Bucks „More Is More“ - Double Album
THE BUCKS - from another time ? Living legends ? A band
Original Zurich punks ? THE BUCKS - who ? Have they ever
been casted ? Who knows ?
Hardened enthusiastic long runner ? In their youth, Rams and Päde
were "wed" by rock'n'roll. They were smitten, but they did not
fall victim to rock'n'roll. In the wake there were the guitar players
Philip Zeman (Zürich) and Gavin Maitland, a Scotsman from Schaffhausen
or a Schauffhauser man from Scotland. The youthful sprint turned into
a marathon, and they are still running. Where to ? Why ? Why not ?
With a lot of enthusiasm, small, medium-sized and large audiences have
seen the band in their Swiss home and all over Europe. This career has
already lasted for more than two decades.
THE BUCKS do not run up to any old stage offering itself - only when they
want to - often enough they want to and then they bang away - quite a
With a whole
load, in the form of a double album, THE BUCKS are showing
a prominent sign of life !
"More Is More" definitely convinces with its modern sound -
anywhere between punk rock and punk rock. And that in times of aspirating
singers and unamplified ukuleles. Yes, indeed, sometimes less is simply
THE BUCKS believe: More can be more as well. More is
More - that's it.
In music and lyrics, THE BUCKS reflect what can be moved
or be moving here and today.
The new songs written by Rams and interpreted by the band reflect the
critical and personal opinions as seen by Rams' world.
The self-proclaimed "broad-minded" and everyday turncoats -
the white sheep perhaps, which cannot be all that white at all - spongers
and pompous asses - are asked how they feel.
Accompanied by the "Punk Rockers" hymn, the title of which would
assume a different tempo than what is offered. Surprises are in the cards.
The whole backed by the virtuoso drumming of Päde, the guitars of
Philip and Gavin, which are not all that harmless, and above or beside
the basses of Rams in one sense or another !
BUCKS are keeping their independence, keeping attached to their
fans, thanking them with an additional live disc. Sixteen tracks from
all time phases, but played by today's band. Among them are original titles,
such as "I Want It Trivial" which was pressed on vinyl at the
time, and which is no longer available. In addition, perhaps intended
as a tribute, Iggy Pop's classic The Passenger - of course in Bucks' arrangement.
BUCKS - rock'n'roll till you drop ? No - not necessarily - but
after the gig is before the gig !
Discography: "Brave And Stupid", "Young And Weak In The
Middle Ages", "The Fun Out Of Depression". Still available:
"Ethics, Tempo, Class", "Fair Enough"
New: "More Is More"