For the second night in a row The Dean Ween Group opened for The Claypool Lennon Delirium during the headlining act’s first-ever tour. Bassist Les Claypool wound up sitting-in with the DWG on a Ween classic, while Deaner returned the favor on a Primus gem with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on Saturday night at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Deaner’s set on Saturday featured a mix of solo and Ween material as well as a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Stella Blue.” Towards the end of the set Claypool emerged to add bass and vocals to “The Mollusk,” the second time in as many nights he sat-in with the DWG on the title track from Ween’s 1997 studio album.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium continued to focus on songs from their recently released studio album Monolith Of Phobos with a few other assorted gems thrown in for good measure. Claypool, guitarist Sean Lennon, drummer Paul Baldi and keyboardist Money Mark fit “Cosmic Highway” (Frog Brigade), “Animals” (Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger), “Astronomy Domine” (Pink Floyd) and “Tomorrow Never Knows” (The Beatles) in among Monolith Of Phobos tracks to form their main set. The CLD and special guest Dean Ween showed off their improvisational prowess during an extended “Southbound Pachyderm” (Primus) that served as the evening’s encore. After a few weeks off The Claypool Lennon Delirium will return to the road with a visit to Seattle’s ShowboxSODO on July 21.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium at Capitol Theatre
- Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
- Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
- Breath of a Salesman
- The Monolith of Phobos
- Cosmic Highway
- Bubbles Burst
- Mr. Wright
- Boomerang Baby
- Oxycontin Girl
- Astronomy Domine
- Captain Lariat
- Tomorrow Never Knows
- Southbound Pachyderm