Ah, Bucky Fellini. What can I say about this gem? Even though it parodies "Ballroom Blitz," "the Pit" is probably my favorite DM opening track. It also includes classics like "Watching Scotty Die," "Instant Club Hit," "Surfin' Cow," and "Tacoland." Sadly, the owner of that glorious bastion of booze was killed during a robbery a while back. This album was recorded in Austin, and therefore has the obligatory Daniel Johnston track. It is also the groups' first collaboration w/ Brian "Mudlounge-Bongwizard" Beattie, of Glass Eye fame, I believe. Beattie loved recording w/ vintage, and I mean VINTAGE equipment, and it definitely shows here. Personally, I preferred the drum sounds on "Paisely," but Bucky doesn't suffer from the recording; rather, it seems to really play a role in the overall mood, which is really, really fuzzy. There's even a disclaimer on the inside: "Warning--this album contains reverb. Don't try this at home." That makes me smile, because it makes me wonder if it's a playful jab at legendary, acerbic "engineer" Steve Albini, who proclaimed his hatred of the effect in the mid to late 80's. At the very least, Albini must have had some kind of influence on the DM, as Rodney name checks Big Black on "Beezlebubba" (Sri Lanka Sex Hotel) and shouts out the man himself on "Metaphysical." (Now Everybody's Me). Wow, I just got really sidetracked. Anyway, "Bucky Fellini" captures the Dead Milkmen in their prime; you can't go wrong w/ this record.