Bass playing virtuoso Les Claypool celebrates his 54th birthday today. Though he’s shared the stage with a nearly endless array of talented musicians in a variety of projects, Claypool is perhaps best-known for holding down the low end for seminal alternative rockers Primus. Earlier today Primus issued their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven and Full Show Friday presents a video of a complete performance the band made in 2011.
Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane held a Primus show at at Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia back on February 28, 2011. The career-spanning setlist led with the two opening tracks from 1991’s Sailing the Seas of Chees, “Seas of Cheese” and “Here Come The Bastards.” The Sydney audience was treated to the first live Primus performance of “Eyes of the Squirrel” which would come out later that year on Green Naugahyde.
Primus also played such classic favorites as “Frizzle Fry” and “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” as well as The Les Claypool Frog Brigade’s “Whamola.” Pink Floyd’s “Money” was utilzed to intro the set closing “Harold On The Rocks” and “Golden Boy” and “Too Many Puppies” filled the encore slot.
Professionally-shot video captured by Moshcam of Claypool leading Primus Down Under can be viewed here:
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