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BUCKETHEAD, born Brian Patrick CARROLL on May 13, 1969, is a highly eclectic guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, known for his eccentricities, such as literally wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head.

With over 150 studio albums, Buckethead has collaborated with dozens of other artists, including Les CLAYPOOL and film actor Viggo MORTENSEN. In addition, he has composed and performed music for a number of major motion pictures, including Saw II, Mortal Kombat, and Beverly Hills Ninja.

This expansive curriculum vitae has earned BUCKETHEAD a place on various lists of distinguished guitarists, including Guitar World's 25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists.

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ColmaColma
CyberOctave 1998
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Electric TearsElectric Tears
Metastation 2002
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Population OverridePopulation Override
ION 2004
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Monsters and RobotsMonsters and Robots
Cyber Octave 1999
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Funnel WeaverFunnel Weaver
Ion Records 2002
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Electric SeaElectric Sea
Metastation 2012
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Acoustic ShardsAcoustic Shards
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AVABELLA 2007
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Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle
Catalyst 2002
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Bucketheadland 2 by Buckethead (2003-10-13)Bucketheadland 2 by Buckethead (2003-10-13)
ION RECORDS
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BUCKETHEAD discography


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3.17 | 11 ratings
Bucketheadland
1992
4.08 | 19 ratings
Giant Robot
1994
3.17 | 10 ratings
The Day of the Robot
1996
4.14 | 29 ratings
Colma
1998
4.29 | 18 ratings
Monsters and Robots
1999
3.89 | 8 ratings
Some Where Over The Slaughterhouse
2001
3.11 | 8 ratings
Funnel Weaver
2002
3.68 | 9 ratings
Bermuda Triangle
2002
4.08 | 20 ratings
Electric Tears
2002
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pandemoniumfromamerica (with Viggo Mortensen)
2003
3.86 | 10 ratings
Bucketheadland 2
2003
3.85 | 8 ratings
Island of Lost Minds
2004
4.21 | 19 ratings
Population Override
2004
4.00 | 6 ratings
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
2004
1.00 | 1 ratings
Intelligence Failure (with Viggo Mortensen)
2005
4.03 | 10 ratings
Enter the Chicken
2005
3.85 | 8 ratings
Kaleidoscalp
2005
3.77 | 7 ratings
Inbred Mountain
2005
4.00 | 1 ratings
Chicken Noodles (with Travis Dickerson)
2006
3.92 | 7 ratings
The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
2006
4.24 | 15 ratings
Crime Slunk Scene
2006
3.12 | 7 ratings
Pepper's Ghost
2007
3.89 | 8 ratings
Acoustic Shards
2007
2.04 | 8 ratings
Bucketheadland Blueprints
2007
3.67 | 6 ratings
Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot
2007
3.00 | 6 ratings
Cyborg Slunks
2007
1.00 | 1 ratings
From The Coop
2008
3.14 | 7 ratings
Albino Slug
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Slaughterhouse On The Prairie
2009
4.24 | 14 ratings
A Real Diamond in the Rough
2009
1.00 | 1 ratings
Forensic Follies
2009
2.67 | 3 ratings
Needle In A Slunk Stack
2009
4.00 | 10 ratings
Shadows Between the Sky
2010
2.33 | 3 ratings
Spinal Clock
2010
3.43 | 7 ratings
Captain Eo's Voyage
2010
1.00 | 1 ratings
Left Hanging (with Travis Dickerson)
2010
2.90 | 11 ratings
Look Up There
2011
2.38 | 6 ratings
Underground Chamber
2011
3.88 | 6 ratings
3 Foot Clearance
2011
3.96 | 6 ratings
Empty Space
2011
3.54 | 9 ratings
It's Alive
2011
3.87 | 4 ratings
Balloon Cement
2012
3.04 | 5 ratings
March of the Slunks
2012
3.00 | 8 ratings
Racks
2012
3.00 | 5 ratings
The Silent Picture Book
2012
3.43 | 18 ratings
Electric Sea
2012
3.00 | 5 ratings
The Shores of Molokai
2012
1.17 | 4 ratings
Pearsons Square
2013
4.68 | 6 ratings
Slug Cartilage
2013
3.08 | 5 ratings
The Pit
2013
2.13 | 5 ratings
Thank you Ohlinger's
2013
2.21 | 5 ratings
Worms for the Garden
2013
1.96 | 4 ratings
Pancake Heater
2013
3.04 | 6 ratings
Twisterlend
2013
1.44 | 6 ratings
Rise of the Blue Lotus
2013
2.96 | 4 ratings
Hollowed Out
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
It Smells Like Frogs
2013
3.00 | 4 ratings
Coat of Charms
2013
3.83 | 4 ratings
Pike 14
2013
3.79 | 5 ratings
Pumpkin
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Feathers
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Splatters
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Mannequin Cemetery
2013
3.88 | 5 ratings
Halls Of Dimension
2013
3.87 | 4 ratings
Spiral Trackway (Pike 21)
2013
3.04 | 4 ratings
Forgotten Library
2013
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 16 - The Boiling Pond
2013
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 23 - Telescape
2013
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 34 - Pikes
2013
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 40 - Coat Of Arms
2013
1.10 | 2 ratings
Pike 41 - Wishes
2013
2.96 | 4 ratings
Sphere Facade (Pike 22)
2013
2.91 | 4 ratings
Thaw (Pike 20)
2013
2.04 | 4 ratings
Pike 18
2013
2.96 | 4 ratings
Pike 15
2013
4.03 | 8 ratings
Pike 13
2013
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Spirit Winds
2013
4.73 | 7 ratings
Teeter Slaughter
2013
3.92 | 5 ratings
Night Gallery
2014
4.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 92 - The Splatterhorn
2014
3.96 | 4 ratings
Pike 94 - Magic Lantern
2014
2.96 | 5 ratings
Outpost
2014
1.18 | 3 ratings
Celery
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
Snow Slug
2014
2.13 | 4 ratings
Leave The Light On
2014
4.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 75 - Twilight Constrictor
2014
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 76
2014
3.04 | 4 ratings
Pike 77 - Bumbyride Dreamlands
2014
5.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 81 - Carnival Of Cartilage
2014
4.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 82 - Calamity Cabin
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 83 - Dreamless Slumber
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 84 - Whirlpool
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 85 - Walk In Loset
2014
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 86 - Our Selves
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 87 - INTERSTELLAR SLUNK
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 88 - RED PEPPER RESTAURANT
