Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
Name Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
Artist Buckethead
Type studio
Released January 30, 2009
Genre(s) Experimental Rock
Length 42:50
Label(s) TDRS Music
Producer(s) Dan "Brewer" Monti
Buckethead album chronology
Albino Slug
Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
A Real Diamond in the Rough

Slaughterhouse on the Prairie is the twenty-fifth solo album by avant-garde guitarist 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 album title itself shares the title of an episode of the stop motion television series Robot Chicken, as well as likely being inspired by the television show Little House on the Prairie.

Track listing[]

# 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


  • Buckethead - Guitars, peck and tear out portions
  • Dan "Brewer" Monti - Production, bass and programming
  • Bryan Theiss - artwork