Dean Ween & Les Claypool Swap Sit-Ins At Primus Australian Tour Closer In Melbourne


On Sunday night Primus ended an Australian Tour at Palais Theatre in Melbourne. The Dean Ween Group opened each night of the run and the leaders of both bands finally swapped collaborations at the finale.

Guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool have a long friendship and are old fishing buddies. The first collaboration of the night in Melbourne took place during The Dean Ween Group’s set. Claypool emerged to join the quartet for “The Mollusk,” the title track off Ween’s 1997 studio album, and “The Rift.” Later in the evening, Deaner emerged for “Southbound Pachyderm,” which Primus played as their lone encore.

Watch fan-shot video of both guest spots:

[The Dean Ween Group w/ Les Claypool – The Mollusk | Captured by Robert Carbone]

[Primus w/ Dean Ween – Southbound Pachyderm | Captured by Justin Hockley]


The Dean Ween Group at Palais Theatre

  • This Heart of Palm
  • My Own Bare Hands  
  • Waste Station 9
  • The Ritz Carlton
  • Fingerbangin'
  • Mercedes Benz
  • The Mollusk  
  • The Rift  


Primus at Palais Theatre

  • Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
  • Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
  • The Seven
  • Moron TV
  • Too Many Puppies
  • Sgt. Baker  
  • Jilly's on Smack
  • Mr. Krinkle
  • The Trek
  • John the Fisherman
  • The Storm
  • Welcome to This World
  • Mrs. Blaileen
  • Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
  • My Name Is Mud  
  • Southbound Pachyderm  

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