Here’s the story: Earlier this year, The A.V. Club‘s Josh Modell launched a column called Binge And Purge, an excellent series that found the former Milwaukeean picking through his collection of more than 2,000 CDs, writing about them, and either getting rid of them or keeping them. A handful of old Milwaukee bands and plenty of Atomic Records memories were featured. In September, Modell got around to a mysterious disc by an even more mysterious Milwaukee artist: Stallion Buckwild. Here’s what Modell had to say:
“I hope I get this story right. Somebody in my extended group of friends—I’m pretty sure it was Jon Mueller, now quite the respected experimental musician, always a weirdo with eclectic taste—worked at a CD-duplication house. A guy named Stallion Buckwild—presumably a stage name—brought in his album to be manufactured, and in our group of friends, a star was born. There’s a particular track on Buckwild’s self-titled debut that struck a chord with everybody who heard it, because it’s so amateur and ridiculous. I present to you, above, ‘Golf Cart,’ with no pride. It’s not particularly nice to giggle at somebody who’s trying to express themselves and make something, but there’s something so wonderfully naïve and half-baked about the song that I can’t help but share it. If only it had been 10 or 15 years later, Stallion could have been an internet sensation. Now he doesn’t even get one hit on a Google search. (Well, until I post this song, I guess.)”
And post the song Modell did:
Fast-forward a few months, and somehow, some way, the folks at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon stumbled across Buckwild’s ode to his golf cart. And so, this week, Stallion Buckwild’s incredible “Golf Cart” was featured on Fallon’s Do Not Play segment (around the 1:30 mark):
There’s only one question: WHERE IS STALLION BUCKWILD? No one seems to know, including Modell. Is he still in Milwaukee? Is he aware he was on The Tonight Show? Does he still have his golf cart? Milwaukee—nay, the world—deserves to know.
Oh, and Modell wisely kept the Stallion Buckwild disc, “for the memories.” [h/t Josh Modell]