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Day of the Robot

BucketheadAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 27, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: April 30, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline Distribution
  • ASIN: B000003S49
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,721 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zip-a-chakkachak. January 22, 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although this album is about 45 minutes long, The Day of the Robot feels like it's over in about 25 minutes. I'm not sure whether this is good or bad. I don't like long songs to _feel_ long (and the song lengths here range from 8 minutes to 13 minutes or so). On the other hand, sometimes Day of the Robot is so unassuming that if you don't pay attention it seems to go by without much impact.
It was only after a few listens that I even _noticed_ the good riffs and the nifty programming. The Day of the Robot is, for the most part, a lot less "in your face" than Buckethead's more audacious records like Giant Robot or Monsters & Robots. This album's songs are long, dark, and ambient, relying on liquidy techno rhythms as much as Buckethead's crashing riffs and breakneck solos. There are sections on the first song where the droning guitar riffs sound like little more than white noise. For these reasons, it is more along the lines of "techno-metal" than the actual rock/metal/funk/stuff of the other albums I mentioned. Fortunately, the songs cover lots of ground -- sliding between smashing metal riffs, slap bass solos, long passages of electronic bleeps & blips, and even whirling piano solos - and are still enjoyable. Lots of fun music, as to be expected from Buckethead, but some of is uncharacteristically inconspicuous.
I don't want to sound like I'm being too hard on this strange Buckethead album. It's pretty enjoyable, but its positive aspects are difficult to put into words. I guess it's just inexpressible fun.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Psychotic Improv Guitar meets Dizzy Jungle Beats April 21, 1997
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
An audio CD by enigmatic guitarist Buckethead. A bold attempt at fusing screaming metallic guitar playing with "drum and bass" programming by a British DJ known as DJ Ninj. Massive grooves, distinctive playing with washes of cascading ambient drones. It makes for an interesting listening. END
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic December 31, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this when it came out; heard Flying Guillotine on the radio (KFJC, of course) and had to find out more about this crazed guitarist. So it's been a decade and I'm still a rabid fan but this has got to be one of his most mixed efforts, but is still essentially successful. All the songs are structured the same (which is somewhat tedious); some are wildly successful while others are less so. That said, I do listen to this CD frequently - and more frequently than most other Buckethead music.

Any fan of Buckethead's must posess this CD, however. It might not be what I recommend as an introduction to Buckethead, but it is serious music from a serious musician for serious listeners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great album, for 9$ or 139.99 March 27, 2009
By L
Format:Audio CD
this is classic bucket, i like that its on his heavy side. and as always, with the exeption of bucketheadland one, this is still availible at tdrs music, ran by the great travis dickerson, bucketheads longtime keyboardist and producer, i just got the mp3 album today for 9$ i do understand certian albums long out of print being sold so pricy, but here you could buy the album from the people who made it, and thats what it should be about!
travis webstore is awesome, with many other artist including bill laswell, mp3s are avaible instantly, and he also ships very very fast;
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