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Les Claypool & Sean Lennon Collaborate on “Monolith of Phobos”

The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s: Monolith of PhobosPrimus bassist Les Claypool and Sean Lennon began to jam together in 2015 when Lennon’s band, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, opened for Primus, and that musical connection spawned an album: The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s Monolith of Phobos.

“I use the metaphor that a musical interaction or jam is a conversation, and the best conversations are the ones that flow freely,” Claypool told Rolling Stone. “It’s an exchange of ideas as opposed to dictation. When Sean and I started playing, there was a good volley of ideas and it was like an interesting conversation.”

The pair also bonded over and were inspired by The Monkees’ cult psychedelic film “Head.”

You can hear what combination of Claypool and the son of Yoko Ono and the late John Lennon sounds like on the track “Mr. Wright”:

Monolith of Phobos is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Monolith of Phobos Track List:

  1. The Monolith of Phobos
  2. Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
  3. Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
  4. Mr. Wright
  5. Boomerang Baby
  6. Breath of a Salesman
  7. Captain Lariat
  8. Ohmerica
  9. Oxycontin Girl
  10. Bubbles Burst
  11. There’s No Underwear in Space