Incoming: Peter Buck’s 2nd Solo LP

Peter Buck LP

Vinyl-only release drops in early February. Below, listen to “10 Million B.C.” from the first LP.

 By Fred Mills

 Peter Buck—of REM, Baseball Project, Minus Five, etc.; you may have heard of ‘em—made his solo debut in late 2013 with a self-titled, vinyl only album Peter Buck, issued by Mississippi Records. Enthused our reviewer at the time:

 Weird, raw and beautiful all at once, swampy Crypt-tastic jams like “It’s Alright”, “Give Me Back My Wig” and “Hard Old World” echo the spirit of a pre-Fab Peter sitting behind the counter at the old Athens, GA mainstay Wuxtry Records fixing to increase his Cramps sales by playing the Gravest Hits EP over the sound system whilst discovering the joys of Loaded­­-era Velvet Underground and Nancy & Lee during the dead hours from the essence of such lighter fare as “Nothing Matters” and “Some Kind of Velvet Sunday Morning.”

Peter Buck

 More recently, Buck recently released a limited edition 7”, “(You Must Fight to Live) On the Planet of the Apes” b/w “The Monkey Speaks His Mind”—read about it at our latest installment of our “Singles Scene” series.

 Now word arrives that on Feb. 18, Mississippi will issue Buck’s second long player, once again a vinyl-only LP. Titled, prophetically, I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again, it’s billed as being done “the old fashioned way – direct tape cut to lathe cut to vinyl…. everything from garage rock to psychedelic soundscapes to pretty ballads. All new tunes that will treat you right.”

 Well, all right then! Mark those calendars, punters.

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