Of Fungi and Foe

Of Fungi and Foe

by Les Claypool
     
 

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As what would seem like music made purely for the stoner crowd -- particularly, for the folks partial to psychedelic 'shrooms -- Les Claypool's Of Fungi and Foe is a demented, cartoonish ode to, you guessed it, mushrooms. But it's not what you might think. Claypool didn't make this record as a cheap ploy to win over See more details below

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As what would seem like music made purely for the stoner crowd -- particularly, for the folks partial to psychedelic 'shrooms -- Les Claypool's Of Fungi and Foe is a demented, cartoonish ode to, you guessed it, mushrooms. But it's not what you might think. Claypool didn't make this record as a cheap ploy to win over Phish's massive hippie fan base after learning of their endless devotion to drug-friendly music while touring with Trey Anastasio in Oysterhead. Even though Phishheads (and Weenheads) will probably find the goofy, cartoonish rollick herein worth visiting, Claypool had other motives behind the drug-friendly theme. The majority of the songs were originally written to be used as a soundtrack for Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars, a video game about mushrooms brought to life after a radioactive meteor, and Pig Hunt, a horror movie about a giant rabid black boar that guards a marijuana field. As well as bouncy bong songs with lyrics like "Now Errol's a smart boy who delivered big weed/Says that he could get you all that you may ever need," there are also some departures. "Red State Girl" drifts off topic as a Democratic satire about a girl who wants to grow up to be like Sarah Palin, and "What Would Sir George Martin Do" ponders how the Beatles producer would go about catching a cab. It's typical Les Claypool tomfoolery, all based around his past couple years making minimalistic jams -- beating bongos, bowing the occasional cello, playing a xylophone, and of course bassing it up through all sorts of weird-sounding envelope filters. Even though he's not billed with the Frog Brigade, it's not entirely a solo affair. Six other musicians make appearances, including Eugene Hütz, frontman of the Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, who stops in for a jam on "Bite Out of Life."

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/2009
Label:
Prawn Song
UPC:
0822550001425
catalogNumber:
14
Rank:
51128

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Performance Credits

Claypool   Primary Artist,Banjo,Dobro,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Penny Whistle,String Bass
Mike Dillon   Marimbas,Tabla,Vibes,Soloist
Sam D. Bass   Cello
Paulo Baldi   Drums
Eugene Hütz   Guest Appearance
Bryonn Bain   Vocals
Cage Claypool   Slide Whistle
Lapland Miclovik   Percussion
Cage Claypool   Slide Whistle

Technical Credits

Claypool   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Andy Gould   Management
Leanne Lajoie   Management
Bryonn Bain   Composer
Travis Louie   Cover Painting

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