Oysterhead is a rock supergroup 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.
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.
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 Oâ€™Brien. Af...
|Years active||2000–2001, 2006 - present|
|Associated acts||Phish, The Police, Primus (band)|
|Current members|| Stewart Copeland|