The Day of the Robot

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The Day of the Robot
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 1996
GenreDrum and bass, dark ambient, heavy metal, avant-garde, oldschool jungle
ProducerBill Laswell
Buckethead chronology
Giant Robot
The Day of the Robot

The Day of the Robot is the third studio album by Buckethead. It is often referred to as his "Jungle" album due to the presence of UK "Beat Scientist" DJ Ninj, an occasional Bill Laswell collaborateur.[1] It is currently out of print, making it a valuable collector's item, but can be found in the download store of TDRS Music.

The title "The Day Of The Robot" is most likely a reference to The Six Million Dollar Man episode of the same name, while "Flying Guillotine" refers to the character from Johnny Sokko's Flying Robot.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Alternative Press (11/96, p. 69) gave the album 5 stars out of 5 and said, "...has both a decidedly experimental side, as well as a knack for placing sounds in sturdy, though scary, compositional contexts....Buckethead seems to have found a new place for guitar gods..." [3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Destroyer: Speed Flux Quadrant/Inclusion/Exhaust Release"13:03
2."Flying Guillotine"7:24
3."Quantum Crash"6:02
5."Caution Drop"8:17
Total length:43:09


  • Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA and Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Rhythm tracks for 2, 3, 4 and 5 created in the UK by Ninj.
  • Produced by Bill Laswell.
  • Design, illustration and photography: Dave McKean @ Hourglass.
  • Source photographs supplied by Buckethead.
  • Front cover illustration of 'Buckethead No. 1': Bryan Frankenseuss Theiss.
  • Fonts: Elliot Earls.


  1. ^ "Ninj Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. ^ "The Day of the Robots". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  3. ^ "Buckethead - Day Of The Robot CD Album". 1996-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-12.