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Started by DroidHunter13, April 17, 2012, 04:43:42 pm

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deadite

i hear what your saying in search of the. i dig all his stuff but i really love his speed metal structured songs.
i wish itunes would display credits.  it sounds like a dan monti production.

In Search Of The

I don't even mean proper metal, I mean albums like Albino Slug and Pepper's Ghost. There's some dynamite grooves there!

Tempbucketdog

I downloaded it, listened through a few times at work yesterday. I dunno... I'm on the fence about this one. IA and 3ftC are still the stand-outs of the pikes series. So far... The rest are just? Well? I can't get into them. I'm the type of guy that doesn't really appreciate something that has to grow on me. My one exception would be blueprints, I was like wtf :o? First time through. Now I love that friggin album! It's so playful and random! But it works.

After listening to great work such as: PG, EMAC, NTT, GR, ET & BHL2 when I hear stuff that seems quickly thrown together, I just kinda scratch my head and say "whaaat? Really?". But I suppose that's what one would expect from a complete psychotic madman with a bucket on his head ;)

Keep up the great work bucket! I get it, you're nuts and that's why we love ya! You're in good company... If it wasn't for the random, experimental and quirky stuff you do, it just wouldn't be the same, the park would be too linear and predictable. But it's a bloody f***ing mess! Hands, heads and entrails everywhere!! Good times! Im damn proud to be a bot! 8)

Bucketfel

Quote from: Tempbucketdog on April 21, 2012, 06:08:43 pm
I downloaded it, listened through a few times at work yesterday. I dunno... I'm on the fence about this one. IA and 3ftC are still the stand-outs of the pikes series. So far... The rest are just? Well? I can't get into them. I'm the type of guy that doesn't really appreciate something that has to grow on me. My one exception would be blueprints, I was like wtf :o? First time through. Now I love that friggin album! It's so playful and random! But it works.

After listening to great work such as: PG, EMAC, NTT, GR, ET & BHL2 when I hear stuff that seems quickly thrown together, I just kinda scratch my head and say "whaaat? Really?". But I suppose that's what one would expect from a complete psychotic madman with a bucket on his head ;)

Keep up the great work bucket! I get it, you're nuts and that's why we love ya! You're in good company... If it wasn't for the random, experimental and quirky stuff you do, it just wouldn't be the same, the park would be too linear and predictable. But it's a bloody f***ing mess! Hands, heads and entrails everywhere!! Good times! Im damn proud to be a bot! 8)


I like IA but my problem with it is that is not as original as other Pikes releases. So far my favorite of the series has to be Empty Space, its just so filled with creativity and funky bass lines that i love. Then would come 3FC although i do not consider it part of the series since it was released prior but Ballad of Jerry Mono easily on my top 10 fave tracks ever. Balloon would come right after just because of the weirdly combination between ES and UC and it has its moments, im still growing into it. LUT would be placed fourth just because of the awesomeness of the solos  8) and UC has was too many lasers for my liking but it has its moments ;D
He works on the farm,
He makes fun of me,
But thats the lats thing youll see,
Cuz im gone use him for something that you wont understand


Spinal Clock #199
Holiday Album

DroidHunter13

My favorite Pikes albums (in order) would be:
1. 3 Foot Clearance
2. Empty Space
3. Balloon Cement
4. It's Alive
5. Underground Chamber
6. Look Up There

I love all of these albums...the only one that seems to stand out for me is Look Up There, mainly because it is the only Pike with all melodic music. Don't get me wrong, it is a fantastic album, but if there was more than one all-melodic Pike then it probably wouldn't stand out as much.

I do find that some songs seem like they were thrown together, but i still absolutely love it...a lot of it is some of his best work!

Also, about 3 Foot Clearance, I can see why a lot of bots don't consider it a Pike. If it was the first Pike, then I'm sure they would...I actually consider it one, seeing as the songs have the Pikes style and sound.

In Search Of The

I loved 3 Foot Clearance, it's probably one of my favourite Buckethead albums but I don't consider it a Pikes release because of the circumstances around its release, and it just isn't consistent - the rest of the Pikes albums are about half an hour, whereas 3FC is a little longer and less experimental.

X

I don't see how 3 Foot Clearance shouldn't be conisdered a legit pike actually. Yes, before it was a pike album it was called "Happy Holidays" from Buckethead, but everyone knew it was a limited edition album. Therefore "Happy Holidays" had to run its own course eventually. It also doesn't make sense to me that it's considered "too different" to be a pike either. Does it make sense to say It's Alive sounds like Empty Space sounds like Underground Chamber sounds like Look Up There sounds like Balloon Cement (well BC does sound a bit like UC) which makes them real pike albums? They all sound like different albums to me

If anything, I think what makes them all fit the pike series is the sound mixing and the album artwork. I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but it seems to me that ever since Pepper's Ghost, Buckethead albums have been following a rather conservative sound production. Even A Real Diamond In The Rough has that same clean tone that's heard in Albino Slug and Decoding The Tomb Of Bansheebot. Maybe the pike series was made as a way of indicating a signature sound which Buckethead has finally discovered. So anything that isn't released as a pike (i.e. Electric Sea) will be an indication of Buckethead's experimental work.

DisembodiedLoaf

Really, the point of the Pikes series was just finding a fun way to release Bucket's music aside from TDRS. The comic book idea is great and probably helps with sales. Because you just HAVE to have all of them even if you don't enjoy all of them. ;)

3 Foot Clearance is a Pike. Why? Because Buckethead says so. ;)

In Search Of The

DroidHunter13

Quote from: In Search Of The on April 24, 2012, 08:16:57 am
All I know is I want more Pikes!

Me too!!

...and still waiting for that new Frankenstein Brothers album  ;)

X

Quote from: DisembodiedLoaf on April 24, 2012, 02:56:18 amThe comic book idea is great and probably helps with sales. Because you just HAVE to have all of them even if you don't enjoy all of them. ;)


Wait, what's this about a comic book?

In Search Of The

Not an actual comic book, the layout and style of the releases mimics comic books with the issue number, "price" in the corner and overall theme, especially with the first two releases.

X

Hmm, I don't know much about comic books. Yet I don't really see how that forces someone to buy all of them under any circumstance. It's cool to have all of them though, but it's also cool to have all 36 of Buckethead's studio albums too, isn't it? It would be a pretty amazing idea if Buckethead were to write a long song for an album, split it in half, and put the first half as the last track to his next album and the second half as the first track to the following album. That way it's seamless between releases.

DisembodiedLoaf

Quote from: X on April 30, 2012, 10:35:14 am
Hmm, I don't know much about comic books. Yet I don't really see how that forces someone to buy all of them under any circumstance. It's cool to have all of them though, but it's also cool to have all 36 of Buckethead's studio albums too, isn't it? It would be a pretty amazing idea if Buckethead were to write a long song for an album, split it in half, and put the first half as the last track to his next album and the second half as the first track to the following album. That way it's seamless between releases.
I think you took that too literally... The series concept might make some people want to collect all of them.

X

Quote from: DisembodiedLoaf on May 03, 2012, 04:56:35 amI think you took that too literally... The series concept might make some people want to collect all of them.


Yeah, you're probably right. But now that I brought it up, I kinda like this idea where Buckethead might release two albums that flow seamlessly into each other.