Performing on a night sold as a sixties soul night, deemed for dance offs, soul claps and night trains, The Bucky Rage took themselves to the stage of Glasgow’s Broadcast to offer another entertaining set, masks and all. Supporting the support band Daddy Long Legs, who I unfortunately missed due to changes in the schedule, The Bucky Rage played to loyal fans and a whole new bunch of contemporary sixties swingers who you took a moment or two to warm to the four-piece.
Hugh, Al, Kyle and Peter held the stage well, as they serenaded their listeners with tracks such as Hippy S**t and Nine Stone Cowboy, with the random groovy move from keyboardist, Peter Knox. The boys attired in wrestler masks and war helmets remained as anonymous as ever, whilst Knox admitted to a job interview the following day, drumming up support for his real life mundanities. No soul clapping and dance offs for him then. But certainly plenty of sixties moves, as they boys charmed the crowd with their scuzzy guitar riffs, keyboard pop and bluesy vocals.
But most of the audience there were expecting a night of dancing to Jonathan Toubin’s original soul 45s interrupted, stood in little A-line skits and beehives, not anticipating a band like the Rage. However, as their set continued, you could witness a toe-tap, a sway and the occasional heckle, mostly about what Knox should sport to said interview.
The Bucky Rage had a new audience and got them moving, pre dance-off, warming them up for a Soul Clap night, in the form of Jonathan Toubin, after a session by the blues-infested Daddy Long Legs. With their seedy underground vibe and punk pop their fit was there despite the initial reaction from the dance-off winner wannabes. It didn’t take this crowd long to realise that these guys too have rhythm and a long list of influences that render them a great addition for a night such as this.
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