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The Ballad of Buckethead
by Buckethead

"Who's this guitar-playing sonsa bitch?", is a question common asked.
On his head a bucket of chicken bones, on his face a plastic mask.
He's the bastard son of a preachin' man, on the town he left a stain.
They made him live in a chicken house to try to and hide the shame.

He was born in a coop, raised in a cage. Children fear him, critics rage.
He's half alive, he's half dead. Folks just call him Buckethead.

Farmers would torment him as he snuggled with the hens.
They'd hose him down with water, and steal his little friends.
Now late at night he'd sneak off to the graveyard all alone,
And play a soapbox guitar to the faces made of stone.

Buckethead found his freedom at the age of 17,
when he burned the chicked house down with a quart of gasoline.
He did puppet shows on corners and bought a real guitar,
And with the help of Colonel Sanders, he's bound to be a star.

He was born in a coop, raised in a cage. Children fear him, critics rage.
He's half alive, he's half dead. Folks just call him Buckethead

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George Deves

Buckethead and Les Claypool are propably one of the best duos ever!

Carlton The Duke

Anyone else feel like they're on the weirdest acid trip of their lives?

Xavier P.

@Kalem Doucette And mister psychonaut too

Kalem Doucette

You’ve clearly never done acid.

MetallicA

@7777Scion ouh mister culture is here

7777Scion

from what? this pretentious 6th-gen crap? nope

Mr. Gul

"Primus sucks!" is a catch-phrase used ironically by Primus fans, so he was actually praising the band. Just saying. =)

Michael 3:15

I admire that Buckethead has made a name in the industry by his own rules and remained true to his art. Very inspirational.

Connor Gillespie

Except for when he was in gnr

Wanicki 357

All hail the shredder god

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