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Libido (Buck-O-Nine album)

Libido is the fourth album from Buck-O-Nine and was originally released in 1999 on TVT Records. The album marks a slight musical departure for the band, as they expanded their musical style slightly to include more rock and pop influence. Overall, however, the album remains rooted in the band's traditional style of ska, punk rock and reggae influences. Libido features Philadelphia drummer Chuck Treece, who was brought on board for pre-production and recording sessions, while the band auditioned drummers to replace original drummer Steve Bauer.

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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 1999
GenreSka punk
ProducerStiff Johnson, Buck-O-Nine, Howard Bensen
Buck-O-Nine chronology
Pass the Dutchie
Hellos & Goodbyes

The idea for the album cover was taken from an old magazine advertisement from the 1970s.[citation needed] The photo, shot by photographer Sean Murphy, featured a stereotypical 1970s playboy-type staring over his shoulder at the girl in the bikini. The band was unable to secure a release to use the original photo, so instead they re-created it on the shores of Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA – not far from the location where the "My Town" video was filmed.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Who Are They?" – 3:02
  2. "Tell It Like It Was" – 3:20
  3. "Something Funny" – 3:41
  4. "Falling Back to Sleep" – 3:01
  5. "Swimming in the Sand" – 2:58
  6. "Sunlight" – 3:06
  7. "Awkward Girl" – 2:54
  8. "Headlines" – 3:45
  9. "A Lot in My Head" – 2:37
  10. "Here We Go Again" – 3:14
  11. "All Along" – 2:57
  12. "On a Sunny Day" – 2:51
  13. "Pigeonhole Disease" – 2:47



  • Jon Pebsworth – Vocals
  • Jonas Kleiner – Guitar
  • Dan Albert – Trombone
  • Anthony Curry – Trumpet
  • Craig Yarnold – Tenor Sax
  • Scott Kennerly – Bass
  • Chuck Treece – Drums


  • Produced by Stiff Johnson and Buck-O-Nine
  • Recorded at Big Fish Studios, San Diego, CA and assisted by Paul Waroff
  • Additional production by Howard Bensen on tracks 1,2,3,5,7,12
  • Engineered by Stiff Johnson
  • Additional engineering by Steve Kravac on tracks 1,2,3,5,7,12
  • Tracks 1,2,3,5,7,12 mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Tracks 4,6,8,9,10,11,13 mixed by Kevin Shirley
  • Mastered by Gavin at The Masteringlab
  • Cover & band photography by Sean Murphy
  • A&R - Leonard B. Johnson