Four Foot Shack (LP)


Les Claypool

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Amoeba Review

02/03/2014

The man who mastered finger parkour in the city of bass descends from his fog-enshrouded Bay Area lair to rain bent bluegrass fire upon the unsuspecting/semi-suspecting public. The Due De Twang is Claypool on bass and longtime friend, Bryan Kehoe, on guitar, both resonator style for that extra twang. They cover tracks by Primus, Les's Frog Brigade, the Bee Gees, Alice In Chains, and more. Claypool's near-constant rhythmic slapping maintains the intricate backbone upon which most fast-picked bluegrass uses as its central pillar, while Kehoe's guitar follows in the Primus method as mostly atmospheric and complementary to Claypool's bass-lead, albeit with a more staccato and occasionally lyrical country-bluegrass feel, taking twisted slippery solos when it seems appropriate. Claypool's demonic country-concierge vocal delivery makes everything that comes out of his mouth a little croony, a little silly, and a little terrifying, and this is especially notable on tracks like the Bee Gee's "Staying Alive," which takes on an ominous and hypnotically machinic quality. The music Claypool puts his energy into tends to be zip tight, and this is no exception. Another fine oddity for his discography and its fans.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Four Foot Shack
Les Claypool
2.
Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Les Claypool
3.
Amos Moses
Les Claypool
4.
Red State Girl
Les Claypool
5.
The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down
Les Claypool
6.
Booneville Stomp
Les Claypool
7.
Stayin' Alive
Les Claypool
8.
Rumble Of The Diesel
Les Claypool
9.
Pipe Line
Les Claypool
10.
Buzzards Of Greenhill
Les Claypool
11.
Hendershot
Les Claypool
12.
Man In The Box
Les Claypool
13.
D's Diner
Les Claypool
14.
Battle Of New Orleans
Les Claypool
15.
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Les Claypool

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