Four Foot Shack

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Four Foot Shack
Four Foot Shack cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2014
GenreCountry, bluegrass
LabelATO Records/Prawn Song Records
ProducerLes Claypool
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[3]
The Austin Chronicle2/5 stars[4]
Blurt3/5 stars[5]
Consequence of SoundC-[6]

Four Foot Shack is the debut album of Duo de Twang, a country music duo formed by Primus bassist and vocalist Les Claypool and M.I.R.V. guitarist Bryan Kehoe.[7] This album contains one original song and fourteen cover songs (although many are covers of Primus or Les Claypool songs). It was released on February 4, 2014 by ATO Records.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."Four Foot Shack"Claypool0:42
2."Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde4:47
3."Amos Moses"Jerry Reed3:34
4."Red State Girl"Claypool3:02
5."The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down"Tom Connors3:29
6."Boonville Stomp"Claypool4:59
7."Stayin' Alive"Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb4:46
8."Rumble of the Diesel"Claypool4:05
9."Pipe Line"Brian Carman, Bob Spickard2:18
10."Buzzards of Green Hill"Claypool4:04
12."Man in the Box"Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell5:12
13."D's Diner"Claypool4:25
14."Battle of New Orleans"Jimmy Driftwood4:16
15."Jerry Was a Race Car Driver"Claypool, LaLonde, Tim Alexander3:55

Song origins[edit]

Covers featured on Four Foot Shack and their original artists:[9]


  • Les Claypool - Bass, Vocals, Tambourine
  • Bryan Kehoe - Guitars & back-up vocals.
  • Wylie Woods - Mandolin & back-up vocals (1, 12, 14).
  • Recorded at Rancho Relaxo Studio.
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.
  • Design & layout by Reuben Rude.
  • Cover painting "Stranded Yellow House" by Dave van Patten.
  • Photos by Jeremy Scott.


Chart performance for Four Foot Shack
Chart Peak
US Billboard 200[10] 98
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[11] 12
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 25


  1. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Hal (February 14, 2014). "American Songwriter Review". American Songwriter. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  4. ^ Winkie, Luke (March 14, 2014). "The Austin Chronicle Review". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Recker, Scott. "Blurt Magazine Review". Blurt. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  6. ^ Hadusek, Jon (February 19, 2014). "Consequence of Sound Review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Les Claypool Is Country-Fried With Duo de Twang - Album Premiere". January 29, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "Les Claypool's Duo De Twang to Release "Four Foot Shack" on 2/4/14". November 19, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Four Foot Shack". Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "Les Claypool's Duo De Twang Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  11. ^ "Les Claypool's Duo De Twang Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Les Claypool's Duo De Twang Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.