Les Claypool

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Les Claypool

Biography

Early years

Claypool was born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, but was raised in El Sobrante, California in a working class family with a history of working as auto mechanics. His early education included Collins Elementary School and De Anza High School. Les’ parents divorced when he was a young child, but he says that he had a decent childhood, citing that he was never abused or severely bullied.

Claypool developed a bass guitar slap technique listening to other bassists such as Stanley Clarke and Larry Graham. He also bought his first Carl Thompson bass, his trademark four string bass. (Claypool stated in August of 2009, that he now owns 13 bass guitars, including a multi-wood fretless 6-string called the Rainbow Bass.)

In 1986, after the death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, Claypool auditioned to play bass for Metallica, playing the song “Master of Puppets” on his bass. In Metallica’s Behind the Music, Claypool said that during the audition he jokingly asked the others if they wanted to “jam on some Isley Brothers tunes.” James Hetfield remarked that Claypool was not awarded the job because “he was too good”.

Primus

Main article: Primus (band)

Primus began as Primate with Les Claypool, guitarist Todd Huth and various drummers, most notably Jay Lane, in the mid-1980s, though Huth and Lane left shortly thereafter to pursue other projects. Claypool replaced them with guitarist Larry LaLonde and eclectic drummer Tim Alexander in 1989 (Tim “Herb” Alexander left the band in 1996 and was replaced by Brian “Brain” Mantia). Primus began selling out local clubs with their out-of-control live act and irreverent approach to music (their catchphrase was “Primus sucks!”). This was later to be changed.

From 1989 to 2000, Primus steadily became one of the most bizarre bands to gain significant mainstream airplay, headlining Lollapalooza in 1993, appearing on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1995, and even making an appearance at Woodstock ’94 where they performed their Pork Soda hit “My Name Is Mud” and were pelted with mud (Claypool claims to still have mud in his speakers). Also, in 1997, they were asked to play, and record, the theme song for the animated television show South Park. Claypool and Tom Waits have recorded on each other’s records since 1991 and have continued to do so. In 1999 he let Activision use the song “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” on the hit video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

In 2000 Primus went on indefinite hiatus.

In mid 2003 Claypool reunited with former Primus drummer Tim Alexander and guitarist Larry LaLonde to record a DVD/EP called Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People, which Claypool described as the first DVD with supplementary music, as opposed to the contrary. In October of that year, the band staged a two month tour in which they performed two sets per show, the second consisting of their 1991 release Sailing the Seas of Cheese in its entirety. They continued touring into 2004, even performing their 1990 release Frizzle Fry in its entirety.

In Mid-August 2006, a DVD release entitled Blame It on the Fish was added to the listings of Amazon and other online shops. Shortly thereafter, the website The PRP reported that a rumor had surfaced implying that the band was quietly planning a North American tour for November/December 2006.

On October 17, 2006, Primus released both their first greatest hits CD They Can’t All Be Zingers and their third DVD Blame It on The Fish, subtitled An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour De Fromage.

They Can’t All Be Zingers includes sixteen digitally remastered songs that span their entire career, including a previously unreleased and extended version of “Shake Hands with Beef,” the Tom Waits collaboration “Coattails of a Deadman,” and “Mary the Ice Cube” from the 2003 DVD and EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People.

Claypool has let the video game Guitar Hero 2 use the Primus song, “John the Fisherman,” one of two songs in the game using the actual recording instead of a cover.

Blame It on the Fish: An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour De Fromage contains live footage from the band’s 2003 reunion tour, interview segments and behind the scenes footage. The DVD includes a 70 minute feature film and 90 minutes of bonus material, including a 30 minute mockumentary about the band in 2065. Blame It on the Fish is directed by Matthew J. Powers, who directed Never Been Done, a documentary about Jon Comer.

Primus: The Beat A Dead Horse Tour 2006 began in November 2006 and was completed the following December.

In 2008 Primus played at a few festivals including; Rothbury (in Michigan), The Ottawa Blues Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Outside Lands Festival (in San Francisco).

Les Claypool let the DC snowboard team use the Primus song “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” in their 2007 movie “DC Mt. Lab 1.5″

Solo work

1994 – 2001

Sausage

In 1994, Claypool teamed up with guitarist Todd Huth and drummer Jay Lane to create an early Primus sound. Songs such as “Riddles are Abound Tonight” and “toyz 1988″ (now known as “Toys Go Winding Down”) gave way to a whole new breed of music.

