Experience the haunting, beautiful ethereal side of BUCKETHEAD, described by the likes of Bootsy Collins, Bill Laswell and Santana as a phenomenal guitar player.
"Buckethead has been in Guns N' Roses only for a short while and he's already breaking the rules. On his eighth solo album, the mysterious, gifted guitar shredder and horror-movie fanatic forgoes all loud noises on a spiritual path to find his inner Buckethead. Electric Tears is a New Age mix of slow, meditative soloing and soft acoustic guitars - including a stately, flamenco-styled ode to jazz great Miles Davis - that's light on effects but heavy on atmosphere. This must be what guitar gods listen to when they go to sleep at night."
- GUITAR WORLD
"Those looking for clues regarding the new G n' R sound will be in for a rude awakening: Electric Tears is a meditative mix of flamenco, New Age and gentle psychedelia."
- ROLLING STONE
"This is the side of Buckethead that few people know. Far from the chicken coop, the chainsaws and the severed heads. There is his own music of the soul, a divine, spiritual and personal sound. This is a musical offering of peace. Life is for the living."
- BILL LASWELL
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Wow!!! Keep up the abnormal work because normal work becomes a job... Did I mention that Buckethead also is my greatest friend and the rippinest guitarist in the whole dang universe!*!*!"
- BOOTSY COLLINS
When I first met Buckethead in 1991, I decided wow, let's go to a real "uppity restaurant" so they can talk about us like dogs and sure enough they did...It was great...Then after that I think Buckethead got horny and started hinting around about did I have an extra girlfriend or even a daughter that I could loan him? I said, "Oh Yeah sure. I'd love to hook you and my daughter up." Well as you could have guessed I haven't seen my daughter since...Well I think she was my daughter...Anyway since Buckethead has a problem speaking in human audible terms, we got heavy into our mental teleapathy vibes. I said Buckethead what's really in the bucket and is she in there with you? Buckethead's reply was, "Every morning I check all the closets to see if I'm in there and if I'm not, then I page myself on the 2 way and if I call myself back that means there's nothing in the bucket...Well every since that day I have considered Buckethead a total psycho case. The good thing about it is, I did pick up one bad habit from Buckethead. Yeah, I called my own self to see if I was home and nobody answers.