Peter Buck

As previously reported, former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been working on a solo album, and now we’ve got our first taste of it. As it turns out, Buck’s solo song “10 Million BC” couldn’t possibly sound anything less like R.E.M. It’s a muscular, deranged swamp-chug, and it sounds like Buck has been wearing out just about the entire Crypt Records catalog lately. Listen to a radio rip below.

(via Slicing Up Eyeballs)

Longtime Buck buddy and collaborator Scott McCaughey debuted the song on WFMU recently, and there’s still not word on when we might hear the album.

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Comments (3)
  1. His singing voice is no revelation – I can hear why he never sang with R.E.M. – but it’s got an appealing Cramps-meets-Stooges vibe to it.

  2. I suppose if you spend 30 years playing guitar in one band, either you’ll never be able to play anything that doesn’t sound like that band, or you’ll have a pretty good backlog of riffs that wouldn’t have worked with that band. Sounds like a case of the latter here. Although hearing Michael Stipe singing this could have, at the very least, spiced up some of those snoozer late-period REM albums.

  3. hmm…hope the album is a bit more interesting.

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