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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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Hey,
Can any Buckethead fans plz give me some suggestions on what material to listen to as a starting point for getting into his music?
At first I didn't like him - I had only seen a vid or two of him shredding insanely with all these weird outside notes. Its wasn't quite musical enough to my ears. Recently though I've watched some more and found he has such wide talent. Country stuff, ballads, even an awesome version of Machine gun - if I closed my eyes, I coulda believed that parts of it were Hendrix himself!

I'd really like to here a range of his stuff, not just the weird experimental horror-music-metal he does.

Suggestions?


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(@mac-manc-mcmanx)
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CKe7oJZMVNQ

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(@ghost)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGt4J9oBKKo One of my favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UeNqduo-C8

"If I had a time machine, I'd go back and tell me to practise that bloody guitar!" -Vic Lewis

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(@blueline)
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This is a lovely song I Love My Parents
This song is from Colma, which I HIGHLY suggest if you are looking to get into BH... For Mom
Another Colma song .... Watching the Boats with my Dad
Here's another one called Population Override

Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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thanks for the suggestions. Keep em comming!
I really love the song "Too Many Humans" from the Population Override album that Blueline cited. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oVVCavjaltM&feature=related
And one I found called Driod Assembly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7xsmFraAqY wat a main riff!

On a Buckethead related note - Anyone have any idea of the typical price of having a killswitch installed on a guitar in the UK (by a shop)?

And when they hell they gonna get Buckethead along for the G3 tour?!


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(@blueline)
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I saw him in a real small club located a few hours away from me. Great show, phenomenal player. Just could not understand how he could stay in that mask for hours at a time. Can't answer your question about the kill switch, you should go get some estimates at the local shop.

Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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(@jeffster1)
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Definitely two songs to really get into Buckethead are Soothsayer (probably one of my favourite songs of all time) and his new "untitled" song he hasn't released yet. Links:

Soothsayer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adV8-_hgL4g
Untitled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv1KyrsyCxQ

As for the killswitch. Here are two "cheats" that I've found if you don't want to mod your guitar.

1. Get a tuner and put it between your guitar and amp. When you hit the tuner it'll cut the sound.
2. If you have a guitar with separate volume knobs for the two pickups, put one to 0 volume level and the other up all the way, then you can use your pickup selector switch as a killswitch :)


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(@rahul)
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Where does he get his bucket supplies from ?


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(@ksac32)
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wow - i really never even heard any of his songs-just thought he was a shredder-watching boats with my dad is beautiful 8)
looking around you tube now for more.very nice links :D

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


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(@blueline)
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wow - i really never even heard any of his songs-just thought he was a shredder-watching boats with my dad is beautiful 8)
looking around you tube now for more.very nice links :D

Colma album- everyone I've ever played it for has went out and picked it up. Good stuff. He's all over the map. Shred, classical, laid back, experimental...talented kid!

Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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(@dan-t)
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Here are a few of my favs:

Whitewash

Padmasana

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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I've got quite a bit of his material now.
I'd definitely recommend the Population Override album if you want something bluesy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7eQg0nqH5A
And the Giant Robot album for some heavier, and actually very funny stuff (you'l know what I mean if you listen to it)

Most exciting guitarist i think iv found out about since srv IMO. Just learnt soothsayer n whitewash. cool stuff 8)


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(@alien)
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I think Buckethead is one of the majestic and superior cackling hens that Hendrix spoke of. I have no idea what it means, but I like it.


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(@blueline)
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I've got quite a bit of his material now.
I'd definitely recommend the Population Override album if you want something bluesy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7eQg0nqH5A
And the Giant Robot album for some heavier, and actually very funny stuff (you'l know what I mean if you listen to it)

Most exciting guitarist i think iv found out about since srv IMO. Just learnt soothsayer n whitewash. cool stuff 8)

Population Override is an awesome album. There's tons of great material on that one. I love playing that when I drive long distances. Just seems to be the perfect road trip CD.

Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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(@jeffster1)
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He's definitely one of the most underrated guitar players I've ever seen. By underrated I mean not well known. He can play literally ever style of music with exceptional skill. I'd almost go as far as saying he's the most talented player ever. (flame on)


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