Buck Gooter have the uncanny ability to maintain the energy usually reserved for bands on their first or second record. How many albums in are they now? My shelf says well over ten. It is pretty amazing how hard they are able to bring it every single time. As we listeners go further down the road with the Goot, we are rewarded for our attentions by the band’s new effort, 100 Bells. It is, in many ways, much like previous BG slabs, where BILLY and TERRY are all in, crackling with energy and taking great issue with the universe, but this time around there is a streamlined, mission specific adherence to the percussion tracks that nail down many of the songs that are indicative of a band that knows exactly what they want to do. Long time fans know that meteor lodging in the earth velocity beats have always been a primary propellant in Goot world, but on 100 Bells Billy and Terry are confidently in control of this awesome element and use it to great advantage. The rhythm tracks, along with well placed guitar tracks on 100 Bells make for some of the best music Buck Gooter has ever put across.