My search for cool guitarists pays off again. I must do great research. I first heard the name Buckethead when he joined the ill fated reformation of Guns N Roses. I have to admit my only reaction was “The guy wears a chicken bucket on his head and a Jason mask?” Then his name kept coming up when I was reading about Bill Laswell. Finally I got a chance to listen to this album at a Border’s listening station. While I realize that some of his albums can be louder and more “out there”, “Population Override” is a jazz rock classic. It’s absolutely perfect. I don’t understand why he needs the bucket but I’m hooked. I’ve picked up “Colma” as well and will probably make my way through the rest of his catalogue as well. He really is that good. Recommended if you’re into Vernon Reid.