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Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« on: January 02, 2007, 08:36:13 am »
Okay, so this guy, calls himself Buckethead, puts on a mike myers mask from the slasher movie Helloween, and then puts a KFC bucket on his head.



He's a really fucking good guitarist, probably the best i've ever seen.. after petrucci ofcourse.  ;)

He's played with Guns N Roses from 2000 till 2004.

Warning though, this buckethead has some seeerious screws loose. On movies hes always talking like a retard and when the crowd cheers him on live shows he cringes.

Ozzy osbourne asked him for his band, this was what he said :

"I tried out that Buckethead guy. I met with him and asked him to work with me but only if he got rid of the fucking bucket. So I came back a bit later and he's wearing this green fucking Martian's-hat thing! I said, 'Look, just be yourself'. He told me his name was Brian, so I said that's what I'd call him. He says, 'No one calls me Brian except my mother'. So I said, 'Pretend I'm your mum then!'. I haven't even got out of the room and I'm already playing fucking mind games with the guy. What happens if one day he's gone and there's a note saying, 'I've been beamed up'? Don't get me wrong, he's a great player. He plays like a motherfucker!"

Anyway, here's a vid of him with the guns n roses tour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANSQcqYza7M

Here's a instructional vid with a bit from the SID, he plays this so weirdly, but it sounds just like it !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ZjPYtcMOA

Its a bit freaky though.

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 08:48:01 am »
Seen him the other day, accidentally discovered a video of him, thought nothing of it.. but damn this guy is amazing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckethead

"Buckethead (born Brian Carroll)"

Apparently, this is him unmasked
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 09:05:39 am by Fallout »

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 09:29:57 am »
Wearing a bucket on your head does not increase your chances of clearing this song, or maybe it will.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUttvFhBt0

I've only cleared it on normal so far.
But here's some fool doing it on expert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeqGW7QhJbE

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 07:17:45 pm »
What the hell is that button he presses on his guitar?

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 09:17:15 pm »
The one that starts the prerecorded tape he has in his guitar? Or just a very awesome button.
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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 09:50:09 pm »
The one that starts the prerecorded tape he has in his guitar? Or just a very awesome button.

You obviously didnt watch the videos. :P

It's a very awesome button. It cuts off the pickups or something..

EDIT: AHHHHH. It cuts off the signal to the amp.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 11:39:09 pm by Fallout »

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 02:25:03 am »
I think it changes the signal from clean to disortion.

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 03:08:21 am »
I think it changes the signal from clean to disortion.

Possibly, but I got a similar effect by poking the cable in and out of the amp plug. Hmm.

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 03:10:28 am »
Hahah  ;D

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2007, 07:03:59 pm »
I actually seen Buckethead live when he was playing with GnR. They were fucking awful but the dude *can* play guitar.


heh heh.

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 12:30:32 am »
That little button acts as a killswitch. It does indeed just cut the sound from the guitar when pressed. Tom morello used one, and I think Matt Bellamy (muse) has one in at least 1 of his guitars. Google "killswitch" or something to learn more.

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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2007, 04:36:38 am »
he's listed on the top ten guitarists of all time for a reason. He's just Mentally insane. ;)
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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2007, 09:46:12 pm »
Wearing a bucket on your head does not increase your chances of clearing this song, or maybe it will.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUttvFhBt0

I've only cleared it on normal so far.
But here's some fool doing it on expert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeqGW7QhJbE

I got a perfect on normal and did very well on hard. Haven't tried to touch it on expert.


Buckethead is awesome, I'm a fan. Honestly, take what you read with a grain of salt. Take what you see with a grain of salt. The man is intelligent and is just having a good time. I think thats his thing, acting nuts. Read his story on his website and you'll get a good laugh. Regardless if you take him seriously or not (I personally don't think hes nuts and just puts on a show because it makes the whole experience more fun) hes a brilliant guitar player.

I can't recall the name of the album, but he has a solo album that is almost impossible to get now. I have a copy of it and I must say its an AWESOME album.

It tells a story of robots attacking Buckethead land. All the robots have names and short stories behind them. Theres some talking and other ways he tells the whole story throughout the album. Actual songs inbetween "scenes" and whatnot. All the retro/future effects, like robots fighting, and told through guitar sounds. Its really just brilliant.

Great listen. :)

If you can find a way to get ahold of it, do it. :)
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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2007, 12:35:14 am »
Wearing a bucket on your head does not increase your chances of clearing this song, or maybe it will.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUttvFhBt0

I've only cleared it on normal so far.
But here's some fool doing it on expert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeqGW7QhJbE

I got a perfect on normal and did very well on hard. Haven't tried to touch it on expert.


Buckethead is awesome, I'm a fan. Honestly, take what you read with a grain of salt. Take what you see with a grain of salt. The man is intelligent and is just having a good time. I think thats his thing, acting nuts. Read his story on his website and you'll get a good laugh. Regardless if you take him seriously or not (I personally don't think hes nuts and just puts on a show because it makes the whole experience more fun) hes a brilliant guitar player.

I can't recall the name of the album, but he has a solo album that is almost impossible to get now. I have a copy of it and I must say its an AWESOME album.

It tells a story of robots attacking Buckethead land. All the robots have names and short stories behind them. Theres some talking and other ways he tells the whole story throughout the album. Actual songs inbetween "scenes" and whatnot. All the retro/future effects, like robots fighting, and told through guitar sounds. Its really just brilliant.

Great listen. :)

If you can find a way to get ahold of it, do it. :)

is that bucketheadland, or giant robot?

oh, and 61% through jordan, expert ;)
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Re: Buckethead : What The Fuck ?!
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2007, 12:36:17 am »
I am of the opinion that Guitar Hero II is a great advertising device...just heard of BucketHeda through one of the unlockable songs. I like the funky electronic soundiness of the it...I shall investigate further, after searching him on Google the other  day and getting totally and utterly terrified.