Giant Robot (Giant Robot album)

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Giant Robot
Studio album by Giant Robot
Released 1996
Recorded 1991—1996
Genre Funk metal, hard rock, experimental metal, funk rock, avant garde, progressive rock, heavy metal
Length 55:07
Label NTT
Giant Robot chronology
Giant Robot
(1991)
Giant Robot
(1996)
Siren 19
(2007)
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Giant Robot is the eponymously titled debut studio album by Giant Robot, led by guitarist Buckethead; the album was released in 1996. Buckethead had released a solo album entitled Giant Robot in 1994, and to distinguish the two albums, fans refer to this recording as Giant Robot NTT, after the small recording company, NTT Records.

The album contains numerous tracks from other Buckethead albums, such as "I Love My Parents" from his debut Bucketheadland (1992), and "Jowls" and "Scapula" that later appeared on the 1999 album Monsters and Robots.

It was in print for a very short amount of time which makes it one of the most sought after Buckethead releases with collectors paying high prices for copies in good condition.[1]

A re-release of the album is unlikely because it contains numerous unauthorised samples from films in its songs. For instance the track "Well, Well, Well" contains a clip from A Clockwork Orange when Alex encounters his former friends, the Droogs as police officers. "Scapula" uses samples from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, while "Sally" makes references to a The Texas Chain Saw Massacre character.

Buckethead's friend Travis Dickerson stated in 2008:

I think not only are there copyrights and ownership issues but over the years there has been a quest mythology, an El Dorado effect that has gained more value in of itself. So I think the situation as it is will remain for sometime.[2]

Tracks "Jowls", "Giant Robot" (originally known as "Giant Robot V. Drackalon"), "Hog Bitch Stomp", "I Love My Parents", "Idle Hands" (originally known as "Idle Hands Are The Devil's Workshop"), & "Scraps" are all originally from Buckethead's 1991 Giant Robot (demo)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Jowls"   4:21
2. "Giant Robot"   5:56
3. "Hog Bitch Stomp"   1:19
4. "Binge Buddies"   3:25
5. "Sally"   3:44
6. "I Love My Parents"   1:52
7. "Idle Hands"   1:01
8. "Well, Well, Well"   3:50
9. "Scraps"   6:02
10. "Mrs. Beasley"   3:56
11. "Scapula"   4:15
12. "The Void"   4:14
13. "Chicken Boy"   11:23

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert White. "FAQ 2.0". Bucketheadland.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ Dickerson, Travis (August 14, 2008). "Giant Robot NTT". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 

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