Les Claypool

American musician

Leslie Edward Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, writer, and movie maker. He is best known for being the bassist and main member of Primus, an American rock band. He has been in Primus since it was made in 1984. Many people say Claypool is one of the best bassists of all time.[1] He has a unique way of playing the bass guitar. He is known for using tapping, slapping, and vibrato when playing the bass guitar.[2][3]

Les Claypool
Claypool in 2009
Claypool in 2009
Background information
Birth nameLeslie Edward Claypool
Also known asColonel Claypool
Born (1963-09-29) September 29, 1963 (age 60)
Richmond, California, U.S.
OriginEl Sobrante, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active1979–present
Labels
Websitelesclaypool.com

Claypool has been in many different bands. He has been a member of many supergroups (a band that has members who are already popular musicians). He has worked with musicians such as Buckethead and Sean Lennon.[4][5] He has also made his own bands. These are Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Les Claypool's Fancy Band. Claypool has made albums by himself, such as Highball with the Devil (1996) and Of Whales And Woe (2006).

References

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  1. Vozick-Levinson, Jonathan Bernstein, David Browne, Jon Dolan, Brenna Ehrlich, David Fear, Jon Freeman, Andy Greene, Kory Grow, Elias Leight, Angie Martoccio, Jason Newman, Rob Sheffield, Hank Shteamer, Simon; Bernstein, Jonathan; Browne, David; Dolan, Jon; Ehrlich, Brenna; Fear, David; Freeman, Jon; Greene, Andy; Grow, Kory (2020-07-01). "The 50 Greatest Bassists of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 December 2022.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. "A Bold Statement from Les Claypool". Theory of Obscurity. Archived from the original on March 24, 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2022.
  3. Norris, Chris (1995). "Primus". In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (eds.). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 9780679755746.
  4. Locke, Jesse (August 6, 2015). "The 11 worst supergroups of all time". Aux.tv. Retrieved 26 December 2022.
  5. Reed, Ryan. "Claypool Lennon Delirium Preview New LP 'South of Reality' With Psychedelic Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 December 2022.