Buck Pets-related projects and news
(last update: September 8, 2010)
- The buckpets.com site redesign is still a work in progress... more than 60 new photos were shot, and my goal is to have most of them online later this year.
- Clint at Teenage Wasteland posted a great interview with Chris Savage that is informative, entertaining, and well worth your time to read.
- Mic the Tiger, which was fronted by Chris Savage, has unexpectedly broken up as of July 2010. Their self-titled album was released in December 2009, and in a just world songs like "Reset" would have been a smash hit. Check their pages at facebook.com, myspace.com, and/or madeloud.com for more info. Live, the typical MTT set list featured mostly new songs, a couple of Pelicans songs, and occasionally an old Buck Pets song.
- I never dared dream it would ever happen, but the Buck Pets reunited April 10, 2010 at Trees, and it was well worth the wait. Look for a complete review in May, to coincide with the redesign of buckpets.com, but in the meantime you can read the Dallas Observer's preview and Pegasus News' review. Pictures can be found on the Buck Pets' Facebook page, and while at least two fans recorded the show, it is not known if video with soundboard-quality audio exists.
- The Buck Pets' reunion show also marked the release of their long-awaited Rares (and unreleased) CD. A full review will be here soon, but the short version is that the inclusion of 'lost' tracks such as "Sick + Stoned", "Disappointed", and "Forgiveness" make the CD well worth your $. Check the Buck Pets Facebook page for more info.
- On Friday April 9, the Buck Pets performed two songs on Dallas radio station KXT 91.7; this performance is now available on YouTube.com.
- A blog dedicated to the Somber Reptile (Atlanta, GA) posted an entry on the Buck Pets' January 1994 appearance there on their final tour (with 8 Bark and Car vs. Driver), a show that also marked the first time I ever saw them live (on the same stage I had once played, no less). A subsequent post mistakenly identified a picture of me as one of the Buck Pets, which made my day (though I am definitely not worthy of such an honor).
- The Buck Pets' first three albums, as well as an album's worth of demo songs, are available at last.fm.
- Check out Jeff Liles' outstanding oral history of the Buck Pets, c/o the Dallas Observer.
- The Buck Pets' official myspace music page offers free downloads from all three albums plus demos and rare songs. The Buck Pets are now also on Facebook, and have a group page ("The Buck Pets were ahead of the curve").
- Atlas Throat (the first band to emerge after the Buck Pets broke up, with Chris, Ian, and Ricky), also has a new myspace music page with song downloads.
- Bert's Biz: Vinyl Destination 7 spotlights the Buck Pets, and their impact on author Rob Will. (If we all ask nicely, maybe Rob will post a transcript of his 1991 interview with Andy and Tony.)
- Dave Tatge was fortunate enough to see the Buck Pets at their genesis, wise enough to take many photographs, and kind enough to post these photographs on his Facebook page. Thanks, Dave!
- YouTube user 'juabeaux' has posted a couple of old Buck Pets live shows online, as well as a live performances by a few other Deep Ellum bands.