Best of AOT: Les Claypool Reels in “The Big One”
Your local bookstore’s shelves are littered with books penned by rock stars, oozing with tales of groupies and explicit drug use. A rock ‘n’ roll memoir might, in fact, be a rite of passage for those who left their mark on society by breaking the rules.
Les Claypool, art-rock pioneer, bassist, and front man for the band Primus, has never subscribed to the rock playbook. Claypool’s debut novel, South of the Pumphouse, is not a book of tales from the road, but rather a dark, clever tale of two brothers, a fishing tip, misconceptions, drugs and murder (OK, he did have to put drugs in there, right?).
In this Best of Authors on Tour podcast, Claypool reads from “The Big One” a chapter from South of the Pumphouse.
If you enjoyed this Best of Authors On Tour podcast, please listen to the entire Les Claypool podcast.
This podcast was originally recorded on November 21, 2006.