Purple Onion

Purple Onion


Prawn Song Records
~Les Claypool Frog Brigade
Vinyl

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Prawn Song Records
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Vinyl

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Official Release Date Nov 23, 2009
Artist Les Claypool Frog Brigade
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005092214
Item Code  0822550001715

track listing

1. Purple Onion2. David Makalaston3. Buzzards of Green Hill4. Long in the Tooth5. Whamola6. Ding Dang7. Barrington Hall8. D's Diner9. Lights in the Sky10. Up on the Roof11. David Makalaster II12. Cosmic Highway

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For his first post-Primus solo studio release, Les Claypool sounds exactly like...Les Claypool. That's certainly not a surprise. He uses core members of his touring Frog Brigade, such as longtime drummer Jay Lane, guitarist Eenor, saxophonist Skerik, and percussionist Mike Dillon. It is this latter musician who provides much aid in adding depth to Claypool's slaphappy sound, infusing the songs with shimmering vibraphone counterpoints. Claypool himself is in particularly fine and playful form, with the winged monkeys-like chant at the center of "David Makalaster" and the socially conscious stoned wisdom of "Ding Dong." The music isn't nearly as edgy or angular as his work with Primus, but that's ultimately okay. Guitarist Eenor provides a slightly more accessible (though still utterly weird) guitar complement to Claypool than his Primus counterpart, Larry LaLonde. This isn't simply watered down Primus, though. Rather (unlike his work on Oysterhead's Grand Pecking Order), Claypool's arrangement skills seem to have finally matured to meet his songwriting, with things like a small string section on the Primus-referential "Barrington Hall" and Warren Haynes' trying-slightly-too-hard-to-sound-bent slide on the hillbilly stomp of "Buzzards of Green Hill." Other guests pop up elsewhere, such as drummer Fish Fisher of Fishbone ("Whamola") and bassist Lonnie Marshall of "Weapon of Choice" ("D's Diner").

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