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  • Audio CD (2 Oct. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B00005OL93
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,484 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name) TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Jan. 2013
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What a superb lineup. Les Claypool - mega funky weirdo Primus bassplayer, Stewart Copeland - seriously talented and most musical drummer and Trey Anastasio - fleet fingered guitar player of great repute from Phish all groove like a machine to produce this unusual album that spans many genres, or perhaps more accurately creates a small one of its own.

First class playing from all involved. Superb production and sound quality, every note from every instrument is clear as a bell. The singing is good, some outstanding harmony parts, in counterpoint no less on one song.

Magnificent album. Very highly recommended for those who like their rock with one foot in the weird end of things. Fans of Primus and Phish ought to really enjoy it, although fans of the hit orientated Police songs most likely will not. Their loss.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 April 2002
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This has to be the best Les Claypool recording in years. The three boys in Oysterhead are established and experienced musicians of the highest order, but I'm most impressed by Claypool who, for a change, doesn't play clever trick bass parts, but gets back to playing real music again. I missed that. He doesn't dominate the mix, so it sounds like a real band, unlike some recent Primus releases.
There is no obvious relationship with Primus' music, although if you like "Antipop", you'll probably like this too. The vocal duties in Oysterhead are very capably shared, and the album has a mixture of different sounds and textures even though it's just a trio with some background keyboards and sounds.
Thirteen good songs here, some three (or, on a good day, four) of which are fantastic! I very highly recommend it.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By lomar@mtrathen.freeserve.co.uk on 22 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
ex police drummer stewart copeland joins forces with les claypol of primus and trey from phish to form oysterhead,a bizare but amazing combination mixing the hard side of primus,the more open style of phish with the amazing drumming and pop ideas of copeland
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Eclectic, wonderful, and ohhh the potential these guys show 7 Dec. 2001
By Moses Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first heard of plans for the Oysterhead album. I think people make the mistake of imagining that it will somehow magically be a combination of Phish's jamming, Primus' weirdness and the Police's catchy anthems. Part of this is true, but mostly its not. Approach this album like you would any other new band, because that's what it is - a new band. If you go in expecting The Police, Phish or Primus, you will be disappointed.
There are a few songs that do sound distinctly like Primus ("Shadow of a Man," "Army's on Ecstasy," and "The Grand Pecking Order" in particular.) Even then, they are still great songs.
"Radon Balloon" definately could have been on "The Story of the Ghost" or "Farmhouse." Once again, that doesn't deter from the fact that its a great little ditty. "Birthday Boys" is definately a Trey Anastasio tune, but with a little tweaking.
My favorite songs though, are the ones that have a flavor that is specifically Oysterhead. "Rubberneck Lions" is the best example of this (and the best tune on the record.) It utilizes all of the group's strengths: two unique and totally different lead singers, amazing instrumental prowess, and driving jazzy-rock rhythms. Everybody in this group has a great sense of rhythm and melody, which makes for some cool tunes.
"Wield the Spade" utilizes the brilliant weirdness of these three individuals. The best way I could describe this song would be "audio in liquid form." It feels like floating on gently rocking water.
The lyrics on this record are weird. That's not really surprising given Trey Anastasio's and Les Claypool's past. The interesting thing though, is that they don't really come off like lyrics to Phish or Primus songs (with the exception of a few tunes.) "Shadow of a Man" deals with suprisingly serious subject matter for these clowns. Even stranger is the fact that perhaps the weirdest lyrics of all were penned by Stewart Copeland.
While this CD is excellent, I think one of the most exciting things about it, is that its apparent that future albums (if we're lucky enough to get any) have amazing potential.
One thing that's so wonderful, is that Oysterhead seems so liberating for all three guys. If any of their former bands had put this record out, their fans would probably not have been pleased. This is allowing them to tread new ground. That's pretty cool they've forged a mostly original sound considering they had only played one live show before this record came out.
This disc is definately recommended, and I look forward to more from them in the future.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Opposing Viewpoint: Oysterhead shows the Artists Limitations 5 Oct. 2001
By Brendan Heddle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First off let me say there are few people who are as big a fan of Phish, Primus, and the Police as I am. However, I felt this album left me wondering exactly how much I SHOULD appreciate these three incredible artists. I think my viewpoint of Les Claypool has totally changed after hearing this album. Ive learned that although he is an incredible musician, he has a pretty limited scope of musical range.
For all intents and purposes the songs on "The Grand Pecking Order" written by Les Claypool are Primus. I write specifically of the songs where either the music or lyrics were written specifically by Claypool alone, such as "Shadow of a Man" and "The Army's on Ecstasy." There is little to no difference from the songs he wrote on this album to what you might find on Primus or Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade.
You can tell Try didnt really know how to approach these songs.
To a lesser extent, the two songs written by Anastasio alone, "Radon Balloon" and "Birthday Boys" follow the similar scheme. These songs could easily be passed off as Phish songs.
I think Copeland is the only one who benefits from working with the other two. I think his talent is realized to its full extent, and you can tell he was challenged by working with Trey and Les. You can hear that his talent goes far beyond what was expected of him with the Police.
