BUCKETHEAD

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Brian Patrick Carroll (born May 13, 1969), better known by his stage name Buckethead, is a guitarist and multi instrumentalist who has worked within several genres of music. He has released 72 studio albums, four special releases and one EP. He has performed on over 50 more albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde music. Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker reading FUNERAL in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white mask which, according to Buckethead, was inspired by his seeing Halloween 4. At one point, he changed to a plain white bucket that no longer bore the KFC logo, but subsequently reverted to his trademark KFC bucket. He also incorporates nunchaku and robot dancing into his stage performances. As an instrumentalist, Buckethead has received read more...
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BUCKETHEAD Bucketheadland album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bucketheadland
Jazz Related Rock 1992
BUCKETHEAD Giant Robot album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Giant Robot
Jazz Related Rock 1994
BUCKETHEAD The Day Of The Robot album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Day Of The Robot
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1996
BUCKETHEAD Colma album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Colma
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1998
BUCKETHEAD Monsters And Robots album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Monsters And Robots
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1999
BUCKETHEAD Some Where Over The Slaughterhouse album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Some Where Over The Slaughterhouse
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2001
BUCKETHEAD KFC Skin Piles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
KFC Skin Piles
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2001
BUCKETHEAD Bermuda Triangle album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Bermuda Triangle
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2002
BUCKETHEAD Funnel Weaver album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Funnel Weaver
Jazz Related Rock 2002
BUCKETHEAD Electric Tears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Tears
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2002
BUCKETHEAD Buckethead & Viggo : Pandemoniumfromamerica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buckethead & Viggo : Pandemoniumfromamerica
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2003
BUCKETHEAD Population Override album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Population Override
RnB 2004
BUCKETHEAD Island Of Lost Minds album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Island Of Lost Minds
Jazz Related Rock 2004
BUCKETHEAD The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell
Jazz Related Rock 2004
BUCKETHEAD 4.00 | 1 ratings
"Enter The Chicken"
Jazz Related Rock 2005
BUCKETHEAD Buckethead & Viggo : Intelligence Failure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buckethead & Viggo : Intelligence Failure
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005
BUCKETHEAD Buckethead · Travis Dickerson ‎: Chicken Noodles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buckethead · Travis Dickerson ‎: Chicken Noodles
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
BUCKETHEAD The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
Jazz Related Rock 2006
BUCKETHEAD Crime Slunk Scene album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Crime Slunk Scene
Jazz Related Rock 2006
BUCKETHEAD Inbred Mountain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inbred Mountain
Jazz Related Rock 2006
BUCKETHEAD Cyborg Slunks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cyborg Slunks
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2007
BUCKETHEAD Buckethead, Travis Dickerson ‎: Chicken Noodles II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buckethead, Travis Dickerson ‎: Chicken Noodles II
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2007
BUCKETHEAD Pepper's Ghost album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pepper's Ghost
Jazz Related Rock 2007
BUCKETHEAD Decoding The Tomb Of Bansheebot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Decoding The Tomb Of Bansheebot
Jazz Related Rock 2007
BUCKETHEAD Acoustic Shards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acoustic Shards
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2007
BUCKETHEAD Gorgone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gorgone
Jazz Related Rock 2007
BUCKETHEAD The Dragons Of Eden album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Dragons Of Eden
Jazz Related Rock 2008
BUCKETHEAD Albino Slug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Albino Slug
Jazz Related Rock 2008
BUCKETHEAD From The Coop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From The Coop
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
BUCKETHEAD Needle In A Slunk Stack album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Needle In A Slunk Stack
Jazz Related Rock 2009
BUCKETHEAD Forensic Follies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forensic Follies
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
BUCKETHEAD A Real Diamond In The Rough album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Real Diamond In The Rough
Jazz Related Rock 2009
BUCKETHEAD Slaughterhouse On The Prairie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slaughterhouse On The Prairie
Jazz Related Rock 2009
BUCKETHEAD Spinal Clock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spinal Clock
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2010
BUCKETHEAD Buckethead, Brain  & Melissa : Best Regards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buckethead, Brain & Melissa : Best Regards
Jazz Related Rock 2010
BUCKETHEAD Captain Eo's Voyage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Captain Eo's Voyage
Jazz Related Rock 2010
BUCKETHEAD Shadows Between The Sky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shadows Between The Sky
Jazz Related Rock 2010
BUCKETHEAD Untitled (aka 3' Clearance) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Untitled (aka 3' Clearance)
Jazz Related Rock 2010
BUCKETHEAD Empty Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Empty Space
Jazz Related Rock 2011
BUCKETHEAD Electric Sea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Sea
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2012
BUCKETHEAD Twisterlend album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twisterlend
Jazz Related Rock 2013
BUCKETHEAD Pumpkin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pumpkin
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
BUCKETHEAD Ydrapoej album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ydrapoej
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2014
BUCKETHEAD Abandoned Slaughterhouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abandoned Slaughterhouse
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Hold Me Forever (In Memory of My Mom Nancy York Carroll) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hold Me Forever (In Memory of My Mom Nancy York Carroll)
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Assignment 033-03 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Assignment 033-03
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Aquarium album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aquarium
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Snow Slug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snow Slug
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Leave the Light On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leave the Light On
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Closed Attractions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Closed Attractions
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Infinity Hill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Infinity Hill
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Final Bend of the Labyrinth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Final Bend of the Labyrinth
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Twilight Constrictor album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Twilight Constrictor
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
BUCKETHEAD Bumbyride Dreamlands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bumbyride Dreamlands
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Geppetos Trunk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Geppetos Trunk
Jazz Related Rock 2014

