Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Progressive Metal

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bumblefoot Ron Thal/Hermit album cover
4.80 | 6 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Zero
2. Hermit
3. Fatback
4. Freak
5. Sweetmeat
6. I Can't Play The Blues
7. Gray
8. Unsound
9. Goodbye
10. Rowboat
11. Hangup
12. Every Time I Shake My Head
13. (It's Like Christmas)


Search BUMBLEFOOT Ron Thal/Hermit lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search BUMBLEFOOT Ron Thal/Hermit tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Ron Thal / guitars, vocals

Releases information


Thanks to Plankowner for the addition
Edit this entry

BUMBLEFOOT MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy BUMBLEFOOT Ron Thal/Hermit Music

No release results - showing artist results instead
Bald Freak Music 2008
Audio CD$14.94
$7.23 (used)
Explicit Lyrics
Bald Freak Music 2005
Audio CD$15.07
$6.97 (used)
Barefoot - The Acoustic EpBarefoot - The Acoustic Ep
CD Baby 2009
Audio CD$7.21
$7.20 (used)
Abnormal by Bumblefoot (2008-07-01)Abnormal by Bumblefoot (2008-07-01)
Bald Freak Music
Audio CD$39.05
Barefoot - The Acoustic Ep by Bumblefoot (2009)Barefoot - The Acoustic Ep by Bumblefoot (2009)
CD Baby
Audio CD$33.00

More places to buy BUMBLEFOOT music online Buy BUMBLEFOOT & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BUMBLEFOOT DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BUMBLEFOOT Ron Thal/Hermit ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

BUMBLEFOOT Ron Thal/Hermit reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by siLLy puPPy
5 stars HERMIT is the 2nd release by Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot. This album proves that he's not only a virtuoso at every instrument he picks up but also as a songwriter and producer. The drum machines have been replaced by his brother Jeff Thal, guests musicians add the additional instruments (cello and sax) and the album sounds more like a real band than his debut. The music is an eclectic mix but the main sound is a kind of progressive grunge. Progressive, poppy, jazzy, grungy metal. The lyrics are mostly sardonic humor

1. Zero.....This is actually an intro for the next track. It is a lightning fast acoustic arpeggio with haunting cello building up with vocals to a climax which turns into...

2. Hermit.....A progressive grunge sound quickly gives way to odd drumming with cello and then becomes grungy again. Pattern repeats.

3. Fatback.....Another progressive grunge track. Catchy but one of the lesser tracks

4. Freak.....Reminds me of "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys but more metal and has a chorus

5. Sweetmeat.....A laid-back track giving room for lots of cello. Sung from the perspective of a dead carcass being consumed by flies.

6. I Can't Play The Blues.....A shredfest blues song with rapped lyrics. Guitar is smokin! Lyrics: a shredder's self-deprication in musical form. Highly original and a favorite! The sax is a nice touch

7. Gray.....A strange set of sounds sets the mood for a depressive acoustic/grungy number

8. Unsound.....Starts off sounding like a psychedelic Pink Floyd acoustic guitar track but has extreme metal outbursts occasionally

9. Goodbye.....Another grungy track. Catchy but another of the lesser tracks

10. Rowboat.....My favorite song. Frenetic and super-progressive. Sung from the perspective of a boater who drowned after hitting his head on his rowboat. The musical journey takes you through many influences including Steely Dan and funky metal. Jazzy-funky soloing and nice blue-grassy metal choruses.

11. Hangup.....Strange song indeed. About having the impulse to call someone and too scared to talk. So whadda ya do...? Funky bass, prog metal, acoustic jazz, reggae. Another favorite!

12. Every Time I Shake My Head (It's Like Christmas).....Now for something completely different. What? On a Bumblefoot album? Starts off with an acoustic jazz guitar and Bing Crosby vocals. After the crooning is done it breaks into serious metal shredding and ultimately back to jazz. Ahh! The cleverest song about dandruff i've ever heard. Maybe the only one as well

Another home-run for Bumblefoot! One of my favorite albums of all-time. For hyperactive freaks who love the speed of Vai, the wit of Zappa, the unpredictability of Mr. Bungle.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of BUMBLEFOOT "Ron Thal/Hermit"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | — the ultimate metal music virtual community

Server processing time: 0.59 seconds