Buck 65

July 11, 2006

Buck 65 on Friday night was the best show I’ve seen in a long, long time.

I was pretty skeptical when I saw that his “band” was a CD player and a single turntable, but within five minutes the entire audience was hanging from his every word. It was inspirational.

The show basically comprises of the character Buck 65 standing at the microphone, delivering his poetic ramblings to backing tracks built from sampled guitars, pianos, synths and long-forgotten country records, punctuated with some extremely sensual appearances from Mrs. Buck 65 (Claire Berest) and some of the most bizarre, poignant stories you’ll ever hear at a hip hop show.

I really don’t know how to describe it properly, but if you’re a fan of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Hip Hop music or storytelling, check out sides one and two of Strong Arm, the downloadable mixtape he’s made available on his web site.

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2 Responses to “Buck 65”

  1. […] After getting home from Buck 65 the previous night around 1:30am, I was up again at 5:00am and in Sydney by 8:30am. I spent most of the morning wandering the streets of the city, drinking coffee and trying to find some clothes to buy. I didn’t find anything. […]

  2. jade said

    i’m going to play the indie chick, but i saw bucko in toronto back in the day before he was even signed so HA! i wasn’t incredibly impressed, he wasn’t GREAT but he wasn’t bad…. i dunno. but a lot of people seem to like him so… muzzletuv!

    hahahaha

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