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On September 12, 2011.

On September 12, 2011, “ATO Records” and “Prawn Song” labels released “Green Naugahyde”, the seventh Primus studio album. It was recorded October 2010 – April 2011, at “Rancho Relaxo” in Sebastopol, California, and was produced by Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool – vocals, bass, upright bass
  • Larry LaLonde – guitar
  • Jay Lane – drums
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Zoltron – design, layout

Track listing:

All lyrics by Les Claypool, all music as noted.

  1. Prelude to a Crawl – Les Claypool
  2. Hennepin Crawler – Les Claypool, Larry La Londe, Jay Lane
  3. Last Salmon Man (Fisherman’s Chronicles, Part IV) – Les Claypool
  4. Eternal Consumption Engine – Larry La Londe
  5. Tragedy’s a’ comin’ – Les Claypool, Larry La Londe, Jay Lane
  6. Eyes of the Squirrel – Les Claypool, Jay Lane
  7. Jilly’s on Smack – Les Claypool, Larry La Londe
  8. Lee Van Cleef – Les Claypool
  9. Moron TV – Les Claypool, Larry La Londe, Jay Lane
  10. Green Ranger – Les Claypool, Jay Lane
  11. HOINFODAMAN – Larry La Londe
  12. Extinction Burst – Les Claypool, Larry La Londe, Jay Lane
  13. Salmon Man – Les Claypool

On October 21, 2018.

On October 21, 2014, “ATO Records”, and “Prawn Song Records” labels released “Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble”, the eighth Primus studio album. The album is a re-imagining of the soundtrack of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool – lead vocals, upright bass, cello, bass guitar, marimba, percussion, backing vocals, arranger
  • Larry LaLonde – lead vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Tim “Herb” Alexander – drums, arranger
  • Mike Dillon – vibraphone, marimba, tablas
  • Sam Bass – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

  1. Hello Wonkites
  2. Candy Man
  3. Cheer Up Charlie
  4. Golden Ticket
  5. Lermaninoff
  6. Pure Imagination
  7. Oompa Augustus
  8. Semi – Wondrous Boat Ride
  9. Oompa Violet
  10. I Want It Now
  11. Oompa Veruca
  12. Wonkomobile
  13. Oompa TV
  14. Farawell Wonkites

On February 22, 2019.

On February 22, 2019, “ATO Records” label released “South of Reality”, the second Claypool Lennon Delirium studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Rancho Relaxo” in Occidental, California, and was produced by Sean Lennon and Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool– vocals, all instruments, songwriter, engineer, mixing
  • Sean Lennon– vocals, all instruments, songwriter
  • Paulo Baldi– drums
  • Adam Gates – voices
  • Josh Adam Meyers – voices
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Agent Ogden – design, layout
  • Jay Blakesberg – photography
  • Hisaki Yasuda – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon.

  1. Little Fishes
  2. Blood and Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons / Movement II, Too the Moon
  3. South of Reality
  4. Boriska
  5. Easily Charmed by Fools
  6. Amethyst Realm
  7. Toady Man’s Hour
  8. Cricket Chronicles Revisited: Pt. 1, Ask Your Doctor / Pt. 2, Psyde Effects
  9. Like Fleas

 

On September 29, 2017.

On September 29, 2017, “ATO Records” label released “The Desaturating Seven” the ninth Primus studio album. It was recorded at “Rancho Relaxo” in California, and was produced by Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool – vocals, bass guitar, upright bass
  • Larry LaLonde – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Tim “Herb” Alexander – drums, percussion
  • Justin Chancellor – the goblin master

Track listing:

All tracks by Les Claypool.

  1. Then
  2. The Trek
  3. The Valley
  4. The Scheme
  5. The Dream
  6. The Storm
  7. The Ends?

 

On July 8, 1997.

On July 8, 1997, “Interscope” label released “Brown Album”, the fifth Primus studio album. It was recorded December 1996 – April 1997 at “Rancho Relaxo” in Sebastopol, California, and was produced by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Bryan “Brain” Mantia.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool– vocals, bass, upright bass, engineer
  • Larry LaLonde– guitar
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums
  • Engineered by Les Claypool
  • Jill “Galaxy Queen” Rose – production coordinator
  • Tim “Soya” Soylan – studio assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Les Claypool, all music by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Bryan “Brain” Mantia.

  1. The Return of Sathington Willoughby
  2. Fisticuffs
  3. Golden Boy
  4. Over the Falls
  5. Shake Hands with Beef
  6. Camelback Cinema
  7. Hats Off
  8. Puddin’ Time
  9. Bob’s Party Time Lounge
  10. Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread
  11. Restin’ Bones
  12. Coddingtown
  13. Kalamazoo
  14. The Chastising of Renegade
  15. Arnie

On June 3, 2016.

