Rhino Bucket Don’t Need No Sympathy

 

More classic AC/DC
riffs than you can shake a Catholic schoolboy’s uniform at.

 

By Fred Mills

 

 

Though California’s
hard-rocking Rhino Bucket typically gets dismissed by indier-than-thou mooks as
just a low-rent band of AC/DC wannabes, in truth the group was a breath of
fresh air when it first appeared in the late ‘80s at the height of
Aquanet-and-spandex metal. Rhino Bucket navigated the perilous alterna-waters
of the ‘90s, broke up, got back together, played musical chairs with the
lineup, and eventually resurfaced for good in 2006 with the quite-excellent And Then It Got Lucky. Rhino Bucket’s
got six albums in the discography and plans to release a new disc in 2009.
Rhino Bucket 2008: Georg Dolivo (vocals, guitar), Brian “Damage” Forsythe
(guitar), Reeve Downes (bass) and Simon Wright (drums).  

 

 

You gotta love a band whose guitarist calls himself Damage.

 

 

“Blue collar. Black leather. Hard times.” – that’s how the
band describes itself, and hey, if you’re not down with a tried-and-true AC/DC
kinda riff, then you’re probably not even reading this news item in the first
place.

 

 

So here’s a few things you need to do:

 

 

First, go to their MySpace page and cue up pretty much any
song on the music player, and tell me it don’t rock your fucking socks off.

 

 

Next, head over to eBay and pick up a coupla their old discs
for cheep. Or, if you’re actually in the mood to put some coin directly in the
band’s pocket, buy some tracks from ‘em via download.

 

 

Lastly, keep checking the MS page for tour dates – they have
couple coming up in November, and word just arrived that for all you
forward-looking types, you can start prepping for the first Rock Gone Wild
festival next August (Aug. 20-23, 2009) in Algona, Iowa, where the band will be
one of the main acts among 50 + slated to perform.

 

 

Also headlining: Helix, Junkyard, Dangerous Toys and Saigon
Kick. And don’t you even try to retroactively lump any of those bands in the
cheesemetal category; as with Rhino Bucket, they were the good guys, and it wasn’t their fault that grunge came in to kick
‘em off the stage because they were true rock ‘n’ roll populists. You think I’m
kiddin’?

 

 

 

Tickets will be available to the general public in the
coming weeks. To get more info and receive updates, please join www.fevertalk.net.
Additionally, Rock Gone Wild
fans can receive unprecedented “behind-the-scenes” updates by reading
Anatomy of a Festival at www.anatomyofafestival.wordpress.com. This
blog promises to chronicle the ups – and downs – of planning a major music
event.

 

 

 

Got all that? Good. Now sing along with “One Night Stand” by
Rhino Bucket. You’ll feel good that you did.

 

 

 

Don’t need no sympathy

Don’t need no charity

Don’t need no helping hand

All I need is a

Rock N’ Roll band

Didn’t light your fire baby

Didn’t tell you lies

Didn’t say I wanted you

But you never said goodbye

One more, one night stand

One more, one night stand

Don’t see your point of view

Don’t see much point in you

Don’t like the games you play

All I want to do is get away

Bridge

One more, one night stand

One more, one night stand

I didn’t light your fire

I didn’t tell you to stay

Didn’t say I wanted you

So stay the fuck away

Don’t need sympathy

Don’t need charity

Just one more

One night stand

One more, just give me one more

One night stand

One more, I just want one more

One night stand

Don’t need sympathy

One night stand

Don’t need no charity

One night stand

Just give me one more

One night stand

One more, one night stand

One more, one night stand

 

 

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