The images below were collected off the net, scanned from my personal collection, or contributed by other Buck Pets fans. Expect a major redesign of this page soon(?), with separate pages for flyers, t-shirt designs, album art, promo photos, etc. Unless otherwise noted, all images are © the artist indicated.last update: 7 august 2005
- Live in Dallas, by Eric Bevill
- Black and white live photos from their appearance inFlipside. Photos by Karl Rumpf and taken at the Whiskey in Hollywood in December 1990.© 1993 by interviewer Karl Rumpf and Flipside.
Andy | Chris 1 | Chris 2 | Ian
- Live shot from article in Guitar magazine, November 1993. Photograph by Katherine Davis/London Features. © 1993 Cherry Lane Magazines, Inc.
Despite the date of publication, that's not Ricky Pearson hidden behind the drums. According to Chris, the picture was an old stock photo from a CMJ-type showcase festival. He remembered this because they used rented equipment that night, and that's the only time they've played with white drums. The same photo shoot yielded the group shot used in their appearance in Seventeen magazine (January 1991).
Press photos and candid photos:
- Early 8x10 glossy, ca. The Buck Pets (no photo credit listed)
- Photos by and © James Bland:
- 8x10 glossy included with The Buck Pets press kit
- Another 8x10 glossy, probably from the same photo shoot
- Candid photos, ca. The Buck Pets, submitted by an anonymous Buck Pets fan
- Photos by and © Greg Allen:
- 8x10 glossy, ca. Mercurotones (also used in the Buck Pets' All-Music Guide entry)
- Another photo from the same time period (scanned from its publication in Buzz magazine)
- Colorized photo (27 September 1990), from Greg Allen Photography & Design (GAPD.com)
- 5x7 glossy, included with the tothequick press kit (no photo credit listed)
- Deep Ellum Night, 1 January 1987
At the Cave Club (Austin, TX). Also playing: Daylites, Big Snake Dream, DJ Criss Chambers. Flyer designed by Frank Kozik. Source: unknown (eBay)
- All the way from Mars!!, 13 December 1987(?)
At the Theatre Gallery (Dallas, TX). From the liner notes in the Tales from the Edge #10 compilation CD.
- Supporting the Butthole Surfers, 28 November 1988
At the Arcadia Theater (Dallas, TX). Also playing: Slackface, Faith Healers. Source: unknown (eBay)
- Supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers, March 1989:
Frank Kozik-designed poster, for both 9 March (Austin, TX) and 11 March (Houston, TX)
Poster for 11 March only
Also playing: The Pocket Fishermen. Source: unknown (eBay)
- Supporting Jane's Addiction, 27 November 1990(?)
At the Agora (Cleveland, OH). Source: Tony Alba
Early b & w group shot with Chuck Smith.
From the back cover of the Deep Ellum compilation LP. Photo by Michelle Vlasimsky.
- The Buck Pets test pressing:
- jacket | LP | handwritten note (to the BP's A&R rep Kim Buie?) included inside
- Submitted by an anonymous Buck Pets fan
Cover art:Photographs by Charles Peterson.
Back cover inset photographs by Michelle Vlasimsky.
573 x 572 pixels, 55 k
- CD front cover
- CD back cover
- front cover (smaller)
- Inset photos: Andy | Chris |Tony | Ian
- 2/3 scale LP front cover, autographed(!) (thanks, Brad!)
Due to scanner limitations, this was assembled from three scans.
Cassette front cover (small)
Cover art:Art direction and illustration: The B. Company, L.A.
Photography: Barr Landworth Photography
Set Design: Maxine Smith
CD design/layout: Foster Johnson
CD Packaging: Jack Straws Studios
In the Flipside article, Andy summed up the band's feelings about the band photos included with Mercurotones:"All of us hate those pictures .... all these arty, hand colored, pretentious looking photos. It's really disgusting."They're included here only for continuity's sake.
- CD front cover
- CD booklet back cover: Chris and Tony | Ian and Andy
- CD tray insert
- LP front cover
- back cover photo from record sleeve - 548 x 312 pixels, 79 k
- Promo sticker off the cover of the vinyl version (about 2x actual size)
- Mini logo from back cover photo on record sleeve
- Promo poster (drastically reduced size), included with some vinyl copies of Mercurotones
- Cassette front cover (small)
- Mercurotones press pass. On the back: "The Buck Pets Devour the Midwest -- Tour Dates 1991: Cleveland 3/20, Columbus 3/21, Ypsilanti (MI) 3/22, Detroit 3/23," plus the Island logo.
- "Pearls"/"Hey Sunshine" single
- front cover | back cover
Packaged in a heavy-duty brown cardstock sleeve. Printed at Independent Project Press in the U.S.A. © Island Records.
- "Car Chase"/"Shave"/"Bargain" single
- front cover | back cover | insert
Packaged in a heavy white cardstock sleeve, with hand-screened front and back covers. © 1993 Sing Fat Records.
Cover art:Band Photograph: Josh Robinson
Treatment: David Snow
Design: Jennifer Cohen
Art Direction: Pat Dillon
- CD front cover
- CD booklet back cover
- CD tray insert
Ian put the 'graffiti' visible on the front cover just before he signed the interior for me.
- Mini sticker on the front of my copy of tothequick
- Promo sticker
- Insert tray card from the "living is the biggest thing" CD single
- "the buckpets" logo, modified from the 'quick promo sticker
Buck Pets apparel:
- Buck Pets fan Chris Chapman has an old self-portrait online, wearing a vintage Buck Pets shirt ('92, he thinks). He says, "I bought it at a show at Trees in Dallas, during the time that (I believe) was after the Mercurotones tour way before ToTheQuick was even recorded. This has 2 U shaped magnets opposing. I used to have another one that pictured a kangaroo with boxing gloves. Way kool graphics." Thanks, Chris!
- Buck Pets fan Marci Mangham has several vintage BP t-shirts:
- Their very first t-shirt, starring Chris' Les Paul!
- Limited edition "What the Buck?" t-shirt, ca. 1989: front | back
- "S.T.A.B." t-shirt (that's unfortunately seen better days), with graphics from the first album: front | back
- Island Records "Rock Hard" promo t-shirt, to promote their 4 hard rock acts ca. 1989-90: front | back
Dark blue ink on dark grey, with The Buck Pets' logo (from the first album) among the 4 listed on the back. Both examples I've seen were on eBay, and were sold out of the U.K. (I got the second one). Were these shirts available to the general public, either there or in the U.S.?
- My Mercurotones tour t-shirt
No graphic on back of shirt (alas, not bought in person on that tour)
- My thebuckpets/tothequick/tour1993 t-shirt (thanks, Brad!): front detail | back detail
These shirts were partially hand-screened: the basic black and white design was the same, with different pairs of colors and no two shirts given the same swatch. I've also seen orange and blue (source: unknown, eBay) and green and blue treated shirts.
- A b&w picture of me onstage wearing said shirt, with my first band ("Suspect Device") at the old Somber Reptile in Atlanta, GA. This photo was from our 2nd or 3rd show, and was about 4 months before I saw the Buck Pets for the first time on that same stage. Photo © by and courtesy of Michelle Chin.