Claypool to release “Of Fungi and Foe” on 3/17

Les Claypool will release yet another brilliant work of art, Of Fungi and Foe, March 17, 2009 on Prawn Song Records. 

Of Fungi and Foe" is the expansion of material Claypool has recorded over the past few years for the video game “Mushroom Men” and the motion picture “Pig Hunt”. Being inspired by these two projects Claypool decided to keep creating and turn it inot an album. The song "Mushroom Men" on this release is a more in depth version of the theme song from the video game. Additionally a jam session with Gogol Bordello’s charismatic front-man Eugene Hutz turned into the track “Bite Out Of Life”.

Since his last album release, 2006’s Of Whales and Woe, Claypool has been busy with his films, scoring other’s films and video games while having fun out on tour. This album is a collection of songs inspired by the projects he has been working on over the past few year.

Long acknowledged as one of rock’s leading bassists, Claypool began branching out from the alt-rock sound of Primus in 2000, starting Colonel Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, courting the jam band audience and beyond. Selling over 500,000 cd’s since then under a few different band names (including Oysterhead with the Police’s Stewart Copeland and Trey Anastasio of Phish), Claypool put out the career spanning DVD “5 Gallons of Diesel” in 2005 and the live tour DVD “Fancy” in 2007.


1. Mushroom Men

2. Amanitas

3. Red State Girl

4. Booneville Stomp

5. What Would Sir George Martin Do

6. You Can’t Tell Errol Anything

7. Bite Out Of Life * Featuring Eugene Hutz

8. Kazoo

9. Primed by 29

10. Pretty Little Song

11. Rosco