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All My Kin

by Beanpole

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grandchild I thought I'd get this for fun, and would have some weird stuff to listen to when I felt like having a childish time. Now I find, that I listen to it every day for the last 5 days... Make of that what you will.

Hard to choose a favourite track. Cousins, Pumpkin Pickin' Time, Grandma, Farmer Loved An Onion, His Name Is Beanpole are all insanely catchy. Favorite track: Grandma.
Aliss_Blackout
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Aliss_Blackout Apparently the world isn't quite ready for Beanpole! yet?
Pedro Tiago
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Pedro Tiago This is a great album, odd, quirky, musically rich, fun, a joy to listen to. I'm not going to make the obvious comparisons, we all know by now how much it sounds like Residents or Captain Beefheart with some Beatles thrown in for good measure. All I'm going to say is that, after being left a bit disappointed by Primus' latest album, it's awesome to listen to a side-project of Les Claypool's that sounds this good. Favorite track: Pumpkin Pickin' Time.
Karl Reinsch
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Karl Reinsch Such a pleasure to see these delightfully unhinged songs get a proper release after years of passing around mp3s! Favorite track: Pumpkin Pickin' Time.
Willem-Jan van Sluisveld
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Willem-Jan van Sluisveld Les is awesome. If weird is your thing, this album delivers. Don't turn it up too loud or else you will alienate yourself in your neighborhood. Favorite track: Cousins.
Alex S.
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Alex S. August 31 was 3 days ago, c'mon guys.
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'All My Kin' is the strange and somewhat unbelievable album by an artist called Beanpole. “Starving artist” must have been their mode of recording as stories of farming, eating, and disfigured animal-human hybrids course throughout the record. Very little is known about Beanpole, but it is widely recognized by collectors that most of the music originated from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Some sources maintain Beanpole is still active, although evidence remains unsubstantiated.

Primus’ Les Claypool claims he attempted to release a decade’s worth of Beanpole recordings on his Prawn Song label in the ‘90s. We’re told that the tracks were delivered to the mastering studio on worn-out cassette tapes and dusty DATs. As legend has it, when Claypool played the mastered tracks to his distributor, the response from company executives was poor. As a result, Claypool was summarily dismissed from his business relationship with the distribution company, effectively ending his label. For nearly 20 years thereafter, the tracks were to remain forgotten.

Fast forward to 2017 when Claypool was touring with Sean Lennon as The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Les played the old, neglected recordings to Sean, who decided that the world was finally ready for Beanpole!

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released August 31, 2018

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"If Fellini, Dali, and Captain Kangaroo got together in their teens and ate peyote, this is the album they would have recorded." - Les Claypool

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