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100 Bells

by Buck Gooter

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    releases July 26, 2017

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    Includes digital pre-order of 100 Bells. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 26, 2017
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2017

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Goats Are Cool
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Pray To God
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100 Bells
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Dissolved Song
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One War
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Hey Lou
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Mound 72
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Curl
11.
Fracking Up The Planet

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Buck Gooter have the uncanny ability to maintain the energy usually reserved for the bands on their first or second record. How many albums in are they now? My shelf says well over ten. It is pretty amazing how hard they are able to bring it every single time.

As we listeners go further down the road with the Goot, we are rewarded for our attentions by the band’s new effort, 100 Bells. It is, in many ways, much like previous BG slabs, where the Billy and Terry are all in, crackling with energy and taking great issue with the universe but this time around, there is a streamlined, mission specific adherence to the percussion tracks that nail down many of the songs that are indicative of a band that knows exactly what they want to do. Long time fans know that meteor lodging in the earth velocity beats have always been a primary propellant in Gootworld but on 100 Bells Billy and Terry are confidently in control of this awesome element and use it to great advantage. On Pray to God, the rhythm is oppressive and seeks to overwhelm Billy, who is thrown into battle, giving him no options but to either fight or submit. Unsurprisingly, he chooses the former, and his vocal prevails.

Again, the rhythm tracks, along with well placed guitar tracks on 100 Bells make for some of the best music Buck Gooter has ever put across. It is obvious Billy and Terry are well aware of where they’ve been and want to keep moving. After a couple of listens, go back and check what’s happening with the guitars as far as effects and playing. BG is definitely taking things to some interesting places.

As Buck Gooter refine and build upon their skills, they are able to infuse some subtlety into their music, which is indicative of a band evolving. Proof of this is apparent all over 100 Bells and as examples, The Dissolved Song and Hey Lou show aim, balance and a hard shine restraint that makes these tracks some of their best work to date.

Perhaps one of the sharpest observational lyrics the band has ever put across can be found on One War. “There’s only ever been one war / A war on the poor.” Not only are they right but the message is woven into music that allows the listener anger and empathy. This grasp and strength were not in Buck Gooter’s skill set when they started out years ago.

Like when you can finally run the entire course wihtout stopping to rest, Buck Gooter, through countless hours almost monastic devotion to their music, are earning their chops, some might say, “the old fashioned way.” There is a lot to like on 100 Bells. The more you listen, the better it gets. Buck Gooter are not only consistent but turning out to be one of the most dependably solid bands out there.

2017 will be rough by any estimation but with 100 Bells at the ready, you’ve definitely got some traction.


- Written by Henry Rollins

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releases July 26, 2017

William Brett
Terry Turtle

Engineered/Mixed by Kelzo

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Buck Gooter Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Track Name: Apocalypse Me
APOCALYPSE ME (B. BRETT - BUCK GOOTER)

APOCALYPSE ME, YEAH
APOCALYPSE YOU

TOOK A FEW TRIES BUT I FINALLY GOT THROUGH TO YOU:
A HUMAN FRIEND
LIVING WITH YOU IN A BURNING ROOM
I WONDER WHAT WE’D DO?
WATCH THE FLAMES ROLL OVER THE CEILING?
SHARE A SONG OR TWO?
COME TO THINK OF IT THAT’S ALL WE DO
IT’S GOOD TO HAVE OPTIONS
IF ONLY A FEW
A HUMAN FRIEND
I’LL KNOW UNTIL THE END
CAN’T BELIEVE I EVEN KNOW YOU – NEVER MET YOU A DAY IN MY LIFE
UNTIL I FINALLY FOUND YOU
HOW ABOUT WONDERMENT?
HOW ABOUT SURPRISE?
HOW ABOUT ATONEMENT?
HOW ABOUT SHRIVE?

ALRIGHT
APOCALYPSE ME, YEAH
APOCALYPSE YOU

A HUMAN FRIEND
UNTIL THE END
I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES
CLOSED SHUT, RUSTED, SEALED WITH DIMES
I BRING ASHES FOR THE OFFERING
FROM THE ROOM WHERE WE SPENT ALL OUR TIME
ASHES FOR THE OFFERING FOR WHICH I PAID A HEAVY PRICE:
A HUMAN FRIEND
YOU KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE THE ROOF COME CRASHING IN
BURNING BEAMS PILED UP MOCKINGLY

YOU’RE A HUMAN
HUMAN FRIEND
UNTIL THE VERY
VERY END
YOU’RE A HUMAN
HUMAN FRIEND
UNTIL THE VERY
VERY END – ALONE
Track Name: I Don't Talk To The Dead
I DON’T TALK TO THE DEAD (T. TURTLE – BUCK GOOTER)

WHO'S THAT KNOCKING ON MY DOOR?
ALL ALONG THE WATCH TOWER AND SO MUCH MORE
NOW I'VE MADE JEHOVAH SORE
WHAT THE HELL AM I HIDING FOR?

I DON'T TALK TO THE DEAD
JUST KEEP THE LIVING IN MY HEAD

PREACHERS SAY A LOT OF TERRIBLE THINGS
SAY MY SOUL’S GONNA BURN IN FLAMES
SAY I NEED TO FALL DOWN ON MY KNEES
GET RID OF THOSE DEMON FLEAS

I HAVE NO DESIRE TO LIVE FAST
USE WHAT I GOT AND MAKE IT LAST
WHEN MY TIME ON EARTH IS PAST
ALL YOU PREACHERS CAN KISS MY ASS!