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 91
2014
4.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 98 - Pilot
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 99 - Polar Trench
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 100 - The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 101 - In The Hollow Hills
2014
3.70 | 4 ratings
Outlined For Citacis
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
Cycle
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
City Of Ferris Wheels
2014
2.28 | 6 ratings
Claymation Courtyard
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
Hide In The Pickling Jar
2014
3.75 | 5 ratings
The Miskatonic Scale
2014
2.00 | 4 ratings
Pike 73 - Final Blend Of The Labyrinth
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 72 - Closed Attractions
2014
3.91 | 4 ratings
Pike 74 - Infinity Hill
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Propellar
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Assignment 033-03
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
42
2014
2.96 | 5 ratings
Citacis
2014
3.05 | 5 ratings
Listen For The Whisper
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
The Time Travelers Dream
2014
1.30 | 4 ratings
Pitch Dark
2014
3.17 | 4 ratings
The Frankensteins Monsters Blinds
2014
3.96 | 7 ratings
Passageways
2014
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 69
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.23 | 3 ratings
Pike 78
2014
1.74 | 8 ratings
Rainy Days
2014
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Coats of Claude
2014
3.91 | 4 ratings
Roller Coaster Track Repair
2014
3.92 | 6 ratings
Triple Stamp a Double Stamp
2014
2.67 | 3 ratings
Wishes
2014
3.55 | 10 ratings
Hold Me Forever In Memory of My Mom Nancy York Carroll
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Grand Gallery
2014
3.04 | 5 ratings
Coaster Coat
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Geppetos Trunk
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Abandoned Slaughterhouse
2014
3.78 | 4 ratings
Ydrapoej
2014
3.15 | 7 ratings
Monument Valley
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Cutout Animatronic
2014
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Boiling Pond
2014
4.71 | 5 ratings
Factory
2014
1.52 | 6 ratings
Footsteps
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
43
2014
3.90 | 2 ratings
Yarn
2014
3.04 | 5 ratings
Backwards Chimney
2014
2.22 | 4 ratings
Northern Lights
2014
2.95 | 2 ratings
Aquarium
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last Call for the E.P. Ripley
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Nautical Nightmares
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Blank Bot
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Scream Sundae
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Kareem's Footprint
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Carrotcature
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Popcorn Shells
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Invisable Forest
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Chickencoopscope
2015
3.23 | 7 ratings
Heaven is your Home (For my Father, Thomas Manley Carroll)
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Fog Gardens
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Carnival Cutouts
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Whisper Track
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
The Cellar Yawns
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Ancient Lens
2015
3.05 | 2 ratings
Herbie Climbs a Tree
2015
1.05 | 2 ratings
Upside Down Skyway
2015
4.35 | 3 ratings
Twisted Branches
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Half Circle Bridge
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Land of Miniatures
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Bats in the Lite Brite
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Four Forms
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Blue Tide
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Ghoul
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
Orange Tree
2015
1.10 | 2 ratings
Region
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Shapeless
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ognarader
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
The Windowsill
2015
1.46 | 5 ratings
Washed Away
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
A Ghost Took My Homework
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
Crest of the Hill
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
The Blob
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Last House on Slunk Street
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Quilted
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Visitor From The Mirror
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
30 Days Til Halloween: Swollen Glasses
2015
3.86 | 3 ratings
29 Days Til Halloween: Blurmwood
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
28 Days Til Halloween: The Insides of the Outsides
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
27 Days Til Halloween: Cavern Guide
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
26 Days Til Halloween: Bogwitch
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
25 Days Til Halloween: Window Fragment
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
24 Days Til Halloween: Screaming Scalp
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
23 Days Til Halloween: Wax
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
22 Days Til Halloween: I Got This Costume From The Sears Catalog
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
21 Days Til Halloween: Cement Decay
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
20 Days Til Halloween: Forgotten Experiment
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
19 Days Til Halloween: Light in Window
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
18 Days Til Halloween: Blue Squared
2015
1.05 | 2 ratings
17 Days Til Halloween: 1079
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
16 Days Til Halloween: Cellar
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
15 Days Til Halloween: Grotesques
2015
3.00 | 2 ratings
14 Days Til Halloween: Voice From The Dead Forest
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
13 Days Til Halloween: Maple Syrup
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
12 Days Til Halloween: Face Sling Shot
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
11 Days Til Halloween: Reflection
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
10 Days Til Halloween: Residue
