I went to see Buck 65 in The Hub in Temple Bar last night. It was a giggle and a half, and the new material he shared with us from his up-coming Situation album bodes well for its release in September.
It was my first time seeing Buck, and I really have only listened to Secret House Against The World and Talkin Honky Blues. I had completely the wrong impression about what to expect for his live show. I really had no idea that he was going to be so funny! My cheeks hurt at the end of the night, because he kept making me giggle with silly dance moves, funny cop faces and a clever use of the english language in his between song banter. Highlights were Spread ‘Em, Indestructible Sam, a new track that he’s working on with a band called Electrelane , a spoken word version of The Floor, a great rendition of Centaur and Wicked and Weird.
It really annoys me when the gentlemen half of our population write stuff about female artists focusing on their sex appeal, but I don’t think Buck would mind if I slightly hypocritically do the same with him – he’s a babe! I think pretty much every lady in the room fell temporarily in love with a stranger last night. But of course, besides the charismatic charm he has, he put on a great show otherwise. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and looking forward to seeing him when he returns to Dublin in the next couple of months.
And thanks to nialler9 for unknowingly lending me the pic for Buck 65. Copy and paste!