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Published: 2013/11/19

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang to Release Debut Album

Les Claypool’s Due de Twang will release their debut full-length on February 4. The album, titled Four Foot Shack, will be a mix of Claypool originals, two classic Primus cuts, a handful of traditional tunes and even some eclectic covers (Bee Gees, anyone?). The record will primarily consist of guitar and bass tracks, plus a one-off appearance from Claypool’s son on banjo.

The duo has released their twangy take on the Primus gem “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” in anticipation of the album’s release.

Four Foot Shack tracklisting:

“Four Foot Shack” (Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang)

“Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” (Primus)

“Amos Moses” (Jerry Reed)

“Red State Girl” (Les Claypool)

“The Bridge Came Tumblin’ Down” (Stompin’ Tom Connors)

“Boonville Stomp” (Les Claypool)

“Stayin’ Alive” (Bee Gees)

“Rumble of the Diesel” (Les Claypool)

“Pipe Line” (The Chantays)

“Buzzards of Greenhill” (Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)

“Hendershot“ (Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)

“Man in the Box” (Alice in Chains)

“D’s Diner“ (Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)

“Battle of New Orleans” (Johnny Horton)

“Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” (Primus)


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Clive Bigsby November 20, 2013, 11:08:36

Haven’t seen the Duo Live, hopefully soon. This CD should be great!

steve b November 20, 2013, 12:06:21

cant wait to hear “man in the box”

cosmicbein November 20, 2013, 13:19:16

I saw the these boys last spring and really enjoyed.I have a question for someone out there who may have the answer.All talk about Les but who is the other guy in the Duo de Twang.I have never heard his name gettin mentioned.And by the way, whomever he may be, he rages

Clive Bigsby November 20, 2013, 13:30:54

cosmicbein= His name is Marc “MIRV” Haggard

~KoD~ November 21, 2013, 06:01:42

Hey Relix and The Capitol Theatre!!!!!! You need to get Duo de Twang to play the Capitol soon. Make it happen. That’d be beyond killa!

Will E November 22, 2013, 13:19:03

‘Hendershot’ is actually a Les Claypool & the Holy Mackerel original, not FFFB. Band was Les, Herb, MIRV and others, debut/only album was (I think) 1996.

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