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
Written byLes Claypool
Produced byMatthew J. Powers, Jason McHugh
StarringLes Claypool
CinematographyMatthew J. Powers
Edited byAgent Ogden
Music byLes Claypool
Distributed byTroma Entertainment

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]

Poster art and packaging designed by Zoltron and Dave Hunter.

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]

  • Adam Gates as Steve Hampton Trouzdale, a.k.a. Aiwass (bass guitar/vocals)
  • Bryan Kehoe as Steven Allan Gordon a.k.a. Gordo (lead guitar/vocals)
  • Les Claypool as Lapland Miclovich a.k.a. Lapdog (drums/vocals)
  • Jonathan Korty as Herschel Tambor Brillstien (keyboards/vocals)
  • Jason McHugh as "Smilin'" Don Kleinfeld
  • Kyle McCulloch as Drew Shackleford
  • Dian Bachar as Skip Holmes
  • Brian Kite as Dr. Brian "Bucky" Lefkowitz
  • Oz Fritz as Oswald George
  • Arj Barker as the Cube
  • Derek Walls as Duck the band technician
  • Jason Thompson as Jake the band technician
  • Seth Green and Matt Stone as the Taper Guys
  • Sirena Irwin as a photographer
  • Gabby La La as Mai Pang
  • Sam Maccarone as a bartender
  • Matthew J. Powers as Davis Mindelhof
  • Fred Heim as a police officer
  • Chaney, Cage, and Lena Claypool as the coffee shop family
  • Slawek Michalak as the Hydroponics salesman
  • Betty Biodiesel as Festeroo MC
  • Lawrence Brooke as the narrator
  • Bob Weir as himself
  • Mike Gordon as himself
  • Warren Haynes as himself
  • Wavy Gravy
  • Dian Bachar
  • Arj Barker

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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