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
9 Days Til Halloween: Eye on Spiral
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
8 Days Til Halloween: Flare Up
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
7 Days Til Halloween: Cavernous
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
6 Days Til Halloween: Underlair
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
5 Days Til Halloween: Scrapbook Front
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
4 Days Til Halloween: Silent Photo
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
3 Days Til Halloween: Crow Hedge
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
2 Days Til Halloween: Cold Frost
2015
3.86 | 3 ratings
Happy Halloween: Silver Shamrock
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
365 Days Til Halloween: Smash
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Wishing Brook
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Rooms of Illusions
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Sunken Parlor
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
Screen Door
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Hornet
2015
1.05 | 2 ratings
Crumple
2015
1.05 | 2 ratings
Trace Candle
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Teflecter
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Wheels of Ferris
2015
3.38 | 4 ratings
Pike Doors
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Old Toys
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Rain Drops on Christmas
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Sideway Streets
2015
3.83 | 5 ratings
Herbie Theatre
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Wall to Wall Cobwebs
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Squid Ink Lodge
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Moltrail
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Forest of Bamboo
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Weird Glows Gleam
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Collect Itself
2015
1.42 | 5 ratings
The Left Panel
2015
2.91 | 3 ratings
Night Of The Snowmole
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Glow In The Dark
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Infinity Of The Spheres
2015
3.15 | 8 ratings
Project Little Man
2015
3.70 | 4 ratings
Marble Monsters
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Vacuum
2015
2.19 | 8 ratings
Along the River Bank
2015
2.04 | 5 ratings
Tourist
2015
1.95 | 3 ratings
Creaky Doors and Creaky Floors
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Elevator
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Louzenger
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Shaded Ray
2015
2.91 | 9 ratings
The Other Side of the Dark
2015
2.87 | 4 ratings
Scroll of Vegetable
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Firebolt
2015
2.09 | 4 ratings
Solar Sailcraft
2015
2.00 | 4 ratings
Hideous Phantasm
2015
2.91 | 3 ratings
Giant Claw
2015
1.95 | 3 ratings
Observation
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Hats and Glasses
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
Tucked Into Dreams
2015
1.26 | 4 ratings
Forever Lake
2015
3.22 | 4 ratings
Down in the Bayou Part Two
2015
4.09 | 4 ratings
Down the Bayou Part One
2015
2.00 | 4 ratings
Chamber of Drawers
2015
3.60 | 6 ratings
Rotten Candy Cane
2015
2.08 | 5 ratings
Paint to the Tile
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Embroidery
2015
3.77 | 3 ratings
Digging Under the Basement
2015
2.86 | 3 ratings
Haunted Roller Coaster Chair
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 240 - Chart
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 237 - The Five Blocks
2016
3.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 238 - Attic Garden
2016
2.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 239 - The Mermaid Stairwell
2016
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 241 - Sparks In The Dark
2016
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 242 - Hamdens Hollow
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 243 - Santa's Toy Workshop
2016
1.14 | 3 ratings
Pike 235 - Oneiric Pool
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 236 - Castle On Slunk Hill
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Mirror Realms
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Cove Cloud
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Out of the Attic
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Dragging the Fence
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Buildor
2016
1.05 | 2 ratings
Florrmat
2016
2.00 | 4 ratings
Happy Birthday MJ 23
2016
2.14 | 3 ratings
Arcade Of The Deserted
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
The Creaking Stairs
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Cabs
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
Rooftop
2016
2.13 | 4 ratings
Drift
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Lightboard
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
22222222
2016
3.13 | 4 ratings
Coupon
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 244 - Out Orbit
2017
1.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 245 - Space Viking
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 246 - Nettle
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 247 - Rivers In The Seas
2017
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 248 - Adrift In Sleepwakefulness
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 249 - The Moss Lands
2017
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 250 - 250
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove
2017
2.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth
2017
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pik3 253 - Coop Erstown
2017
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 254 - Woven Twigs
2017
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 257 - Blank Slate
2017
1.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 258 - Echo
2017
3.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 264 - Poseidon
2017
4.86 | 2 ratings
Pike 265 - Ride Operator Q Bozo
2017
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 266 - Far
2017
4.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 267 - Thoracic Spine Collapser
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 268 - Sonar Rainbow
2017
3.91 | 4 ratings
Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City
2017
3.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds
2017
3.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool
2017
3.10 | 2 ratings
Pike 263 - Glacier
2017

