Four Foot Shack

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  • Summary: The debut country/bluegrass-inspired release for this Primus frontman's project with Bryan Kehoe includes the title track original, songs from Les Claypool's other projects/bands, and covers such as the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive."
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Stayin' Alive
(Ha-haaa Come on boy) Yeep, yeep, yeep-yeep-yeep Yeep-e-deep-yeep, e-yeep-e-deep-yeep Yeep, yeep, yeep-yeep-yeep Yeep-e-deep deep-e-deep yeep You... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
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  1. 75
    He clearly has a blast doing this, and it shows through in a release like Four Foot Shack.
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    70
    The musical realm that exists inside of Claypool's head is a bizarre one, but the songs on Four Foot Shack have a weird knack for worming their way into your head, turning your waking world into a surreal, country-fried cartoon version of itself that's oddly endearing.
  3. 70
    It’s a whiz-bang romp perfect for the Claypool faithful to devour, and may even attract some of the more roots oriented not already onboard his distorted fun-house mirror music crazy train.
  4. Kerrang!
    Feb 6, 2014
    60
    This is a collection of classic covers and reimaginings if Primus gems done country-style. [25 Jan 2014, p.54]
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    60
    This is a one-joke album, but the joke is a good one, and more than a few bona fide country fans will be convinced.
  6. Mar 11, 2014
    60
    Even when it's aggressively quirky, Duo De Twang are the most original and fun sound he's slapped out in years.
  7. Mar 12, 2014
    40
    Four Foot Shack provokes guffaws, in that hallucinogenic Claypool way, but its visceral blend of oddness and crassness leaves you with a stomach ache.

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  1. Fuz
    Oct 29, 2014
    10
    It's a cover album (mostly Primus' songs) from the weird musical imagination of Les Claypool. And it's **** fantastic. I wasn't expecting tooIt's a cover album (mostly Primus' songs) from the weird musical imagination of Les Claypool. And it's **** fantastic. I wasn't expecting too much from it to be honest, but the reimagining of those songs is absolutely amazing, the groove is exceptional. Expand