From the Coop
|From the Coop|
|Compilation album by Buckethead|
|Released||March 9, 2008|
|Genre||Avant-garde, experimental rock|
From the Coop is Buckethead's third special release. It consists of songs from early demo tapes that Buckethead recorded when he was around 19 years old and just starting to get serious with his guitar playing. A final cassette was with all 3 demo cassettes put together was made in 2000 for a CD release that wouldn't happen for another 8 years.  As with Acoustic Shards, this album is more of a specialty release rather than his latest studio effort.
According to producer Jas Obrecht:
|“||It's all music recorded in 1988. Basically, Buckethead made me three demo tapes that year, and when I was searching for the tapes of what became Acoustic Shards I rediscovered these three demo cassettes in a box of interview tapes. They are his earliest recordings, aside from a rehearsal or two, but it's all there -- the astounding technique, the lyrical beauty, the incredible shredding and popping. He was working with one of those small portable multi-track recorders, like a Tascam Portastudio, and a drum machine, but his playing is so clearly head-and-shoulders above what others were doing in 1988.||”|
The announcement of the release of the CD was made at Buckethead.tk, a semi-official fan forum. On this site, the members were given the opportunity to purchase the CD at a discounted price for three days, an offer that has since ended.
In the CD booklet, Obrecht has included reproductions of Buckethead's handwriting from the 1988 cassettes.
Obrecht also stated that:
|“||I can't find anything pre-1991 in the Buckethead discographies, so I am hoping Buckethead fans will view it the same way as a Beatles fan would view a CD's worth of decent-sounding Beatles tracks from 1959, or some never-heard Eddie Van Halen from 1975.||”|
The album artwork was drawn by Buckethead and shows himself when he was young in a ghostly coop.
|1.||"Disembodied Part 1"||3:27|
|2.||"Disembodied Part 2"||4:44|
|3.||"Hog Bitch Stomp"||0:36|
|14.||"Hog Bitch Stomp"||1:25|
|15.||"Return of Augustus Gloop"||4:32|
- Buckethead - Guitar, bass, drum machine
- Jas Obrecht - Producer
- Ken Hood - Audio engineering
- John Edmonds - Original engineer in 1988
Jas Obrecht stated that the CD would come with the first Buckethead bio taken in the year 1989 and says:
|“||One day last summer a music journalist from California was on assignment in the Arkansas delta. Searching for an obscure blues artist along rural backroads, he lost his way and pulled into a long-abandoned drive-in theater. There in the distance, from a ramshackle chicken coop beneath mega-powerful power lines, he heard incredible shred guitar. He beheld a towering creature clutching a guitar. A freakish white mask hid his face, a chicken bucket covered his head. His only companions were his guitar, a battered amp with a cord rigged straight to the top of the power line, and a few clucking buddies. Any attempts to communicate with him were answered by a motionless blank stare, senseless riffing, or the unearthly clawing motions of his filthy arms.
Somewhat disturbed by this event, the journalist turned to leave. Suddenly the creature in the coop launched into a mind-numbing display of guitar gymnastics. Terrifying two-handed arpeggios careened into blistering solos. Savage shred-runs segued into sublime quotes from Disney flicks. After a squealing finale of feedback, he threw down the guitar, waved his arm, and lurched out the door. He moved helter skelter across the field and pointed excitedly to a hole in the back wall of the drive-in.
- Ruhlmann, William (2008-06-10). "From the Coop - Buckethead". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
- "Buckethead Flies The Coop - Music News at IGN". Uk.music.ign.com. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- "BUCKETHEAD.TK - Deal With It! - From The Coop - Coming Soon!". Bucketheadland.proboards19.com. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20080905014320/http://www.vcwebdesign.com/youngbuckethead.com/new/CD/index.php. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2009. Missing or empty
- "From The Coop pictures and Buckethead artist bio from 1989". Buckethead.tk. Retrieved 2008-03-09.