Buckingham Blues

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In two weeks and a day marks the 10 year anniversary of Lady Di's untimely death. To mark that occasion, I thought I would start a discussion thread about Buckingham Blues.

For some reason I remember watching her wedding on tv or I may have seen highlights of it years later, because I was only 5 when she was married. Anyway, the event was so huge, it's easy to see why Al wrote about it.

Buckingham Blues is one of Al's more dated songs. If you weren't familiar with Chuck and Di in the 80's, then you probably won't care for it that much. I like the song although it's chuck-full of rich person stereotypes that probably aren't half true. It's fun though to hear Al's perceptions of British royalty.

Buckingham Blues is a decent song overall. Nothing spectacular but not to be dismissed.

What are your thoughts on Buckingham Blues?

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I like Buckinham Blues.

I'm not overly familiar with Chuck and Di, because I was too young in the '80s, and what I knew of them in the '90s dealt with their breakup and her sad death.

But now that I'm older and have learned more, it's hilarious. Just the rich people stereotypes alone make it fun to listen too.
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great song. not necessarily a blues number, maybe, but a really good early track. and i'm sure it still fits today's upper-crust, british or not.
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After hearing this song again for the first time in a long while, this might be the original "Albuquerque". It's as close to an original as it can be without legal entanglements.

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JEDM wrote:It's as close to an original as it can be without legal entanglements.
What?
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I think he meant to say it's close to being a parody. Meaning it's so close to "Jack and Diane" that it's almost a parody. Just like "Albuquerque" is so very close to "Joe's Automotive." :lookaround:
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Joes Automotive, right?
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minnick27 wrote:Joes Automotive, right?
Yeah, that's what I said. :lookaround:

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My bad, it was Dicks Automotive by The Rugburns.
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I understand that's what he meant but it makes absolutely no sense. The music on this song sounds nothing at all whatsoever like Jack and Diane. There are dozens of style parodies that sound extremely similar to the source material. Buckingham Blues is not one of them.
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