Last Salmon Man

Album: Green Naugahyde (2011)


  • Primus frontman Les Claypool is a keen fisherman and this song is about the decline in the salmon fishing industry in Northern California. He explained to Artist Direct: "I have a handful of friends who are commercial fishermen. It has always has been hard for them; it's not like fishermen get rich. But now they're going the way of the lumberjack. When you've got over 125 golf courses down in the desert in Palm Springs and there's water being diverted there from the North, it's going to effect the fish populations. I've always been outspoken about that notion of sacrificing one industry, one legacy, for another that just happens to have a lot of money around it. I mean, I like hanging out on the golf course, too, [laughs] but this seems a little ridiculous."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

How The Beatles Crafted Killer ChorusesSong Writing

The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Ed Roland of Collective SoulSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.