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Monsters & Robots
Buckethead
Monsters & Robots
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Metal
 
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Japanese edition of 1999 album by the avant-garde/ experimental guitarist from San Francisco with 'Remote Viewer #13' added as an unmarked bonus track. 13 selections in all. Primus' bassist/ vocalist/ leader Les Claypool g...  more »

      
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All Artists: Buckethead
Title: Monsters & Robots
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Higher Octave
Original Release Date: 9/21/1999
Release Date: 9/21/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Metal
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Experimental Music, Funk, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384749927

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Album Description
Japanese edition of 1999 album by the avant-garde/ experimental guitarist from San Francisco with 'Remote Viewer #13' added as an unmarked bonus track. 13 selections in all. Primus' bassist/ vocalist/ leader Les Claypool guests on six of the cuts & funk legend Bootsy Collins sings on three others. Bill Laswell produced the album. 1999 release.

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Buckethead's most focused album: BEWARE COWARDS!
Mel Zorro | 04/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is definitely Buckethead's most listenable album, with it's catchy riffs, hip-hop beats and great vocal performances.

I don't own all of Bucket's albums (there's just too many!), but of the 4 I still own (Bucketheadland-Import, Giant Robot and Colma) this is my go-to every time. It has fun lyrics from Bootsy, Onions and Les and instantly memorable guitar riffs in Buckethead's signature style.

"Robots and Monsters" is such a cohesive effort in terms of the production values, even though each song is unique you never feel worried that the next song is going to suddenly trade rocking guitar solos for a monotone little kid reading a weird poem over strings ('COUGH'Giant Robot!'COUGH') or just repeat chainsaw-guitar samples over and over again like on "Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse" which I ditched immediately.

The standout tracks are:
-"Revenge of the Double Man" with it's unforgettable main riff and Flinstone-running-feet-style drums from Brain, BEWARE COWARD!
-"Night of the Slunk" which is classic Buckethead funk-rock.
-"The Shape vs. Buckethead" a great mix of hilarious Bootsy vocals and hard core rap lyrics telling the story Bucket defeating Michael Myers.
-"Nun Chuka Kata" is Buckethead doing his classic video game type sound, akin to the song he did on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack.

I think everyone likes Buckethead for different reasons, but for me it's this album and its straight ahead funk-techno-rock.
Like Bootsy says, "If you can't take the heat, you better get out the kitchen, Bopper...yeah."
"
Best Living Guitarist
D. Brown | Colorado | 10/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buckethead is the greatest living guitarist. That fact alone should persuade you to get this CD. Monsters and Robots is a diverse collection of creative and sometimes experimental rock. Buckethead has a style all his own. He blends several genres and does it while remaining original. Jump Man and Nun Chaku Kata stand out with their great riffs, but the entire CD is excellent work. I highly recommend this CD, and any of Buckethead's other albums."
Outstanding CD
William Stewart | 11/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great CD, a must for Buckethead fans. And a great starter for those just getting into him."