Greek Buck

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Greek Buck were a Canadian musical duo, consisting of Don Pyle (formerly of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and Phono-Comb) and Andrew Zealley. They are best known for "Spunk", the theme song to the American television series Queer as Folk.[1][2]


Originally billed as Barely Pink, Pyle and Zealley changed their name to Greek Buck in 1998.

In 2000 Greek Buck released a five-song EP, Bucquiem. Kevan Byrne and Kevin Lynn of King Cobb Steelie, as well as singer Caroline Azar, joined Pyle and Zealley.[3] Their song "Spunk" was used as the theme song for the first three seasons of Queer as Folk, and was included on original TV soundtrack album for the show.[4][5]

Pyle and Zealley also composed the scores to several films by John Greyson (including Proteus, The Law of Enclosures[6][7] and the short films This is Nothing and Herr, Sarah Polley (I Shout Love) and Wrik Mead (Fruit Machine, Hoolboom, Camp). CD releases of the soundtracks were billed as "Don Pyle + Andrew Zealley" to set them apart from the other Greek Buck releases.

In 2002 the duo released an EP, No Time.[6][8]

Greek Buck also recorded with Ian Blurton,[1] Joel Gibb, Sandro Perri, and actress Sarah Polley.

Zealley has also worked as a film and television composer separately from Pyle, was a member of the synth-pop band TBA with Glenn Schellenberg, Paul Hackney and Steven Bock in the 1980s,[9] and has been a remixer for electronic music artists under the name PSBEUYS.


Barely Pink[edit]

  • '"Black Vinyl" / "Litho Star" (1997) (vinyl single)
  • Lrg-nss10 (Galerie Largeness Installment No. Ten) (1997) (cassette EP)

Greek Buck[edit]

  • Messin' With Greek Buck (1998) (vinyl only)
  • Bucquiem (2000)
  • No Time (2002) (CD EP)[6]

Don Pyle + Andrew Zealley[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Spunk rock Greek Buck gets harder". Daily Xtra, Apr 17, 2002.
  2. ^ "Pride Playlist". NOW Toronto, 23 June 2011, Benjamin Boles
  3. ^ "Greek Buck Bucquiem". Exclaim!, By David Dacks, Dec 01, 2000
  4. ^ " Original TV Soundtrack Queer as Folk". AllMusic Review by Heather Phares
  5. ^ "Greek Buck - Spunk (2001)". Out Radio, March 2010
  6. ^ a b c "Greek Buck - No Time (CD-EP)". Indieville,
  7. ^ "Don Pyle and Andrew Zealley - The Law of Enclosures (CD)". Indieville, June 2001.
  8. ^ "GREEK BUCK: New and Notable Releases". NOW Toronto, by Sarah Liss May 23, 2002
  9. ^ "TBA: No-Strings Band". The Body Politic, February 1981.

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