BUCKETHEAD EPs & splits

BUCKETHEAD Look Up There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Look Up There
Jazz Related Rock 2011
BUCKETHEAD Underground Chamber album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Underground Chamber
Jazz Related Rock 2011
BUCKETHEAD It's Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Alive
Jazz Related Rock 2011
BUCKETHEAD The Shores Of Molokai album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Shores Of Molokai
Jazz Related Rock 2012
BUCKETHEAD The Silent Picture Book album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Silent Picture Book
Jazz Related Rock 2012
BUCKETHEAD Racks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Racks
Jazz Related Rock 2012
BUCKETHEAD Balloon Cement album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Balloon Cement
Jazz Related Rock 2012
BUCKETHEAD Pike 12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pike 12
Jazz Related Rock 2013
BUCKETHEAD Pike 11 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pike 11
Jazz Related Rock 2013
BUCKETHEAD Night Gallery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Gallery
Jazz Related Rock 2014
BUCKETHEAD Celery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celery
Jazz Related Rock 2014

BUCKETHEAD live albums

BUCKETHEAD Bucketheadland 2 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bucketheadland 2
Jazz Related Rock 2003
BUCKETHEAD Kaleidoscalp album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kaleidoscalp
Jazz Related Rock 2005
BUCKETHEAD Mishawaka Amphitheater, CO 6-16-06 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mishawaka Amphitheater, CO 6-16-06
Jazz Related Rock 2006
BUCKETHEAD 4th Annual Langerado Music Fesival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
4th Annual Langerado Music Fesival
Jazz Related Rock 2006

BUCKETHEAD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

BUCKETHEAD Bucketheadland Blueprints album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bucketheadland Blueprints
Jazz Related Rock 1991

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BUCKETHEAD Monsters And Robots

Album · 1999 · Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
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My very first experience with BUCKETHEAD was 1999’s MONSTERS AND ROBOTS which to this day still remains his best selling album. This is for good reason. For all his eclecticness and productivity, the sounds he creates on this 5th album are by far some of the most accessible and most dynamic in balancing all the elements he has become known for. All the funk, metal, jazz, DJ turntables and electronica come together in perfect harmony on this one. This is BUCKETHEAD’s defining moment and the fact that all these sounds work so well together is because of his avant-garde style being smoothed out with the efforts of Les Claypool from Primus who helps out constructing many of the tracks, plays bass and even contributes vocals on “The Ballad Of BUCKETHEAD.”

Also on board here is Bootsy Collins (Parliament, George Clinton, James Brown, Praxis etc) lending some vocals on four tracks, Bryan Kei Mantia (Godflesh, Praxis, Primus etc) on drums, SF Bay Area DJ Disk on turntables as well as rap vocals by Ovi-Wey, Max Robertson and The Chicken Scratch Choir. The results of this menagerie of talents is what makes this amongst the most golden of finds in the Easter egg hunt in vastness of BUCKETHEAD’s discography.

The album begins with the energetic electronica meets heavy metal “Jump Man” (3:38) with Bootsy Collins declaring he can’t ever stop workin’ hard. This is beautiful aggressive metal riffage that has an electronica drum backing and some seriously flavorful guitar solos. In the middle it changes into a serious funky bass line with electronic embellishments and then back to the main metal riffage. This is an awesome track where every element is perfectly balanced and a deliciously discerning glimpse into the album’s brilliance in general.

