“Yeah, I wore the cowboy suits and sang straight up, but that was 1992. I thought that was the most punk rock thing I could do, is play hillbilly music. That’s what I wanted to hear. I couldn’t find it anywhere. So I had to go start playing it. I just couldn’t be a fraud, so I learned that right. And now I can go fuck that shit up”
Joe Buck is the nexus of where punk and country meet. He has the wisdom of 10 old men, with the energy of 10 teenagers, and is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, despite the growls and god-awful language. Former bass player for Hank III, former everything for Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Joe Buck is now a one man wrecking crew, hell bent on pounding and screaming his message of a world gone mad to the masses.
After years of touring and putting out low-fi homespun projects ripped in the back of his motorhome, Joe Buck hooked up with legendary producer Jack Endino to record Piss & Vinegar.
“I have to have a really great representation of this stuff because I’m really proud of these songs and they didn’t get their due, and its one of those things where I can’t move on until I get this like I need to.
While recording with Jack Endino in his Soundhouse Recording studio in Seattle, Blake Judd of Judd Films flew out with Todd Tue of Milk Products Media to record an EPK. They hooked up with local videographer Nick “Ginger” Lindsay of No Brow Productions, and the Joe Buck EPK came to life.
Keith Neltner of Neltner Creative contributed the artwork for Piss & Vinegar, which now can be ordered here. (expect 2-4 weeks for delivery, and there’s limited quantities for online sales.) You can also check for Joe Buck tour dates on his MySpace.
Shots from the recording: