Remembering Bucket COuntry Junk Band

John Henry was a Man of Yesterday

Gotta Getta Can


This record is a concise summary of what took place. We played the songs and taped all of the playing into a memograph. Most of the playing was very sloppy (these were three untrained and unpractised musicians). Kynan is and was then a very fine artist (I still own the original cardboards onto which the Bucket Country cover was drawn) and as good a bush poet as any of my generation. As a spokesman for 774ABC that year (1999) he nominated the Twelve Picture Vaudeville' as the best of the fringe - An impossible charge to dispute as he was almost the only person to have seen the show live in performance. A perfectly narcisistic conclusion.
This was our attempt to write a song that sounded as if it had not been written...like those old American folk tunes that made onto record in the 1920s and 30s, so many people had played those songs adding a verse, changing a word, rewriting a line in their own unique manner...
 
This song began as a response to a lyric inspiration originated on the back porch of the Sutherland family walnut farm, 'I'd give my hubby / for a stubby / of Victoria; I'd give my ass / for a glass of Victoria...' our response: 'Gotta getta can...