Population Override

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Population Override
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 30, 2004 (CD)
January, 2015 (Vinyl)
GenreProgressive rock, blues rock, jam rock
Buckethead chronology
Island of Lost Minds
Population Override
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Population Override is the twelfth studio album by Buckethead and his first full collaboration with keyboardist Travis Dickerson. The album is a tribute to the "great vinyl records of the '60s and '70s",[2] with songs more often than not drifting into long jams.

The album was written after the sessions for the Cornbugs album Brain Circus, which features Buckethead, Bill "Choptop" Moseley, Pinchface and Travis Dickerson. This album was the precursor to similar collaborative efforts like Gorgone, Chicken Noodles, and Left Hanging.

The cover shows several buildings from downtown Toronto, including the Royal York Hotel and the Canada Trust Tower.[4][5]

In January 2015, the label re-issued the album on vinyl format on a limited pressing of 1000 copies. The vinyl version was originally intended to feature the album by itself, but due to the length of the album, it would not be able to fit in a single LP and would be too short for 2LPs. Instead, the label tried to find outtakes from these sessions in order to fill the gap resulting from pressing the album on 2LPs, but Dickerson explained that there was no extra material left over from these sessions. Instead, the label decided to go ahead with the re-issue by filling the gap with six bonus songs, three from the album Cobra Strike and three from Funnel Weaver.[6]

Track listing[edit]

1."Unrestrained Growth"7:47
2."Too Many Humans"8:28
3."Population Override"8:37
4."Humans Vanish"0:33
5."Cruel Reality of Nature"3:49
6."A Day Will Come"8:34
7."Earth Heals Herself"6:38
9."Super Human"4:49
Total length:55:22



  1. ^ Population Override at AllMusic
  2. ^ "population_override". Tdrsmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ TDRS message boards, May 2004
  4. ^ "Royal York Hotel Toronto - Royal York Hotel Toronto information and pictures". Gothereguide.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  5. ^ "BCE Place - BCE Place information and pictures". Gothereguide.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  6. ^ Travis Dickerson speaking about repressing albums on vinyl