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Are Buckcherry Glam?

buckcherry.jpgYou know, I've been on the fence about Buckcherry for a long time. A long time, people. When I told Heather about the grand possibility of a Motley Crue/Buckcherry tour this summer, she said "I am a little excited about Buckcherry. Am I voted out of the Glam club?"

Don't worry, I didn't vote her out. Yet.

Buckcherry as a band have been around a lot longer than "Crazy Bitch." I'll admit, I have that song on my iPod. I mean, you hear it everywhere. It gets in your head - you have to own it. That doesn't mean it's necessarily good or bad. At some's just there. A lot of Motley fans are also Buckcherry fans, so such a tour makes sense. Plus, it's pretty clear Josh Todd wishes he were Tommy Lee. Plus he does really love Glam. I mean, he was in cover bands and was almost the lead singer for Velvet Revolver. That aside, I wonder how the Rocklahoma crowd will accept Buckcherry if they play the festival? Personally, I am all for some newer bands on the main stage.

I had three new bands in mind for the main stage: Lynam, Crashdiet and Vains of Jenna. Of those three, Lynam is the closet to Buckcherry. In a battle of the bands between Buckcherry and Lynam...I do believe Lynam would win. Now I am off topic.

Back to Buckcherry.

The band wants to be Glam, so I hereby pledge my undying support. If Buckcherry can help Bring Back Glam! then who am I to judge? Of course, the question that begs asking is: "Are Buckcherry Glam?"

You know, it's funny. To this day I've never been able to explain my reservations about this band. Is it because they are usually lumped in with bands like - *shudder* - Nickelback and Hinder? Perhaps seeing Buckcherry live will change all that. No matter - I've pledged my allegiance. If you know me, you can vouch that my word is gold.

So, here's to you Buckcherry: enjoy the Rocklahoma main stage (if the rumors are true). Enjoy sharing a tour with Motley Crue (if the rumors are true).

Here is the uncensored video for "Crazy Bitch." I won't lie. I wish I was in this video.


Reader Comments (38)

Perhaps I just didn't get the memo, but I love these guys. The 15 CD is awesome.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I love Buckcherry, though I found out about them not long ago I already bought Buckcherry and 15. Don't care if they're glam or not.. they rock anyway.. They are one of the few "new" bands that make cool music for so far I care anyhow..

March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterInk N' Sleaze
Buckcherry is without a doubt my favorite current rock band out there and they do have some "glam" tendencies to them. I have seent he numerous times live and every show is amazing high energy rock! Josh Todd is an amazing front man and Keith Nelson is a great guitar player. Do they necessarily sound like glam....not really but the sound as close to 80's rock as you are going to get in today's world of rock. I have been with these guys since Lit up and always hoped they would get the recognition they are finally getting today. We need more current rock bands out there like Buckchery! And everyone who is going to Rocklahoma like me, DO NOT MISS THESE GUYS ON THE MAIN STAGE. If you do you will be very sorry. (no pun intended!:>)
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
They're heavily tattoed and sing almost exclusively about sex, drugs and rock n' roll. I think that qualifies them?

I'm not a fan though. There are better new and more overtly glam bands floating around..
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPat
I agree with Allyson. It's a tough call on this band and I am not sure where I stand with them. I love the 15 CD and some older songs. I must say that the "I love the cocaine" song drove me crazy and I still don't care for it. I think that opening riff is a total rip-off of KISS' Deuce. Still, I like them enough and while a newer band, the music and attitude would be fine for Rocklahoma. I do however still think that there are better and more appropriate bands that could play the main stage. Danger Danger would be awesome.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermetalmace
Nope, not glam.

But they are, without a doubt, true throwbacks to the years of real rock stars. They seem to epitomize everything about the 80's rockers... and we were trying to emulate our heros, the 70's rockers...