Holy Mackerel

In 1996 Claypool produced, engineered and released a solo album, “Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel presents” Highball with the Devil. Claypool is credited with bass, drums and vocals on several tracks as well as guitar. Also on the album are Mark “Mirv” Haggard, Adam Gates, Jay Lane, Joe Gore, Charlie Hunter and Henry Rollins. The accompanying tour included Haggard and Gates on guitars with Bryan “Brain” Mantia on drums. It was announced during the Holy Mackerel tour that Mantia had been chosen to become the next Primus drummer.

Oysterhead

Main article: Oysterhead

In April 2000, Claypool collaborated with Trey Anastasio (of Phish) and Stewart Copeland (of The Police) as Oysterhead. Claypool and Anastasio had been looking for an opportunity to collaborate. Each had a mutual interest in playing with Copeland who had been a rock idol of their teen years. Also, Claypool and Copeland had an established friendship. Oysterhead were originally intended as a one time performance during Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Though timid of the band’s sudden and surprising popularity they eventually decided to record and tour. They released one studio album, The Grand Pecking Order, and toured before disbanding in 2001. They re-united for two performances in 2006, one at 10K Lakes Festival and one at Bonnaroo Music Festival

The Frog Brigade

Main article: Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade

In May 2000 Claypool formed Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, an experimental rock group. Claypool was asked to put together a band for the Mountain Aire Festival in Angels Camp, California. The band “of the most incredible guys (he) could possibly find” debuted that Memorial Day weekend and played a number of other festivals including moe.down. Originally he was going to call the band “Les Claypool’s Thunder Brigade.” Claypool states:

I originally was going to do the two drummer thing with Herb and Jack Irons, so I was gonna call it the Les Claypool Thunder Brigade. Michael Bailey from Bill Graham Presents said to me that it may sound a bit too heavy for the Mountain Aire crowd and to perhaps try something a little different that had to do with the event itself. Since it was home of the Calaveras County Frog Jump… hence the Frog Brigade and then it evolved into Colonel Les Claypool Fearless Flying Frog Brigade.

The Primus hiatus allowed him to return to his musical roots, playing songs by bands like Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and The Beatles. Claypool has called the Frog Brigade his “mid-life crisis band.” From a set of October shows recorded at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco Claypool released two Frog Brigade live albums, one being a cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals. The line-up included Todd Huth, Eenor, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Skerik and Claypool.

The Frog Brigade is also noted for Claypool’s being accepted into the jam band scene. Live Frogs Set 1 won “Best Live Album” at the second annual Jammys. Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti are both members of Bob Weir’s band Ratdog. Claypool performed with “The Rat Brigade” when opening for Ratdog once in 2000 and again in 2007. The Rat Brigade includes Claypool, drummer Lane and keyboardist Chimenti, with guest appearances by saxophonist Kenny Brooks and Bob Weir. Both years Claypool also guested on the Ratdog set.

2002 – 2005

In 2002 Claypool released a studio album of the Frog Brigade, Purple Onion. Musicians on multiple tracks for Purple Onion include Eenor, Mike Dillon, Skerik, Jay Lane, Ben Barnes and Sam Bass (Dillon and Skerik were both from Critters Buggin while Barnes and Sam Bass were from Deadweight). This album includes “Whamola” which later appeared as a remix for the theme of South Park Season 10.

C2B3

Main article: Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains

Also in 2002 Claypool collaborated with virtuoso guitarist Buckethead, Parliament-Funkadelic/Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and former Primus drummer Bryan Mantia under the name Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains (“C2B3″ which is to be said “C Squared, B Cubed”). Their concerts pushed the improvisational envelope by preparing no material and not rehearsing beforehand. At one of their shows they prepared sandwiches onstage for the audience to eat.

C2B3 re-united in 2004 to record The Big Eyeball in the Sky, an album with equal parts instrumental and vocal songs. The band began an 18-state tour of the US on September 24, 2004. The album features only one guest, the child-like multi-instrumentalist Gabby La La (noted as Gabby Lang on Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade’s Purple Onion) on vocals and sitar. She also opened on every show (sometimes to scathingly negative reviews) during the 2004 tour as a solo act with sometimes members of C2B3.

Claypool also produced and performed on Gabby La La’s first album, Be Careful What You Wish For…. Gabby La La is the first artist Les has signed to his label since Charlie Hunter in 1993. He has performed select shows with her (including the 2005 Bonnaroo Music Festival) and added her to his then new touring band, Les Claypool & His Fancy Band. The 2005 Fancy Band line-up also included Skerik, Dillon and Lane.

