Buckcherry is the debut album by American rock band Buckcherry. It was released on April 6, 1999, by DreamWorks Records. "Lit Up", "For the Movies", "Dead Again", and "Check Your Head" were released as singles. As of September 2006, the album has sold in excess of 750,000 copies, and was certified Gold by both the RIAA and Canada, making it DreamWorks' first Gold album. It is the band's only album as a four-piece.

Buckcherry
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 6, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
Studio
  • Arnyard (Toronto)
  • NRG Recordings Studios (Hollywood)
GenreHard rock
Length53:31
LabelDreamWorks
Producer
Buckcherry chronology
Buckcherry
(1999)
Time Bomb
(2001)
Singles from Buckcherry
  1. "Lit Up"
    Released: August 1999
  2. "For the Movies"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Dead Again"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Check Your Head"
    Released: 2000

Critical reception

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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Robert Christgau [2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
Los Angeles Daily News    [4]
Rolling Stone     [5]

The Los Angeles Daily News labeled the album "pedestrian '80s hard rock that relies on recycled James Gang licks and the short memory of anyone that hears it."[4]

Track listing

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All tracks by Buckcherry

  1. "Lit Up" – 3:35
  2. "Crushed" – 3:40
  3. "Dead Again" – 3:24
  4. "Check Your Head" – 4:32
  5. "Dirty Mind" – 5:00
  6. "For the Movies" – 4:34
  7. "Lawless and Lulu" – 4:08
  8. "Related" – 3:28
  9. "Borderline" – 4:26
  10. "Get Back" – 3:08
  11. "Baby" – 4:27
  12. "Drink the Water" – 4:18
  13. "Late Nights in Voodoo" (Japan bonus track) - 4:51

Disc 2

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Special Re-Release November 21, 2006, CD
  1. "Lit Up" (video)
  2. "For the Movies" (video)
  3. "Check Your Head" (video)
  4. "Dead Again" (video)
  5. "Crushed" (Live) (video)
  6. "Check Your Head" (Live) (video)
  7. "For the Movies" (Alternate version) (video)
  8. "Late Nights in Voodoo"
  9. "Fastback 69"
  10. "Lit Up" (Live)

Personnel

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  • Josh Todd – Vocals
  • Keith Nelson – Guitar
  • Jonathan "J.B." Brightman – Bass
  • Devon Glenn – Drums, Percussion

Additional Members

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  • Steve Jones – Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Kim Bullard – Keyboards
  • Greg Archilla – Mixing
  • David Bianco – Producer, Engineer
  • Chris Bilheimer – Art Direction
  • Bruce Bouillet – Engineer
  • Buckcherry – Producer
  • Jason Corsaro – Mixing
  • Joseph Cultice – Photography
  • Terry Date – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Steve Durkee – Programming, Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Kristin Hambsch – Creative Director
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Steve Mixdorf – Assistant Engineer
  • Scott Olson – Programming, Engineer
  • Cameron Webb – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Ulrich Wild – Programming, Engineer

Charts

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Certifications

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Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  1. ^ Chrispell, James. Buckcherry at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Buckcherry". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (May 7, 1999). "Buckcherry Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Shuster, Fred (April 23, 1999). "Sound Check". Los Angeles Daily News. p. L26.
  5. ^ Hunter, James (March 18, 1999). "Buckcherry: Buckcherry : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "Buckcherry, TLP". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  7. ^ "Buckcherry, TLN". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Buckcherry – Buckcherry". Music Canada.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Buckcherry – Buckcherry". Recording Industry Association of America.