At any rate, you could transport them back in time and they'd give pretty much anyone (GNR especially) a run for their money. I'd be stoked to see them tour with Motley... But there's a chance of a band actually upstaging the Crue in that case.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Ya know, I never really paid much attention to them, but after watching the vid I'll give them some props. I guess they could fit in with "new glam", after all they did have the obligatory video vixen. Kind of a throwback to the good ol' days! Damn, I have one of their cd's but I haven't come across it since we moved! I'm gonna have to look for it now.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
i completely disagree with you about "crazy bitch.: i do not like it, i do not have to have it and i certainly do not listen to it. it is complete crap as far as lyrics go. does it really take much time to write junk like this? and i could care less if buckcherry is at rocklahoma. i agree we need some "new" bands there but i can think of a ton of others that are better. should i stop holding back and tell you how i really feel?
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Don are you serious? I mean most of the songs written by 80's rock bands were about sex, drug and rock and roll. They were not liked by all of us becuase of the intense and symbolic lyrics. We liked that kind of music because it was catchy, rocked and ususally had a good hook. And Crazy Bitch has that. Plus do not judge this band on one song...they have been around for like 15 years and have a lot of material that you may find more up to "your" standards of lyrical genius.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Buckcherry is one of the bands that is helping to bring real rock back to the mainstream. 15's sales have had to make the record companies take notice of what people want to hear.

If you like these guys, I highly recommend you check out the band, Million Dollar Reload. You are going to like what you hear!
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
I've been a fan of Buckcherry since "Lit Up" and saw them on the "Time Bomb" tour. Since then I've seen them a couple of times in support of "15". They kicked butt each time. The 3 new members have made the band better. Stevie D is a great showman and Xavier pounds the crap out of the skins. I agree that "15" is their best CD but Crazy Bitch is the worst song on it. Not a bad song, just the worst one on that disc. Definitely see them if you get the chance!!! They are a down,dirty and sleazy old school hard rock band. You will NOT be disappointed.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGallogs
I love Buckcherry and think they are a great new band. I can hear & see some glam influences, but I wouldn't tehnically put them in the glam genre; I would put them in more of a hard rock genre, MAYBE sleaze. That seems to go a little bit more than glam to me.

If Motley & Buckcherry were to tour I'd be excited & would certainly go. Hey, I'd even go to just a Buckcherry show. (And of COURSE I'd go to just a Motley show...haha.)
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
I got to see these guys in a club holding a couple of hundred people last summer - unsurprisingly the place was rammed. They were brilliant and Xavier (drummer) is such a sweetie too! Easily the sexiest drummer I've ever met.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
I like Buckcherry, although I'm not entirely sure they're glam.

Josh used to do laundry at the same laundrymat as me when I lived in L.A. He seems like a nice dude.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
I don't think they are. I love them though! i listen to them all the time. they are as rock n roll as it comes and i think thats all that matters. to me Glam is more the style not so much as the sound. all glam really is, is just rock n roll but wearing a ton more make up, which is awsome but obviously Buckcherry doesn't. they make good old school rock n roll and to me thats all that matters
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
To compare Buckcherry to Nickelback and Hinder is an insult! Buckcherry is so much more "real" and less... corporate. The album "15" was paid for and released independently. The single "Crazy Bitch" got traction, and Atlantic picked it up. The rest is history.

Also remember that this is their second go-round. The first album was out in 1999, and "Cocaine" got a ton of attention. Back then there were NO glam revivalists and Buckcherry stood out like a sore thumb.Glam was SO uncool. They were so raw back then too... really raw.

When you see this band live your mind will be changed. Guaranteed.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
I have to agree with Don here..Crazy Bitch sounds more like a dance song to me..I never got into BuckCherry.
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
kixrules: what, i can't have my own opinion without you questioning "my" standards for lyrical genius? sorry, they are just that. my standards and my opinions. you have yours and i have mine. you are free to disagree with me or anyone else. but don't question "my" standards, i have the right to feel the way i do and more than casual thought went into my decision. i don't listen to music because others say it's cool, it has to appeal to me in some manner or form. at least in the 80's most of the time they didn't decide to lazily throw down a bunch of cussing and vulgar language (at least on the record, maybe live). they at least tried to use some double entendre. unless you're wasp of course but i didn't listen to them either. that was my choice then and this is my choice now. don't like it? i really don't care but i will continue to voice my opinion. i have that right as well. as do you.
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
by the way, aren't i in a crappy mood?
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Don I never said you didn't have the right to voice your opinion, I was just trying to point out the sort of double standard you were implying in regards to Buckcherry not writing good music based on Crazy Bitch..which is one song of many they have produced. Also the 80's music genre was not known for it's lyrical genius, but yet we all love the music. Same goes for BC. But I also contend that if you listen to ALL three buckcherry cd's you will find songs that are much deeper and written with more internal thought than say Crazy Bitch or Lit up. Anyway, I was not in any way trying to say you could not think that way, it's your opnion and that's cool. I was trying to tell the other side.
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules

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