Les Claypool's Duo De Twang 10.11.13
Words & Photos By J-man
"Did you just call me a penis?" Les asked a fan riding the rail. "I can hear you yelling, and I am sure it's something very prolific and profound..." he went on to say.
The show unfolded with an array of additional Primus songs, as well as covers of some of Claypool's favorite obscurities. Towards the end it was communicated to Les that there was a young man in the crowd who's first concert was that evening's show. Claypool called out the kid directly, communicating to the young man that he was getting jipped, as Claypool's first show was Rush. He then asked the kid what song he'd like to hear, to which the kid replied "Robot Chicken." Les laughed and did his best to recall and mock the show's theme. The evening continued rolling towards a close with more songs and even more nonsensical banter. The Duo closed with special guests "The Reformed Whores" singing backup vocals with a young lady whom Les had called up from the crowd to join and guitarist Lucas, from one of the evening's openers. Ultimately Les Claypool's Duo De Twang had the feel of a private campfire set that at no point strayed from it's entertaining and ridiculous nature. The Twang follows suit with Les' quirky approach to his projects. With the live translation of the project being a huge success, we sit back and wait for the release of the Duo's upcoming album.
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