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REVIEW: That1Guy & Buckethead @ McDonald Theatre (Eugene, OR – – 3/22/08)

23rd Mar 08 (Sun) Leave a comment Go to comments

’twas an oddrocker double bill yesterday… That1Guy and Buckethead.

This was my fourth time seeing Mr. 1Guy. My review of his show last fall is here. That1Guy started right after 9pm and played for just about an hour. He started out with the haunting strings of “Forgotten Whales” (a song that actually made it on our wedding CDs for the dinner… teehee). He played a lot of instrumental tracks on the magic pipe (a big metal pipe jacked up on electricity), but he also did “Buttmachine,” “Weasel Pot Pie,” and “The Moon is Disgusting.” I kinda wish he would’a done “One,” alas he didn’t. He pulled out the magic boot (a cowboy boot jacked up on electricity)… it’s got a nice tabla-like sound. He also pulled out the magic saw (a large saw jacked up on electricity) and played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” A couple times in his set he went to a very repetitive place, alas, still an overall great show from That1Guy. Check him out sometime if he comes to your town… todays show was a solid 4.5 stars.

Check out some videos of That1Guy (click the pictures)…

Live in Oz:

One:

Buttmachine:

Buckethead went on at 10:30pm. This was my third time seeing him, and my wife’s first time. I was bummed with no live band backing him. He played along to drum & bass & ’lectronic DAT tracks… that were TOO LOUD. It was too hard to hear him play his guitar half the time. Plus the live band atmosphere is much better. Anyway, he started out with “Jump Man/Night of the Slunk”… played a bunch of other stuff… also played “Stick Pit”… we had to leave 45 minutes in. The volume levels were PAINFUL (and we had earplugs in)… but not so much the guitar volume levels, mainly the backing tracks… ::sigh:: Guitars: 4.5 stars… everything else: 2 stars… so much so that it was unenjoyable past 45 minutes. I totally missed the potential for his patented nun-chuk robot dancing.

I hope to see him again soon (July in Dayton with my brother, maybe)… I hope he has his band back with him.

The appropriate linkage:

~Dan – np: BucketheadMonsters & Robots

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  1. 31st May 08 (Sat) at 12:30 pm

    Here’s a funny post about That 1 Guy’s “Buttmachine” video…

    http://jayhathaway.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/buttmachine-is-the-new-rickroll

    ~Dan

  2. Anonymous Coward
    7th Aug 09 (Fri) at 5:02 am

    why would you leave early pussy? your not a true fan. Your loss.

    • 7th Aug 09 (Fri) at 11:44 am

      Because I’d seen him twice before with a band, and this show was LAME and not enjoyable.

    • 7th Aug 09 (Fri) at 11:45 am

      PS- “you’re” vs. “your”… look it up.

  1. 16th May 10 (Sun) at 10:40 am

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