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Encyclopedia > Oysterhead
Oysterhead
Background information
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 20002001, 2006 - present
Label(s) BMI Records
Associated
acts
Phish, The Police, Primus
Website http://www.oysterhead.com/
Members
Stewart Copeland
Les Claypool
Trey Anastasio

Oysterhead is a rock band featuring guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish, bassist Les Claypool of Primus, and drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police. The style and sound of the band is a unique, somewhat bizarre mix between Anastasio's jam band style, the bass-oriented funk metal music of Claypool, and the reggae-influenced beats of Copeland. To many, this is considered to be the bridge between the music of Phish and Primus. A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ... Phish is an American rock band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation. ... The Police was a three-piece British rock band, which was strongly influenced by ska and reggae. ... Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is a professional American musician. ... Leslie Edward Les Claypool (born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, USA) is a bassist and lead singer, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. ... Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on September 30, 1964) is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. ... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on September 30, 1964) is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. ... Phish is an American rock band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation. ... Leslie Edward Les Claypool (born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, USA) is a bassist and lead singer, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. ... Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is a professional American musician. ... The Police was a three-piece British rock band, which was strongly influenced by ska and reggae. ... The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic rock-influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music. ... Funk metal is a type of music that incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs and the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk. ... { Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Phish is an American rock band well-noted for their extended jam sessions and musical improvisation. ... Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ...


Oysterhead was formed for what was originally intended to be an exclusive one-off live performance at New Orleans's Saenger Theater on May 4, 2000, for which they compiled a set almost entirely of original material. The show was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Oysterhead originally formed for what was intended to be an exclusive one-off live performance at the Saenger Theater, New Orleans on May 4, 2000. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) other events of 2000 list of years in music 2000s in music // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. ...


However, in 2001, Oysterhead officially reformed to record and release an album entitled The Grand Pecking Order, which featured nine new tracks. The release of this album was supported by a brief tour of North America, during which nearly every show was performed to a sold-out audience. Publicity for both the album and tour was gained from a performance of the song "Oz Is Ever Floating" on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After the tour, the trio went their separate ways. See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... In 2001, Oysterhead recorded and released a 13 track album entitled The Grand Pecking Order. The release of this album was supported by a brief tour of North America. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Late Night is an American late night television talk show on NBC featuring varied comedic material and celebrity interviews. ...


On June 16, 2006, Oysterhead reunited to perform a two hour set at the 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival. The band covered their work from The Grand Pecking Order during the set [1]. It is unknown whether any other live performances or new studio recordings will follow. Copeland has stated interest in coming back every couple years and doing something with the band. June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Bonnaroo, or the Roo for short) is an annual rock festival by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. ... In 2001, Oysterhead recorded and released a 13 track album entitled The Grand Pecking Order. The release of this album was supported by a brief tour of North America. ...


Discography

The Grand Pecking Order (2001) Image File history File links Cover art for the album The Grand Pecking Order by Oysterhead. ... In 2001, Oysterhead recorded and released a 13 track album entitled The Grand Pecking Order. The release of this album was supported by a brief tour of North America. ... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ...


See also

  • Oysterhead Live at the Saenger Theater
  • Oysterhead's official website
  • Oysterhead fansite

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