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THE ALBUM OF THE DAY IS… BUCKETHEAD, GIANT ROBOT

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e25025la3g8.jpgYeah, yeah, yeah, Buckethead is a freak. He’s also one of the most talented guitarists on the planet. In 1994, years before he joined (and then quit) Guns N’ Roses, Buckethead released Giant Robot, a testament to his ecclecticism featuring re-workings of a lot of the tracks from his debut, Bucketheadland. Opener “Doomride” owes more than a little to Randy Rhodes’ classic “Crazy Train” riff; “Binge and Grab” is like a Dick Dale surf song with just a hint of melancholic longing; “Warweb,” the covers of John Williams’ “Star Wars” theme and “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka, and the stirring, orchestral “I Love My Parents” – this album is proof that there is nothing Buckethead can’t do, no style he can’t play, and play better than just about anyone else. Add him to the list of geniuses who happen to be completely fucknuts.

-AR

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