On June 3, 2016, “ATO” label released “Monolith of Phobos”, the debut The Claypool Lennon Delirium studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “Rancho Relaxo” in Sonoma, California, and was produced by Sean Lennon and Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool– vocals, bass, upright bass, Mellotron, drums
  • Sean Lennon– vocals, guitar, Mellotron, drums, autoharp, cosmic rain drum

Track listing:

  1. The Monolith of Phobos
  2. Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
  3. Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
  4. Wright
  5. Boomerang Baby
  6. Breath of a Salesman
  7. Captain Lariat
  8. Ohmerica
  9. Oxycontin Gir
  10. Bubbles Burst
  11. There’s No Underwear in Space

On May 30, 2006.

On May 30, 2006, “Prawn Song” label released “Of Whales And Woe” solo album by Les Claypool. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool– vocals, bass, percussion, guitar, drums, bass banjo, misc. Instrumentation, engineer
  • Cage Claypool – percussion
  • Lena Claypool – marimba
  • Mike Dillon- marimba, vibes, tabla, percussion
  • Skerik- tenor sax, baritone sax, horn arrangement
  • Gabby La La- theremin, sitar
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Zoltron – design
  • Cage Claypool, Lena Claypool – illustration
  • Leanne Lajoie – project supervisor

Track listing:

All tracks by Les Claypool.

  1. Back Off Turkey
  2. One Better
  3. Lust Stings
  4. Of Whales and Woe
  5. Vernon the Company Man
  6. Phantom Patriot
  7. Iowan Gal
  8. Nothin’ Ventured
  9. Rumble of the Diesel
  10. Robot Chicken
  11. Filipino Ray
  12. Off-White Guilt

On January 9, 1996.

On January 9, 1996, “Anthem” label released “Victor”, debut Alex Lifeson solo album. It was recorded October 1994 – July 1995, at “Lerxst Sound” (Alex Lifeson’s home studio), and was produced by Alex Lifeson.

Personnel:

  • Alex Lifeson- spoken vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, mandola, programming
  • Les Claypool, Peter Cardinali- bass
  • Bill Bell – guitar
  • Dalbello, Edwin- lead vocals
  • Blake Manning- drums
  • Colleen Allen– horn
  • Charlene Lifeson, Esther – dialogue

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Care – Alex Lifeson
  2. Promise – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  3. Start Today – Alex Lifeson
  4. X – Alex Lifeson
  5. At the End – Alex Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich
  6. Sending Out a Warning – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  7. Shut Up Shuttin’ Up – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell, Charlene Lifeson , Esther
  8. Strip and Go Naked – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  9. The Big Dance – Alex Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich
  10. Victor – Lifeson,  H. Auden (based on a poem by W. H. Auden)
  11. I Am the Spirit – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell

 

On September 8, 1992.

tom-waits-bone-machine

On September 8, 1992, “Island” label released “Bone Machine”, the eleventh Tom Waits album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Prairie Sun Recording” in Cotati, California, and was produced by Tom Waits. It won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album”. The cover photo was taken by Jesse Dylan, the son of Bob Dylan.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits- vocals, chamberlin, percussion, guitar, sticks, piano, upright bass, conundrum, drums, acoustic guitar
  • Brain- drums
  • Kathleen Brennan- sticks
  • Ralph Carney- alto sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
  • Les Claypool- electric bass
  • Joe Gore – guitar
  • David Hidalgo- violin, accordion
  • Joe Marquez – sticks, Banjo
  • David Phillips – pedal steel guitar, steel guitar
  • Keith Richards- guitar, vocal
  • Larry Taylor- upright bass, guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel- guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, except where noted.

  1. Earth Died Screaming – Tom Waits
  2. Dirt in the Ground
  3. Such a Scream – Tom Waits
  4. All Stripped Down – Tom Waits
  5. Who Are You
  6. The Ocean Doesn’t Want Me – Tom Waits
  7. Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits
  8. A Little Rain (for Clyde)
  9. In the Colosseum
  10. Goin’ Out West
  11. Murder in the Red Barn
  12. Black Wings
  13. Whistle Down the Wind (for Tom Jans) – Tom Waits
  14. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
  15. Let Me Get Up on It
  16. That Feel – Tom Waits, Keith Richards

 

On May 23, 1995.

Primus_Tales_From_the_Punch Bowl

On May 23, 1995, “Interscope” label released “Tales from the Punchbowl”, the fourth Primus studio album. It was recorded November 1994 – March 1995, and was produced by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander. In 1995,

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool– bass, six string bass, vocals, bass banjo, upright bass, fretless bass
  • Larry LaLonde– guitar, 6-string banjo
  • Tim Alexander– drums, drum samples

Track listing:

All lyrics by Les Claypool, all music by Primus.

  1. Professor Nutbutter’s House of Treats
  2. Blaileen
  3. Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
  4. Southbound Pachyderm
  5. Space Farm
  6. Year of the Parrot
  7. Hellbound 17½ (Theme From)
  8. Glass Sandwich
  9. Del Davis Tree Farm
  10. De Anza Jig
  11. On the Tweek Again
  12. Over the Electric Grapevine
  13. Captain Shiver