At the end of 2005, Claypool released 5 Gallons Of Diesel, a video retrospective of all of his work away from Primus.

2006

Electric Apricot

Main article: Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo

Claypool’s first attempt at a feature length film, Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo, was shown on various film festivals in the late spring of 2006. The movie is a spoof of the jam band scene centered on the fake band, Electric Apricot, in the mockumentary tradition of This Is Spinal Tap. The group performed low-key shows in the California area (most recently High Sierra Music Festival) for the filming of the movie. The members of the band are characterized as Steve Hampton Trouzdale (Adam Gates) on bass and vocals, Steve “Gordo” Gordon (Brian Kehoe) on guitar and vocals, Herschal Tambor Brillstien (Jonathan Korty) on keyboards and vocals, and of course Lapland “Lapdog” Miclovik (Les Claypool) on drums and vocals. The film debuted on March 15. During a question and answer session at the Tiburon Film Festival where the film debuted Claypool said that the yet unreleased DVD would have an accompanying soundtrack CD. The film has won other awards as well including Best Feature (audience choice) at the Malibu Film Festival. Claypool also said that the band would possibly perform a few select shows, but a tour is unlikely as Adam Gates has a job at Pixar which makes touring difficult. Other cameos in the film include Arj Barker, Dian Bachar, Matt Stone and Sam Maccarone.

Of Whales and Woe and the Fancy Band

Main articles: Of Whales and Woe and Les Claypool’s Fancy Band

On May 30, 2006 Claypool released a solo album, Of Whales and Woe, with guest appearances by Skerik, Mike Dillon and Gabby La La. This album includes the song “Robot Chicken,” which is the theme song of the popular Adult Swim show. His son Cage and his daughter Lena even make a special appearance on the song “Back Off Turkey.” The release was followed by a tour of the U.S. with the following lineup: Les Claypool – bass, vocals; Skerik – sax; Mike Dillon – vibraphone, percussion; Gabby La La – sitar, theremin; Paulo Baldi – drums. This lineup is called Les Claypool’s Fancy Band and did national tours in both 2006 and 2007. A live DVD, Fancy, recorded from the 2006 tour was released in 2007. The audio track includes a mix of both soundboard and taper recordings. A song from the album, “One Better”, was used in National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie in a fight scene between Preston Lacy and Lee Majors.

South of the Pumphouse

Main article: South of the Pumphouse

Claypool’s first book, South of the Pumphouse, was released on July 1, 2006 by Akashic Books. Copies of the book were sold during Claypool’s 2006 tour of U.S.A. following the release of Of Whales and Woe. The book is a dark, clever tale of brothers, murder, drugs, and fishing, and it has been likened to the work of Hunter S. Thompson. Claypool gave his first interview about the book to The Book Standard, on May 11, 2006. South of the Pumphouse is currently in its seventh printing.

2007 – present

Besides touring in the Summer of 2007 nationally with the Fancy Band, Claypool performed that October with a version of the band, dubbed the Fancy Trio. The trio consisted of Les, Skerik on saxophone, and Mike Dillon on drums, vibraphone and percussion. They played at The Echo Project, an inaugural ecologically minded 3-day festival in Fairburn, Georgia on The Boukeart family farm. The set was similar to that of The Fancy Band’s tours, culling from Les’ solo and Frog Brigade albums, as well containing a cover of “One Step Beyond” by Madness and teases of other songs, including several Primus tunes, throughout their improvisational jams.

For many years Claypool has done a New Year’s Eve show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. More recently the New Year’s Eve show has been an Annual New Year’s Eve Hatter’s Ball featuring a hat contest. December 31, 2007 was the 3rd such annual event.

In 2008 a United States tour spanned from February 29 to April 5. It kicked off at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina and ended at The Warfield in San Francisco, California. The 2008 tour was a quartet featuring Claypool, Dillon, Skerik and Baldi.

During the year Claypool also performed several shows with Primus at festivals across America and Canada.

Pig Hunt is a film directed by James Isaac to be released in 2008. Claypool contributes previously unreleased material and plays the role of “The Preacher”.

Les composed several songs for the Wii game Mushroom Men, released in December 2008.

On December 31, 2008, Les rang in the New Year with his annual New Year’s Eve show. It was at the San Francisco Opera House with Zappa Plays Zappa sharing the bill and playing first.

