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Buck Brothers - When I Look At You All I Think About Is Sex (Cargo)

Buck Brothers It has been said that men think about sex every seven seconds, but how many of them would admit these thoughts in a three minute song? Buck Brothers seem to have no qualms about it, but they may be in the minority.

Despite the old adage of sex, drugs and rock and roll being indelibly linked to the punk genre, the Buck Brothers don't personify this ethos as fervently as you might assume. Sex appears in the title for purely gratuitous shock value, but there lacks any ferocity to support the attempt at 70s punk lasciviousness.

'When I Look At You…' begins with vocals reminiscent of a bad 80s hangover, before kicking into a late 90s American pop punk backing. Comparisons could be drawn to some softer classic punk such as The Vapors' 'Turning Japanese' or Buzzcock's 'Orgasm Addict', but the production value is higher on the Buck Brothers' release and their style cleaner and more modernised.

Andy, their vocalist, seems to be attempting to sound somewhere between Bowie and Morrisey, ending up nearer the Cure. Perhaps it is this broad range of influence that leads to a style so uncomfortable to categorise. To call them merely pop punk would be reductive but provides the simplest explanation of their sound.

Buck Brothers might never rock your world but they'll be sure to give you the odd giggle along the way.

Rating: 2/5

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Shaz Keerslake in Coventry writes...
With imagery the depicts fun rather than subversion, I feel it's too convenient to lampoon Buck Brothers for not being ferocious in a 1970s punk style. The band clearly doesn't purport itself to be made out of 1970s punk framework. That said, they pen short and catchy gems which can recall that era. Ultimately, they ARE fun and as it's 2009 rather than 1977, they represent a diverse range of influences the spans decades and genres. This is a good thing in my humble opinion. And, as both verses of "When I look at you" appear to be about sex and/or an explanation of the catalyst for feelings of lust, the use of the "S" word in the title is most definitely not there for shock value. It's a fun tune that you can't categorise. Enough said.

Lynne J. in Oxford, UK writes...
Love the title of the track! Great tune too (and I'm a girl)!

cjw paulson in hollywood, ca writes...
Sick track. Sick band. 6/5

Tucker78 in Glasgow writes...
Love this band. New song is ace. Cant wait for the album!

 
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Published: 26/04/2009 at 21:58
Author: Laura Bruneau
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