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YMMV: Buck Tick
  • Awesome Music: With such a varied music output, most of it at fairly high quality, there's likely a little bit of Buck-Tick for everybody.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: Interpretations of lyrics can be surprisingly variable, both in Japanese and when translated. Some sections of fandom seem to like to downplay the suggestive content, while others seem to be able to find it in everything. The truth is, as usual, probably somewhere in between.
  • Face of the Band: Atsushi and Imai. Hidehiko who?
    • More like Yutaka who, seeing that he is one of the co-founders of the band (along with Imai.)
  • Fan Nickname: Fuck-Tick, from their love of the Atomic F-Bomb, Cluster F-Bomb, Precision F-Strike, and every fucking way of using the fucking word fucking possible.
  • Ho Yay: Atsushi's lyrics often go in this direction, as do Imai's. Then of course there's Atsushi humping everyone onstage. Then of course there's the infamous photoshoot of Atsushi and Yoshiki with Atsushi as Yoshiki's dominant...
  • Memetic Sex God: Atsushi.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Averted. Apart from a minor fuss back in the days of "Taboo", when the band first acknowledged their darker musical roots, BUCK-TICK's fanbase seem positively welcoming of the continued Genre Shift that characterises their work. So what if you don't like their current direction? There'll probably be a new one next time, and everyone seems to have a different favourite. ...Though Sakurai's attempt at facial hair didn't go over quite so well.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Averted - at least in regard to some of their earliest work - in the light of music-writer Imai's arrest for possession of LSD in 1989.
    • "Baudelaire Won't Let Me Sleep" appears to be a more modern take on being high on... something.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: Usually directed at Imai, though Sakurai is not immune to this (wedding cake-ish coats and beige pleather manskirts spring to mind), and most of the rest of the band have also had moments in the WTH spotlight.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The "No no no no" chorus in Sex For You may seem like it's about rape to people unfamiliar with the idea of "no" in sex in Japanese culture (e.g. the cultural idea that people having consensual sex are "supposed to say "no, no" when they are experiencing "too much" pleasure). The song is not about rape, but to those who are unfamiliar with "no, no, it feels too good" versus "No, I don't want to have sex, stop!" or who have been victimized in a situation where their "nos" were ignored, it may have a very unfortunate uncomfortable subtext.
    • The seeming endorsement of suicide in Aikawarazu no "Are" no Katamari ga Nosabaru Hedo no Soko no Fukidamari. Again a result of wordplay, this time the "death/orgasm" wordplay that's commonly used in Visual Kei. The song is not telling the listeners to commit suicide, it's telling them to masturbate.

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