Slaughterhouse on the Prairie

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Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
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Studio album by Buckethead
Released January 30, 2009
Genre Hard rock, avant-garde, experimental metal
Length 41:48
Label Hatboxghost Music
Producer Dan "Brewer" Monti
Buckethead chronology
Albino Slug
(2008)Albino Slug2008
Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
A Real Diamond in the Rough
(2009)A Real Diamond in the Rough2009

Slaughterhouse on the Prairie is the twenty-third album by Buckethead.[1] It features the songs "LeBron" and "LeBron's Hammer" dedicated to LeBron James on his 24th birthday.[2] The songs were previously free downloadable songs from Buckethead's official homepage along with another song called "King James" from the album Crime Slunk Scene (2006), which also refers to the basketball player.[3] The album includes another basketball related track, "Iceman", dedicated to George Gervin.

"Crouching Stump Hidden Limb" is most likely a play on the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon while "Don't Use Roosts If You Raise Broilers" digs at the chicken meat industry.[4] There's also two self-references: "Rack Maintenance Part 2" is the second part of a Kaleidoscalp track and "Goat Host" may be a follow-up to "Ghost Host" off Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot (which itself was inspired by Haunted Mansion).

The name of the album was suggested by Bryan Theiss and the letters on the cover were taken directly from the book Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.[5]

By the end of 2009, all copies of the album had sold (along with A Real Diamond in the Rough) without any repressings lined up by the label. TDRS Music requested that fans pre-order the album (with no definite release date) and that once a threshold had been reached, the album would be pressed. The same process was run for Buckethead's 2006 album Crime Slunk Scene. It was announced along with the release of the album Best Regards that the repressing would go ahead, although the level of pre-orders had not been as high as expected.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "LeBron" 4:33
2. "LeBron's Hammer" 3:43
3. "Blood Bayou" 2:57
4. "Iceman" (Tribute to George Gervin) 2:05
5. "Don't Use Roosts If You Raise Broilers" 3:28
6. "Robot Checkerboard" 4:28
7. "Premonition" 2:42
8. "Crouching Stump Hidden Limb" 3:08
9. "Goat Host" 2:35
10. "The Stretching Room" 3:11
11. "Pumpkin Pike" 2:51
12. "Collecting Specimens" (CD text for the track is "Home for the Hemorrhage") 2:46
13. "Rack Maintenance Part 2" 3:23
Total length: 41:48


  • The drum track of the song "Don't Use Roosts If You Raise Broilers" is used on the song "Open Coffin Jamboree" from the 2009 album Forensic Follies.
  • The song "Robot Checkerboard" lends guitar and drum samples to make up the opening track from the 2009 album Forensic Follies.



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