Live Frogs-Set 1 CD (2001)

Artist: Les Claypool

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Label Prawn Song/red Ink
SKU 201986777
UPC 801190000128
UPC 14 00801190000128
Format CD
Release Date 4/10/2001
Author Les Claypool
Associated Artist/Work Wasserman, Rob
Technical Info
Producer Les Claypool
CatalogID PSR 00012
Lable Name Prawn Song
Released 04/10/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00801190000128
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Engineers: Derek Featherstone, Don Pearson, Mike McGinn.
Recorded at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California on October 8 & October 9, 2000. Includes liner notes by Les Claypool.
Personnel: Les Claypool (vocals); Eenor (vocals, guitar); Jeff Chimenti (vocals, keyboards); Skerik (saxophone).
Liner Note Author: Les Claypool.
Recording information: The Great American Music Hall (10/08/2000/10/09/2000).
Photographer: Jay Blakesberg.
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
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..."
Disc 1
1 Thela Hun Gingeet
2 Riddles Are Abound Tonight
3 Hendershot
4 Shattering Song
5 Running The Gauntlet
6 Girls For Single Men
7 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - (Jack Irons version)
Product Attributes
Artist Claypool,Les
Label Prawn Song/red Ink
Music Format Compact Disc

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