Les Claypool Reveals The Five Albums He Couldn’t Live Without

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Les Claypool, the virtuosic bassist/vocalist who fronts Primus and several other ventures, has revealed the five albums he couldn’t live without. He revealed the list as part of a recurring feature over at Spin, but added a timed caveat to his choices. He explained:

“Because I’ve done some of these lists in the past and being that my brain would explode if I only could pick five, I’ve decided to put down what was likely in the contents of the CD carousel back in the early days when Larry LaLonde and I were rolling around in the old ’76 Dodge conversion van, around Northern California. Likely stoned.”

He’s offered some brief explanations for each of his choices over at Spin should you like to delve further. Here’s what he picked:

  • #1 Pink Floyd – “The Wall
  • #2 Public Enemy – “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
  • #3 Tom Waits – “Rain Dogs
  • #4 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
  • #5 Fishbone – “In Your Face

Primus will be issuing their new three-song EP “Conspiranoid” on April 22nd. They’re also slated to kick off the new leg of their ‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ tonight (April 15th). That run finds them performing Rush‘s 1977 album “A Farewell To Kings” in full each night.

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ with Battles:

04/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
04/16 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
04/19 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
04/20 Kansas City, MO – Grinder’s
04/22 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
04/23 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
04/25 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
04/27 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater
04/30 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall
05/03 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
05/04 St. Petersburg, FL – Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
05/06 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
05/07 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/09 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
05/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ with Black Mountain:

05/13 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
05/15 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
05/17 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ with Battles:

05/18 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/20 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
05/21 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
05/22 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/24 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
05/25 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
05/27 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino Resort
05/28 Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
05/30 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
05/31 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
06/02 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
06/03 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ with Black Mountain:

06/04 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
06/06 Regina, SK – Conexus Art Centre
06/07 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre
06/09 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Grey Eagle Event Centre
06/10 Edmonton, AN – Edmonton Expo Centre
06/12 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘ with The Black Angels:

06/14 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
06/15 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
06/17 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
06/18 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – Grand Theatre
06/19 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Auditorium
06/21 Santa Barbara, CA – The Arlington Theatre
06/23 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
06/24 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center – Terrace
06/25 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotel

Primus:

08/10 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (‘South Park‘ 25th Anniversary Concert)
08/12 Vail, CO – Gerald R Ford Amphitheater (‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘)
08/13 Vail, CO – Gerald R Ford Amphitheater (‘A Tribute To Kings Tour‘)

A Tribute To Kings Tour‘:

09/09 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
09/10 Oslo, NOR – Oslo Spektrum
09/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
09/14 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
09/16 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
09/17 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
09/18 Munich, GER – TonHalle Munchen
09/20 Zurich, SWI – Kaufleuten
09/21 Padova, ITA – Gran Teatro Geox
09/23 Bogerhout, BEL – De Roma
09/24 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
09/25 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
09/27 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
09/29 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
09/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
10/01 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre

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