Purple Onion

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All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
For his first post-Primus solo studio release, Les Claypool sounds exactly like...Les Claypool. That's certainly not a surprise. He uses core members of his touring Frog Brigade, such as longtime drummer Jay Lane, guitarist Eenor, saxophonist Skerik, and percussionist Mike Dillon. It is this latter musician who provides much aid in adding depth to Claypool's slaphappy sound, infusing the songs with shimmering vibraphone counterpoints. Claypool himself is in particularly fine and playful form, with the winged monkeys-like chant at the center of "David Makalaster" and the socially conscious stoned wisdom of "Ding Dong." The music isn't nearly as edgy or angular as his work ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
For his first post-Primus solo studio release, Les Claypool sounds exactly like...Les Claypool. That's certainly not a surprise. He uses core members of his touring Frog Brigade, such as longtime drummer Jay Lane, guitarist Eenor, saxophonist Skerik, and percussionist Mike Dillon. It is this latter musician who provides much aid in adding depth to Claypool's slaphappy sound, infusing the songs with shimmering vibraphone counterpoints. Claypool himself is in particularly fine and playful form, with the winged monkeys-like chant at the center of "David Makalaster" and the socially conscious stoned wisdom of "Ding Dong." The music isn't nearly as edgy or angular as his work with Primus, but that's ultimately okay. Guitarist Eenor provides a slightly more accessible though still utterly weird guitar complement to Claypool than his Primus counterpart, Larry LaLonde. This isn't simply watered down Primus, though. Rather unlike his work on Oysterhead's Grand Pecking Order, Claypool's arrangement skills seem to have finally matured to meet his songwriting, with things like a small string section on the Primus-referential "Barrington Hall" and Warren Haynes' trying-slightly-too-hard-to-sound-bent slide on the hillbilly stomp of "Buzzards of Green Hill." Other guests pop up elsewhere, such as drummer Fish Fisher of Fishbone "Whamola" and bassist Lonnie Marshall of "Weapon of Choice" "D's Diner".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Prawn Song
  • UPC: 822550000527
  • Catalog Number: 5
  • Sales rank: 47,093

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Purple Onion (1:43)
  2. 2 David Makalaston (4:41)
  3. 3 Buzzards of Green Hill (4:06)
  4. 4 Long in the Tooth (1:51)
  5. 5 Whamola (5:00)
  6. 6 Ding Dang (5:50)
  7. 7 Barrington Hall (4:16)
  8. 8 D's Diner (5:44)
  9. 9 Lights in the Sky (4:35)
  10. 10 Up on the Roof (3:39)
  11. 11 David Makalaster II (7:25)
  12. 12 Cosmic Highway (7:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Claypool Primary Artist, Bass, Percussion, Vocals
Warren Haynes Guitar
Mike Dillon Percussion, Drums, Marimbas, Pandeiro, Bayan, Vibes, Cuica
Floyd Fisher Drums
Jay Lane Drums
Norwood Fisher Bass
Lonnie Marshall Bass
Dean Johnson Drums
Eenor Background Vocals, Tamboura, Jaw Harp
Gabby Lang Sitar
Technical Credits
Les Claypool Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ecletic Electric

    This is quite possibly the most unique, yet greatest sounding Les album out in the last 3 years. I´ve loved everything Les has done past and present but the songlist is so vastly differnt you can´t help but get them stuck in yer head. As a bassist I had to learn every song on it, and as a fan I listen to it constantly. Thank God for Whamola! Have a Nice Day!!

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