BUCKETHEAD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume One
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume Two
2006
2.00 | 1 ratings
Secret Recipe
2006

BUCKETHEAD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 2 ratings
KFC Skin Piles
2001
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Rising Sun
2011

BUCKETHEAD Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Pepper's Ghost by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.12 | 7 ratings

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Pepper's Ghost
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

3 stars After a few heavy albums dipping into the avant-garde world with progressive leanings and a few collaborative efforts that led BUCKETHEAD into calmer musical arenas, he shifted gears a little bit and created a more digestible "easy listening" for BUCKETHEAD anyway, type of album. No, it's not like one of the many lullaby albums that haunt the Pike output but it is more of a riff oriented album that sticks to a rather heavy blues rock style but keeps the tracks interesting by alternating the timbres, tones and dynamics. This was the chicken lover's 19th solo album and focused on more structured compositions. Along with the avant-garde one is Dan Monti who plays bass as well as handling the production and programming.

PEPPER'S GHOST is a fairly easy album to get into as it's riff-oriented tracks are quite easy to wrap one's head around as there are no shockingly disturbing time signature freak outs and jittery caffeinated whirlwind of ideas outpacing a tornado. On the contrary, this is basically a heavy rock that speeds up into full metal territory type of album that utilizes slower passages that offer clean guitar segments with cool echo effects and arpeggios. The tracks are all on the short side with the longest only hitting the five minute mark. While having been accused of producing a commercial album, PEPPER'S GHOST is anything but with its incessant shifts of styles and dynamics albeit adhering to a pre-set melodic development which makes it easier to follow.

Ultimately PEPPER'S GHOST seems a little restrained and held back for my tastes when it comes to BUCKETHEAD's adventurous output. This seems more like a demo album for possible band guitarist slots where he can prove his ability to tamp down his wild side and create a more commercial sound such as he did with Guns N Roses. In some ways it is interesting to hear BH do a more "normal" album that sticks to 4/4 timings and traditional guitar solos that don't blend too many elements simultaneously but at the same time i keep wanting him to push the envelope even further but rather he retreats into safer territory instead of kicking it all into higher gear which any hardcore fan knows quite well that he is capable of doing.

All in all PEPPER'S GHOST is a decent album and not a bad place for someone to begin their BH journey before delving into the esoteric and complex of his canon. While it certainly is more entertaining than the insipid ballad cheese that he also has a propensity for, it doesn't exactly take my heavy metal fantasies to the starts either. Add to the fact that BH doesn't really engage in any new ideas as pretty much everything has been done before and better whether it be those echoey guitar licks or the Van Halen inspired guitar riffs and a few interesting guitar runs that do briefly bask in the avant-garde off kilterness. Having said that, all of the tracks are catchy and well executed and could easily be spiced up with little effort. Perhaps not my most treasured of BH listening experiences but also at the same time not one that i will run to the hills to avoid experiencing again. In the end it's a nice mix of the mellow tinged with echoed psychedelia and the heavy crunch of metal riffs. The sole exception to this fairly "normal" sounding BH album is the finale "Emblaming Plaza" which is a percussionless ambient electronic track and a sneak preview to the Countdown To Halloween Pikes.

3.5 rounded down

 Pike 268 - Sonar Rainbow by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 268 - Sonar Rainbow
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 268 - Sonar Rainbow / 25th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 4 tracks / Clocks in at 29minutes 35seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead.

"Sonar Rainbow" (11:27) the longest track begins with an ambient flow and echoey clean guitar which insinuates a possible non-rock type of album but lo and behold a guitar jumps in and then like lemmings so does the bass and drum section. It continues to jam on building up a melody but slightly before the three minute mark slows down back to the echoey guitar type of intro but only for a while as a guitar solo erupts for a while. As it continues it becomes a repetitive sequence of guitar chords with a bluesy guitar solo around it. The production is pretty cool as the guitar sounds are processed in interesting ways that give a crisp unusual type of distortion to them, however the music is just like a gazillion other PIKEs that have this same jamming around a repetitive chord sequence. Personally i find it a bit boring

"The Maddening Of Mercury" (6:56) begins with a heavily distorted guitar riff that is downtrend and sounds rather monstrous with a few little squeals stuck in and then a guitar solo sputters all around it. The riff becomes a bit more chaotic. This one has a really cool hellish sound as it's all murky and highly cacophonous. When a guitar solo erupts again the riffs take a break but they come back soon enough. I like this one a lot. It has a rather loose compositional style with all kinds of different counterpoints that aren't predictable unlike the previous track. The bouncy distorted riffs have some jittery time signatures that seem a bit erratic as well. Half way through it changes it up and creates a more frenetic riff meets solo sequence. Lots of changes and dipping into strange surreal segments. Nice.

"Debris" (2:37) is a jittery little number that hops, skips and jumps around like a decapitated chicken but then settles into a steady beat and rhythm with crunchy guitars but also deviates into little dissonant segments that last a while before moving on. There is a dissonant relationship between the riffs and the lead guitar. Also very progressive in its time signature run. Another cool track.

"Venomous Fog" (8:35) starts out ambient like the first track but then jumps into a heavy guitar riff. After it properly introduces itself it quiets down for a few seconds. This one sounds much like the beginning track with a repetitive sequence of chords that allow the lead guitar to wank over although they appear less often at first and let the riffs simply do their rhythmic thang. It basically alternates between the heavier passages and then quiets things down for a while. The melodic development remains constant for the entire track. Another been there, done that a million times before type track. Not bad but fairly meh.

The first and last tracks are meh but i love the second two enough to give this three stars.

 Pike 267 - Thoracic Spine Collapser by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Pike 267 - Thoracic Spine Collapser
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 267 - Thoracic Spine Collapser / 24th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 8 tracks / Clocks in at 29minutes 36seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead.

"Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" (2:58) starts things off with a heavy processed riff crunch that has a quickened tempo, a rather thrash oriented chugga chug and then adds some lightning fast guitar licks to the mix. It continues with a rather detached proggy float through time signature alley but then turns into an electronica frenzy before letting a mask melting guitar solo erupts. It reverts back into industrial thrash land. Towards the end it breaks into funk rock. A lot of mileage covered in this short monster

"Thoracic Sprain" (2:59) jumps into echoey heavy distorted riffs that sort of skip like a record as well. Instantly guitar solos erupt into an energetic frenzy before it becomes more of a psychedelic space metal echo guitar show but wait! It then goes somewhere unexpected. No way! Basically this one jumps all around from slower passages to heavier ones and changing the riffs, rhythms and basically everything as it moves on. Sort of a medley of BUCKETHEADLAND. Passages can range from total cacophony to little melodic rock bits

"Nerve Compression at T4" (3:54) changes over and adds even more zest and zeal to the energetic parade through strange metal riffing. This one is more of monster stomp type of riffing but then becomes more of a heavy distorted arpeggio followed by an ever changing rotisserie of changin' it up styles. The segments are getting shorter and generally last only 30 seconds or so. They all have a few things in common: heavy, distorted, noisy and demented. Of course there is the occasional slow burner only fleetingly so

"Nerve Compression at T5" (4:08) begins with a heavy blues riff that sounds like a more caffeinated version of Stevie Ray Vaughan but of course that doesn't last long and soon a serious bass funk groove erupts as does frenetic guitar solos. At this point it's impossible to predict where these roller coaster tracks will lead you but this one tends to stay within the rails of blues rock, funk rock with only occasional outbursts into alt metal and weirdo left field ventures

"Nerve Stability at T6" (3:48) begins totally different with a robotic distorted bass groove and only a little atmospheric guitar frosting while metallic noise fuzz looms in the background. Very ominous and industrial feeling with the pace of sped of doom metal but very hypnotic until it takes a sharp turn into faster blues oriented hard rock with a guitar solo. At least for a while before it begins the spiral down another adventurous coaster track. Tempos speed up and then slow down. Complete musical breakdown and then eruptions into new styles with different instrumentals changing up their roles. Heavy blues rock makes the most appearances in this one. Ends with echoey space guitars and riff finale

"Complete Shutdown of Central Nervous System" (4:09) begins with an off-kilter guitar riff that has odd time sigs and then bursts into crunchy metal riffing and then the two styles alternate. After a frenetic venture into noise rock, it changes into funk rock and then a sizzling solo bedazzles before more blues rock enters the coop.

"Thoracic Park (home of the most spine shattering roller coasters)" (2:36) actually does have sort of a soundtrack quality to it as it chugs along in a mega-metal funk type of way. The bass riff is off the charts as the guitar adds licks but ultimately takes over with a cute little thematic riff session. The metal guitar parts are down tuned and this one actually continues an overall theme and melody throughout its existence unlike some of the other aimless tracks

"Rejuvenation Chamber" (5:04) is completely different for this PIKE. This starts out with ambient electronic swirls with a subdued guitar slowly unfurling a molasses flow paced melody. BUCKETHEAD's ambient tracks are hit and miss with more missing the mark but this one is actually pretty freakin' good. It has a very nice melody that is carried out by the interaction of the guitar riff but augmented by the ambient synth sounds. It is very ethereal without bass and drums. It's like a meditative cloud sweep through the skies and after a noisy, chaotic PIKE, quite the surprise.

Not bad. Although this style of PIKE has been done many times before. BH has been perfecting his chaotic roller coaster rides in BUCKETHEADLAND to make a more balanced feel to his preferred madness of choice. Although the genre styles and avant-garde adventusisms are in full effect, there is something more gentle about how this Frankenstein is stitched together. As the PIKE progresses it gets ever more frenetic but the final track offers a nice little musical valium pill to assure the listener that everything is all right and that it was just a musical coaster ride that is now over.

 Pike 266 - Far by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 266 - Far
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
2 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 266 - Far / 23rd release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 5 tracks all titled 'Far' / Clocks in at 27minutes 33seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead. It's another lullaby album :O

'Far 1' (3:57) begins with a snail's paced tempo. Echoey spacey clean guitar tones, intermittent bass notes and lazy dreamy percussion. A melody develops and a few distorted electrical guitar parts join in but this track is very much on cloud nine. It picks up again towards the end with power chords but never picks up tempo and reverts back to the space rock that it began as.

'Far 2' (4:34) picks up a similar melody with clean guitar and sounds like the track 1 with a few more guitar parts but picks up more distortion and creates a similar melody. Not too much different on this track but has a few guitar squeals here and there. Similarly alternates between the quiet passages and the more energetic segments.

'Far 3' (4:48) picks up imperceptibly and continues pretty much the same tempo, same riffing and very similar melody. It is a little more energetic as it immediately picks up steam and eventually a little tempo but remains fairly chilled out space rock.

'Far 4' (3:54) sounds like a record getting stuck on the same track. It begins with the same slow tempo clean guitar riffs but does pick up a bit with heavier riffing but the melody sounds almost identical to pretty much all the other tracks.

'Far 5' (10:40) the longest track begins similarly but more atmospheric ambience and begins immediately with heavier guitar riffs along with the space rock sounds. A guitar solo is finally allowed to erupt into a sped up bluesy frenzy. Although this one has more of rockin' feel, it still is nothing more than a repetitive loop of a few chords that continue on with soloing over the main rhythm.

This one goes on FAR too long. It's repetitive, it's predictable and for me it's quite boring. It's one of those PIKEs that's decent background music if you're focusing on something else but as an active listening experience it just lacks enough variety. After my favorite PIKE of 2017, this one ranks amongst my least liked. Ah, BUCKETHEAD. You really know how to keep changing things up!

 Crime Slunk Scene by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.24 | 15 ratings

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Crime Slunk Scene
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars One of the few albums that was available only at BUCKETHEAD concerts, his 18th album and final of 2006, CRIME SLUNK SCENE is yet another collaborative effort of our favorite chicken lover along with Dan Monti and Travis Dickerson. Due to the availability only on tour, this one has become quite the collectible and a case when YouTube is your best friend despite a sold out repressing. A proposed newer pressing is supposed to happen in 2017. The CD version includes two extra tracks "Micha Gigan" and "Slunk Parade AKA Freaks In The Black" not found on the vinyl edition. I love the album cover. A SLUNK is a prematurely born animal. Look into the eyes of the chickens. They will tell you the tale of the CRIME SLUNK SCENE.