Les was also a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. His contributions helped assist upcoming independent artists’ careers.
Ottawa Bluesfest, 2009

Les’ second solo album, Of Fungi and Foe, was released on March 17, 2009. The album consists of expanded material of the music from the Mushroom Men game, as well as the Pig Hunt motion picture, and features a guest appearance by Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz.

As of June 2009, Les is touring with Matisyahu, performing as a ‘double-feature’ set, as well as appearing together on stage.

Personal life

He lives near the village of Occidental in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Chaney Claypool, his son, Cage Oliver Claypool, and his daughter Lena Tallulah Claypool. His home is called “Rancho Relaxo”, after a Simpsons episode where Marge gets sent to a spa of the same name. He records most of his music at his home. He is famous for his wacky sense of humor and overall very eccentric personality. He has recently been very open about his liberal political views and his dissatisfaction with former president George W. Bush.

Claypool is an avid fly fisher, and even appeared as a special guest on a 2004 taping of Fly Fishing the World filmed in Idaho and a 2005 taping in Quebec, Canada. Both episodes are available on the extras section of 5 Gallons Of Diesel.

Discography

1988

Blind Illusion – The Sane Asylum

1988

Primus – Sausage (demo)

1988

Primus – Sucking Songs (demo)

1989

Nov

Primus – Suck On This

1990

Feb

Primus – Frizzle Fry

1991

May

Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese

1992

Mar

Primus – Miscellaneous Debris

1993

Apr

Primus – Pork Soda

1994

Apr

Sausage – Riddles Are Abound Tonight (1988 Primus line-up reunion)

1995

May

Primus – Tales from the Punchbowl

1996

Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel – Highball with the Devil

1997

Jul

Primus – Brown Album

1998

Aug

Primus – Rhinoplasty

1999

Phonopsycograph Disk – Live @ Slim’s / Turbulence Chest (Claypool features on 8 of the 10 tracks)

1999

Apr

Buckethead – Monsters and Robots (Claypool features on and co-wrote 6 of the 13 tracks)

1999

Oct

Primus – Antipop

2001

Apr

Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade – Live Frogs Set 1

2001

Jul

Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade – Live Frogs Set 2

2001

Oct

Oysterhead – The Grand Pecking Order

2002

Sep

The Les Claypool Frog Brigade – Purple Onion

2003

Oct

Primus – Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People

2004

Sep

Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains – The Big Eyeball in the Sky

2006

Jun

Les Claypool – Of Whales and Woe

2006

Oct

Primus – They Can’t All Be Zingers

2008

Mar

Electric Apricot – Quest for Festeroo (soundtrack) (Claypool features on and co-wrote 5 of the 12 tracks)

2009

Mar

Les Claypool – Of Fungi and Foe

Guest appearances

(Claypool on bass unless otherwise noted)

1992 – Tom Waits – Bone Machine (on the track “Earth Died Screaming”)

1994 – Firehose – Big Bottom Pow Wow (in discussion on the various “spiel” tracks)

1994 – Rob Wasserman – Trios (on the tracks “Home is Where You Get Across” and “3 Guys Named Schmo”)

1996 – Alex Lifeson – Victor (on the track “The Big Dance”)

1998 – Jerry Cantrell – Boggy Depot (on the tracks “Between” and “Cold Piece”)

1998 – Metallica – Garage Inc. (banjo on the Lynyrd Skynyrd cover “Tuesday’s Gone”)

1998 – Bloem de Ligny – Zink (vocals on the track “Capsule”)

1999 – Tom Waits – Mule Variations (on the track “Big in Japan”)

1999 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Live On (on the track “Oh Well”)

1999 – Limp Bizkit – Significant Other (bass on the track “Trust?”, bass and vocals on the hidden track “The Mind of Les”)

2002 – Gov’t Mule – The Deep End, Volume 2 (bass and vocals on the tracks “Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy” and “Drivin’ Rain”)

2003 – Gov’t Mule – The Deepest End, Live In Concert (bass and vocals on the tracks “Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy” and “Drivin’ Rain”)

2004 – Tom Waits – Real Gone (on the tracks “Hoist That Rag”, “Shake It” and “Baby Gonna Leave Me”)

2005 – Jack Irons – Attention Dimension (on the Pink Floyd cover “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”)

2005 – Adrian Belew – Side One (on the tracks “Ampersand”, “Writing on the Wall” and “Matchless Man”)

2005 – Gabby La La – Be Careful What You Wish For… (bass and percussion throughout)

2005 – Mat Callahan – A Wild Bouquet (on the track “I See the Light”)

