Claypool Lennon Delirium Cover Pink Floyd, King Crimson, the Who on New EP
The Claypool Lennon Delirium reinterpret classic tracks from Pink Floyd, King Crimson, the Who and Japanese psych-prog act Flower Travellin’ Band on their upcoming covers EP, Lime and Limpid Green, out August 4th.
The four-track set, previously issued for 2017 Record Store Day, will be available as a limited-edition run of 3,000 on clear vinyl with green and double-mint splatter.
The duo, composed of Sean Lennon and Primus’ Les Claypool, previewed the EP with an eye-popping clip for their version of Flower Travellin’ Band’s 1971 epic “Satori.” Director Koichiro Tsujikawa pairs Claypool’s elastic bass and Lennon’s menacing guitar riffs with a hallucinatory claymation landscape of brains, marching fingers and floating eyeballs.
Lime and Limpid Green – which follows the group’s debut LP, 2016’s Monolith of Phobos – compiles studio versions of cover songs the Delirium have performed onstage over the past year. In addition to “Satori,” the track list also includes the Who’s abrasive 1966 oddity “Boris the Spider,” Pink Floyd’s 1967 freak-out “Astronomy Domine” and King Crimson’s 1969 prog landmark “In the Court of the Crimson King.” The Delirium looked backward through rock history not only to flesh out their set lists, but also to reflect their mutual love of experimental music.
“I think the genesis of this band began with Les and I listening to…