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How Sean Lennon Rescued Primus Side Project Beanpole from Oblivion


The odds that the little-known Primus offshoot Beanpole—a group of self-described “mutant hillbillies” active from 1984 through 1999—would stage a comeback of sorts in 2018 were probably slim to none. Hatched from the warped, childlike mind of Derek Greenberg of ‘90s-era alt-rock unit The Spent Poets, alongside Adam Gates (also of Spent Poets) and Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus, Beanpole cranked out a string of batshit crazy, carnival-esque ditties that, two decades later, are now being released via Sean Lennon’s Chimera label.

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