This is one of BUCKETHEAD's more accessible albums with less focus on the avant-garde and more of a mix of funk and alternative metal styles however tracks like "Col. Austin VS Col. Sanders AKA Red Track Suit" are aggressive and thrashy but most tracks like the funky introduction "King James" are mid tempo funky metal and distorted alternative metal such as the slinking distortionfest called "Soothsayer" which sails on for just over nine minutes. "We Can Rebuild Him" adds a little avant-garde guitar workouts amidst a more recognizable alternative metal riffing approach although it does have sped up super heavy metal sections with emphasis on speed.

My favorite track is the diverse "Electronic Slight Of Hand" which manages to include a whole barrage of styles and tempos which includes alternative metal riffing, heavy thrash segments and angular avant-garde rhythm dances along with nice melodic soloing all prancing about in BUCKETHEAD's special spastic way of delivering his jittery riffing that bounce along and even includes some sort of cool counterpoints. "Mega Giigan" is a spastic little metal masterpiece as well as it unleashes some monstrous riffs, a series of guitar squeals and simulates the famous battle with Godzilla as Tokyo is razed to the ground.

CRIME SLUNK SCENE is a continuous battle between the laid back and the hyperactive as styles shift around abruptly and unexpectedly. While many of the styles laid down would become a staple on many editions of the Pike series, the tracks on this one are exquisitely constructed to make quite the interesting listen. Easily accessible even upon first listen and just enough avant-garde touches to keep the listening experience unique and in no doubt who is performing all the jittery guitar gymnastics. Another great edition in the BUCKETHEAD universe.

 Chicken Noodles (with Travis Dickerson) by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Chicken Noodles (with Travis Dickerson)
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
4 stars CHICKEN NOODLES is the first of several albums that form a collaborative effort of BUCKETHEAD and TRAVIS DICKERSON. Both are given credit on the album cover and are the only two musicians on the album. As with most BH albums, this one is all instrumental and was inspired by the track "Cruel Reality Of Nature" for the "Population Override" album. It started out as a stripped down version of that track but became a full album's worth of ideas where the duo got carried away and manage to hit the 51 minute mark.

Musically this is a very subdued and mellow form of jazz-fusion with BUCKETHEAD playing guitars and DICKERSON handling the keyboards. The guitar is mainly composed of an echoey clean spacey series of licks and riffing while the keys are somewhat electro- funky and sound somewhere between the mellow jazz-rock of the Weather Report and the funk-jazz of Herbie Hancock's "Headhunters." The mood is very much a playful jam session and nothing gets too heavy or complex. The album cruises on slow to mid tempo rhythms with a lot of vibraphone type sounds emerging from the keys.

This one is basically a pre-Pike specialty that is the fundamental basis of many of the lullaby albums that punctuate BUCKETHEAD's avant-garde universe. It is beautifully melodic with pleasant melodies that slink along for extended periods of time like lazy loops of lethargic love prancing about like pinwheels in the wind. Personally i find this type of music much more interesting with two musicians than the solo efforts of BH on future release because the counterpoints of the two musicians create a more dynamic effect than BH simply unleashing overblown repetitive riffs that wear out their welcome.

Overall a fairly catchy combo effect of ambient atmospheres and jazz-fusion jamming in sensual sessions that are easy to get lost in as they are totally dreamy and capture not only a subdued jazz-funk vibe but a nice placid lounge lizard aura like a stress-free vacation at Rancho Relaxo. Another early triumph of the chicken lover and one of his partners in crime and a nice respite between the heavy headed avant-garde metal albums that surround it. There would also be a "Chicken Noodles II" and a couple more albums shared by these two.

 The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.92 | 7 ratings

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The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars As the year 2006 rolled on, the strange artist known as BUCKETHEAD was releasing multiple albums per year with his 17th overall solo offering THE ELEPHANT MAN'S ALARM CLOCK as the first of three for the year. Yet another album recorded in The Slaughterhouse with Dan Monti and Albert lending a hand in the production process as well as Del Rey Brewer contributing some of the songwriting of the all instrumental three quarters of an hour long plus experience. There are a few scant words uttered by Bootsy Collins. As any true BUCKETHEAD fan knows, there are a gazillion different styles of his playing ranging from the sappy slow and melodic resulting in utter gagdom all across the spectrum to the most convolutedly complex weirdness every recorded, at least on Earth. THE ELEPHANT MAN'S ALARM CLOCK has become one of the more popular albums in BH's early egg laying days for it fits on that wide spectrum somewhere in the middle of the extremes with highly accessible melodic approaches nestled in all of the avant-garde weirdness we've come to expect.

The combo effect of funk and metal has always proven to be a strong suit for Mr BH and there is plenty of both on this energetic release that provides ample amounts of head banging fury along with the expected avant-guitar solos while funk bass rules the roost for significant chunks of playing time and bandmate from Praxis in the form of Bootsy Collins even makes a cameo appearance on "Bird With A Hole In The Stomach" where he adds a monstrosity of a space bass solo at the end. An unusual feature for BH at this point anyway is the four part "Lurker At The Threshold" which is a dedication to H.P. Lovecraft. While it may sound like a prog behemoth in writing, all four tracks clock in under ten minutes and go through several BH styles such as slow and mellow melodic introducing features that slowly ratchet up the temp ladder with funk guitar, heavy distorted riffing and guitar solos.

