Left Hanging

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Left Hanging
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Studio album by Travis Dickerson and Buckethead
Released November 29, 2010
Recorded 2004 - 2008
Genre Experimental rock
Jazz fusion
Progressive rock
Funk metal
Avant garde
Length 42:02
Label TDRS Music
Travis Dickerson and Buckethead chronology
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Left Hanging

Left Hanging is a collaborative album by Buckethead and Travis Dickerson, which was released in December 2010. The album consists of unreleased tracks from previous sessions by Dickerson and Buckethead and features other musicians, including Pinchface, Ramy Antoun and Bryan "Brain" Mantia.


The first announcement of the album was made by Dickerson at TDRS Music's forum (his label) on October 19, stating:

Besides this album, Dickerson also announced three other albums; the first with his brother Lindy Dickerson, Paul Ill, and DJ Bonebrake, the second one with Vince DiCola, and the third is another project with DJ Bonebrake. The release dates for these albums are still to be disclosed.

On October 25, Dickerson posted an image of the album cover and announced more information to come in the next few days.[2]

On October 29, the album was made available for pre-order, along with the Buckethead album Captain EO's Voyage, with a tentative release date of December 1. The pre-order also features samples from all the tracks from the album.[3] Eventually the CD was released on November 29.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Continental Drift" 5:03
2. "Game Theory" 4:37
3. "Archetype" 6:15
4. "Terra Firma" 5:35
5. "Cosmogony" 4:37
6. "What the Hell Was That" 9:49
7. "Box Beat Boom" 6:07


  • Tracks 1 and 3 were recorded on the Dragons of Eden sessions.
  • Track 2 was recorded in between the Thanatopsis and the Axiology sessions.
  • Track 4 was recorded on the Population Override sessions.
  • Track 5 was recorded before the Axiology sessions
  • Track 6 was recorded in between the Population Override and the Gorgone sessions.
  • According to the liner notes, track 7 was recorded purely for fun. Travis Dickerson states "Buckethead brought a beatbox to the studio one day and we plugged it in and hit play and jammed along. It was really just done for our own amusement... now yours". This may suggest the song was never intended to be included in any previous releases, but this isn't confirmed.