Primus bassist/composer Les Claypool and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sean Lennon have teamed up in The Claypool Lennon Delirium, whose Monolith of Phobos debut (ATO Records) is one of the most surprisingly refreshing and entertaining rock albums of the year. You can classify it as Instant Classic Alt-Rock. Or not. Their tour will take them to New York City and Philadelphia at the end of the month. I spoke to Les (and told him to give Sean my phone number) and he sounded truly enervated and excited about this unlikely project.
Really looking forward to you coming to town. How do your live shows stack up against what I hear on this terrific debut?
There’s more furry men standing before you.
Besides the visuals.
Now that I’m thinking about it, we are one furry fucking band.
A lot of hair there?
Yeah, there’s a lotta hair goin’ on. I never even realized it until I just made that statement. There’s a whole load of head hair, facial hair and, uh, well, I’m gonna stop right there.
We’re a …