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Disambig This article is about the side job in Cyberpunk 2077. For the song, see The Ballad of Buck Ravers (song).

The Ballad of Buck Ravers is a side job in Cyberpunk 2077.


You'll come across a street musician playing on a guitar, and Johnny Silverhand will ask how you like his music. After a brief exchange, Johnny will note that bootlegs of Samurai might still exist. He'll then note that an old club they used to play at, Rainbow Cadenza, is nearby, if you want to check for those bootlegs.

Head over only to find out it's now a food joint, which Johnny will remark on. Head in and talk to the staff, who'll point you to an old vendor nearby who keeps bugging them about the old club. The vendor, Karim Noel, located at a stall nearby, and he'll talk a lot about Samurai and Johnny before you can eventually ask about the bootlegs. You'll have to convince him that you're a true Samurai fan before he would even entertain the idea of selling the records to you.

Karim will quiz you. When you call on Johnny for assistance, he'll give you an answer, but when you tell the vendor, it's actually wrong. You can then ask Johnny for the correct one and he'll give it. This time Karim will be impressed and will give you the bootleg for free.

Once you have the SAMURAI Concert Recording, Johnny will discuss the vendor, noting Karim may be a big fan and knows all his lyrics, but never took the time to understand that Johnny was calling for change, and instead Karim remains stuck in the 2020s. Answer Johnny how you wish and the quest will conclude.

If V is a Corpo:

V will then tell a story to the vendor about how if a corpo newbie from Arasaka doesn't make their deadline, the ghost of a man will split him into two, telling the vendor more that the ghost is Johnny Silverhand, impressing him.

If V has a Cool Attribute of 9 or higher:

V can say they have been listening to "Chipping in" since they were a kid, further impressing the vendor and giving you the recording.

Journal Entry[]

Don't think I've gone all sentimental or anything. Honestly, I couldn't give a shit if I've got any fans left in this city. If someone hears one of my tracks and they get the itch to take to the streets, then that's fucking nova, but those old recordings don't matter anymore. Find 'em, listen to 'em, I don't care. Although while we're on the subject... Wonder how thing are over at Rainbow Cadenza...


  • Talk to Johnny.
  • Go to the Rainbow Cadenza club.
  • Talk to Johnny.
  • Ask the staff about the club.
  • Talk to the cook.
  • Find the vendor selling the tapes.
  • Talk to the vendor.
    • Persuade the vendor to give you the tapes.
  • Talk to Johnny.