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Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains
The Big Eyeball in the Sky

First thing first, Les Claypool is a total original, a talented beyond belief bass player and the most intriguing cartoon character this side of Elmer Fudd, but he is a one-trick pony. Granted, it’s been a 15-year trail ride, but it’s still a pony. But hey the guy can’t help it because whenever he slaps his fat, four strings or yodels into a microphone, it’s going to sound like Primus, no way around that. His latest contraption, which includes equal oddity Buckethead, along with drummer Brain (2 ex-Gunners) and Bernie Worrell on keyboards, is a true star-studded dynasty. However, Claypool’s song structure and themes are custom made for Larry and Herb, so it has the feel of imposters storming the castle.

The songs thump, confuse and impress but again it’s the same swing that we’ve heard since Frizzle Fry, but with cooler key work. The problem lies not in the songs but in Claypool’s bass playing; that rolling soun…