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Les Claypool Announces Australian Tour

Written by Toby Smith on September 9, 2009

Australian lovers of twisted four string bass excursions rejoice! Les Claypool heads to Australia this December bringing with him the arsenal of complex rhythms and death defying melodic twists and turns that feature on his latest solo opus Of Fungi And Foe.

When it comes to taking the bass guitar far beyond the usual confines and out into the musical stratosphere, no one over the past twenty five years has come close to matching the absolute mind snapping brilliance of bass player extraordinaire Les Claypool.

From his early work with Primus through the eighties to his latest soon to be released solo album Of Fungi and Foe, Claypool has redefined with humour, intelligence and above all sheer talent, what being a bass player in a modern rock outfit is all about.

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 most recently having fun out on tour on a double bill with Matisyahu.

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 2 projects Claypool decided to keep creating and turn it into 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”.

Tue 1 Dec Tivoli Brisbane 132 849, Rocking Horse 07 3229 5360

Wed 2 Dec Enmore Theatre Sydney 132 849

Fri 4 Dec Forum Theatre Melbourne 132 849

Sat 5 Dec Thebarton Theatre Adelaide 08 8225 8888

Sun 6 Dec Capitol Perth 1300 GET TIX, 08 9484 1133, 78’s 08 9322 6384

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