In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.

— Les Claypool

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Oh, welcome to this world of fools, of pink champagne and swimming pools, where all you have to lose is your virginity. Perhaps you'll have some fun tonight, just stick around and take a bite, of life. We don't need feebleness in this proximity.


You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it.


Music in general is looking for something new overall.


I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing.


For the past couple of years I've been pretty bored with music in general... just bored with it.


San Francisco is an interesting place.

It's always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there's a lot of money there now and a lot of dot com's so it's a little different than it used to be.


I think Phish will come back. I just think it's time for a breather.


I'll run against the grain till the day I drop?


Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown onstage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.


I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as opposed to music that has something to do with some form of image or imagery.


I like to open new doors and blaze new trails through the jungle and all that whatnot. What keeps me goin all these years is changin it up.


To defy the laws of tradition is a crusade only of the brave.


About Les Claypool

Quotes 19 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

New Year's was insane! It was the best show I've ever played for New Year's.


Theaters are great. They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.


My favorite venues are the 2,000 seat theaters, like the Warfield.

If there was a Warfield in every city, I would play it. That's all I would do. I love venues like that.


I pretty much built a band out of the most incredible guys I could possibly find. I didn't really want a six-piece band, but it just ended up being a six-piece band because these guys are all awesome.


We've all had our thing. I listened to the Monkees when I was little kid.


More than anything, I think the best thing you can do as an artist is just stay as true to yourself as possible and hope that your fan base will appreciate that.