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Primus

Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn't a moment on any of their records where his bass isn't the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show. Which isn't to deny guitarist Larry LaLonde or drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander any credit; no drummer could weave in and around Claypool's convoluted patterns as effortlessly as Alexander, and few guitarists would willingly push the spotlight away, like LaLonde does, just to can produce a never-ending spiral of avant-noise. All of this means that they are miles away from being another punk-funk combo like the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Claypool may slap and pop his bass, but there is little funk in the rhythm he and Alexander lay down. Instead, they're a post-punk Rush spiked with the sensibility and humor of Frank Zappa. Primus' songs are secondary to showcasing their instrumental prowess. Their music is willfully weird and experimental, yet it's not alienating; the band was able to turn their goofy weirdness into pop stardom. At first, the band was strictly an underground phenomenon, but in the years between their third and fourth albums, their cult grew rapidly. 1991's Sailing the Seas of Cheese went gold shortly before the release of Pork Soda. By the time of the album's 1993 release, Primus had enough devoted fans to make Pork Soda debut in the Top Ten. After touring for a year -- including a headlining spot on Lollapalooza 1993 -- Claypool revived his Prawn Song record label in 1994 and released a reunion record by Primus' original lineup under the name Sausage. In the summer of 1995, Primus released their fifth album, Tales From the Punch Bowl. It was another success, going gold before the end of the year. In the summer of 1996, Primus announced they were parting ways with their drummer, Tim Alexander. He was replaced by Brian "Brain" Mantia, who made his debut on The Brown Album, which was released in the summer of 1997. The covers EP Rhinoplasty followed in 1998, and a year later, Primus returned with Antipop. Antipop was a departure from previous Primus albums, as different producers were used on almost each track (including such notables as Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Tom Waits, South Park creator Matt Stone, and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland) and it featured such guest artists as Metallica's James Hetfield and former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin. After a supporting tour wrapped up in 2000, Mantia left the band to join Guns N' Roses. Claypool talked about reuniting with former drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander in the press, but shortly afterward announced that Primus was going on indefinite hiatus. During the ensuing break, Claypool focused on recording the debut album by his side project, Oyster Head (who also included Copeland and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio), as well as releasing his two-part solo outing, Live Frogs: Set 1 and Set 2. Primus reunited in 2003 with a lineup containing Herb Alexander to release an EP's worth of new material as a part of the Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People DVD set. The band focused on touring until 2010 when Alexander once again left the band. Claypool and LaLonde turned to former drummer Jay Lane, and the band went back into the studio to work on a new full-length. In 2011, Primus released their seventh album, Green Naugahyde. Three years later, the band followed up with Primus & The Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble, an album that found the band reuniting with former drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander to cover the iconic soundtrack to the 1971 film Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi
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williblack19 7 3
Anyone who denies the that Herb the Ginseng Drummer is anything less than one of the best drummers in the business obviously has jo clue about being a musician or that Larry Lalonde works those strimgs like a master is imsane in the membrane! Just saying listen to them play or see them live cuz they all Rip $&!tt up
My first true love was a college DJ.. She had a punk show called Underground Connection.. W e ' d play Primus in 88"to piss off all our punk friends.D.C. W r e c k i n g Crew. RIP LESA L.
Only thing good about primus is the bass.....f** k i n g wicked
Yes, I concur, Primus Sucks Big Brown Beaver, nyuk nyuk
suck on this
Primus SUCKS!
Don't read this cause it actully works.You will be kissed on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow it will be the best day of your life.Now you started reading this so don't stop. If you don't post this on five other songs you will die.Post the 5 songs in 143 minutes and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is scary but it actully works
I just bought a f**kin Pork Soda Bar on EBAY!!!!! F**k yea Primus SUCKS
newyorktwinm o m 1
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
its weird but their guitarist was originally from the band that invented death metal
Primus do not suck wow
Lollapalooza '93 Charlotte, NC- If not for the " Recharge" I received after Tool, Rage, Fishbone & Alice in Chains I would have possibly been depleted for the Headliners of the tour- Primus! Bless u Anna & 4ever may u roll.. ..
arthurchaos1 9 5 7
Prime primer primus what can you say OH YAY!
primus sucks
Primus is the best! I went to see them at the main street armory!
They bite. Get offa my Pandora losers.
Dream to be able to take over the whole song and make it awesome
Wow
Best bass player EVER!
I enjoy me some big Brown beaver
Front Row to see them in Cincy in November for the Wonka show! Hell yes!!!
Les is not from this planet!!!!
Happy 51st Les. Now I don't feel as old....
Kinda wierd it showed up on the station I use to fall asleep, scared the crap out of me
Fish on
Jhon the fisherman
Amos moses
WOW THIS SUCKS!@
Can't wait for the chocolate factory album!
Primus sucks
Yo toss me some pork soda and let's kick back and listen to Primus!!!
I hope Tim Alexander Is doing better get well soon the ginseng drummer
Finally 4,000 likes!
Its pudding time children!!
1. Harold of the Rocks
2. Tommy the Cat
3. John the Fisherman
Check out sausage, original primus lineup.
Along with Faith No More and other Mike Patton projects, one of the most unique bands of their time. Their earliest albums--Suck on This, Frizzle Fry, and Seas of Cheese--are the best, IMO. If you like Primus, check out Claypool's other stuff.
Does everyone know Les Claypool tried out to be in Metallica?
Building my own bass while listening to primus best bass work out there
Honestly, these guys had real skill on their instruments, but it was used in the wrong way.
dave11741
Primus SUCKS!
Cocaine is a hella of a drug les u suck
Best albums mu opinion
1. Pork Soda
2. tales from the punchbowl
3. Brown album
4. Seas of cheese
This band...is beautiful. Honestly the most unique music I've ever heard.

PRIMUS SUCKS!!! :D
Herb the Ginseng Drummer
falch6
Dog Will Hunt>>>>>>>> : (
This Comment section is truly not what I would have expected. the fact that I expected something from primus fans may have started my issues...

PRIMUS SUCKS!! Keep it rocking fellars...
Too many puppies are trained to KILL. Well at least all of my puppies are trained to KILL
redmash73
Saw these guys back in 93. Got burnt bad by sun missed work next day totally worth it. How great was it that Less Claypool failed his chance to join Metallica. If he hadn't we wouldn't have Primus . YOU SUCK
redmash73
Saw these guys back in 93. Got burnt bad by sun missed work next day totally worth it. How great was it that Less Claypool failed his chance to join Metallica. If he hadn't we wouldn't have Primus . YOU SUCK
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