LES CLAYPOOL - Of Fungi And Foe
1. Mushroom Men
3. Red State Girl
4. Booneville Stomp
5. What Would Sir George Martin Do
6. You Can't Tell Errol Anything
7. Bite Out Of Life
9. Primed By 29
10. Pretty Little Song
11. Of Fungi And Foe
12. Ol' Rosco
Les Claypool's album "Of Fungi and Foe" is his latest album of all original music. This album is a collection of songs inspired by the projects he has been working on over the past few years, and also contains a jam session with Eugene Hütz the charismatic front-man of the band Gogol Bordello that turned into the track "Bite Out Of Life". Other musicians who appear on the cd include Lapland Miclovik, Mike Dillon, Sam Bass, Paulo Baldi, Cage Claypool, and Bryonn Bain. Released March 17, 2009.
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LES CLAYPOOL - Fancy
"Live Summer 2006 - A Fan's Perspective"
"Fancy" is Les' first live concert DVD and shows his latest band at its peak performance. With long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion (both of Garage a Trois and Critters' Buggin), the band is rounded out by drummer Paulo Baldi and multi-instrumentalist Gabby La La.
"Fancy" was assembled using footage shot by a small group of devoted fans over the course of several performances. The audio is a combination of board tapes blended with audience or "tapers" recordings to give the piece the true "fan's perspective."
The 2006 tour was in support of Claypool's then current cd release Of Whales and Woe, and thus material from this album is favored here. Other songs are drawn from 2002's Purple Onion and the 1996 Interscope release Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel: Highball With the Devil. Released May 29, 2007.
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LES CLAYPOOL - Of Whales And Woe
1. Back Off Turkey
2. One Better
3. Lust Stings
4. Of Whales And Woe
5. Vernon The Company Man
6. Phantom Patriot
7. Iowan Gal
8. Nothin' Ventured
9. Rumble Of The Diesel
10. Robot Chicken
11. Filipino Ray
12. Off-White Guilt
Marked by Claypool's wry worldview and the ferocious musical chops of the legendary bassist and his musical co-conspirators Skerik, Mike Dillon, and Gabby La La. The studio album is an aggressive tour de force that recalls Les' best work as one of the pioneers of alternative music. Released May 30, 2006.
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LES CLAYPOOL - 5 Gallons Of Diesel
1. Riddles Are Abound Tonight (video)
2. The Making Of Riddles
3. Prelude To Fear (live)
4. Hendershot (live)
5. Shadow Of A Man (live)
6. Here's To The Man (live)
7. Running The Gauntlet (live)
8. David Makalaster (live)
9. Long In The Tooth (live)
10. Whamola (live)
11. Granny's Little Yard Gnome (live)
12. Ding Dang (live)
13. Buzzards Of Green Hill (live)
14. Opening Jam (live)
15. Encore Jam (live)
16. Tyranny Of The Hunt (live)
17. Scott Taylor (live)
18. Riddles Are Abound Tonight (live)
19. The Awakening (live)
20. 3 Guys Named Schmo (live)
21. Buzzards Of Green Hill (video)
22. The Making Of Buzzards
23. The Recording Of Buzzards
24. Fly Fishing The World 2004 Idaho
25. Fly Fishing The World 2005 Quebec
A comprehensive sampling of visual elements associated with the ever evolving and always eclectic world of bassist/singer/songwriter Les Claypool. The DVD contains 3-1/2 hours of footage including live performances, videos, behind the scenes footage and other bonus material. Released November 15, 2005.
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LES CLAYPOOL - Bio
Bassist, songwriter, and virtuoso Les Claypool kicked off one of the most sustained periods of activity in his career on May 30th with the release of 'Of Whales And Woe' (Prawn Song). The album's 12 all-new songs match the irreverent aesthetic that has characterized Claypool's storied career with a gritty, uncompromising drive. This is hard rock, from the menacing and sparse lead-off "Back Off Turkey" to the dirge march of "Lust Strings" and the propulsive "Rumble Of The Diesel." Other highlights include "Phantom Patriot," with references from Bohemian Grove to "the elite right wing maze," and the album's closer, and instrumental titled simply "Off-white Guilt."
The album's release is just one of this summer's highlights for Claypool: Praise is already growing for his first ever feature film. Entitled "Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo," the mockumentary-style spoof skewers the jamband scene (featuring cameos from many of the biggest artists in that genre) and stars Claypool - who also wrote and directed the picture - as Lap "Lapdog" Miklovich, drummer for the fictional jam band Electric Apricot.
Following a breakout (and award-winning, with the nod for "Best Comedy") sneak preview at California's Tiburon film festival this spring, the film reached a wider audience with summer festival engagements including slots at the Malibu Film Festival and Portland (OR) Longbaugh Festival. The film is slated for limited theatrical release, and national DVD release later in the year.
In July, "South of the Pump House," Les Claypool's first novel, will be published by Akashic Books. The story, which began life as Les' first screenplay several years ago, revolves around a fishing trip.