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Old 12-26-2007, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buckethead is more than i thought...

I have always known that Buckethead was around and made some good stuff, and that he was a member of Guns and Roses for a while, but never really listened to him in depth.

Recently i have gotten about 10-15 of his solo albums which i find absolutely incredible. Despite being rated the 8th fastest shredder by Rolling Stone, the majority of his music is not at all shredding or about speed. Many albums such as The Elephant Mans Alarm Clock have very ambient elements to them.

My Personal favorite so far of his (i havnt heard them all since hes got over 30 solo albums) is Crime Slunk Scene, which has incredible soloing and riffs throughout it. The bass and drums that accompany it also fit his playing style extremely well.

The point of this being, do not judge him based off his obsession with chickens, the kfc bucket, or the mask. Give his music a chance and i have a feeling you will be pleasantly surprised.

Songs to look for:

King James, Soothsayer, Final Wars, In Search of Inbread Mountain, Too Many Humans, Population Override, Lurker at the Threshold Parts 1-4

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Old 12-26-2007, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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/\ Those are probably the most accessible (read: not schizophrenic) and are probably some of his most potent work because their more gut wrenching and less Artsy.

In his early days he comes off the guitar-virtuoso bastard child of Steve Vai and Rob Zombie but he certainly puts more than godless wankery into his work.

Dig the Ozzy rip in "welcome to buckethead land."
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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buckethead is beyond amazing. i never really got into him until i heard about it from my friends saying "buckethead has got some of the greatest guitar rifs in the world" so i looked into it and i fell in love. i really dig buckethead and his works of music now. cant wait to get all of his albums because im so like going and just buying ALL of them hahahahaha
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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/\ Those are probably the most accessible (read: not schizophrenic) and are probably some of his most potent work because their more gut wrenching and less Artsy.

In his early days he comes off the guitar-virtuoso bastard child of Steve Vai and Rob Zombie but he certainly puts more than godless wankery into his work.

Dig the Ozzy rip in "welcome to buckethead land."
Yea his first solo album Bucketheadland is fantastic, good concept album.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just also recently got into buckethead myself. I just randomly picked up the album The Elephant Mans alarm clock. Just because Buckethead was lately coming up in conversations and I was curious. I was clueless of who this guy was but I was pleasantly surprised with the cd. It’s my second favourite instrumental album, currently, I love how its not just outlandish shredding (although shredding can also be wicked) but there are some hip passages. I am definitely looking into investing in some more of his albums


I am glad I learn about the random buckets on his head after I started listening to him. Sometimes I do tend to judge a book by its cover.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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amazing guitarist and an amazing song writer.

so far I only have the album he did with Praxis and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains. But I am checking out his solo album Colma.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Very tasteful/skilled guitarist. I was just listening to Electric Tears yesterday.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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:P finally, someone agrees with me in saying there is more to his genius than just shredding.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What record should I listen to first?
I don't care about accessibility.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Population Override is my fav.
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