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Cooking with Claypool

Cooking with Claypool

words: Tim Newby

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Bass-freak-master Les Claypool wants to dispel a long-believed perception of himself.

“It’s funny because there is this appearance that I am this very productive fellow and I am really not.  I definitely do not wake up every day and write a new song.”

He’s a man with his finger in all sorts of pies.  He’s fronted a wide-range of bands, from his early Primus and Sausage days to Oysterhead and Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains, to his ever changing solo band.  He’s even written a book (“South of the Pumphouse” in 2006), and written and directed a movie (Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo in 2006) It is hard not to see Claypool as someone who is not productive.

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