Les Claypool (July 19, 2009)

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Leslie Edward “Les” Claypool is a bassist and lead singer, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. Born on September 29, 1963, in Richmond, California, Claypool’s mastery of the electric bass has brought him into the spotlight with his funky, creative playing style. Though he cites bass virtuoso Geddy Lee of Rush and the experimental group The Residents as his greatest influences, Claypool is known to use various styles in his playing, Claypool mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming, and a Larry Graham-like slap technique to develop his own unique style. Claypool has earned respect as one of Rock’s premier bass talents and has become an influence on younger bassists in recent years. He has played with other artists such as Tom Waits and Buckethead.

He is a founding member of Primus and formed a trio named Oysterhead with Trey Anastasio and Stewart Copeland.

Les Claypool's new album "Of Fungi and Foe" is his latest album of all original music. This album is a collection of songs inspired by the projects he has been working on over the past few years, and also contains a jam session with Eugene Htz the charismatic front-man of the band Gogol Bordello that turned into the track "Bite Out Of Life". Other musicians who appear on the cd include Lapland Miclovik, Mike Dillon, Sam Bass, Paulo Baldi, Cage Claypool, and Bryonn Bain.

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