Buckethead – Best of the Decade


Good evening everybody, with this being awards season it’s time to dish out our very own awards to our guitar hero, Buckethead. From Song of the decade to album of the decade and many more. And whilst Hollywood will celebrate the likes of Billie Eilish, BTS and Lizzo with their upcoming shiny little Grammy awards, today we celebrate Buckethead with our glorious Woo awards. So, let’s begin. Woo!! First up, Buckethead’s Best Album of the decade. For the majority of the decade Buckethead’s releases consisted mainly of the glorious Pike album series,
with a few non-pike album gems including Shadows Between the Sky, Electric Sea, Captain EO’s Voyage, Spinal Clock & more. But you’ll be hard pressed to find a Buckethead fan who’ll disagree that his best overall album of the decade, is Pike number 65, Hold me Forever.
Released in 2014, the album, at just under 30 minutes in length, is a guitar masterpiece and a perfect tribute to Buckethead’s late mother, Nancy York Carroll. 5 star. Next up, Buckethead’s Best Official Music Video of the Decade. With only 3 choices, this one is pretty easy. We’ve got ‘Minds Under Construction’ ‘10 31’ and ‘Monster Mash’. And if you don’t think that 2018’s ’10 31’ is Buckethead’s best official music video of the decade, you’re out of ya bloody mind. Excellent stuff. Next up, Buckethead’s best year of the decade. Whilst every year of the last decade has been glorious for a Buckethead fan, there’s one that stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that’s 2015. Whilst Buckethead didn’t tour that year, he did release an astonishing 118 albums, almost double the previous year. There’s wasn’t one month in 2015 where he didn’t release an album. Which is truly incredible and musically is absolutely Buckethead’s best year of the decade. Next, Buckethead’s Best Collaboration of the Decade. Focusing only on song or album releases and not live shows, some of Buckethead’s standout collaborations included the ‘regards’ series with Brain & Melissa, his guest appearance on Asterism’s ‘Ignition’ album and numerous releases with Bootsy Collins. But the collaboration of the decade goes to his work alongside Travis Dickerson & Viggo Mortensen for the 2018 album ‘Godzilla Sleeps Alone’. An excellent mellow album and one you should definitely check out if you haven’t already. Next up, Bucketheads Best guitar Riff of the Decade. Which, let’s be honest is an absolutely ridiculous thing to try and decide, so take this one with a pinch of salt. In the last decade he probably has about 10,000 riffs. So, to say I know and can memorize every single one of those riffs would be a big fat lie. instead I’ve gone for one of the many riffs that are permanently stuck in my head and always get my feet tapping, from Pike number 246 Its Barren Part 1.
And tomorrow, it’ll probably be something different. Next, Buckethead’s Best Show of the Decade. With tons and tons of awesome Buckethead shows to choose from, it’s impossible to have a wrong answer when it comes to his best of the decade. Personally I think the majority of his shows that get the most views on youtube are more because of having 4k in the title, rather than how great the show actually is. Even though they are great. It should always be about the sound, not how many pixels make up bucketheads mask. So, although 2012 had a bunch of great shows, maybe its recency bias but Buckethead’s 2019 birthday show gets my vote for his best of the decade. With, his 2019 shows at the gas monkey, buffalo, st Louis & Portland also being pretty damn tasty. Next, Buckethead’s Most Memorable Moment of the Decade. With an incredible body of work, hundreds of albums, numerous tours, live footage and so much more, it’s been a memorable decade for Buckethead. And for me, the most memorable moment came on October 10th, 2017 with the release of the coming alive podcast interview. Buckethead’s first ever out of character audio interview, speaking as Brian Carroll. It was unexpected, honest, open, vulnerable, shocking and more. Making its release the most memorable Buckethead moment of the decade. “Really recently I have a heart problem where my heart beats out of rhythm. So I went to the doctor and they said ‘oh you’re on the verge of having a stroke’ and I’m like, ‘oh’ because I felt so good prior to having it, I was just doing pretty well and everything. So they suggested I have this thing called an ablation.
So I had that procedure and it didn’t really stop it and I’m still dealing with it” Next, Buckethead’s Best guitar Solo of the Decade. Deciding Buckethead’s best solo really does come down to preference and for me, one I’ve listened to so many times that I can memorize note-for-note in my head. And despite many classic solo’s, some of which are over 15 minutes long. My favourite solo, which has been since 2012, is ‘Sunbursts’ from Pike number 8, ‘Racks’. The solo is short, relatively easy to play, but its the emotion in the solo that for me, makes it the solo of the decade. Awesome. Next up, Buckethead’s Best Song of the Decade. With well over 2000 songs, many of which released in the last decade, deciding Buckethead’s best song is certainly no easy task, especially when he covers so many genres. Definite standouts of the decade include Mount Shasta, Sunbursts, Coupon, Melting Man, Fairy Boat, Bellman, Ropelight, Flare, Poseidon, Hornet, Eeerie Canal, Crack the Sky, Lone Lagoon, Squaring of the Circle, Worms for the Garden, and a few hundred more. Sigh, glorious. But, just like the Best Overall album, it’s hard to argue that his best song of the decade isn’t from Pike 65, Hold me Forever. Although its split over 6 tracks, Hold me Forever is meant to be heard as 1 complete song. A masterful composition, a definitive Buckethead track and far and away, Buckethead’s best song of the decade, and one of his best songs of all time.

