen to be with someone else who takes that sort of behavior too far, and you’re not willing to give up whatever that relationship might be – then you will tend to go a little bit insane with them.

“And if they are doing that you will experience a lot of the things they are simply by virtue of being a part of that. The important thing is not to take it too far, I guess.”

At the time, he had a relationship that was close to ending (or maybe had just ended) with Carol Ann Harris. According to Buckingham, she was using drugs and Buckingham tried to stop her, but with no results. Two of his lines, “I lost my power in this world / Cause I did not use it”, could be interpreted to be about how he had waited too long to try to stop her. Harris, however, in her book “Storms,” claims that she only used the drug with the band and her friends and Buckingham used it in equal abundance.

In pop culture the song was featured in the Miami Vice first season episode “The Great McCarthy.”

On the original “Go Insane” LP “Playing In The Rain” is split into two parts on this 12″ it is the full version.

SIDE A:
Go Insane (Extended Remix) 5:45
Engineer [Remix] – Paul Sabu
Remix – Rusty Garner

SIDE B:
Play In The Rain 6:56

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Go Insane U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1984 Go Insane U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – 880 073-1Q
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Executive Producer – Roy Thomas Baker
Producer – Gordon FordyceLindsey Buckingham
Written-By – Lindsey Buckingham

NOTES:
“An Endless Music Mix”.
Executive production for RTB A-V Productions U.S.A.
From the album “Go Insane” LP 822-450-1 / CD 822 450-2 “GO INSANE”
Printed In Germany

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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40 Responses to “Lindsey Buckingham – Go Insane (German 12″)”

  1. Chris Daniel Says:

    Excellent post Paul. I’ve heard about this 12″ and looked around hoping to find it for the longest time, so this is a real treat to which I must thank you. I really enjoy some of Lindsey Buckingham’s solo work. It’s kind of weird and kind of “new wave” at times. Quite a departure from the Fleetwood Mac stuff. And this track is a classic!! I do remember it being used in Miami Vice during which Don Johnson is hustling the bad guy in a game of pool. Great stuff!! Thanks again for posting this 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey you’re welcome Chris this is a great 12″ and a rare one as well. I hope that you enjoy it 🙂

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  2. Conner Says:

    Very cool. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner!!

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  3. woz Says:

    This is definitely one that was on my list. Been looking for a good rip for quite a while. Thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz it’s a great 12″.

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  4. Tyson Says:

    Excellent choice, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Tyson 🙂

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  5. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Paul, a post like this Lindsey Buckingham one is again why I love your blog so much. This rare “Extended Remix” of the song has never been released on CD (to the best of my knowledge), so it lives on via your blog in excellent FLAC format while Mercury (or whichever label now owns it) keeps it locked away in the vaults. Downloading now … looking forward to hearing it! Thanks, again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Bellenger1981. I love bringing out these rare gems.

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  6. djrichiep Says:

    nice one Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you!

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  7. VanceMan Says:

    I has no idea there was a remix of this … and it’s nice to see Paul Sabu’s name attached as remixer. Sabu’s late-disco solo LP was a good rock/dance blend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    VanceMan I will have to check out Paul’s material.

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  8. cdmaniac Says:

    I had a horrid MP3 rip of this, its nice to finally upgrade!
    More Lindsey please, the early stuff is my favorite.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cdmaniac glad I was able to be the provider of the upgrade my friend 🙂

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  9. Mike Slade Says:

    Cool Tune, Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike!

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  10. Jeff Says:

    Thanks as always, Paul, but as Chris stated before, this is a great find. I’ve watched for this for years and have always found only the promo with the single mix on both sides. This is great!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jeff the US promo is very common but the import is very rare and usuall very pricey.

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  11. feanor Says:

    i, also, have the promo with the single mix, so nice the get the REAL 12″! thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re so very welcome Feanor!

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  12. Mike Says:

    Very cool! I had never heard this remix before! Thank you

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Mike 🙂

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  13. Matt Says:

    Another blast from the past. I wore this album out when it came out. I had no idea this 12″ existed. Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Matt 🙂

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  14. fervox Says:

    Thanks DJPaul, this is an excellent song and if you want to enjoy it 100% must be with quality. I love the deep bass that it has, I can’t wait to listen it in my new car stereo..again..THANKS!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Fervox. I hope it sounds good in your new car stereo!

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  15. Stefano Says:

    Great choice Paul. I’d love to see you post the Jellybean 12 inch remix of ‘Slow Dancing’ as well!

    And the existence of a promo single remix of ‘Go Insane’ is completely new to me. Is that done by the same remixers that also did the extended 5:45 remix? Any chance to post that one too in the near future?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano the promo is just the regular version on both sides of the 12″ nothing extended.

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  16. Matracas Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul. I tried the chat but it wouldn’t work (at least not with Firefox). ¿Do you have any Julian Lennon remixes/extended? Specifically “Too late for goodbyes”? Hopefully you do and you can share with us. Thanks,

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  17. DjPaulT Says:

    Hi Matracas I have temporarily disabled the chat until I figure out a better option. I do have some Julian 12″ ers will post in the future.

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  18. MRNOCHE Says:

    A HARD TO FIND VINYL¡

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  19. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for the wonderful Buckingham posts. I was wondering if you have ever heard the promo only dub version of “Go Insane”? My only knowledge of it is from a Discogs listing. Also, I once came across a Brazilian 12″ version of “Trouble” on YouTube, but I have never seen any info elsewhere. Do you happen to know if “Trouble” was actually released as a 12″ remix?

    All the best!

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  20. Murtry Says:

    DJ Paul,
    This is so unexpected and cool. I’ve been hoping that Book of Miracles, Down Endless Street, You and I Part I, & Ricky would show up here alongside their Tango in the Night extended 12″ers. (although after sampling your [totally awesome] capture of the Big Love single, maybe You and I Part 1 didn’t make it to 12″?) But I’ve actually at least heard all those before, this it something I didn’t know even existed. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  21. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    WOW great to have a 12 inch of this! I heard this track first on Miami Vice, when Tubbs&crocket were doing a pool billiard game. It is a great album, too!

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  22. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t know a 12″ of this existed. Can’t wait to hear this version of a great song.

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  23. Ray in Australia Says:

    Hi Paul
    Wow, I discovered this in your blog so late by looks (I really must click ‘previous entries’ haha)… Always a big favourite of mine as a teen when I only had the 7″. I am amazed at the sound of the Extended Remix which I never knew existed! Thank you so much.

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  24. David Says:

    I just found out that 11 months ago, someone shared the rare Dub Mix on YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lindsey+buckingham+dub

    Maybe it can be cleaned up a little. It’s probably unlikely we’ll ever hear it any other way. That’s how rare it is.

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  25. Grant Says:

    I am SO stoked to find this on your wonderful blog AND to see the links still work beautifully! Thank you so much for all the great finds you share, DJPaul, we appreciate you!

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