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[[Oysterhead]] is a supergroup rock/jam-band composed of guitarist [[Trey Anastasio]], bassist [[Les Claypool]], and drummer [[Stewart Copeland]]. The band's sound is an eclectic mix of the jam band sound of Anastasio's work with '''Phish''', the funk metal of Claypool's '''Primus''', and the rhythmic, reggae-infused pop Copeland made popular with [[The Police (band)|The Police]].
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The band was originally planned only to come together for a one-off gig at New Orleans' [[Saenger Theater]] on [[2000-05-04]]. The show was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and '''Oysterhead''''s 2.5 hour set consisted of a mixture of original songs (many of whose lyrics were composed at the last minute backstage), long instrumentals reminiscent of Pink Floyd's early 70s stage jams, and cover songs ranging from '''The Animals''''s "The House of the Rising Sun" to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song."
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The performance was a bit of a "trainwreck", according to Copeland, but the drummer claims he later listened to the live recordings of the performance, edited them together, and sent the tapes to Anastasio and Copeland to convince them that maybe they needed to do something more with the project.
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In April [[2001]], [[Oysterhead]] reformed to record  an album at Trey's studio in Vermont, [[The Barn]]. Entitled [[The Grand Pecking Order (album)|The Grand Pecking Order]], it featured several new tracks along with the ones performed originally in New Orleans. A brief North American tour followed the album release, playing to largely sold out audiences, although some dates had to be rescheduled after the September 11th attacks. After the tour, the trio went their separate ways and have yet to record another album, primarily due to the scheduling difficulties for the three very busy musicians.
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On [[2006-06-16]], '''Oysterhead''' reunited to perform a two-hour set at the 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival. No new material was performed at this show, but members continue to express interest in continuing the band in the future.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:56, 9 April 2008

Oysterhead
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Background information
Origin: New Orleans
Years active: 2000 - present
Label(s): BMI Records
Associated acts: The Police, Phish, Primus
Website: http://www.oysterhead.com
Members
Trey Anastasio
Les Claypool
Stewart Copeland

Band history

Oysterhead is a supergroup rock/jam-band composed of guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Les Claypool, and drummer Stewart Copeland. The band's sound is an eclectic mix of the jam band sound of Anastasio's work with Phish, the funk metal of Claypool's Primus, and the rhythmic, reggae-infused pop Copeland made popular with The Police.

The band was originally planned only to come together for a one-off gig at New Orleans' Saenger Theater on 2000-05-04. The show was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Oysterhead's 2.5 hour set consisted of a mixture of original songs (many of whose lyrics were composed at the last minute backstage), long instrumentals reminiscent of Pink Floyd's early 70s stage jams, and cover songs ranging from The Animals's "The House of the Rising Sun" to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song."

The performance was a bit of a "trainwreck", according to Copeland, but the drummer claims he later listened to the live recordings of the performance, edited them together, and sent the tapes to Anastasio and Copeland to convince them that maybe they needed to do something more with the project.

In April 2001, Oysterhead reformed to record an album at Trey's studio in Vermont, The Barn. Entitled The Grand Pecking Order, it featured several new tracks along with the ones performed originally in New Orleans. A brief North American tour followed the album release, playing to largely sold out audiences, although some dates had to be rescheduled after the September 11th attacks. After the tour, the trio went their separate ways and have yet to record another album, primarily due to the scheduling difficulties for the three very busy musicians.

On 2006-06-16, Oysterhead reunited to perform a two-hour set at the 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival. No new material was performed at this show, but members continue to express interest in continuing the band in the future.

Band members

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Discography

Main article: Discography (Oysterhead)

Studio albums

Awards & Honors

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Quotations and Trivia

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See also

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