Tuesday, November 22, 2005

'Tis the season to be scalped

Three Buckethead CDs in less than a month? As Maximum Bob would say "oh, jeez!" First we got "Enter the Chicken" then "Dawn of the Deli Creeps" and now we're going to get "Kaleidoscalp" this week. Unbelievable. I just got my copy of the Deli Creeps CD and will do a little write up here soon (it's awesome, by the way). Remember waiting what seemed like a long time between CD releases when Buckethead was working with Guns N' Roses? I'm so glad that's over!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Interview with Buckethead and Serj

KNAC.com published an interview with Buckethead and Serj Tankian yesterday. Actually, Serj did most of the interview and Bucket mostly wrote notes and nodded his head. Turns out that Buckethead has four albums coming out before long. It's a pretty good interview, so check it out.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

CD covers coming soon

Just an FYI: I made CD covers for three of the shows that were on Buckethead's Live Wedges. They consist of front and back covers with track listings. I'll make them available here within the next few days.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Enter the Chicken

I've listened to Enter the Chicken twice, so it's time to babble about it little. I had trouble understanding most of what Serj and Efrem Schulz were singing (yelling) in "We Are One." Are my ears getting old? I don't think so as I can still translate some of what Robert Plant sings into something resembling English. "Three Fingers" with Saul Williams is cool, very cool. EmptyV's website has an article about Saul Williams where he says that he just came into the studio and added the vocals, but never actually met Buckethead. "Running from the Light" is pretty good - a mix of mellow & big (louder and dramatic, a bit power-balladish). Fingers & Light both have some nice smooth guitar bits.

"Coma" is mellow; I liked the vocals by Gigi and Maura Davis. "Waiting Here" is nice and Serj does a good job of singing, not yelling; I think it's the best vocal track on the album. I can't figure out why this is, but somehow Bucket is channeling Jimi on this track. I can't put my finger on it, but it works. As for "Funbus," I just don't like singers who usually growl, it really wrecks the track. It has some excellent guitar bits, though.

"The Hand" should be on a horror movie/TV show soundtrack like "We Are One". I always like hearing Maximum Bob, especially when he's laughing like a lunatic. I also like the insane operatic touch from Ani Maldjian. I'm all fired up for the Deli Creeps CD. I've loved "Nottingham Lace" since it was available as a download a while back. This is the best track on the album, if not the best track by anyone this year. The crazy part is that it's even better live.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dawn of the Deli Creeps

I just found out that the Dawn of the Deli Creeps CD has been released! So far, I've only seen it for sale on DeliCreeps.com.I'll be ordering that right away. YES! I've heard most of the songs, but I don't recognize a few of them. Of course, I may have heard them live. Shockingly, it doesn't have "Family of Freaks" (unless it's been renamed). I can't wait to get my hands on this.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Let's get this thing rolling

Welcome to BucketBlog land. I'm just starting this thing now, so I'll make the first cliche posting you expect. I guess I should tell you that this blog is primarily my ranting, raving, and praising all things Buckethead. This blog will also follow, to a some degree, the progress in recreating my Buckethead page called Page of the Robot. It was either the 4th or 5th Buckethead site in existence and became a part of bucketheadland.com way back when. It's been down for several years, but I'm actively rebuilding it from the ground up and over-engineering it to death. So, as Bela Lugosi would say, "I bid you welcome."