Buckethead

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by CriedWhenBrucieLeft, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    He has quite a few solos on there. See pg. 1 of this thread.
    I'm not sure about other out-and-out shredders, but you don't see a lot of people shred-improvise like Buckethead. It's even more mesmerising watching him. That pinkie...
    CSC is pretty accessible Buckethead.
    Man, you guys. It's funny! The chickens; the coup; Giant Robot; sounding like R2D2; robotic dance moves; the bucket; the expressionless mask. He's funny. That's the point. I know serious music & comedy don't normally go hand-in-hand; but Buckethead is the exception. He's endearingly goofy. He's pure American Surrealism.
     
  2. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Yeah, I just made a judgement many years ago and never saw reason to re-evaluate it. I saw a bucket, thought 'douche' and that was it, never saw the man again. I never saw enough to go 'oh, hes trying to be funny, I don't like it.' I just saw a pic of a guy with a kfc bucket on his head. And didnt like it.
    I wouldn't be into shredders per say but he seems to have a good way of using his speed, not just pure widdly-widdly, there's a bit of soul or some shit in there.

    I think you're right, watching him is the way to go.

    Give me some 'inaccessible' shit, Ill check it later and see how much I can tolerate!
     
  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    To really get all the nonsense about the bucket/persona you really have to go back to the beginning, for music, to albums like Bucketheadland (1992); & to early videos of him clowning around off-stage when he was a kid.
    I'm not into shedders either, but Buckethead is so much more than that.
    I'm not really sure what I had in mind. I don't think you're ready for Buckethead inaccessible shit! Unless you want to listen to actual shit. You should probably listen to The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock (2006) if you want to hear more in the Crime Slunk Scene vein...



    Or for something shorter Pike #11...

     
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  4. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Ill check those, cheers. Peppers ghost just came on youtube after another vid i was watchin. I fuckin love it! Carpel Tunnel Slug is a cracker. He could be my new favourite thing.
     
  5. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    Yeh, those three albums (Pepper's Ghost [2007], The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock [2006] & Crime Slunk Scene [2006]) are all very representative of Buckethead's post-GnR mid-2000's work; pretty accessible, fairly conventional song structures, catchy licks, judicious kill-switch use, and decent (for Buckethead) production values. They all came out within one year (~12-13 months) of each other, which is also pretty incredible.
    He could be?
     
  6. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway (slow heavy metal music playing)

    Woah there. Slow down guys. I've yet to check Foro's suggestion: Monument Valley....
     
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    In the meantime I'll just watch those fingers again...
     
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    From Forgotten Library --> Beginning Putrification: guitar work of exceptional beauty :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
     
  9. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    That track is basically six minutes of wailing improvisation. You surprise me Foro...
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

  11. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    I don't know. I've thrown a few heavier things your way & you've not really liked them that much; so I assumed you were more taken by his atmospheric stuff. Or just not that impressed with his more heavy stuff or his flat-out soloing; in the sense that you can get heavy guitar work anywhere. Why turn to Bucket? Basically, I've thrown you a lot more of the same (stuff that you said you liked) knowing you'd like it. You're clearly now ready for anything Buckethead! :D

    There's a run of albums (4 or 5 in a row) from the Pikes in 2013 which are hard to describe. They're ones that didn't click straight away with me but that I now come back to again & again. They're in an odd area with little soloing, not too heavy but just idea after idea, riff after riff. Here's one of them if you get the time...



    In fact I'm just listening to some of them again. The guy's crammed in more riffs than most bands have over their entire catalogue. Two & half hours of music released in less than a month; 23 days or something. Totally insane.
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Well, the song I just lauded is very accessible music! Not heavy at all. I mean it is heavy in a way, but I like heavy Buckethead when there's melody's over the riffs, or "in" the riffs (catchy riffs). And there's this calmer piece as well later on. Riffs can still be heavy riffs, but just more musical than stuff like in Arcade of the Deserted.

    Will check the recommendation in the upcoming day(s)!
     
  13. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    Okay, night night then...
     
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  14. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Listening to Hold Me Forever. Brilliant.
     
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  15. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Yeah Niall, I'll certainly will get back to that one!

    Listening to It Smells Like Frogs. Out of this world riffing again! A few examples:
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  16. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    Wait to you hear the whole run then...

    Thank You Ohlinger's (Pike #35)
    The Pit (Pike #36)
    Hollowed Out (Pike #37)
    It Smells Like Frogs (Pike #38)
    Twisterlend (Pike #39)
    Coat of Charms (Pike #40)
     
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

  18. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway (slow heavy metal music playing)

    OK. I got Monument Valley. Will listen as soon as I finish this Deep Purple album I'm listening too...
     
  19. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1

    See when you say "got", Sixes; are you buying these?
     
  20. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway (slow heavy metal music playing)

    Yes.I also bought Backwards Chimney and Arcade but they were on sale at the time. I like to own my music instead of hitting YouTube all the time but of course sometimes YouTube will do..;)
     

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