Monsters & Robots CD (1999)

Artist: Buckethead

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Label Emd/higher Octave
SKU 60336596
UPC 724384749927
UPC 14 00724384749927
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/1999
Author Buckethead
Associated Artist/Work Hellborg, Jonas
Associated Artist/Work Laswell, Bill
Associated Artist/Work Mortensen, Viggo
Technical Info
Producer Dave McKean; Bill Laswell
CatalogID 47499
Lable Name Higher Octave
Released 09/21/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724384749927
Musical Guests
Les Claypool
Bootsy Collins
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Buckethead (guitar); Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool (vocals, bass); Brain (drums); PhonosycographDISK (turntables); Xtrakd, DJ Eddie Def, Pete Scaturro.
Personnel: Buckethead (guitar); Max Robertson, Les Claypool, Bootsy Collins (vocals); Brain , Brian "Brain" Mantia (drums); Phonosycograph Disk (turntables).
Unknown Contributor Roles: DJ Eddie Def; Xtrakd; Les Claypool; Pete Scaturro; Bill Laswell ; Bootsy Collins.
Mixing metallic guitar heroics with funk, hip-hop, electronica, and a cinematic soundtrack feel, Buckethead's Monsters and Robots is yet another eclectic opus inspired in large part by low-budget monster/horror, martial arts, and science fiction movies, especially those of Japan. Like any Buckethead album, the music does meander in spots, but this outing does improve on its predecessor Colma by employing a variety of guest bassists; Primus' Les Claypool (as well as drummer Brain), Bootsy Collins, and Bill Laswell all enliven the music's rhythmic underpinnings in ways that Buckethead's own bass playing on Colma didn't. Plus, the contributions of guest DJs Phonosycograph Disk, DJ Eddie Def, and Xtrakd are inventive and stimulating, complementing rather than confusing the musical mix. It may not be completely consistent, but Monsters and Robots offers more than enough musical derangement to satisfy. ~ Steve Huey
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (11/99, p.90) - 3 out of 5 - "...ultimately just fancy jams to drape fancy fretwork over....he's down with hip-hop and electro-funk, while peppering the whole shebang with weird, amusing samples....would make Frank Zappa proud..."
Disc 1
1 Jump Man
2 Stick Pit
3 Ballad of Buckethead, The
4 Sow Thistle
5 Revenge of the Double Man
6 Night Of The Slunk
7 Who Me?
8 Jowls
9 Shape Vs. Buckethead, The
10 Stun Operator
11 Scapula
12 Nun Chuka Kata

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