The track "Droid Assembly" is worth mentioning as it has that classic detached groove that i could totally envision BH doing his famous dance to. The electronica based drum sound is followed by a series of angular avant-garde-isms that create a unifying factor of danceability while avant-prog guitars and bass lines flounder all over the place. The cutely named "Fizzy Lipton Drinks," a reference to the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" starts out with an industrial metal type of groove but quickly becomes one of those riff and solo numbers but also jumps into an avant-parade of strange riffs, grooves and guitar squealing as if a pig were sacrificed in the making of this production. Unfortunately the track ends with an annoying bout with silence before a *hidden track* appears. I hate these but was a very nought-y thing to do in the early years of the millennium. After enduring a forced period of meditation we finally get a total funkified only affair with Bootsy Collins making a return and BH adding some counterpoint guitar licks which goes on for a few minutes allowing the two to really get down and dirty.

THE ELEPHANT'S ALARM CLOCK is yet another excellent album in the early BH years when he was only getting started releasing multiple albums per year. While many tout this one as one of his absolute best, i find it a little repetitive at times and doesn't come close to the mind blowing diverse elements and avant-grooviness of album's like "Monsters And Robots." After all, "normal" is for mere bands that didn't obtain their strange and otherworldly powers in chicken coops. This album is nonetheless a great introductory work to BH's overall early works and a mandatory edition for those more into his less adventurous and more in tune with melodies and established rock and metal elements in music. It's certainly an excellent album even if it doesn't rank high in my own personal world but one thing IS for sure and that is that it is indeed a captivating listen throughout its entirety.

 Inbred Mountain by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.77 | 7 ratings

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Inbred Mountain
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars At the closing of the year 2005, the artist known as B-U-C-K-E-T-H-E-A-D released his 16th studio album INBRED MOUNTAIN on Travis Dickerson's fledgling label TDRS Music and continues the mega weirdo hybrid experimentation procedures that had been occurring throughout the chicken lover's heeeeeeeeestory

Experimental music expanded after "Kaleidoscalp" and much furr-thurr into the wEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIrd and wild musical west as guitars gallop, bass lines bounce, percussive drumbeats detonate and riffs raucously reverberate around a series of sensational sonic possibilities

It's just WEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIRRRDDD i say! Funk guitars mix it up with metal. Flamenco prances where it doesn't belong. DJ electronic percussion beats get all dope in the most inappropriate ways while strange new hitherto possibilities

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there are nursery rhymes: 3 blind mice (1ST track] there is traditional metal chords and riffs [evREEwear) there is funk and soul there is

Basically this is a brilliant excogitation of many elements of music intermingled and forced against their will to perform unthinkable acts together that should be illegal in many states and provinces around the globe but the laws simply haven't kept up with the perverted masterminds of musical prowess who insist on forcing different musical genres to get it on in the most unorthodox procedures and in the process create a vortex into unthinkable alternate realities

OMG! Love it i do but not his best, but excellent non the incest (INBRED MOUNTAIN woo hoo ˙©?´

oh and BANJOS occur?.. yes they occur in strange fashion . sTRANge inDEEd inDID in.Idoh4

 Pike 265 - Ride Operator Q Bozo by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.86 | 2 ratings

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Pike 265 - Ride Operator Q Bozo
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

5 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 265 - Ride Operator Q Bozo / 22nd release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 8 tracks with 7 titled 'R.O.Q. Bozo' plus an 8th differently titled/ Clocks in at 31minutes 26seconds / everything played by Buck-buck- buckethead. Like many of these same track named PIKEs, this one's playlist runs together fairly seamless merely passing the melody baton onto the next track

'R.O.Q Bozo 1' (2:35) begins with dissonant jangly guitars and then bursts into heavy metal riffing but remains dissonant and has a jangly distortion. From the din a sizzling guitar solo erupts but quickly becomes suffocated by more jangly angular guitar riffs. Enter the thrash riffing and then it changes up again. Guitar, bass and drums are smokin' hot

'R.O.Q Bozo 2' (3:13) sort of runs into first track but has a mid paced tempo with staccato grungy riffs but picks up steam. Remains somewhat dissonant and down tuned. Very alternative metal feeling. Picks up intensity at end

'R.O.Q Bozo 3' (2:50) starts off more thrashy but then subdues into a quiet murky passage with jangly licks and atmospheric accouterments. Metal riffing returns along with strange off-kilter guitar licks that are sorta in their own world. The progressive time sigs are off the hook

'R.O.Q Bozo 4' (3:47) begins with more heavy riffing but is joined by some energetic guitar sliding action which offers a strange counterpoint. The slides become guitar solos and the jangly riffs seem even more dissonant, down tuned and alienating. After a quieting down it becomes some sort of nursery rhyme type of riffing for a short while and then erupts back into heavy riffs, guitar slides and more loud cacophonous outbursts

'R.O.Q Bozo 5' (3:46) basically continues but offers an energetic outburst of riffing before slowing down and letting fuzzy guitar distortion do some 'talking.' This one is all over the place but is sort of a call and response between intense metal riffing sessions with slower jangly echo chamber segments accompanied by very freaky guitar licks

