Song: Bucket

Albums: Beauty, Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation

Year released: 1992


Bucket is the sixth song on the album Beauty by Jeff Mangum. It was written early on when Jeff when 19 years old and still lived in Louisiana. [1] A studio version of the song was released on the compilation album Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation, though Jeff has expressed his distaste for this version saying it doesn't really sound like him. [2] It has rarely been played live. There is also an organ version of this song.



  1. "This is a really, really early song. I wrote this before I ever left Louisiana." "I wrote that when I was 19." - 4/23/97 Tokyo Rose, Charlottesville, VA
  2. "I'm not very happy with because it was recorded in a studio and doesn't sound like me, it's sort of... unfinished. I think everyone has to record at least once outside of their typical environment and realize you can't just walk in and expect things to turn out the way you wanted." - Terrascope Interview July, 1996