Buckethead's Tribute to MJ
2009-07-16 by Tyler Munro EMERITUS | 45 Comments

Last Friday guitar-virtuoso (and fried chicken container aficionado) Buckethead posted "The Landing Beacon", a song he wrote and recorded as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

The song, which is also apparently known as "The Homing Beacon: A Song for Michael Jackson" (as per a drawing on the guitarist's website), can be heard at either of the links below:


http://www.bucketheadland.com/
http://www.bucketheadland.com/01_The_Landing_Beacon.mp3

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Tyler
Emeritus
July 16th 2009
7926 Comments


One of the only Buckethead songs I've enjoyed from front to back. Sorry this is a few days late: I haven't been around and didn't see it posted.

PuddlesPuddles
July 16th 2009
4772 Comments


It's beautiful

bloc
July 16th 2009
34847 Comments


it sure is

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

PuddlesPuddles
July 16th 2009
4772 Comments


So is Cocaine's avatar

Zip
July 16th 2009
5312 Comments


This is super good.

bloc
July 16th 2009
34847 Comments


it sure is

Zip
July 16th 2009
5312 Comments


No really.

Lambda
July 16th 2009
2420 Comments


Amazing. I especially like the ending part (5:49-6:24)

shindip
July 16th 2009
3536 Comments


First paragraph made me lol. this should be good. I loved his guitar work on Chinese Democracy

shindip
July 16th 2009
3536 Comments


It is very pretty

Zip
July 16th 2009
5312 Comments


owns owns owns

thebbqshrimp
July 16th 2009
1207 Comments


This is seriously really good. Like, surprisingly good.

NebSnurb
July 16th 2009
535 Comments


That was beautiful


I was expecting some pseudo shredding song.

bloc
July 16th 2009
34847 Comments


if it was another virtuosos, then prolly. buckethead may be a shredhead, but he still knows his limits like a smart guitarist should

NebSnurb
July 16th 2009
535 Comments


He seems a little more intelligent than his peers.

bloc
July 16th 2009
34847 Comments


i agree. i guess "never judge a book by its cover" applies here.

NebSnurb
July 16th 2009
535 Comments


Agreement.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2009
17920 Comments


that was really really good

Phantom
July 16th 2009
8930 Comments


Yeah I've had this for a week or so, thought about posting the news but assumed everyone knew about it.

Like Coke said, it's one of the only Buckethead songs I can enjoy from start to finish; really sombre and beautiful.

JoshIsNumber3
July 16th 2009
151 Comments


As boring as the entire Colma cd.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
July 16th 2009
855 Comments


If you think Colma is boring, u don't hav a soul.

Tyler
Emeritus
July 16th 2009
7926 Comments


yeah either that or he thinks it's boring

ant4tbc
July 16th 2009
373 Comments


I just remembered I don't like joshisnumber3.

Anywho, this song is really good.

scyther
July 16th 2009
1606 Comments


I'm glad something good has come from Michael's death. He'd probably like this song.

Aaron
July 16th 2009
651 Comments


I like KFCs chips much more than McDonalds chips.

EverythingEvil2113
July 17th 2009
1279 Comments


this is very nice...reminds me of the whole electric tears album

JoshIsNumber3
July 17th 2009
151 Comments


I just remembered I don't like joshisnumber3.

Anywho, this song is really good.


Hey, I'm all for people who enjoy an album with overly sugary production, an album that is so predictable that before a song starts, you can already predict that it has the same horrible rhythm section as the rest of the cd (consisting of the same drum beats for every song and snooze fest of bass lines.) But all of that doesn't matter because some how this is "ambient" and edgy to listen to because it's like, THE OPPOSITE of what he usually does, which is also edgy because he like, wears a mask!

A 3/5 for concept, 1/5 for execution.

leviedman
July 17th 2009
36 Comments


Who wants to tab it out

PanasonicYouth
July 17th 2009
7411 Comments


gotta agree with joshisnumber3 here.
was boring tbh

Phantom
July 17th 2009
8930 Comments


Who wants to tab it out

S'already been done, but it's pretty easy to work out by ear anyway.

PuddlesPuddles
July 17th 2009
4772 Comments


because every listens to buckethead for the mass variety of computerized drumbeats

You're fucking retarded

JoshIsNumber3
July 17th 2009
151 Comments


Because that's what I said. Simply put, below average drum and bass playing coupled with above average guitar playing results in a below average product.

Lambda
July 17th 2009
2420 Comments


A song doesn't have to be technical to be good. So stop being a troll and leave.

MentalityOfA
July 17th 2009
1213 Comments


I'm getting tired of all the Michael Jackson news.
It's getting gay.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
July 17th 2009
2887 Comments


wasnt too bad

JoshIsNumber3
July 17th 2009
151 Comments


A song doesn't have to be technical to be good. So stop being a troll and leave.


Jesus Christ, you Buckethead fans are as dim as his music is.

Tyler
Emeritus
July 17th 2009
7926 Comments


Seriously though, stop trolling. And for the record, I hate Buckethead.

PanasonicYouth
July 17th 2009
7411 Comments


who's that in yo avatar, coke?
she's kewt.

Lambda
July 17th 2009
2420 Comments


"Because that's what I said. Simply put, below average drum and bass playing coupled with above average guitar playing results in a below average product."

It's funny because there isn't any drum or bass playing in his Michael Jackson tribute.

Hotcoffee
July 17th 2009
34 Comments


Not his best, but a great song once it picked up from the beginning.

OliverCampbell
July 18th 2009
66 Comments


NO U

Kronzo
July 19th 2009
991 Comments


I enjoyed it. Joshisnumber3 stop being a massive noob there isn't even any drumming in this anyways. and the computerized drumming is usually great. have you listened to cuckoo clocks of hell or any of in search of the?

Essence
July 19th 2009
3585 Comments


Was excellent.

jlaw88
July 21st 2009
26 Comments


Nice. soothing.

Detoxx23
April 9th 2010
1 Comments


Buckethead is the best, a real person that expresses his feelings through his music, truly an amazing gift from above.



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