Live Frogs: Set 2

Live Frogs: Set 2

by Les Claypool
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Live Frogs: Set 2

If it takes serious chutzpa to play a legendary band's classic album live in its entirety, what type of cojones are required to record said performance and release it on your own label? That's precisely what the Flying Frogs' frontman Les Claypool has done with Live Frogs: Set 2, paying homage to Pink Floyd's dazzling (but underrated) 1977 conceptual epic, Animals. And although purists may bristle at the mere thought, it's actually not half-bad. Sure, it's a bit strange to hear Claypool's nasal twang tackling the pastoral balladry of "Pigs on the Wing," but when his crack ensemble launches into their sizzling version of the 14-minute "Dogs," all is soon forgiven. The sound stays surprisingly faithful to the original songs, making the album sound more like the work of a tribute band (albeit the greatest one since Phish covered Quadrophenia) than musicians best known for innovative bands like Primus, Ratdog, and Tuatara. But open-minded Floyd fans will realize that Claypool's imitation is the sincerest form of hero worship -- er, flattery.

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Release Date: 08/07/2001
Label: Prawn Song
UPC: 0801190000227
catalogNumber: 2

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Live Frogs: Set 2 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the B&N review stated "purists may bristle at the mere thought". That's not so, I am a Floyd Freak and I feel Animals is the greatest album of ALL TIME. When I heard heard that Les played it in it's entirety at a show I was skeptical a recorded version would ever see the light, but lo and behold a year later I found it. The Frog brigade musta made a deal with the Devil cuz they found the PERFECT balance of faithful recreation and putting your own slant on it. If you love Animals then you will be delighted by this interpretation of it. Les also writes some great liner notes where he expresses his gratefulness of being fortunate enough to pursue such endeavors and I think it shows what character he has thats missing in a lot of "stars" I'm only a casual Primus fan,but Live Frogs set II is a great album and the only reason why it doesn't get 5 stars is cuz Pink Floyd's original gets that honor. Spot on Les!