in early 1991 i saw a band called the open for at oakland night spot the omni (rip). everyone was blown away by the , with a michael meyers mask and bucket on his head, who played like no one had ever heard before.
somehow even with high profile gigs like g’n'r, buckethead has continued to be a secret-identity superhero through the years. i’m thrilled to have just found a video that captures the magic of spring 1991, as the 19-or-20 yr old shreds with his original band at sf’s club o (rip). plus, look at the old pic of him without his mask!!!! (found linked on his wikipedia entry).
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