just now getting into buckethead...where to start?

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  1. M3CHK1LLA

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    im just now getting into buckethead (yes, i know...). as long as ive been playing i should already be a fan, but i guess ive not been really interested in instrumentals or experimental stuff in the past. seen a few vids of his lately and really digging some of it.

    he has so many albums (hundreds) and seems so many styles too...where do i start?

    what are your favorite 5 or 10 albums and why?

    songs i should check out?

    post up vid too...
     
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    Colma
     
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    This is just the list I came up with off the top of my head. I think it is a good starting point.
    Cuckoo Clocks of Hell(one of my favorite of his heavier albums)
    Electric Tears
    The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
    Population Override
    Bucketheadland 2
    Enter the Chicken
    Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot
    Captain Eo's Voyage
    Any of the Thanatopsis albums
    Deli Creeps- Dawn of the Deli Creeps
     
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    I started listening to him around 96, so I'm partial to the early stuff..
    Bucketheadland
    Day of the Robot ..my fav
    Praxis-Transmutations & Sacrifist
     
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    Kaura communism is alive

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    1. Cuckoo Clocks From Hell
    2. Enter The Chicken (it's a collaboration album with guest artists but still great)
    3. Bucketheadland

    That's pretty much all I've heard from him, to be honest. Sometimes I put on a random album that he has on Spotify and judging by that I'd honestly say that 95% of his stuff is not worth listening. He's like a guy who thinks every riff he comes up with needs to be turned into a song and recorded.

    This is my favorite song by him (off the Enter The Chicken album) which also includes my all-time favorite guitar solo:



    My second favorite song by him (off the Cuckoo Clocks From Hell). I was 12yo when I first heard it and it creeped the shit out of me but I couldn't stop listening to it. :lol:

     
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    I really only tend to listen to Population Override if I throw on anything from him, just rock solid from start to finish.
     
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    thanks for the suggestions so far guys.

    ill start checking these out.
     
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    Monsters & Robots
    Colma - this is one of my favourite albums of all time
    Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell
    Crime Slunk Scene
    Decoding The Tomb Of Bansheebot
    Bucketheadland
    Population Override
    Electric Tears
     
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    Whatever album has Nottingham Lace on it.
     
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    I got Giant Robot (found it in a used bin) and it was so bad and the playing/tone was so mundane that I was completely turned off to him for years. A few years later I heard Cuckoo Clocks of Hell and couldn't believe it was the same guy, that's a pretty awesome album. I think I remember hearing/liking Population Override many years ago, also. A couple weeks ago someone made me listen to Colma, and that was pretty good, too. I'm now in the awkward position of thinking about listening to more of him, and I have the Apple Music subscription so I have access to about 293587 songs of his. It's so overwhelming I almost don't want to!

    Bucketheadland sounds like the generally most-mentioned one in this thread besides the two I liked?
     
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    Chinese Democracy.

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    Bucketheadland, Electric Tears, and Crime Slunk Scene
     
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    I like that album he did with Les Claypool
     
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    Colonel les Claypool and his Bucket of Burnie Brains. What a weird/awesome show. I didn't even know there was an album.
     
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    this sounds quite interesting...

    didn't care for primus to begin with then my wife came home with the 'animals should not try to act like people' cd/dvd...became a fan
     
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    Hmmm.... All the recommendations are older albums (not saying they aren't great albums). From the Pikes my favourite is maybe Pike 51: Claymation Courtyard. Pike 65 is another popular one. One of my favourite Buckethead ballads is maybe Way Back When (on Pike 160). On the later Pikes there is some really interesting playing. He really pushes shredding to the limit somewhere around 200 and afterwards, but I can't name any now, just go listen, they are probably all on youtube.
     