It is only on the songs written by the collective that you really see the potential of these 3 artists working together. All of these songs have incredible
compositions, and they gel together beautifully. It is for these songs that you should purchase this album. But the songs written by only one person in the band, makes you wonder if they have the ability to look past the scope of their own musical scope.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A highlight for 2001 3 Oct. 2001
By Colin Pool - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I admit, I was fanatical when i first heard about the Oysterhead project. My favorite drummer, guitar player, and one of my favorite bass players decided to start a band. How cool is that?I immediately found a bootleg of the 5-4-00 show from the NO saenger and was quite impressed, despite some very obvious rough spots. Since that time, I've been waiting for what seems like forever for the release of the album.
Today the wait was over, I travelled to my local record store at 11 am and bought this album without even looking at anything else (quite unusual for me). I then found the first CD player I could and put this in. It is amazing how much these three musicians, whose usual bands (primus, phish, and the police) have such a signature sound, could create something with such a unique sound. You can hear definite touches of these bands in the songs, but they compliment each other in new ways. Claypool's heavy bass tone has forced Trey to play in a more metallic, yet still funky fashion. consequently, Copeland's drumming has reached new funky heights never reached with the Police (in addition, its awesome to finally hear from stewart copeland again.). the addition of copeland also brought new production values to the project. If you listen, there are all kinds of cool electronic effects, drum machines, etc. in the background that enhance the project immensely.
All in all this is an awesome project. Highly reccomended.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What does it take to please you? 27 Mar. 2002
By x_bruce - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Here's a start, ask yourself the following:
1. Are you a fan of Primus, Phish, Stewart Copland (Police, solo projects)?
2. Did this album need to sound like the bands they are in?
3. Should this album have taken on it's own identity?
Many seem to think the identity of Oysterhead is based on the players previous work and to a degree that's true. Les Claypool in particular always sounds like Les Claypool. It's not a whole lot different on this CD although I think he is more subdued and more integrated in the mix than he would be in say Primus.
I don't see Trey Anastasio's work sounding all that much like Phish, again, he has his style and that's evident on this album but again, within the scope of the band it's well integrated.
Stewart Copland fares best in Oysterhead. His drumming is excellent and fits nicely with Anastasio and Claypool. There is a more subdued sound to "The Grand Pecking Order" than Claypool fans may expect. His vocals tend to sound similar but that has always been the case. That said, even the vocals are more subdued. Don't take subdued to be cautious or uninspired because this is a lively album filled with a lot of interplay between musicians. The songs range from pleasant instrumental to moderately hard rocking.
I agree with other reviewers that Claypool may not have a lot of depth in his songwriting skills but I still enjoy what is on Oysterhead. It's funky, slightly progressive and playful. It caught my attention on first listen and grows with each new one. It doesn't matter to me how close or far Oysterhead sounds compared to the respective bands of Claypool, Anastasio or Copeland, it works as it's own album. I heard it without knowing who was in the band and liked it, that's why I bought it. I'm not much of a Primus fan and not a Phish fan. Maybe this is why it's easy to be neutral about things.
There isn't much jamming here, the songs are well structured and you'll read enough song by song comparisons in previous reviews so I will skip that. If you enjoy moderately challenging music there's a pretty good chance you'll enjoy Oysterhead. If Les Claypool's voice puts you off it's slightly reeled in on this CD but is still an aquired taste.
Not as angular and bass heavy as Primus (for the initiated listen to the guitar work in particular, much more melodic, less jagged runs and noise bursts), more focused than Phish and nothing at all like Copeland's work. There are no stars on this recording, just three guys having fun making music.
Whether that appeals will be in part related to the three questions above.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Very Promising Combination of Talent 12 Oct. 2001
By Worgelm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hopefully this will not be a one-off for these guys. I think they have yet to fully realize the potential as a unit. Mostly the project comes off as separate songwriters who are operating just slightly off-kilter from their normal spheres of influence; Les put the whole thing together so its not surprising the larger portion of the material, like "Little Faces" and "The Grand Pecking Order", has a strong Primus slant. A few of the tracks, like "Oz is Ever Floating" and "Radon Baloon" could be outtakes off of a Phish album. Anastasio and Claypool contribute most of the lyrics, which means a lot of silliness for the most part in that area. Focusing on the musicians, each member definitely gets a chance to shine; Les and his drippy bass are on display on the album's best (and funkiest) track, "Mr. Oysterhead" (I dare you all to *TRY* not to bob your head to this damn nasty slice of P-Funk); Trey puts in some most excellent Nashville-style picking on "Birthday Boys" while Stewart gets some great and subtle percussive work on "Shadow of a Man".
As a whole, the only disappointment comes from the fact that it plays like a slightly edgier version of Phish with a meaner bassist, which is more or less going to be exactly what most people are expecting. This is not a bad thing at all - it's just a little more predictable and safe than it could have been.
Shake Your Booty: Mr. Oysterhead, Pseudo Suicide
Scratch Your Head: Wield The Spade
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