Oysterhead, "Pseudo Suicide"

>> Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I have a passion for this band, even if it was as much a stunt as it was a supergroup: Les Claypool (Primus), Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Stewart Copeland (The Police) originally got together for a festival one-off, ended up recording an album together and doing a little tour together and the occasional reunion gig (though I'm not sure they've done anything together since '06). I'd be thrilled if they pulled it together for another album.

I mean, the snarky way to put this might be to say that Stewart Copeland, one of the greatest rock and roll drummers of all time, has been in a power trio with a phenomenal bassist and brilliant guitarist, and before that he was in The Police. Which isn't the least bit fair, since Andy Summers is a pretty damn good guitarist and the blonde guy who does that easy listening stuff these days is a pretty crafty bassist. Still: Les Claypool and Trey Anastasio and you'll see that and raise me a Stewart Copeland? Well, shit. That's hard to beat. Even when some of the actual songs veer a little bit towards the wanking off, if we want to be perfectly critical about it. (Sure, they're wanking around--but that's Claypool, Anastasio and Copeland "wanking around", thank you very much and good day, sir.)

Fun stuff. Fun. fun stuff.


Seth Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:03:00 AM EDT  

"You know, Jane's Addiction is playing down the street. You could be in the wrong place." :-)

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