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    crazy how many albums he's put out. anyone have them all?
    thought id list them just to for fun...

    edit: could only list the first 50 since it maxs out the 10k characters per post lol...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckethead_discography

    1992 1 Bucketheadland 74:56 February 5 [1] (July 2, 1993 as import) Avant (Avan 007) 2 CD
    1994 2 Giant Robot 73:31 November 3[2] (Re-issued Sep 18, 2000 through CyberOctave) Sony Japan (SRCS 7494) CD
    1996 3 The Day of the Robot 42:44 April 30[3] Subharmonic (SM-9804-2)
    1998 4 Colma 54:27 March 24[4] CyberOctave (COCD 45380)
    1999 5 Monsters and Robots 50:54 April 20[5] CyberOctave (COCD 47499)
    2001 6 Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse 46:55 June 5[6] Stray (SR0016) CD, 2LP
    2002 7 Funnel Weaver 60:06 February 15[7] Ion (IN 2016-2) CD
    8 Bermuda Triangle 49:32 July 23[8] Catalyst (CECD1000)
    9 Electric Tears 70:58 October 8[9] Metastation (MT-0015)
    2003 10 Bucketheadland 2 58:24 October 14[10] Ion (IN 2019-2)
    2004 11 Island of Lost Minds 47:32 March 19[11] (Re-released on February 16, 2006) Bucketheadland
    12 Population Override 55:22 March 30[12] Ion (IN 2020-2)
    13 The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell 52:16 April 20[13] Disembodied (BRO370)
    2005 14 Enter the Chicken 41:21 October 25[14] (Re-released on April 8, 2008) Serjical Strike
    15 Kaleidoscalp 53:31 November 22[15] Tzadik (TZ 7409)
    16 Inbred Mountain 43:21 December 2 (Vinyl edition: January 2018) TDRS, Bucketheadland CD, LP
    2006 17 The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock 47:14 February 17 (Vinyl edition: August 1, 2017) Bucketheadland
    18 Crime Slunk Scene 44:21 September 15 (Vinyl edition: August 1, 2017)
    2007 19 Pepper's Ghost 45:16 March 1 Hatboxghost Music CD
    20 Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot / Ghost Host 46:46 October 30 (Vinyl edition: December 15, 2017) Hatboxghost Music, Bucketheadland CD, LP, DVD
    21 Cyborg Slunks 44:16 October 30 (Regular Edition: December 15) TDRS CD-R/CD
    2008 22 Albino Slug / Clockunwise 40:09 September 17 (Worldwide: December 1, Vinyl: November 15, 2017) Hatboxghost Music, Bucketheadland CD, LP, DVD
    2009 23 Slaughterhouse on the Prairie 41:48 January 30 (Vinyl edition: October 9, 2017) CD, LP
    24 A Real Diamond in the Rough 41:46 May 1 (Vinyl edition: September 15, 2017)
    25 Forensic Follies 42:53 June 1 Hatboxghost Music CD
    26 Needle in a Slunk Stack 40:41 September 24
    2010 27 Shadows Between the Sky 44:54 February 6 (Vinyl edition: August 15, 2017) Hatboxghost Music, Bucketheadland CD, LP
    28 Spinal Clock 44:20 September 16 TDRS CD
    29 Captain EO's Voyage 41:34 October 20 (CD release: November 29) Hatboxghost Music iTunes/CD
    2012 35 Electric Sea 48:05 February 21[16] Metastation
    2018 304 Bucketheadland 5-13 10 31 31:00 Spring 2018 (regular, signed & limited editions) (download: November 2017[17])[18][19] Bucketheadland LP, cassette, DVD
    Pike Series[edit]
    Year LP Pike Album Length Released Label Format
    2011 30 1 It's Alive 31:10 May 15[20] Bucketheadland CD
    31 2 Empty Space 32:00 May 20 (Tour Only Release: July 7) (Worldwide: July 14)[21] iTunes/CD
    32 3 3 Foot Clearance 40:22 August 17[22] CD
    33 4 Underground Chamber 30:43 CD
    34 5 Look Up There 32:29
    2012 36 6 Balloon Cement 30:05 April 14 (CD release: May 17)
    37 7 The Shores of Molokai 31:34 August 9 (CD release: August 25) Digital/CD
    38 8 Racks 29:52 September 20
    39 9 March of the Slunks 30:36
    40 10 The Silent Picture Book 29:47
    2013 41 11 Forgotten Library 31:26 April 9 (Regular edition: June 4)
    42 12 Propellar 30:17 May 7 CD
    43 13 Pike 13 33:14 May 13
    44 14 The Mark of Davis 31:49 May 31
    45 15 View Master 30:05 June 8 (limited edition), March 31, 2016 (digital edition)
    46 16 The Boiling Pond 30:05 June 21
    47 17 The Spirit Winds 30:51 July 2
    48 18 The Astrodome 33:28 July 29 (limited edition), March 31, 2016 (digital edition)
    49 19 Teeter Slaughter 31:38 August 5
    50 20 Thaw 32:21
     
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    I found it very hard to keep up win the pines, and they took on an almost stream of consciousness vibe, glad someone’s been able to pull some specifics out of them!
     
