1. Post #1
    AlexLifesonexperience's Avatar
    June 2009
    114 Posts
    Primus is an American Rock Band composed of Singer/Bassist Les Claypool, Drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander, and Guitarist Larry LaLonde. Primus' sound is hard to classify, while normally being somewhat Funk-Metal or Alt-Metal, critics have said things such as "Thrash Fuck meets Don Knotts Jr." Their diverse sound has earned them fans in many different sub-genres of rock. Primus is known for strange lyrics and music, and Les Claypool's often amazing bass playing. Former members include Brian "Brain" Mantia and Jay Lane on drums and Todd Huth on guitar.

    Suck On This-1989

    "John The Fisherman" "Tommy The Cat" which would become popular on Frizzle Fry and Sailing The Seas of Cheese, respectively
    "Pudding Time"
    "Frizzle Fry"

    Frizzle Fry-1990

    "John The Fisherman"
    "Too Many Puppies"
    "Mr. Knowitall"
    "Spaghetti Western"

    Sailing The Seas of Cheese-1991

    "Jerry Was A Racecar Driver"
    "Tommy The Cat"
    "American Life"
    "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers"

    Pork Soda-1993

    "Hamburger Train"
    "My Name Is Mud"
    "Bob"
    "DMV"

    Tales From The Punchbowl-1995

    "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"
    "Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats"
    "Southbound Pachyderm"
    "Mrs.Blaileen"

    The Brown Album-1997

    "Over The Falls"
    "Shake Hands With Beef"
    "Fisticuffs"
    "Kalamazoo"

    Antipop-1999

    "Lacquer Head"
    "The Antipop"
    "Ballad of Bodacious"
    "Eclectic Electric"

    So guys, I know this isn't the best attempt at a megathread, but what do you think? What are you favorite songs, or albums. I think Primus is pretty comparable to Rush if you think about it. They made pretty progressive music, had one of the best bassists ever, and the drummer and guitarist for both bands are amazing.

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    pie_is_good's Avatar
    January 2008
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    Did you know that when Ciff Burton from Metallica died, Les Claypool went to try out to be the new bassist, but they said he was too good?

    Yeah he's an awesome bassist.
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    AlexLifesonexperience's Avatar
    June 2009
    114 Posts
    Yeah I heard that. Imagine if they would have let him in. *shudder*

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    Luxo's Avatar
    February 2008
    4,102 Posts
    Primus rocks

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    DualReaver's Avatar
    February 2008
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    Did you know that when Ciff Burton from Metallica died, Les Claypool went to try out to be the new bassist, but they said he was too good?

    Yeah he's an awesome bassist.
    omg I didn't know that


    Also, Primus is fucking amazing!

  6. Post #6
    Ryder1337's Avatar
    October 2007
    344 Posts
    Nothing about Brain?

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    AlexLifesonexperience's Avatar
    June 2009
    114 Posts
    What do you mean, I see plenty about Brian ;)

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    Dennab
    May 2006
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    The Heckler is awesome

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    Oscar_SP's Avatar
    September 2005
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    The riffs in John The Fisherman are CRAZY.

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    Heavymetalman's Avatar
    July 2009
    8 Posts
    I play Bass, but guitar mostley
    BUT WHEN I PLAY BASS YOU'D BETTER BE DAMN SURE ITS PRIMUS ;)

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    pie_is_good's Avatar
    January 2008
    8,271 Posts
    I wish I had a bass. I sometimes play my guitar like a bass, but it just isn't the same...

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    En-Guage's Avatar
    December 2006
    407 Posts
    Primus are weird man

    but they got some awesome video where a farmer has a fiddle off with the devil

    It's kickass

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    January 2006
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    Primus sucks! :D

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    January 2007
    29 Posts
    Despite my name, I never was a big fan of Primus. I always just thought their name was cool

    Primus sucks! :D

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    He actually likes them a lot

    wikipedia posted:
    Primus began selling out local clubs with their out-of-control live act and irreverent approach to music (their catchphrase was "Primus sucks!").

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    Louie XVI's Avatar
    October 2008
    844 Posts
    Kazumi is dumb.

    I like Miscellaneous Debris

    Edited:

    Kazumi is dumb.

    I like Miscellaneous Debris

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    AlexLifesonexperience's Avatar
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    "Anybody wanna hear anything from The Brown Album?" ... "Yeah, me neither"

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    "Anybody wanna hear anything from The Brown Album?" ... "Yeah, me neither"
    Some people can't tell if he's serious or not. I'm not quite sure either.

    I do like Puddin' Taine, Over the Falls, and Shake Hands With Beef though.

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    July 2005
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    Primus kicks ass.

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    Ryder1337's Avatar
    October 2007
    344 Posts
    "Anybody wanna hear anything from The Brown Album?" ... "Yeah, me neither"
    Haha, The Brown Album sucks. I think it's Brain's fault.

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    Haha, The Brown Album sucks. I think it's Brain's fault.
    Over the Falls is genius.

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    dun na na na na

    TOO MANY PUUPPIIIEESSSS
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    Ryder1337's Avatar
    October 2007
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    Over the Falls is genius.
    Good song, still a bad album.

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    Biz
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    October 2008
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    You know I've heard of this band a lot, and never checked them out.

    I'm liking what I'm hearin' though. (Downloaded Sailing in Cheese or w/e)

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    Probably the only band mutually liked by all music lovers.

    Edited:

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    "Primus sucks" is their slogan.

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    AlexLifesonexperience's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Definitely a musician's band.

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    March 2007
    664 Posts
    Primus is just way to fucking awesome.

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    Volokh's Avatar
    April 2009
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    I play bass. Of course I love Primus.

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    Jacklus's Avatar
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    Awesome bass at well the whole song, but especially at 1:09 and 2:45. One of my favourite songs

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    August 2008
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    Primus sucks! :D

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    This makes me laugh.

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    October 2007
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    Les was guest DJ on Litium, Sirius 24 XM 54 and of course the iPhone and iPod Touch App.

    He talked about how on tour with Alice in Chains he came onto stage while they were playing "The Rooster" in a chicken costume and they pelted him with eggs.

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    Just like in Woodstock where he was performing My Name is Mud and he got pelted with mud. Les replied "The song is called "My Name Is Mud", but keep the mud to yourselves you son-of-a-bitch" and then after "You know, when you throw things onstage, its a sign of small and insignificant genitalia."

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    What Metallica might have been with like Les:


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    Ma Kasha's Avatar
    July 2006
    236 Posts
    The drummer's band Laundry is pretty cool too.
    I love Defy The Laws of Tradition

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    Probably my favorite band of all time, I have seen Primus live twice, and I have seen Les live 3 or 4 times.

    "Primus Sucks"

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    April 2006
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    What Metallica might have been with like Les:

    I never got why they didn't play the whole song in that video

  36. Post #36
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,352 Posts
    primus is fucking terrible

    you could say they suck even

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    April 2009
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    primus is fucking terrible

    you could say they suck even
    Har har har

  38. Post #38
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    I love Tommy the Cat

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    Kyle v2's Avatar
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    I never got why they didn't play the whole song in that video
    Yeah me too...

    :(

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    Louie XVI's Avatar
    October 2008
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    I wish Les was in Metallica instead of fucking Newstead