#1
Has anybody heard of Oysterhead? I came across one of their CD's.

From Wiki:

Oysterhead is a rock supergroup featuring guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish, bassist Les Claypool of Primus, and drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police. The style and sound of the band is a unique, somewhat bizarre mix between Anastasio's jam band style, the bass-oriented funk metal music of Claypool, and the reggae-influenced beats of Copeland. To many, this is considered to be the bridge between the music of Phish and Primus.

Personally, I think they kick ass, and I want to hear what you guys have to say about em if you've heard em.
#2
saw them live. certainly impressive musicians, but really not my bag at all. the songs are very inferior to phish songs, probably because i was never into claypool and it has his clear influence. i'm no authority though, not a fan of most any jambands.
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#3
Oysterhead own so much.


when all else has been done and said, along comes mr oysterhead...
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#4
Oysterhead is great. I prefer Primus, but that doesn't take away from the fact Oysterhead is a phenomenally talented band. It's always good to see a supergroup live up to their potential.

On a related note, I saw Les Claypool live yesterday. Obviously he's not capable of doing Primus or Oysterhead tracks in their entirety, but he played a little bit of "Rubberneck Lions". Great show, he played for nearly 2 1/2 hours. Les also broke out his whamola, which was great. If you ever get a chance to see him live DO IT!
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#5
I've only heard "Mr. Oysterhead" but I love Claypools music (Primus, Frog Brigade, His Solo stuff w/e) But what are some of Oysterheads best songs in your opinion?
#6
Primus > Oysterhead, but Oysterhead still owns my face.
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#7
Oysterhead kicks ass. I'm not a fan of their more phishy songs, but I still dig. I'd love to see em live...that's the whole point of listening to jambands. Studio music is limiting, but when a jam band gets to jam, especially a Claypool band...great things happen.

Best Songs:
Rubberneck Lions
Little Faces
Mr Oysterhead
Army is on Ecstasy
Radon Balloons (best trey-influenced song)
#8
My brother has the CD, and I heard it years ago, but haven't for a while, good from what I can remember, and to skeptopotamus, amazing avatar, spread is godlike.
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#10
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i love this band. i have their live cover of pink floyd=animals in its entirety.


Are you sure that's not Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade? The reason I ask is the Frog Brigade's album, Live Frogs: Set 2 is a cover of Animals in its entirety.
#11
yeah thats flying frog brigade, but oysterhead is the ****..


my brother saw oysterhead live at bonnaroo, i wanted an oysterhead shirt but he got a bonnaroo shirt - one that was too big. he ended up taking it anyway
#12
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Are you sure that's not Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade? The reason I ask is the Frog Brigade's album, Live Frogs: Set 2 is a cover of Animals in its entirety.


OOPS. my mp3 is mistitled then. thanks for the correction