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    Oh yeah Funnel Weaver, that’s a wicked album! I used to put it on whenever I got disheartened that there were no riffs left in the guitar.
     
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    heres 51-100

    51 21 Spiral Trackway 31:06 September 3
    52 22 Sphere Facade 31:44
    53 23 Telescape 32:14 August 16 (digital edition) Digital/CD
    54 24 Slug Cartilage 30:55 September 4 (digital edition)
    55 25 Pancake Heater 31:23 September 5 (digital edition)
    56 26 Worms for the Garden 30:07 September 13 (digital edition)
    57 27 Halls of Dimension 32:03 September 18 (digital edition)
    58 28 Feathers 31:39 October 3 (digital edition)
    59 29 Splatters 31:02 September 26 (digital edition)
    60 30 Mannequin Cemetery 29:13 October 5 (digital edition)
    61 31 Pearson's Square 33:40 October 24 (digital edition)
    62 32 Rise of the Blue Lotus 29:35 November 8 (digital edition)
    63 33 Pumpkin 31:10 October 29 (digital edition)
    64 35 Thank You Ohlinger's 32:06 November 2 (digital edition)
    65 36 The Pit 28:26
    66 37 Hollowed Out 32:10 November 11 (digital edition)
    67 38 It Smells Like Frogs 31:08 November 22 (digital edition)
    68 39 Twisterlend 30:36 November 25 (digital edition)
    69 34 Pikes 32:49 November 27 (digital edition)
    70 40 Coat of Charms 29:38 December 11 (digital edition)
    71 41 Wishes 33:05 December 24 (digital edition)
    2014 72 42 Backwards Chimney 29:02 January 18 (limited edition)
    73 43 Pike 43 33:05 January 21 (limited edition)
    74 44 You Can't Triple Stamp a Double Stamp 29:44 January 9 (digital edition)
    75 45 The Coats of Claude 29:59 January 17 (digital edition)
    76 46 Rainy Days 31:07 March 1 (digital edition)
    77 47 Roller Coaster Track Repair 30:06 March 1 (digital edition), (Vinyl edition: February 2018) Digital/CD/LP/VHS
    78 48 Hide In The Pickling Jar 30:52 February 7 (digital edition) Digital/CD
    79 49 Monument Valley 29:32
    80 50 Pitch Dark 29:58 February 25 (digital edition)
    81 51 Claymation Courtyard 30:23 April 14 (physical edition)
    82 52 Factory 29:45 March 13 (digital edition)
    83 53 City of Ferris Wheels 31:30 March 23 (digital edition)
    84 54 The Frankensteins Monsters Blinds 30:39 March 27 (digital edition)
    85 55 The Miskatonic Scale 29:39 May 23 (digital edition)
    86 56 Cycle 30:29 April 17 (digital edition)
    87 57 Night Gallery 30:11 April 28 (digital edition)
    88 58 Outpost 29:00 April 30 (digital edition)
    89 59 Ydrapoej 29:18 June 23 (limited edition), July 10 (digital edition)
    90 60 Footsteps 29:15 May 13 (digital edition)
    91 61 Citacis 29:10 May 20 (digital edition)
    92 62 Outlined for Citacis 29:56 May 28 (digital edition)
    93 63 Grand Gallery 29:43
    94 64 Aquarium 29:08 July 16 (limited edition), July 21 (digital edition)
    95 65 Hold Me Forever (In memory of my mom Nancy York Carroll) 28:37 June 25 (digital edition)
    96 66 Leave the Light On 30:44 July 29 (limited edition), August 14 (digital edition)
    97 67 Abandoned Slaughterhouse 30:06 July 13 (digital edition)
    98 68 Assignment 033-03 29:04 July 18 (digital edition)
    99 69 Category of Whereness 29:27 August 26 (limited edition), March 31, 2016 (digital edition)
    100 70 Snow Slug 29:21 July 29 (digital edition)
     

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