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So, in case you dont know, Les is doing a tour this March called THE ODDITY FAIRE and playing with the faire is a fine selection of supporting cast. Especially if you happen to be in LA where MUTAYTOR will be performing. If you have been to BURNING MAN, you may be familiar with this troupe. At any rate, the website is definitly worth checking out. This will be a most awesome show at the new revamped Palladium. And I wont have to drive, yeah. Les and Mutaytor, wow a double whammy big bang for your buck kinda nite. Wicked Cool..........
lesclaypool.com and mutaytor.com
I didn't know this was here! Claypool is an amazing musician. Mary and I have seen all of his projects live at least once, others countless times. He puts on an incredible show.
Outside of Lupo's in Providence, RI one night a friend of mine was shit faced and talking to Les, he had no idea that it was him. If I remember correctly he asked him if he liked to watch frogs masterbate. Anyhow, Claypool liked him.
Anybody want to trade some Primus? Any other Claypool project? I've got a bunch. Cd's, boots on disc and tape. Let me know...
Thanks for the heads up Marye.
until about 2 yrs ago, never really paid them much attention, i do remember a friend trying to get me to listen to this awesome group and played "winona's brown beaver" for me, it was on the radio back in the early 90s, and i said yeah sounds funny but too hard for me! then i heard les on gov't mules "deep end" concert and my interest was tweaked, guy singing about seperating your body for your mind needs to be looked into. my oldest son is a big primus fan, so i grab all his cd's, gave em' a listen and i liked. then he came in concert and let me tellya, this guy puts on a goood show, he just wails on that bass. but like he told buckethead, don't worry chicks don't go to see primus.... there's another one, buckethead... so not my demographic:)
very good info for the bewildered but awestruck like me!
Next to Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead, Primus is THE band in my Top 3 All-Time........
I have seen Primus and the various incarnation's of Les around 30 times or so.......Me and my friend got to meet Les, Buckethead and Bernie Worrell in Detroit after the show several years ago and scored some kick ass autographs.......
Les is on a different planet.......His playing style, songwriting (brilliant) and stage persona is right up there with the greats......
It's funny, cause the crowds back in the day (Mid 90's) would MOSH insanely, run around in circles and just plain go nuts.......Now it seems some of the Hippe scence has made its way to Les and the shows are a little more tame.....At least here in the Mid-West......
Go here for all your Live Primus needs..........http://www.primuslive.com
Or just pick up "Suck on This".....It was there first "album" and is all Live from Berkely, Ca....
They GO FUCKING NUTS FOR THE ENTIRE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not joking....Pick it up.........
The DVD filmed here in Chicago from 2004 is also TOP-NOTCH.....It was one of 2 ALBUM shows they did when Primus reformed as the original line-up earlier this decade.....The DVD is 2 sets and the second set is the ENTIRE "Frizzle Fry" record.......I misssed this show since Phish was playing their final Alpine Valley show that same night (My final Phish show).
But I had caught their first Album show years back when they played the entire "Sailing the Seas of Cheese" record during the second set........
To say the least Primus will go down as one of the most original bands I have ever seen or heard.....
Dead to the Core
let's give this topic back to Les, and put the recommendations for Other Bands in the topic I have now, somewhat belatedly, created for the purpose:
If you are looking for some local unsigned talent while you are waiting for the boys to play, check these guys out! You will not be disappointed. They play at Presidio Yacht Club in Sausalito, Friday, June 6 and Saturday June 24. Get a preview at: www.myspace.com/acommonvision
ZZ Top is still rockin after all these years! It’s good to see that they’re still coming out with new material. Is anyone going to get their new dvd Live From Texas? It comes out June 23rd. http://www.amazon.com/Live-Texas-ZZ-Top/dp/B0018M6J72/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1211997122&sr=8-2 I hear it should be pretty good with their old stuff like Cheap Sunglasses and even some new stuff too.
Awesome show coming up in chicago... thought i'd let everyone know
Phil & Friends w/ The Levon Helm Band
Friday June 13th @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 4th at www.livenation.com
Les has some pretty out there stuff. I will mention , having seen him numerous times, that he is an awesome bass player- Awesome. The second thing I'll mention is the performance he did of Pink Floyd's Animals. I'm a huge, Floyd fan, and totally am a bit snobby to anyone trying to play their stuff. However, my favroite Floyd album was done so well by Les, so powerful, so dark, just blew me away. He stays respectfully true to what Animals is all about, but also adds a bit of his flavor to most of the musical work (listen to the bass freakout in Sheep). This is a cd to get, or some music to beg borrow or steal.