First track from guitarist Peter Buck's solo debut leaks
By percy thrillington Jun 15, 2012 4:52PM
Indie rock fans of the '80s and '90s know Peter Buck as the consummate blender. In addition to his duties as sole guitarist for R.E.M., perhaps the last of the truly great classic guitar bands, he was also a session fixture on countless albums of reliably excellent artists—from Warren Zevon to the Decemberists—who needed a little something extra in the mix that only Buck could provide. But now Buck is emerging from the shadows to release his first solo album, which will also be the first time his singing has ever been committed to record. Details are few, but Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate (also Buck's bandmate in The Baseball Project), played the swaggering rootsy blues rock song "10 Million B.C." on WFMU a couple of hours ago, and Paste Magazine has a stream of it RIGHT HERE (via Slicing Up Eyeballs). Happy weekend.
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Jun 16, 2012 4:00PM
Damn, that's really good. I expected as much from a former record store employee. Never mind the fact I love everything Pete so much as sneezes on (Hindu Love Gods, his work with Robyn Hitchcock, the Baseball Project, and that one Athens band he played with for a few years, what were they called again?). This sounds like Bowie-period Iggy as the new lead singer for The Cramps.
Brilliant. Can't wait for the album in its entirety.
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