By: Remington Fioraso
Album: Buck Wild
iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/buck-wild/id913749707
Release Date: June 2014
The Chris Buck Band is a country-reggae group from Vancouver, BC.They released their debut album, “Buck Wild” via iTunes in June. However, they have recently begun selling the physical copies at their shows! Included on the record are the singles ‘Caribbean Dream’ and ‘The Ex.’
If anticipating an album, I am wary of it not living up to my expectations. When group founder, Chris Buck stated in the Canadian Beats interview earlier this year that there were not filler tracks. With high expectations, I believe the Chris Buck Band actually filled it.
Buck Wild is a solid debut record. The songs are well written, memorable, and radio friendly. From the opening track “Ain’t No Trouble in Paradise” to the closing “Old Friend,” CBB incorporates influences from not only country but goes across genres. It makes it enjoyable and not repetitive.
For example, the single Caribbean Dream has a reggae vibe to it. In addition, some songs on the record are of a slower pace (ie Old Friend), & some are great to dance to (ie. The Ex).
Although constantly replaying the album in its entire, the standout tracks for me on Buck Wild include “Ain’t No Trouble in Paradise”, “Pistol,” and “Wasted.” Overall, it is a solid debut. If you enjoy country music, pick up the album. It was definitely worth the wait. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!