Anyone familiar with the works of Les Claypool know the Sonoma County resident’s mind is a psychedelic experience all on its own. From the wonderful and weird world of Primus to Oysterhead, Frog Brigade and even Duo de Twang, Claypool manages to top his strangeness with each passing album.
That’s why it was no surprise to hear he teamed up with Julian Lennon and released a psychedelic-garage inspired album called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. For you youngsters out there, Julian is the son of this guy, John, who was in a little known band called The Beatles (Julian is also the namesake for one of the Beatles’ more infamous songs, “Hey Jude”).
But Holy Hell. Even I wasn’t quite ready for this delirious trip despite one of my favorite concert memories is frying balls on acid while watching Primus play the entire “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” complete with Oompa Loompas and giant mushrooms on stage (or at least I think that was real). After all, nobody expected these two to collaborate, ESPECIALLY not on a song–or video–about the King of Pop’s chimpanzee companion, Bubbles.
If you have a solid mind or just like to fuck with the boundaries of your reality, then check out The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s first video, dropped today. But be careful, some things can’t be unseen.