Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Anime & Manga, Animation
A 2-disc DVD extravaganza featuring over 3 hours of mutant music, chills, thrills and unhinged humor! It?s a delirious, roller-coaster chronicle celebrating 13 years of the mysterious masked man?s music career and theme p... more »
What any TRUE Buckethead fan would expect/want...
D. Galante | watchcity, Ma | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, I bought this, brought it home, and spent the wee hours of the night smiling on the couch as the one and only Buckethead filled my living room with his unique brand of guitar-shred-funk-fusion-dementia. This dvd is a trip, from the wacked out menus to the oodles of content that cover his whole career so far...videos (Praxis!), discography (you think you have it all, but I assure you, you don't), and a bonus dvd with 2 live shows (it doesn't hurt that I can see myself in the Boston one, laughing like a goon as he hands out toys). There's just tons of bucketgoodies hiding in here. This dude is just the whole package-Eddie Van Halen and Eddie Hazel all in one, mixed with Leatherface and The Shape. So rad. This dvd definitely had a lot of time and creativity put into it, so to anyone who doesn't enjoy this for the perfect representation of the Bucketman that it is, you simply be missin' the point. Might I suggest you stick to your Dream Theater/Satriani/G3 dvd's, you 5.1 Surround sound obsessed prog-metal nerds...you don't like chickens, get out the coop!"
Bizarre, yet tantalizing
K. freuler | carneys pt, nj United States | 03/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you bought this DVD, well, you must have knew what to expect. BH is one strange mofo, and this DVD fits the bill. Your not getting a Oscar nominee DVD folks, its a collection of home videos, raw concert footage, and some interesting music. Its well produced considering what you see and hear. The extras are funny to us BH fans, yet the format to see everything on the DVD is weird, many extras you have to seek to get to. Maybe that's what BH wanted, his fan-base is smart. If you like BH or play an instrument, doesn't have to be guitar, get this DVD. If you expected a Star Wars production , don't. BH loves old Giant Robot, and this DVD is put together like an old Japanese Sci Fi show. Even has sub-titles at moments with foreign footage.
In the end, this is quite possibly the first DVD I ever saw, enjoyed, and when over, shook my head wondering what the hell I just saw
That's the beauty of it"
Kickin' the Bucket
B. T. | Port Saint Lucie, FL United States | 03/08/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I just learned of Buckethead recently after seeing his name in a list of top 100 guitar players. I went to YouTube and saw several clips of him shredding the guitar and was so impressed I ordered two CD's, Colma and Electric Tears(?) which I haven't received yet. Today I was at the mall and stopped by the music store where I decided to pick up this DVD. I must say I am very disappointed. I can understand that this guy is on a different wavelength altogether (and I consider myself a little "out there") but this DVD has more home movie type stuff than footage of him playing. When he does play he rarely seems to stick to the song at hand and drifts off into never, never land. On YouTube I saw several songs I was hoping to catch on here. Jordan, Nottingham Lace, Padmasana and others (not sure if I got those names right). Anyway, none of those are on here, the best footage is of a Boston gig and as previously mentioned he seems to be all over the place. I'm hoping the albums will be much better. I certainly liked the samples I heard of each. The dude's got mega talent, I'm just not seeing it on this DVD.
After becoming more familiar with Buckets' music and watching more of this video I wanted to append my review. As I mentioned BHeads' music is all over the place and that is apparently by design. Now that I've gotten use to it, I like it that way. I would say though that the Boston concert is not as good as some of the free video I've gotten online by fans. There is also a concert in New York on this DVD that is "hidden" and takes a bit of searching to find. It's quality though is even less than the Boston gig. All in all it's kind of fun to watch although the home movies with Bucket and Friends are not something I would think you would be going back to again and again. Like I've said before, if you are a Buckethead fan then this belongs in your collection.
I'm back to append my review yet another time, this time with a whole 'nother perspetive. First of all, I was completely wrong, Nottingham Lace IS on this DVD and I must say it is a spectacular performance. You can find it on YouTube. I am now up to 32 BucketHead albums and anxiously awaiting more. Funny how things change, but I am now convinced that this dude is the premiere "rock guitar" genius of the last decade. Some of his stuff just leaves me scratching my head saying "Huh", but when he gets it right he is in a league of his own. If the radio is where you find yourself when you need a sonic fix, then Bucket will likely not be for you. But for the adventurous he is without peer."
Excellent Archive of Buckethead's Career
Lance Miller | Seattle USA | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Section A) Do NOT buy this DVD if:
1) You are demanding 5 - 20 big-budget MTV videos.
Section B) DO buy this DVD if:
1) You enjoy a mix of professional and amatuer films of live performance footage
and totally off-the-wall scenes with Buckethead+friends in someone's apartment.
2) You are an electric guitar player that wants lots of visual content focused on
one of the most unique guitarists while he is playing.
3) You enjoy a thorough archive of one artist's career -when he was young and not signed to a record label, footage of cultishly famous performances.
4) You buy a lot of Buckethead CD's anyway. If this is the case, then you will
be overjoyed at the amount of music you will get for less than $20.
I am a Buckethead fan, and this DVD is getting plenty of playtime on my computer.
One CON: The navigation is intentionally a quirky puzzle, so be prepared to work your way through the thing.
One PRO: Thank you whoever made this, I feel I got a lot more than $15 worth of DVD."