LES CLAYPOOL


"Of Fungi and Foe" (Prawn Song; 2009)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Let’s me say this first thing: Les Claypool is the most prolific lyricist in modern music, at least since Frank Zappa. Claypool’s latest release is "Of Fungi and Foe," and what a great release it is.

Anyone who knows Claypool's band Primus or one of the other handful of bands which Les plays for will find "Of Fungi and Foe" fascinating. This music is classic Claypool - great bass riffs, clever lyrics and Les’s whiny but irresistible vocal style make this one of the most interesting releases since Devin Townsend’s "Ziltoid The Omniscient."

Listening to "Of Fungi and Foe" (or any Les Claypool release, for that matter) is akin to musical LSD and, every time you put on of these CDs on, you venture down the rabbit hole.

Come one, come all! Mr. Les Claypool has a new release and I was once again thrilled by it! Now, bring on the tour!!

For more information, check out http://www.lesclaypool.com.


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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