Peter Buck, '10 Million BC': Ex-R.E.M. Guitarist Goes Solo With Fuzzy Garage Tune -- Listen
Peter Buck is a master of both jangle and fuzz, and with "10 Million BC," the first song to surface from the R.E.M. guitarist's forthcoming solo debut, he focuses on the latter. As Spin reports, the track premiered yesterday on the WFMU show "Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine," where Buck's good buddy Steve Wynn was the guest.
The tune is an aptly named slice of primitive garage rock, and as the website Slicing Up Eyeballs rightly points out, it sounds very much like something the Cramps would have done. That makes sense, since Buck has impeccable taste in music, and since that seminal punkabilly band was once signed to I.R.S. Records, R.E.M.'s pre-Warner home.
No word yet on when the album will drop, but Scott McCaughey, who plays with Buck and Wynn in the group the Baseball Project, recently told a Seattle radio station that Buck is considering a vinyl-only -- as in no digital download -- release. Primitive, indeed.
Listen to Peter Buck's "10 Million BC"
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