2006 – Adrian Belew – Side Three (on the tracks “Whatever” and “Men in Helicopters v4.0″)

2006 – Tom Waits – Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards (tracks not specified)

2008 – Zach Hill – Astrological Straits (on the track “Astrological Straits”)

2009 – Vinyl – Fogshack Music Volume Two: Featuring Les Claypool and The Rondo Brothers

Soundtracks and compilations

1988 – Germ’s Choice: A KUSF Compilation (promo for KUSF radio, featuring the demo version of the Primus track “Tommy the Cat”)

1991 – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (soundtrack, featuring the Primus track “Tommy the Cat”)

1991 – Guitars that Rule the World (promo for Guitar World magazine, featuring the original track “Filet of Soul” by Alex Skolnick with Claypool and Brain)

1993 – The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience (featuring the original Primus track “Poetry and Prose”)

1993 – Radio 501 (promo for Levi’s jeans, featuring the original track “Can’t Live Without” by Claypool, Jay Lane & Rob Wasserman)

1994 – Airheads (soundtrack, featuring the original Primus track “Bastardizing Jellikit”)

1994 – Brainscan (soundtrack, featuring the Primus track “Welcome to This World”)

1998 – Chef Aid (South Park soundtrack featuring the original Primus tracks “South Park Theme” and “Mephisto and Kevin”)

1999 – Family Values Tour 1999 (live album, featuring the Primus tracks “Laquerhead” and “My Name is Mud”)

1999 – Celebrity Deathmatch (soundtrack, featuring the studio version of the Primus track “The Heckler”)

2000 – Nativity in Black II (Black Sabbath tribute album featuring a cover of “N.I.B.” recorded by Primus and Ozzy Osbourne)

2002 – NASCAR: Crank It Up (promo for NASCAR on Fox, featuring a cover of the Commander Cody track “Hot Rod Lincoln” recorded by Claypool)

2002 – Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002 (live album, featuring the Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade track “Locomotive Breath”)

2002 – Bonnaroo Vol. 2 (live album, featuring the Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains track “Number Two”)

2004 – Bonnaroo Music Festival 2004 (live album, featuring the Primus track “Frizzle Fry”)

2004 – Concrete Corner: October Sampler 2004 (featuring the Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains track “Junior”)

2004 – Never Been Done (soundtrack, featuring the Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade track “David Makalaster”)

2004 – Not In Our Name (benefit compilation album, featuring the Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade track “David Makalaster II”)

2006 – Barnyard (soundtrack, featuring the original track “Hittin’ the Hay” by North Mississippi Allstars with Claypool)

2008 – Pig Hunt (soundtrack, featuring the original tracks “Goblins in the Forest”, “What you lookin’ at Boy?”, “Boonville Stomp” and “Male Organ-Grinder”)

2008 – Zack and Miri Make a Porno (soundtrack, featuring the Primus track “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”)

Television show theme songs

1997-2000 – South Park: seasons 1-4 (“South Park Theme” by Primus, released on Chef Aid, 1998)

2000-2006 – South Park: seasons 4-10 (various remixes of “South Park Theme” by Primus, unreleased)

2006-present – South Park: season 10 (remix of “Whamola” by Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade featuring lyrics from “South Park Theme” by Primus, unreleased)

2005-present – Robot Chicken: seasons 1-3 (“Robot Chicken”, released on Of Whales and Woe, 2006)

Video game soundtracks

1995 – Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity – “DMV”

1999 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater – “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”

2001 – ATV Offroad Fury – “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”

2006 – Guitar Hero 2 – “John the Fisherman”

2006 – Tony Hawk’s Project 8 – “American Life”

2008 – Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars – original tracks

Videography

VHS

1992 – Primus – Miscellaneous Debris

1992 – Primus – Cheesy Home Video

1998 – Primus – Horrible Swill: A Tawdry Look at Primus on the Road in 1998 (Fan Club promo video)

1998 – Primus – Videoplasty

DVD

2002 – Rising Low (Documentary by Mike Gordon)

2002 – Various Artists – Live From Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002 (featuring Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade and Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains)

2003 – Gov’t Mule – The Deepest End, Live In Concert

2003 – Primus – Animals Should Not Try to Act like People (DVD/EP set)

2004 – Primus – Hallucino-Genetics: Live 2004

2004 – Various Artists – Live From Bonnaroo Music Festival 2004 (featuring Primus)

2005 – Les Claypool – 5 Gallons Of Diesel

2006 – Primus – Blame It on the Fish: An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour de Fromage

