Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo

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National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo
Poster Electric Apricot.jpg
Poster for Electric Apricot
Directed byLes Claypool
Produced byMatthew J. Powers, Jason McHugh
Written byLes Claypool
StarringLes Claypool
Music byLes Claypool
CinematographyMatthew J. Powers
Edited byAgent Ogden
Distributed byNational Lampoon Productions

Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo is a mockumentary film by Primus lead-man Les Claypool, featuring himself as well as others using pseudonyms. The band Electric Apricot played occasional shows in 2004 and 2005, unannounced, in the California area for footage. The Electric Apricot also made an appearance at the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX in 2007. The movie has been screened at film festivals internationally, including the Bonnaroo Music Festival and The Raindance Festival in London.

The movie tells the story of a UCLA filmmaker making a music documentary. Claypool himself plays the role of drummer-singer Lapland "Lapdog" Miclovik of rising jam-band Electric Apricot, heading to the holy grail of festivals, Festeroo.[1][2]

Besides the leads, notable names in the cast include Bob Weir, Mike Gordon, Warren Haynes, Seth Green, Matt Stone, Wavy Gravy, Dian Bachar, Arj Barker, Gabby La La, Sirena Irwin and Sam Maccarone.

The soundtrack album was released on March 18, 2008, while the DVD was released May 13, 2008.[3]

Line up[edit]

  • Steve Hampton Trouzdale, a.k.a. Aiwass - Bass guitar/Vocals (Adam Gates)
  • Steven Allan Gordon a.k.a. Gordo - Lead Guitar/Vocals (Bryan Kehoe)
  • Lapland Miclovich a.k.a. Lapdog - drums/Vocals (Les Claypool)
  • Herschel Tambor Brillstien - Keyboards/Vocals/Others (Jonathan Korty)

The band all go by pseudonyms and at live shows they do not answer to their real names.

Crew[edit]

  • Director - Les Claypool
  • Executive Producer - Matthew J. Powers
  • Producer - Jason McHugh
  • Associate Producer - Anthony Mindel
  • Director of Photography - Matthew J. Powers
  • Editor - Agent Ogden

Cast[edit]

  • “Smilin” Don Kleinfeld - Jason McHugh
  • Drew Shackleford - Kyle McCulloch
  • Skip Holmes - Dian Bachar
  • Dr. Brian “Bucky” Lefkowitz - Brian Kite
  • Oswald George - Oz Fritz
  • The Cube - Arj Barker
  • Duck - Band Tech - Derek Walls
  • Jake - Band Tech - Jason Thompson
  • Taper Guys - Seth Green, Matt Stone
  • Photographer - Sirena Irwin
  • Mai Pang - Gabby LaLa
  • Bartender - Sam Maccarone
  • Davis Mindelhof - Matthew J. Powers
  • Police Officer - Fred Heim
  • Coffee Shop Family - Chaney, Cage, Lena
  • Hydroponics Salesman - Slawek Michalak
  • Festeroo MC - Betty Biodiesel
  • Narrator - Lawrence Brooke

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jam Band Turning It Up To Eleven news.jamradio.org, March 3, 2008, Retrieved March 24, 2008
  2. ^ Meline, Gabe (2008-01-02). "Les Claypool's 'Electric Apricot'". www.metroactive.com. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  3. ^ Soundtrack Album to Les Claypool's Jam Band Mockumentary 'National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo' Features the Fictional Band Plus Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Gov't Mule, and More PRNewswire, biz.yahoo.com, January 31, 2008, Retrieved January 31, 2008

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