Monsters & Robots
Don't be frightened, little ones. Here's a new Buckethead disc, "Monsters & Robots", which finds the enigmatic guitarist doing battle with villains such as Tekkadon D and Double Man. The album features plenty of Buckethead's mind-melding guitar heroics, as well as contributions from friends such as P-Funk legend Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool and San Fran sci-fi drummer Brain of Primus, legendary producer Bill Laswell, Pete Scaturro of Limbomaniacs fame, Extrakd, and turntablists phonosycographDISK, and DJ Eddie Def. Buck even does battle with the vicious Shape, presenting a strange homage to Mike Meyers. In the wake of the quieter sounds of last year's "Colma" "Monsters & Robots" represents a return to Buckethead's signature style of fast-paced mutational guitar shredding and sci-fi narratives, Mesa Dual Rectifier cranked to the hilt, bucket perched atop the head, face shrouded by the ever-present Japanese Noh mask. It's a welcome return to form that Bucketbots everywhere have been waiting for.
|03:38||The Ballad Of Buckethead||Vocal|
|03:34||Revenge Of The Double Man||Vocal|
|05:43||Night Of The Slunk||Vocal|
|05:40||The Shape Vs. Buckethead||Vocal|
|04:28||Nun Chucka Kata||Vocal|
|Buckethead||Guitar (All Tracks), Bass (1, 8, 11), Carpel Tunnel (All Tracks)|
|Les Claypool||Bass (2, 3, 5, 10, 12), Vocal (3), Production|
|Brain||Drums (2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)|
|Bill Laswell||Production (6)|
|Bootsy Collins||Vocal (1, 4, 9), Additional Production|
|Extrakd||Production (4, 9)|
|DJ Eddie Def||Turntable (4, 9)|
|Max Robertson||Vocal (11)|
|Pete Scaturro||Production, Mixing|
|Rob Beaton||Production, Mixing|
|Mark Weber||Engineering Assistance|
|Eric Ware||Engineering Assistance|
|Don C. Tyler||Mastering|
|Warren Schummer||Art Direction, Photography|
|Dave McKean||Design, Illustration, Photography|
|Brian Frankenseuss Theiss||Cover Illustration|
|Max MacMuffin||3-D Programming|
|Gina Grimes||Production Management|
|Kenny Nemes||Product Marketing Management|
|Background vocals on 3 by the Chicken Scratch Choir (Bob Cock, Les, Clee & Herbie).
Recorded at Horn Of Zeus, Different Fur Recording, Rancho Relaxo Studios, The Embalming Plant, Orange Music, Bootsijjd Rehad P-Form School.
Mastered at Precision Mastering.