Review: Buckcherry – Lit Up (Rock)

This review covers the hard rock track Buckcherry – Lit Up.

This track was released in 1999 on a self-titled album.

The track starts off with a distant guitar. The drumkit quickly joins the track along with the main vocals.

Shortly after, the vocals take the track into the main chorus with some subtle backup vocals part way through. This is followed by a short guitar solo.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. It doesn’t take long before the track goes into the main chorus again. It’s just like the first round, only a bit longer. Another guitar solo hits right after.

From there, the track pulls back, leaving the vocals, drumkit, and bass guitar. The lead guitars gradually come in again. Shortly after, the track goes back into the main chorus again. Once again, this is followed up by a guitar solo with some brief moments of vocals interjecting. After that, the track breaks down with the vocals leading the track out.

A problem I have with this track is that its not only formulaic, but also repetitive. For the most part, the pattern is just verse, chorus, solo, verse, chorus, solo, and verse, chorus, solo. While it is an interesting effort to fit three guitar solos into this track, the formula just didn’t really work out.

The vocals are OK, but the lyrics are as boring and repetitive as the tracks formula. It just strikes me as less than imaginative.

The guitar solo is alright. It has a bit of a dirty sound to it, but it can at least be enjoyable.

Overall, the formulaic and repetitive nature of this track makes this one give off a dime a dozen impression. While an interesting effort to try and fit three guitar solos into the track, I don’t think this one wound up being very successful. While the solo itself is interesting, the lyrics just wind up being a bit on the unimaginative side of things. So, a fairly mediocre track in the end.


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