Man möchte sich die Schwarzmarktpreise gar nicht hochrechnen: Peter Bucks Soloalbum wird schon diesen Freitag erscheinen, auf 2.000 Vinyl-Platten limitiert, die via Mississippi Records veröffentlicht werden – ein Label, das normalerweise auf 20er-Jahre Blues, Folk und Gospel spezialisiert ist.
In einem nächtlichen Eintrag auf der Website von R.E.M., den Buck nach Eigenaussage bei einem Glas Tequila in Mexiko schrieb heißt es:
I’ve got a glass with a little bit of Tequila left in it. It was full a few minutes ago. I’ve got Jimmy Reed haunting the turn table in the corner; I’ve been thinking about Jimmy Reed a lot lately, every note of music he ever made was so perfect and full of grace, and yet so loose and spontaneous, I wonder how he did it? What was his secret? If he was still alive I would give him a call. „Hey Mr. Reed how do you do it? Where does it come from?“ But I doubt he would know any more than I do. And there I go wandering off track before I even started. I’m supposed to be telling y’all about my solo record….
I know I said for years that I would never make a solo record. It was never a plan or a desire but it just kind of happened. When REM called it a day I’d spent the last 3 months on my back with a semi-crippling injury unable to play guitar. With my band gone and unable to use the fingers on my right hand, I started writing lyrics just to have something creative to do. The lyrics turned into songs and the songs turned into what felt like a possible album, so I called some of my favorite musicians, Scott, Mike, Bill, Lenny Kaye, Corin Tucker, Jenny Conlee, and booked studio time
von Daniel Koch