Track two “Stick Pit” (4:28) starts with a jittery guitar solo and a steady pummeling bass line designed to simultaneously soothe the soul and unravel the nerves. It changes into a hard metal riffage with cool electronic effects that dance with the jittery guitar solo. This one is all instrumental and conjures up the image of cruising the streets of a town filled with chickens like its their day before meeting their maker at the slaughterhouse.

Track three “The Ballad Of Buckethead” (3:38) is a Les Claypool showcase with a funkier than slunk bass line that actually clucks like a chicken and is the only track where Les lends his vocal duties explaining the origin of the chicken lover. This has an accompanying video and is a very surreal and needless to say bizarre experience all the while keeping one in that feel good funk mode that classic 70s funk bands like Parliament and Funkadelic were so adept at evoking.

“Sow Thistle” (4:28) is one of the strangest on the album. It has Bootsy Collins narrating the quandaries of living in the universe and the perplexing properties of time, life and humankind’s irrational fears that are leading to our demise. Musically this has a rather avant-garde DJ beat that is 4/4 in timing but has bizarre electronic embellishments, scorching avant-garde solos and a very strange breakdown at the end that creates a musical instability that leaves the listener scrambling for some order that has totally broken down.

“Revenge Of The Double Man” (3:34) starts with a nice grungy guitar riff, funky bass and drums and has a subdued vocal arrangement. Riffs alternate and change it up. Nice drumming and creative use of turntables and electronic effects. Melodic and powerful.

“Night Of The Slunk” (5:43) is a nice echo guitar riff that is melodic and has a nice electronic drum beat backing it up. It alternates with a heavy guitar riff chorus. It has a jangly guitar riff bridge. Extremely well done in every way. Also contains one of the best solos that pops in when least expected but is the crescendo of the subtleties.

“Who Me?” (2:08) is a short but sweet unaccompanied acoustic guitar track that has BH playing a melodic riff and then strikes a dissonant note with a vocal reactions. Repeats a few times with variations.

“Jowls” (4:25) is quite an oddball. It starts out with a crazed voice shouting “Save Me The Slunk” and then turns into a weird metal riffage that has squealing guitar solos, funky bass sections and avant-garde soloing that all melds together so well. The funky bass has an interesting slight dissonance with the guitars. Another gem that grew on me. At the end we get to hear which parts of a freshly slaughtered carcass are consumed!

“The Shape vs Buckethead” (5:40) is yet another oddball. Starts off with a lowered vocal saying “Did i hear you say is life worth living?” plus more dialogue then a scream and then just-inhaled-helium vocals by Bootsy Collins which continue the narration. A nice funky beat and avant-garde guitar squeals continue the horror story that alternates all the introductory vocal styles, dialogue and instrumental prowess. Very weird! Very cool! The mantra? “I’m not afraid to die, i just don’t wanna be there when it happens!” Cool guitar solos, production and electronic embellishments.

“Stun Operator” (4:13) begins with an impressive drum roll then a string of simple guitar chords. The funky bass kicks into high gear and then some background muffled voices and avant-garde guitar arpeggios. Weird! Spooky! Cool! Showcases Les Claypool’s magnificent bass skills.

“Scapula” (4:04) is an electro funky metal track that alternates between a steady psytrance beat that alternates with a metal riff and some supplemental mood inducing noises, guitar slides, vocalizations and even an unexpected solo that take you into the stratosphere.

“Nun Chuka Kata (4:28). The finale is an indo-raga meets metal feeling groovy track that starts off with a guitar riff that has the most pleasant distortion and a nice simply drum beat. As it progresses there is a jittery guitar riff and nice turntables, electronic effects. The track ratchets up the tension and concludes with a one of the most brilliant uses of lead guitar to end its majesty which at the very end finds it ending its reign with a pleasant trancy sounding drone.

MONSTERS AND ROBOTS is one of my absolute favorite BUCKETHEAD albums. Granted this took me a while to fully comprehend its magnificence but was easily accessible upon first listen. Perhaps it won’t be an instant hit for everyone but it has stayed with me for over ten years and i can pop this on anytime and still feel as excited about it as i did in the beginning. This is probably the most accessible of his higher energy creations and i would totally recommend this to any BUCKETHEAD newbies as the perfect jumping off point to explore the chicken lover’s musical universe for in my opinion it just doesn’t get any better than this one (at least from what i’ve heard so far!) The creativity is turned up to 11 and the production is absolutely flawless in how all the different sounds fit together. Brilliant! If you only check out 1 (one) album in BUCKETHEAD’s massive discography, make it this 1 (one) !

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