The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Photo Credit: Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
“An outlandish debut” – Rolling Stone
Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After Primus andThe Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger completed a successful tour last year, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts have now spawned the psychedelic space rock record, Monolith of Phobos.
To be released on June 3rd via ATO Records (pre-order the album HERE) the album takes listeners on a stimulating psychedelic journey through the cosmos. For release week, the planets have literally aligned. Mars, and its potato shaped moon Phobos, will be closer to Earth than they have been in 11 years. Coincidence?Rolling Stonechatted with Sean and Les about space and their other inspirations on this collaboration and that enlightening conversation and an early stream of the album is now available HERE.
The Monolith of Phobos
Cricket And The Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
Cricket And The Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
Breath of a Salesman
There’s No Underwear In Space
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!