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Co-founded in 1978 by Chris Cutler, London-based ReR Megacorp remains a musician-led independent label after almost 40 years. Blithely disregarding market wisdom, it continues to release titles across a wide spectrum of genres.
ReR is home to cult bands This Heat, Henry Cow, Faust, Art Bears, The Necks...
The Big Big Bucks formed as a three piece band with Chris, Joey and Tuck in 2005, then added a fourth member, Ian, later that year. Since the initial couple practices in Tuck's bedroom in Lowell, MA, the quartet have been writing, recording, playing shows, quitting jobs and ignoring all sorts of responsibilities.
Initially taking a “more is more” stance, The Bucks were known to be playing somewhere in the greater Boston area almost once a week for the first couple years. In 2006 they recorded the Rabbit Rabbit EP with Jack Younger (The Dead Trees, Eli “Paperboy” Reed) at Basement 247 Studios to local applause. The experience was so positive that the band began recording songs with Younger the following year, a slow-cooking process that would yield the forthcoming Crucial Schmooze LP. Performance-wise, things slowed down only in March 2009—the band’s first full month without a show—and only because drummer Mike Tucker was helping his friends and fellow Bostonians Pretty & Nice on a nationwide tour. Since then, The Big Big Bucks have been waiting for the best time to unleash Crucial Schmooze, and the answer is 2010.
This is the Big Big Bucks long awaited full length on Static Eye Records, Crucial Schmooze. A spring tour is lined up to spread the Bucks sound deep into the heartland.
"Fresh-faced Allston [MA] foursome The Big Big Bucks blends the anvil-heavy blues rock of early Zeppelin with the melodicism of classic pop in a sod-off punk-rock sorta way that would make Kurt Cobain proud." - Boston Phoenix
“The Bucks chug along with heavy, distorted bass lines as the guitar work is all over the neck of the instrument. Keyboard lines are splayed across intermittently almost without second thought. The band often take (sic) breaks mid-song for a feedback interlude - pressing their instruments up totheir amps. All this distorted insanity makes it sound as though the Bucks are going to self-destruct at any moment, when all of a sudden they pause and dive right back in....” - Justin Emile, bostonbandcrush.com
“Their raw DIY sound is an off kilter mélange of emo angst and twisted imagery.” - Joel Simches, The Noise
“Pure fun...one part skilled musicians, one part young, spirited rock.” - Meredith Turits, Performer