Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and The Summer of Green Tour Hits Boston

With the hussle and bussle of summer and the Red Sox in town, a show at MGM Grand, Lansdowne Street is as busy as ever.

The first band of the evening was an instrumental band from Staten Island, NY The Budos Band.  They are made up of sax, trumpets and bongo drums. They started playing and the fans could be seen dancing and swaying to the music.

They played a mix of songs from a mix of their albums.  They are known for their unique sound as they are a doom rock, afro-soul band with a 70’s hard rock and late 60’s soul. Their most recent albums have incorporated sounds from the 70’s jazz, funk, afro-beat, underground rock.
The fans really enjoyed the music and were cheering and dancing. They put on a great show.

The act the crowd came to see was up next. He is an american musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, filmaker, and author Les Claypool. He is known to most as the lead singer of the band Primus. He is considered to be one of the greatest bassist of all time. He has one of the most unique bass sounds. He is also known to most for his playing style for mixing tapping, flamenco- like strumming and slapping.

When the band came out they were dressed in vintage army attire with battalion helmets. His first song was “Up on The Roof.” The fans were jumping, singing, and swaying to the music.  They continued their set with songs that included, “David Makalaster,” “Phantom Patriot,” “Cricket and The Genie (Movement I, The Delirium,) and “Cricket and The Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket.)

During the show he said to the crowd “I have been coming to Boston for 73 years and he turned to the guitarist and said it is also called “Bean Town” and I dont know why? The crowd cheered.  The crowd enjoyed the show and danced, swayed and sang along to the songs.  He then went to play an array of Pink Floyd cover songs which included, “Pigs On The Wing (Part 1),” “Dogs,” “Pigs (three different ones)” “Sheep,” and “Pigs On The Wing (part 2)” The crowd was singing to all the songs as they were familiar with them. The band loved that the fans were singing the songs.

During the set it showcased how an amazing artitst and super talented he really is. His sound was amazing and his guitar playing was non the less amazing.  They ended their set after a short encore with “Whamola,” and a cover of Primus song “Southbound Pachyderm.” The crowd went crazy and were jumping and screaming as they were excited to hear this song played  by Claypool live. This show was non the less exciting, entertaining, and all around amazing. If you have a chance to see him live you need to. It was a fun night.

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