'R.O.Q Bozo 6' (4:16) changes abruptly with a subtle funk element but quickly becomes overpowered by dissonant heavy guitar riifs, pyroclastic eruptive guitar solos and a bass and drum fast enough to melt fingers. Angular rhythms and filthy distortion meander all over the place ratcheting up the intensity and the musical tension is thick. Also included are reverb freak outs and all kinds of whizzing up and down the scales in both the riffing and solos like there's no tomorrow and some weird circus rhythms towards the end

'R.O.Q Bozo 7' (3:59) is a more 'normal' type of track at first with a recognizable melody but the dissonant squad overpower it quickly and then all kinds of forces fight each other for domination. It just gets weirder and weirder as guitar solos, different riffs, tempos, dynamics and everything vie for ultimate control. It changes up often and any structure has been replaced by utter chaos. It's literally an orgy of different sounds

'Ramp Ahead' (7:00) is the only track with a different title and likewise is the only track with a totally different feel. After the frenzy that was the 'R.O.Q' train that ended in a total cluster [%*!#] of unhinged musical offerings, this one is a nice little 'normal' type of alternative metal track with a recurring melody that is created from distorted guitar riffs, bass and drum at a slow to medium tempo. The distortion is heavy as each note reverberates into the future creating a wall of sound effect but somehow it all balances out. After a slower beginning it gets heavier and more thrashy but the melody remains locked into the riff changes and carried on even within the solo and lick action. The track remains 'stable' throughout its 7 minute run and is the perfect sanity recalibrater after the intensity of what preceded

Yay! This is my favorite PIKE of 2017 so far. It is highly energetic, experimental and unrelenting in its delivery of A+++ weirdo instrumental metal. It has all the adventurous experimental elements i love about BH but also has a sense of control in that every element is carefully crafted and doesn't feel random at all (well, ok it does sometimes :) The melodic elements and the chaotic dissonance are always hanging on a tightrope together and the tension is unnerving. This is a fine example of BH's musical maestrohood and yet another testament to his otherworldly powers he derives from space chickens. Another golden egg has been laid!

 Kaleidoscalp by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.85 | 8 ratings

BUY
Kaleidoscalp
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars Continuing the trend of releasing multiple albums in a year, 2005 saw BUCKETHEAD release three with the second KALEIDOSCALP continuing this ever growing prolific restlessness. Of course, it pales compared to what would be released during the Pike series but at this point ALL his albums were of high quality with very few throwaways. After a more "normal" album emerging due to the collaborative forces of guest appearances on "Enter The Chicken," BUCKETHEAD was back to his avant-garde tendencies once again with KALEIDOSCALP. On his 15th album he utilized the art of circuit bending to add a whole new level of weirdness. As most of his early albums were scattered amongst countless labels, this one found a home on John Zorn's Tzadik label and features Zorn as executive producer with Dan Monti and Albert also helping out in the production department. In addition this album was in the works when Dimebag Darrell of Pantera was killed while playing live and the track "The Android Of Notre Dame" is a tribute to the great groove metal guitar god.

Generally speaking, KALIDOSCALP is primarily based in the world of alternative metal with a solid metal guitar grunge groove and then augmented with all of the circuit bending avant-madness that as insinuated on the album cover. While the tracks are similar to other albums in the compositional style (much of the time), this is one of those albums that dawned the era of BUCKETHEAD taking liberties of switching styles, dynamics and even genres all together in the middle of the track at any given moment which adds the element of surprise around every musical corner. As with most BH releases, there is always the presence of funk lurking around the corner and on this release the funk grooves are ubiquitous as heard in the metal grooves themselves as well as the outstanding guitar solo on the opening "Frankenseuss Laboratories" which features samples of the Kyrie movement of György Ligeti's "Requiem" as well as snippets from John Carpenter's "Dark Star" film.

"The Last Ride Of The Bozomobile" sounds like some sort of folk anthem, like "Yankee Doodle" or something before turning into an avant-garde mix of heavy guitar, darkened moody dissonant grooves that ultimately merge with the introductory folk lick to makes a fairy tripped out and bizarre soundscape of schizophrenia. KALEIDOSCALP is one of the coolest early roller coaster rides in BUCKETHEADLAND where twists and turns are plentiful although the overall sound is fairly accessible for metalheads since melodic developments usually develop before jumping off into hyperspace. The track "The Sticker On Hallucinogens" is completely carried out as a bizarre parade of circuit bending as BH strives to eke some sort of melody out of the freaky feedback. Although "The Android Of Notre Dame" is a tribute to Dimebag don't expect a Pantera cover or even close to something resembling groove metal. This is one of the weirdest tracks on the album with avant-garde groove mixing and melding with circuit bends, angular guitar rhythms that burst into all kinds of lugubrious classical sounding passages that have more of an industrial metal riffage going on when it comes in. Actually i don't get the connection but this is in the world of BH of course.

The final track "She Sells Sea Shells By The Slaughterhouse" displays BH's mellower side with those lullaby type acoustic tracks that have been done ad nauseum in recent years but works here because it doesn't last overly long. While the track itself is over eleven minutes long that's because there is a long pause of silence before breaking into the ultimate avant-garde metal and circuit board workout which lasts about four minutes before ending yet another wild and whacky BUCKETEAD album. This album has a great balance of accessible and avant-garde so not a bad album to recommend for those who want to wean themselves off the easy listening BH and venture into the more bizarre and technical constructed albums. Personally i love this one quite a bit and one of my faves of the earlier years.

4.5 rounded down

Thanks to epignosis for the artist addition.

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