Buckethead!!

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  1. johnny k

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    he can do the weirdest taping licks as well.


    at 0'49.
     
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    Yeah, they call it 4 finger tapping.
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    interesting. Shame i can't even do 2 fingers tapping.
     
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    I saw him at BB King’s in Times Square a few years ago, then at Stone Pony Asbury Park. He’s a very, very talented player. I learned a LOT from listening to, and playing along with his “Electric Tears” album. As others have said, he’s a great combination of shred,wail,tap.
     
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    "...better than all of them put together."

    Uh huh. :confused:
     
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    It 8 finger tapping btw! i use to practise it years ago it is maybe easier the playing ordinarily once you get use to it, and of course no long fingers for stretches needed, but is legato so will always slur a little maybe although his playing seems very clean still like picking.

    Never been that keen on his tone when playing fast though, i prefer Shawn Lanes but is just preference i suppose.
     
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    I've always had a liking for this album:



    Theres some really great Proggy passages enclosed within!
     
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    The Ballad of Buckethead tells his story:

    "Who's this guitar playing sonzab!tch?"
    Is a question common asked
    On his head a bucket of chicken bones
    On his face a plastic mask
    He's the bastard son of a preacher-man
    On the town he left a stain
    They made him live in a chicken house
    To try and hide the shame

    He was born in a coop, raised in a cage
    Children fear him, critics rage
    He's half alive, he's half dead
    Folks just call him Buckethead!

    Folks just call him Buckethead!

    Farmboys, they'd torment him
    As he snuggled with the hens
    They'd hose him down with water
    And steal his little friends
    And late at night he'd sneak off
    To the graveyard all alone
    And play his soapbox guitar
    To the faces made of stone


    Buckethead found his freedom
    At the age of seventeen
    When he burnt that chicken house down
    With a quart of gasoline
    He did puppet shows on corners
    And bought a real guitar
    And with the help of Colonel Sanders
    He's bound to be a star

    He was born in a coop, raised in a cage
    Children fear him, critics rage
    He's half alive, he's half dead
    Folks just call him Buckethead!
     
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    I have trouble playing guitar with in ear monitors stuck in my ears, simply because they annoy me. I couldn't imagine having a greasy chicken bucket and a mask on.
     
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    It's a shame a guy who wears a mask and a KFC chicken bucket on his head isn't taken seriously as a guitar player... He may be good and I may have to check out his work but I would have been more inclined to do that without the gimmick.

    Btw, I've never listened to one GWAR song and i never will. Add that to the list of other bands with similar gimmicks.
     
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    If he wore a schoolboy uniform, would that make more credible ?
    I guess he created a character, and a world of his own.
    Btw, he is taken seriously.
    I quote from wiki,
    "Buckethead has released 31 regular solo albums, as well as 283 albums in the "Pikes Series", for 314 albums overall. "

    and he played with guns and roses.
     
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    Yes he is a serious musician i think him and Shawn Lane often meet, and Shawn may of helped him abit when he started out playing.

    Also i have a job making up a few songs, i knew a girl like that once she could just make up songs one after the other and peoms, but was near impossible to get on with at times creative talent is weird at times for some reason.
     
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    Do you think that gimmick helped him, hurt him or made no difference? Btw, I always thought Angus's gimmick was ridiculous. And, playing with GnR is not my personal stamp of authenticity, but who cares what I think? lol *add* Also, I'm not knocking "Buckethead", I'm just saying the gimmick is an automatic turn off for me.
     
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    It depends on what you think your career should be. Playing with guns and roses, i am not sure the mask and bucket helped him. Not saying Gnr is a good band, or a bad band.

    I can audition with a wig and high heels for any band, it won't help.

    So i think it helped him carve a niche of his own, instead of being another talented guitarist.
    It is part of the act.

    People (or maybe just me) like to see people getting in character and doing crazy stuffs, playing crazy stuffs.

    edit it probably helped him with the internet. though he started in 1988 and joined Gnr in 2000, when the internet was still a new technology, at least in my neck of the woods, where electricity was still considered an awesome feat.
     
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    He does look a little pail.

    Gramma probably wudda indeed, but now I need to take a nap.
     
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    Paul Gilbert gave him guitar lessons when he was a teenager.

    I think he's great.
     
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    Are you sure?...

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    brian is the only shredder i can listen to and enjoy.the mask and bucket are a genius way to deal with anxiety issues.
     
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    That would be what you call... an opinion. :D

    Art is subjective and there is no such thing as the best. To you, he might be, and that can never be a point of fact.

    He's a good player.

    You can't have contests in art. Music is art. There is no way to measure to see who's best.
     
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    Phenomenal talent. Immense archive of recordings. His pikes are where you hear his true creativity.

    He flipped the shredders on their heads for sure, makes em' look like school boys.
     
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