Should I go see Buckethead?

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  1. squeally dan

    squeally dan Member

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    Kind of surpirses me that he is coming to Huntsville Alabama. Anyone seen him live? Good show? His clips are technically awesome but not sure I would enjoy a whole show of that style.
     
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    Yes, if only to witness him once. He's so graceful on the guitar it's absolutely humbling. The ONLY other guitarist I've ever seen who had that much control over his instrument was Paco de Lucia, and I've seen lots o' great players.
     
  3. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    +1

    do it!

    /rick
     
  4. Joe Boy

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    I vote yes!
    And report back with how great a time you had.
    And get some good pics!!

    Or stay home and wonder if you might have liked it.
     
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    i've only seen video footage, but he's all over the place and doesn't limit himself or his audience to just one style...
     
  7. Catoogie

    Catoogie Senior Member

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    I vote no. I think he's a waste of time. I don't think his schtick is entertaining or smart in the least. His playing is non-musical.
     
  8. Lance

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    Definitely! I've seen him many times, and though it isn't for everyone, neither is anorexia.

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    kidmandude Supporting Member

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    yes def 100%
    but you might feel left out if you don't bring him a present? Chucky doll or godzilla?
     
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    You should. You may or may not like it, but it's a new experience, and we should all be supporting live music as much as possible - especially in these tough times.



    -db
     
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    James M Supporting Member

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    ABSOLUTELY! I had never seen him before until a few weeks ago, and it was the best show I have seen this year.
     
  12. Shiny McShine

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    Thanks. Sometimes, I feel like I'm a red-headed step child around here.
     
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    movingpictures Supporting Member

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    I dont think Buckethead ever tried to be "smart".....
    MOST would agree that his show is entertaining to say the least. How many other performers can do nunchuks, summon Godzilla, and shred your face off all in one night? Its a great show, and alot of fun....
     
  14. Dr Git

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    I've seen several videos and the guy can play flawlessly....definitely worth a look IMO
     
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    I wouldn't go. technically he's stunning but he's playing to backing tracks on an ipod and it's really bad. After a song or two it gets boring. However the opener, "That One Guy" was really interesting and good.
     
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    I vote yes.


    We can argue about taste, soul, tone, and note-choice all day long, but:

    when it comes to speed AND total control over the instrument, Paul GIlbert and Shawn Lane are the only comparable guys who pop into my head.

    Buckethead left me speechless.
     
  17. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    This is something to consider.

    I just saw him on the 9th, and that's what he's doing on this tour. He's a great player and even as a solo act he's entertaining, but I preferred when he toured with the trio with Pinch Face on drums.

    If it's this or nothing I'd go though...

    ENTER THE CHICKEN!
     
  18. daddyo

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    Is he better than Yngwie?
    (This is a serious question)
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Senior Member

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    Better = ?

    Yngwie invented a genre, revolutionized the instrument and has people copying him 25 years after the fact.

    You can rank on Yngwie all day long and call him a prick, but he is icon that will forever be associated with neoclassical rock. In 200 years Buckethead will have not been mentioned in a century, Yngwie will still be the fodder of internet chatter and guitar magazines.
     
  20. Catoogie

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    I think you're thinking of Richie Blackmore.
     

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