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Artist: Les Claypool
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Format: CD
Sku: 201986777
UPC: 801190000128
UPC 14: 00801190000128
Release Date: 4/10/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Thela Hun Gingeet ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
2. Riddles Are Abound Tonight ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
3. Hendershot ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
4. Shattering Song ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
5. Running The Gauntlet ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
6. Girls For Single Men ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
7. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - (Jack Irons version) ~ Les Claypool's Frog Brigade

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Les Claypool's Frog Brigade: Les Claypool (vocals, bass); Todd Huth, Eenor (guitar); Skerik (saxophone); Jeff Chimenti (keyboards, background vocals); Jay "Rhino Boy" Lane (drums, bakcground vocals).
Muze PNote Engineers: Derek Featherstone, Don Pearson, Mike McGinn.
Muze PNote Recorded at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California on October 8 & October 9, 2000. Includes liner notes by Les Claypool.
Muze PNote Personnel: Les Claypool (vocals); Eenor (vocals, guitar); Jeff Chimenti (vocals, keyboards); Skerik (saxophone).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Les Claypool.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Great American Music Hall (10/08/2000/10/09/2000).
Muze PNote Photographer: Jay Blakesberg.
Muze PNote Taking a welcome break from Primus, this Les Claypool side project finds him reunited with Sausage bandmates and original Primus members Todd Huth (guitars) and Jay Lane (drums), but this time they've brought a few friends along for the ride. Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, who's also in Ratdog with Lane, has played with jazz legends like Pharoah Sanders and James Moody; saxophonist Skerik has played with New Orleans funksters Galactic and world music experimentalists Tuatara; and guitarist Eenor was chosen by Claypool from submissions he received from musicians around the Bay Area after placing an ad in the paper. Together, they tackle an hour-long, seven-song set that's long on prog rock-style jamming and short on "Jerry Was a Racecar Driver"-like accessibility. As if to reinforce the prog connection, the group's live debut opens with a 14-minute cover of King Crimson's "Thela Hun Ginjeet" and closes with a 12-minute version of Pink Floyd's "Shine on You Crazy Diamond." The five songs sandwiched in between are expanded versions of Sausage and Holy Mackerel tunes, but with the additional instrumentation and extended noodling, only "Riddles Are Abound Tonight" sounds much like the original version. Even if your wankery tolerance is low, Claypool fans will enjoy hearing the ol' boy obviously having the time of his life jamming with some mighty fine musicians. It may not make you forget the brilliance of Sailing the Seas of Cheese, but Live Frogs should help you forget the blandness of The Brown Album. ~ Bret Love

Producer: Les Claypool

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Monsters & Robots
Muze Music Compilations Vegas96(w/ Bonus DVD)(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Deep End Vol.2
Muze Music Compilations Thousand Faces:act 1
Muze Music Compilations Deep End Vol.2

Associated Artists and Works

Wasserman, Rob

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/10/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : PSR 00012
Music Label Name Label : Prawn Song
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00801190000128

Professional Reviews

Alternative Press (6/01, p.73)
- 3 out of 5 - "...The musicianship is impeccable, and the CD excels when it's brough to the fore....If you weren't already aware if Claypool's bass-playing brilliance, youmight as well experience Frog Brigade..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Claypool,Les
Product attributeLabel:   Prawn Song/red Ink
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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