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With Enter the Chicken Buckethead goes accessible—for him, anyway. Every incarnation of the Bucketed One appears here: guitar-shredder supreme, avant-garde noodler, demented circus clown. He even sings on a few tracks. The album is as schizophrenic as its creator, ranging from the heavy metal assault of “Botnus” to the (dare we say it) radio-friendly “Running From the Light” and “Waiting Hare,” the latter featuring the vocals of Serj Tankian of System of a Down who also produced the CD. He gets further help from metal screecher Efrem Shulz, Azam Ali of Vas, and, on “Three Fingers,” MC Saul Williams, who deadpan raps over a funk metal groove. Buckethead’s bizarre and irreverent sense of humor is also on display in such songs as “Funbus,” a campy, death metal shot at artists (and listeners) who take themselves too seriously. He does fire off a few of the lightning-speed solos for which he is revered in certain circles, but the emphasis is on the compositions and overall flow of the songs. He may be eclectic, but on Enter the Chicken, he also manages to be focused.

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and extra large fries to go !!

Well some guy with a hat which is more at home in a landfill, a jason mask and to my surprise talent, imagination, diversity and chops to die for !!!!! Is Mr Buckethead the new Frank Zappa ? He seems to have some comedy in his live show and an understanding of music that our popular musicians of the day seem to ignore in favour of a catchy hook and tried and tested musak backdrop. If you are fed up listening to the same songs and enjoy music let Buckethead into your life, sit back, turn it up and tune in. If you play guitar i bet you will be more eager to learn that new scale after you hear this album !

Wow. Just...Wow.

This album is staggering. I am amazed at how a man who wears a KFC bucket on his head could come up with this. Each song has its own style, its unique sort of texture, from the grinding screamish metal of Funbus and Botnus, the energetic high-tempo madness of We Are One, featuring System of a Down's Serj Tankian, and the sheer brilliance of Nottingham Lace, which is one of the best guitar solos I've ever heard, to the more relaxed Waiting Here, which is the sort of thing you could consider someone's mother listening to, also featuring Serj, the opera-styled Coma, also featuring Serj, and sounding similar to Mike Oldfield's stuff, and Running from the Light, which you could get away with at a dinner party, and they've even crammed in some rap (albeit rap-metal), and unlike most rap, I like it. Amazing stuff. But try to avoid the Hand, it's rather scary.

Yeah nice one

Buying this albem was a bit of a gamble for me. But now i have it it takles its place at the top of my play list. Obviusly a SOAD fan, Buckethead use's his skills to produce a massively varried selection of music. From the fast paced attack of Botnus or Funbus to the slower yet equally induldging Coma and Waiting hare. Bucket head is an amazing artist and i for one love this albem, i think you should to.


Genre: Instrumental

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Buckethead is one of the most bizarre and enigmatic figures in American underground and experimental music since Parliament-Funkadelic birthed their bevy of cosmic characters in the mid-'70s. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist best known for his virtuosic command of the electric guitar, Buckethead is one of the instrument's most recognizable contemporary innovators, his rapid-fire riffing, near-robotic fretwork, and idiosyncratic lead lines combining elements of Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrian Belew,...
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