4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This album is a patchy affair...,
This review is from: Monsters & Robots (Audio CD)..from guitar god Buckethead (aka Brian Carol)
There is quite a lot of reworked tunes from previouse albums (that are rare). Released in 99 not long after the announcment of him being in Guns N' Roses, if you wanted to be cynical it seems as if it was intended to capitalise on the new market place. Les Claypool supplying a lead vocal here goes to make this a cd intended to introduce Buckethead for the mainstream.
All that said though there is much to recomend it. Nunchuka Kata is a great track, Ballad of Buckethead is funny, Night of the slunk is a mindnumbing techno-rock hybrid.
The reworked songs..Jumpman, Jowels etc..are some of Bucketheads best tunes.
The main problem here is the lack of great lead guitar. This release can be best described as quirky Techno-Thrash, - Guitar solo's. The overtly Electronic nature of the album takes away from B.Heads real talent which is: Brilliant fretwork, from frantic shred to beutiful soulful guitar lines.
This however is still a decent cd, not a essential purchase but still good. Nicely packaged too.