Even just the word Oysterhead conjures up the fondest of jam memories, as the short-lived supergroup featured the likes of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool and Stewart Copeland. The three men need no introduction as individuals, and, as an ensemble, few can match their enormous ability for fusion music.
Oysterhead formed during Jazz Fest of 2000, when Claypool was asked to put together a super group lineup for a one-off late night performance. What was intended to be a one-off performance blossomed into a lengthier project, as the trio released an album and would ultimately tour behind it.
It’s been sixteen long years since that Oysterhead tour, and while the musicians have often talked about reuniting the project, it has yet to happen. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. In the mean time, check out footage from the band’s performance at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, played on this day exactly 16 years ago. Five songs from the show, as well as an interview with the band, was compiled for a special feature on PBS. Watch that feature below.
Oysterhead Video Tracklisting
01. Little Faces
02. Polka Dot Rose
03. Shadow Of A Man
04. Radon Balloon
05. Psuedo Suicide