Oysterhead Opens Up For Debut Album
Oysterhead -- the impromptu rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, and ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland -- will begin recording itsOysterhead -- the impromptu rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, and ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland -- will begin recording its debut album at Anastasio's Vermont studio on Sunday (April 1). The group, which formed for a one-off show at last year's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, plans to spend most of April and May working on the album.
The set, which will feature all original material, is due on Elektra this fall. At the aforementioned New Orleans show, Oysterhead performed covers of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," the Kinks' "All Day And All Of The Night," and Desmond Dekker's "The Israelites," among others.
Capitalizing on Phish's extended hiatus, Anastasio recently completed a solo tour of North America. Claypool, also on a break from his main band, will on April 10 release "Live Frogs - Set 1," a concert album from his Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade project. The album, out via his own Prawn Song label, will be followed by a second edition later this summer.
Copeland recently guested on a second supergroup album of sorts, joining the Damned's Brian James, the MC5's Wayne Kramer, ex-Guns 'N Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and Blondie drummer Clem Burke for Mad For The Racket's "The Racketeers." The album was issued last November on the U.K.'s Track label.