Album review: BUCKCHERRY – The Best Of…




Eleven Seven Music (Release Date – out now)

Before I tackled this review I read another review in the printed media with the strap line ‘Buckcherry – The Best Of.., this will be brief then…’ which was a harsh statement. There is a general misconception surrounding Buckcherry that they are new kids on the block with one or two big songs, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I often think they get looked upon in the same way as Nickelback, a decent rock outfit but not quite worthy, a guilty pleasure if you like.

Listening through this album you soon realise that over the course of their 15 year career the band have created some fine rock songs that are more than worthy of your attention. Some are more instantly recognisable than others but all are quality songs from a talented band. To most ‘Everything’ ,‘Crazy Bitch’ and ‘All Night Long’ are the tracks that spring to mind when Buckcherry are mentioned. The three tracks are huge anthemic rock songs which are fit to grace any arena, but the others on offer here over the course of the 12 tracks are of equal merit such as ‘Sorry’, ‘Next 2 You’ and ‘Rescue Me’.

This album is a great way to showcase Buckcherry’s story to date. Six albums in the band are still going strong and this only serves to prove that the band has a bright future and well as having a kick ass, rockin’ past.


David Wilson

On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)

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