Aural Bore: Buck Bumble
THIS. DAMN. SONG.
Pretty much the only memorable thing about the the game other than its weird premise, the theme song of Ubisoft’s N64 title Buck Bumble has to be the most infectious piece of videogame music EVER. Combining a catchy yet obnoxious beat with a huge helping of gibberish and most likely adding some brain-altering soundwaves to the mix, the mad scientists at the Ubisoft sound department have basically created Crack in aural form. Even a few seconds are enough to have this track permanently lodged in your brain where it will occasionally creep out of the dark recesses of your mind, slowly driving you towards insanity.
I don’t know how they did it, but they just managed to roll every annoying song in the universe into one and squeeze it onto an N64 cartridge.
Now to be fair, the game itself wasn’t even that bad – it had a few interesting ideas and cool weapons. But whenever I think about Buck Bumble, this song is the first thing that comes to mind. I’ve only briefly rented the game waaaay back in the day, and it is STILL stuck in my head. Bump to the bump to the bump to the bass…