5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not Primus, not Phish, but something wonderful.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Grand Pecking Order (Audio CD)
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.