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    https://youtu.be/MQxYF_bUkK4 – Origins of Buckethead

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    Lists

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    https://youtu.be/Wox3xOBCYdI – DCK Albums RANKED

    Mysteries

    https://youtu.be/v11vQ8s-8FU – Buckethead UNMASKED!

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    https://youtu.be/VmY4sY29WMY – Buckethead The Electric Tears Mystery

    https://youtu.be/HrDUY3xxV5I – Buckethead – WTF is a Slunk?

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    MV

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    https://youtu.be/6e9pzy-5ewA – This is BH (Part 1)

    Album Spotlight

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    Insight

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    https://youtu.be/0-ZhI9lvWu8 – Buckethead – Last Guitar Samurai

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    NatterTime

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    Let’s Talk

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  • First you click, then you hit that like button, and only then do you watch. Thank you my friend, great stuff. Woo!

  • Pike 65 blew my mind. Not only is it the best Buckethead album of the decade, its possibly the greatest piece of music I've ever heard 😂 woo! Also, are you Welsh? 👀

  • 118 albums……….1…..1…..8…….WOO indeed !!

  • What Bucket has done for the collective consciousness. Amping up the human race as we enter the golden age. Woo for true. Natternet hat off to you Brother

  • Love your picks, well done Natternet. Woo!!!

  • I wish buckethead played hold me forever live. It will break the whole audience into tears, Big B's just the best. woo!

  • E ai carinha que parece o vocaista do creed, beleza? Legal o video abs

  • Difficult choices, to be sure. I keep coming back to the title track, "Sparks in the Dark". It wasn't riff heavy, but it certainly was an interesting and compelling composition. In fact, the whole pike was outside the norm. It seemed like his mask was off and we got to know him even better.

  • What can I say apart from WOO

  • Sunbursts is the song that got me hooked.

  • I fully endorse NatterNat's WOO awards 🏆

  • Perfect choices, Pike 65 is so amazing & showstopping!! ❤ Happy New Year NatterNet, Buckethead, and friends!!! May you have the greatest year ever, many blessings & much love 😉🤖🤘🎉🎆🎭🎠🎡🎢

  • Hold me forever is the best thing that ever happened to me

  • My Good Brother, what a great recap and award show! You look back and wish if 2020 can be a duplicate of 2015 with all the material he put out, but how the hell could BH do that again? I’m just so thankful of everything he’s given us so far. We’re actually spoiled to be able to listen to his whole discography compared to other artists. It never gets old. Great job and thank you!

  • Buckethead is a genius, an artist, a god, and the GOAT!!

  • I think he's the best of all time, some of my favorites such as "yellow brick snail" and "drift" I think are decent examples of that.

  • thank you Natter♥

  • Woo awards kick the Grammys ass. Spot on with all the choices Natter. I nominate NatterNet for Buckethead fan of the decade Woo🤘🏻🎸

  • Amazing video, as always! Love your work! Woo!

  • I think that any decade is good if you have some buckethead

  • Woo Awards 😂😂😂. Fucking AWESOME 😎. Great vid my friend! Cheers

  • Here's to another decade of GOATNESS from the G.O.A.T. Woo!!

  • Front and center for the Woo awards, I have to believe not in this lifetime or any other will Pike 65, Hold Me Forever will ever be matched, it's his most monumental piece and he'll probably keep it that way and rightly so, there are so many choices, 2015 was amazing, Sunburst is certainly in my top handful of great solos, but the Learn Circle solo really slams it out of the park for me, so beautiful, funny how you ended with Scraps, my most listened to piece for the last 2 weeks, an epic song, I also voted NatterNet for the golden finger award, Woo !

  • Further best of decades or years gone past would be handy. There’s just so much buckethead only a fellow as dedicated as yourself can let us know all the best stuff

  • Hands down the goat

  • Woo!
    😁❤🎸🎶🎭

  • Amazing video, also when you started playing Barren Buckethead was kind of dancing in sync 😂

  • Seriously I appreciate this channel soo much! I've commented this before(different account) but I just want to let you know how much I like to just chill out and watch a channel that reflects on Buckethead. Also it is cool that you are on Reddit(I've talked to you on there too).

    And as for the Woo awards I'm with you on Sunbursts being incredible. Some decisions are almost impossible to make. But I'd say you got it right with acknowledging the masterpiece of Pike 65, and celebrating 50 years of Buckethead.

  • Para mí… Hoy x hoy el mejor guitarrista. Te queremos y te deseamos lo mejor.

