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05-04-2005, 03:19 PM
Team B, Any chance of Buckethead being added to the list of performers? I see that he is scheduled to play 10kLF. The only thing lacking on the lineup is a virtuoso guitarist who can break out the nunchucks in midsong.
05-04-2005, 04:40 PM
Ohhhh man...Buckethead's at 10KL now?!!?!?! HE HAS to play at Wakarusa...especially if he's got Brain with him!
05-04-2005, 08:58 PM
It's Buckethead and Brain, and Claypool is going to be there. I hope they play together.
05-21-2005, 02:04 PM
I saw Buckethead open for Galactic and it was truly one of the best openers I've ever seen. If he were to come to Wakarusa, I would be in the front row...guitar..numb chucks...the robot..anyone here seen that yet?
btw - this is my first post so hello to everyone in waka society
05-21-2005, 02:58 PM
Hey, no more. Welcome to wakaworld. Different strokess--I saw buckethead open for galactic in Little Rock and just didn't dig it.
05-21-2005, 11:31 PM
I've seen Buckethead 7 times and have over 30 cds with him...definitely one of my biggest musical heroes. If you didn't enjoy the solo stuff he he's been doing in his opening sets, you might like one of the billions of other projects he has. I think its a lot cooler to see him with one of his bands when they have a longer set and more time to jam out.
05-22-2005, 04:55 AM
Buckethead is by all means the man, or robot? but he wont be playing wakarusa.
05-22-2005, 10:15 AM
Half man, half chicken, half robot. I don't know how he fits 3 halves in there, but he does it!
05-22-2005, 11:29 AM
I can remember at the 'Roo last year, I was zoning out at Vida Blue in the wee hours of the morning, when I heard the sound of thunder, but no clouds (yet). So I mozied on over to what I found to be Praxis, and one of the best shows I \"remember\" from Bonnaroo 2004. Except for his stint with Axl Rose, I would have to say I'm a Bucket-fan.
05-22-2005, 12:43 PM
I have a copy of that Praxis Bonnaroo show and damn I wish I was there...absolutely amazing and beautiful. I think if more bands like Praxis start getting well known it would certainly raise the bar in the jam band scene. I saw another lineup of Praxis in Chicago on April 1st and it was great.
I think the thing with Axl Rose was mostly so that he could draw in more fans (while simultaneously maybe bringing something worth while to that piece of crap band). It seems that Axl and Buckethead aren't on very good terms anymore, which is great because Buckethead can get back to working on his plethora of amazing projects.
Seems like most people getting into Buckethead don't realize that he has been around for a really lonnnnng time and has a discography about the size of Frank Zappa's. Some albums of his I'd recommend to you jamband folks:
Population Override - Buckethead on guitar, Travis Dickerson on keys, and Pinchface on drums...very bluesy with a lot of very pink floydish sounding stuff. All instrumental...has a theme about overpopulation. Should be available at most cd stores.
Monsters and Robots - Buckethead, with Brain from primus drumming, and lots of guest appearances from Bootsy Collins (from p funk) and Les Claypool, and DJ Disk. Lots of electronic/funk/hiphop feeling stuff on this cd...should be available at most cd stores.
Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - Big Eyeball in the Sky - kinda speaks for itself...Claypool, Bucket, Bernie Worrell (pfunk/talkingheads) and Brain combining their talents into one project. Should be available at most cd stores.
Thanatopsis - self-titled and Axiology - Thanatopsis is a band with Buckethead on guitar, Travis Dickerson on keys, and Ramy Antoun on drums.... the self-titled cd is made of high-energy fast paced psychedelic rock jams. Axiology is similar but more melodic...more pretty-sounding, a little less rocking out. Available at www.tdrsmusic.com
there's a billion more but I'd get stuck typing all day.
05-22-2005, 02:53 PM
I have the Population Override, and the Col. Claypool CDs, both are very good. The Monsters and Robots one sounds pretty sweet, I'll have to look for that.
05-22-2005, 08:16 PM
When he plays, it's like the sound of dead chickens coming through his hands. - Buckethead, speaking in the third person about his guitar style
05-22-2005, 11:18 PM
Actually, I think Herbie said that.
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