2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2002
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.
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2001
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