  • I think NatterNet gets a WOO award for being the best youtube channel

  • Love you videos amasing ♡

  • My favorite thing about Bucket is his toy exchange! He has a BIG heart for doing this! It also makes you feel a part of the show. Great video btw I didn't want the song to end at the end of the video!

  • Damn there is just so much to choose from, kudos to you for picking these out. Although, best solo, Im stuck between Fourneau Cosmique (live) and Worms For the Garden…they never get old for me. Also, shocked Pike 65 isn’t available as a standard edition. I feel like he would make a killing on those sales!

  • This new decade is starting out pretty good too! Two new pikes, Pike 276 and 277, coming out soon!…. WOO!!

  • Sunbursts is pure gold, love your picks!! And uploaded in perfect time with the announcement of pikes 276 & 277 to kick off the next decade!! With Big B having such a vast library of amazing music, my 500+ fav's change almost on a weekly basis (what an awesome problem to have)! Herbie Climbs a Tree intro is my ringtone, that riff is so damn catchy….Woo!!

  • Pikes #65 it's immortal. Pikes # 65 is the first pikes I bought at bucketheadpikes.com. Without hesitation.
    Hey Natternet. Long time no write comment here ❤

  • Whilst PIKE #65 is the GO TO PIKE,no1 on by band camp playlist is PIKE #264 POSEIDON,for me personally,just pips HOLD ME FOREVER NYC,but hey,that’s just my own opinion,LETS ALL HAIL THE GOD OF ALL THINGS PLAYED ON GUITAR!!!!

  • Barron part 2 is also RIPPING🤘👍❤️💙❤️NETTLE is a great pike

  • Great video and also cannot wait for the new pikes! Both signed drawing already ordered.

  • and one more Woo Award for you Nate

  • Pike 65 is amazing. Love to see a Woo Award on top of at least one of Bucket's amps in an upcoming show!

  • I'll always be thankful for your work man. woo!

  • I want him as my pet. 😅 😍

  • Pike 65 really touch my heart. as if the guitar is weeping and mourning

  • Can't deny CELERY released in 2014

  • Best awards show ever! I loved all of the choices . And the award for the best YouTube channel goes to..(drum roll, please…) You, Natternet ! For making the most informative, most awesome and best videos all around about the best player and artist of all time! Thank you for all of the time, information and effort you put into them. I've learned so much from your videos and was even homered to be a part of one . WOO !!

  • Ahh, you took my advice on the decade thing! Also, good timing, because 2 new pikes just dropped and im about to buy my first signed pike. pike 276. Woo!
    😝🤘

  • Can we stop for a second to let it sink in that, in 2015, Buckethead was releasing an album every 3.1 days?!?

  • Where can I sign to make "Hold Me Forever" a world heritage? Woo!!

  • WOO!!!

  • My favorites of the decade were the first 2 pikes, 3 Foot Clearance(Happy Holidays), The Pit and Outpost. My favorite song was Rooftop(just a personal favorite that I play the most with great solos). Shredd-iest part maybe first 40 seconds of song QZ5 from Blank Bot. His Halloween 2017 show was pretty fun with Brain and Brewer. I agree with all your picks as well. It was a great decade for Buckethead's fans.

  • Writing this comment at 10:10 to make it even decade-ful haha. After watching your videos going for a bucket tour is really good! Your guide makes the tour a lot enjoyable tooo WOO

  • Peeppeep Pooppoop Peeppeep, Thank you for great Award content man. BigB deserve Best Artist for most released music of all time man, Best Collaborate – Travis yes!!!!, Best Solo – Sunburst yes!!! whenever i heard this solo it bring me back my highschool childhood with band mate, Best Album – Hold me Forever hell yessss!!!

  • ☝️#WOO

  • Buckethead is the best🤘🤘🤘🤘

  • ALL HAIL THE BUCKET!!!

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  • I tip my bucket to you NN, Exceptional Vid, Cheers to you.

  • I cant listen to hold me forever when im drunk because its like I can feel his loss for his mother and it make me tear up wanting to call my mom everytime, lol she usually cheers me up letting me know that she's ok

  • Words cannot describe how happy i am this channel exists

  • ☝️WOO

  • Man I've always loved hold me forever. What a fantastic piece of music.

  • 9:11 minutes…And a FEW HUNDRED MORE!!! 😂SO TRUE. Truly amazing! Thank you Bucket for ALLLLL the incredibly magical music friend. Be well Bucket(See Dr. Joe Wallach on YouTube/90 essential nutrients!!!!!)! Wooooooooo
    P.s. What are the 7 Laws of Wooooo🤔?

  • 2019 was when I first saw him live and it was amazing.

  • ❤ Fantastic! Thank You 😊🌹

  • Good picks!

  • Saw him Live for the first time in 2019 in Northampton, MA. And got to tap the button too.
    What a way to finish off the decade!

  • I agree with all of NatterNets choices! Wooooo all the way! ☺️🎶🎸

  • Who loves the monster mash solos ?🇦🇺😁

  • I love scraps!

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