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Started by Duckhead, March 07, 2009, 07:49:55 pm
QuoteI can\'t find the interview but I remember reading Ozzy talk about BH when he was considering playing with him and since it didn\'t materialize Ozzy made fun of his look.
QuoteIn the other thread we started to talk about the bucketbashing over at the Gibson forum, saying he plays with no emotion. I thought I would start a new thread about it.Hex pointed out one example here: This emotion thingy is repeated by Slash fans all over since - ahem, ya know... Just have a look at the Gibson message boards if you want either laugh or cry. One example: http://forums.gibson.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=11670 Those posts on the Gibson boards blew me away (and probably a few of you too). I have never seen so much hate towards BH. I was getting pretty pissed off reading them. At least a few people came to his defense, I really loved what this guy said...I suspect that the grumpy old farts of the rock establishment is actually scared of the guy. Much in the same way your parents were scared of the musicians and music you listened to. Scared of anything different. Bucketheads music does not always comply with the ultra conservative rock dogmas that rule so many. Stuck in the same trite licks and the same sounds from 30-50 years ago - now, that\'s grating. How refreshing with someone that isn\'t a clone.It\'s clear from many anti-buchekthead postings that the authors have never really listened to his music - perhaps had a quick look at a youtube clip or two at best. The fact is that he masters the guitar in so many styles and moods. And the way he plays; he\'s one with the guitar in a way I\'ve not seen before. Someone mentioned that they don\'t like his tone - which of his tones? He covers a spectrum of guitar sounds that is unheard of, including classical rock tones.I\'m having fun listening to Thanatopsis as I type, an example of a record that all the bashers probably knows nothing about (you won\'t find that album on Youtube). He\'s got more talent in his pinky, as the saying goes, than you lot can ever hope for. And his music and act is often humourous and quirky, not that pretentious wannabe guitar wanking dullards necessarily understand those concepts. Buckethead is for people with open minds and imagination - ouch, that eliminates 90% of the dogma rockers then...A novelty act? He\'s been playing for around 28 years, released 25 albums or so, contributed on another 50, collaborated with a bunch of good musicians, and he\'s not likely to quit anytime soon. Oh, well ignorance is bliss, it\'s your loss.It\'s OK to not like a musician, but acting like a bunch of insecure kids, ganging up on the strange guy... well, that only tells me that the strange guy has something unique that the bland masses is devoid of. In any case he\'s not passed by in silence.All in all, Buckethead is the last rock\'n\'roll rebel!^that last line says it all! I\'m not sure there is even a lot to discuss here, we all love Big B and I\'m sure the haters would never lurk around here. After reading those negative comments I hope more than ever now that Buckethead gets a signature model Les Paul so those guys over at the gibson forum can poop their pants.
QuoteFor myself, I find that instead of getting angry at other people\'s ignorance...I like getting happy about my own intelligence. I just smile inside...and maybe outside too and become grateful that there are some illusions I have risen above.Rock on Buckethead!
QuoteI tried out that Buckethead guy. I met with him and asked him to work with me, but only if he got rid of the fucking bucket. So I came back a bit later, and he\'s wearing this green fucking Martian\'s-hat thing! I said, \'Look, just be yourself.\' He told me his name was Brian, so I said that\'s what I\'d call him. He says, \'No one calls me Brian except my mother.\' So I said, \'Pretend I\'m your mum then!\' I haven\'t even got out of the room and I\'m already playing fucking mind games with the guy. What happens if one day he\'s gone and there\'s a note saying, \'I\'ve been beamed up\'? Don\'t get me wrong, he\'s a great player. He plays like a motherfucker.http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=31127