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Buckie High

Buckie High
Running time 5:16
Appears on Old Tunes Vol. 2


  • The title may be a reference (like "The Beach At Redpoint") to a real place in Scotland; "Buckie High" (now Buckie Community High School) was the name of the high school that the band attended. Buckie is a small fishing town in the county of Moray. Scottish schools are like their American Counterparts known as High Schools (Secondary in England). Coincidentally, there is a café near Buckie High School called Sandisons.[1]
  • Alternatively, the song title could be a reference to 'Buckfast', colloquially "Buckie", a tonic wine infamous in Scotland for its potency and extremely high caffeine content. 'High' in this context would be a refrence to being intoxicated.[2]
  • Quoting Gaby Ghazi: when I was a teenager having just finished school and turned 18, we made a bucket bong called Buckie and we filled it from the sea and smoked on the beach. I then went home a few days later and discovered the Old Tunes, and Buckie High specifically [...] [3]

Samples / Lyrics[edit]

  • None.


  • This track was written in 1994.[4]


External links[edit]


  1. https://www.facebook.com/Sandisons/
  2. Buckfast Tonic Wine on wikipedia
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardsofcanada
  4. https://twitter.com/boctransmission/status/976783555677315072