2007 – Les Claypool – Fancy

2008 – Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo (Rock-mockumentary feature film)

Equipment used

Basses

Seven Carl Thompson basses:

Multi-wood fretless 6-string Rainbow Bass

Walnut fretted 4-string

Maple fretted 4-string (backup for the walnut 4-string)

Ebony fretted 4-string

Fretless 4-string

Fretted 6-string

Walnut fretted 4-string (replica of the original)

Fender Jazz Bass

Kramer bass

Rickenbacker 4003 bass

Semi-acoustic Eko bass

Zeta electric upright bass

Kay upright bass

NS Design electric upright bass

Tune fretless six-string bass (used primarily before he got the Carl Thompson Rainbow Bass)

The Whamola bass

A Bassjo, a 4 stringed combination between a bass and a banjo

Dobro bass

Amplification

Ampeg bass heads and cabinets

Mesa Boogie bass cabinets

Gallien Krueger practice amps

See also

Buckethead

Charlie Hunter Trio (1993)

Primus

Tom Waits

Warren Haynes

Oysterhead

Avant-Garde

Secret Chiefs 3

References

^ “Those Damn Blue Collared Tours”. http://www.theprp.com/oldnews/41111168.shtml. Retrieved 2006-09-23. 

^ a b c FROGS & OYSTERS: A LES CLAYPOOL INTERVIEW Mike Powers, jambase.com, 1/26/01, Retrieved January 26, 2008

^ Jambands, Dean Budnick, Backbeat Books, 2003, pp 248-9

^ “Les Claypool: The Art of Falling”. JamBase. 2006. Retrieved February 2, 2008.

^ Pig Hunt at IMDB

^ Pig Hunt – official site

^ Independent Music Awards – 7th Annual Judges

^ LES CLAYPOOL TO RELEASE F FUNGI AND FOE IN MARCH 2009

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Les Claypool

Official website

Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains

Primus official website

Oysterhead – The Grand Pecking Order

Gabby La La official website

Official live recordings from 2003+ of Primus

Official live recordings of the 2004 Col. Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains shows

Les Claypool at the Internet Movie Database

Interview with Daniel Robert Epstein at suicidegirls.com

Les Claypool interview at Prefixmag.com (March 2008)

Podcast Interview with Jeff Barringer at club kingsnake

National Lampoon picks up Electric Apricot: The Quest For Festeroo, Movie to see national release

Mushroom Men – The Spore Wars featuring music by Les Claypool

Cooking with Claypool (Interview with Les Clayppol from HonestTune.com)

Beyond Typical (Interview with Les Claypool from SubMergeMag.com, June 2009)

Upcoming Tour Dates

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Primus

Les Claypool  Larry LaLonde  Tim Alexander

Bryan Mantia  Todd Huth  Jay Lane  

Studio Albums

Frizzle Fry  Sailing the Seas of Cheese  Pork Soda  Tales from the Punchbowl  Brown Album  Antipop

Live Albums

Suck on This

Compilations

They Can’t All Be Zingers

EPs

Miscellaneous Debris  Rhinoplasty  Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People

Videos

Cheesy Home Video  Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People  Hallucino-Genetics  Blame It on the Fish

Related articles

Discography  Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade  Oysterhead  Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains  Les Claypool’s Fancy Band  Blind Illusion  Possessed  Guns N’ Roses  No Forcefield  Prawn Song Records

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Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade

Les Claypool  Todd Huth  Jay Lane  Jeff Chimenti  Eenor  Skerik

Paul Svena  Mike Dillon  Bryan Kehoe  Paulo Baldi

MIRV  Tim Alexander  Jack Irons

Studio albums

Purple Onion

Live albums

Live Frogs Set 1  Live Frogs Set 2

Associated Bands

C2B3  Critters Buggin  The Dead  Deadweight  Les Claypool’s Fancy Band  Oysterhead  Primus  RatDog

Labels

Prawn Song Records

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Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains

Les Claypool | Buckethead | Bryan “Brain” Mantia | Bernie Worrell

Albums

The Big Eyeball in the Sky

Bands

Primus | Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade | Les Claypool’s Fancy Band | Praxis | Deli Creeps | Pieces | Cornbugs | Giant Robot | Cobra Strike | El Stew | Moonraker | Guns N’ Roses | Shine/Shin Terai | Thanatopsis | Gorgone | Parliament | Parliament-Funkadelic | Black Jack Johnson

Labels

Prawn Song Records

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