The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Late to the party again, I know, but I wanted to make a swerve from posting about depression and not being able to do shit to draw your attention to something I really do think you should know about: The Claypool Lennon Delirium.
Now, Primus sucks. I’m a long-time fan and adore everything Les Claypool has done from Sausage to Frog Brigade and beyond but I’m also one of those drummers of a certain age who idolise Tim Alexander so I must admit to always approaching any non-Primus-with-Herb work with caution.
Ridiculous, I know. Claypool never disappoints; I should grow out of that shit, I guess.
Debuted at Bonnaroo in 2016 and captured live at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, this is astonishing stuff.
Les had this to say about working with Lennon:
“Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart. He definitely reflects his genetics – not just the sensibilities of his dad, but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew.”
I agree. This is some of Claypool’s best work in the opinion of this musically-uneducated yet not-so-humble Primus fan.