History Music / Primus

6th Oct '17 5:45:32 AM fauxtoast
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Primus were formed in 1984 by bassist and vocalist Les Claypool, who has always remained the driving force behind the band. The first incarnation of the band included Todd Huth on guitar and Jay Lane on drums, and recorded absolutely bugger all. The second incarnation was more successful, containing guitarist Larry "Ler" [=LaLonde=] and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander. Alexander left in 1996, dissatisfied with the direction the band was taking, and was replaced with Bryan "Brain" Mantia. Primus went on hiatus in 2000, but have reunited in 2003 with the classic Claypool/[=LaLonde=]/Alexander lineup. In 2010, Alexander left the band once more and was replaced by the band's original drummer, Jay Lane, but came back in 2013 for an all new album and tour where the band covered the soundtrack from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''.

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Primus were formed in 1984 by bassist and vocalist Les Claypool, who has always remained the driving force behind the band. The first incarnation of the band included Todd Huth on guitar and Jay Lane on drums, and recorded absolutely bugger all. [[note]] this line-up would eventually record one album, billed as the band Sausage, in 1994. [[/note]] The second incarnation was more successful, containing guitarist Larry "Ler" [=LaLonde=] and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander. Alexander left in 1996, dissatisfied with the direction the band was taking, and was replaced with Bryan "Brain" Mantia. Primus Mantia, who played on ''The Brown Album'' and ''Antipop''.

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went on hiatus in 2000, but have then reunited in 2003 with the classic Claypool/[=LaLonde=]/Alexander lineup. In lineup, recording a few new songs for the EP ''Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People''. However, in 2010, Alexander left the band once more again and was replaced by the band's original drummer, Jay Lane, but Lane. Alexander came back in 2013 though for an all new album and tour where album, ''Primus & the band covered Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble'' a re-imaging of the soundtrack from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''.
of the film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. This line-up continues with 2017's album ''The Deaturating Seven'', inspired by the children's book ''The Rainbow Goblins'', written by Italian author Ul de Rico.
30th Aug '17 4:10:33 PM Akriloth2160
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* 2017 - ''The Desaturating Seven''
14th Jun '17 5:55:27 AM Akriloth2160
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** "Hail Santa", the unsettling instrumental epilogue that closes ''Pork Soda'' after a reprise of the opening track.
9th Jun '17 6:10:39 PM NWolfman
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Primus landed in a bizarre, [[UnknownRival one-sided]] feud with Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum in 1995, due to their absurdist country-funk-metal single "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver". Les went to great lengths to point out that the song is not, emphasis '''''not''''', about Creator/WinonaRyder - the spelling and pronunciation are different, not to mention the fact that the lyrics make no sense. Ryder didn't mind, but her boyfriend Pirner did, and even renamed one of his songs "Les Claypool's a Big Fucking Asshole" in concert. The correct title should have been "Dave Pirner's a Big Fucking Asshole Who Doesn't Know What the Hell He's Talking About".

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Primus landed in a bizarre, [[UnknownRival one-sided]] feud with Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum in 1995, due to their absurdist country-funk-metal single "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver". Les went to great lengths to point out that the song is not, emphasis '''''not''''', about Creator/WinonaRyder - the spelling and pronunciation are different, not to mention the fact that the lyrics make no sense. Ryder didn't mind, but her boyfriend Pirner did, and even renamed one of his songs "Les Claypool's a Big Fucking Asshole" in concert. The correct title should have been "Dave Pirner's a Big Fucking Asshole Who Pirner Doesn't Know What the Hell He's Talking About".
11th Mar '17 5:26:17 PM ShadowOfTheVoid
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**Referenced in "Mr. Krinkle":
-->"Hey ho Mr. Krinkle have you heard the brand new sound\\
It's a cross between Jimi Hendrix, Bocephus, Cher and James Brown\\
It's called "Heavy Hometown" New Wave, cold-filtered, low-calorie dry"
28th Feb '17 6:33:57 AM Alkaline97
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* AteHisGun: The fate of the man in "Coattails of a Dead Man."
21st Feb '17 12:02:39 PM bt8257
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The result is a weird and compelling fusion of HeavyMetal, FunkRock, ProgressiveRock and RuleOfFunny.

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The result is a weird and weird, compelling fusion of HeavyMetal, FunkRock, ProgressiveRock and RuleOfFunny.
16th Feb '17 5:32:53 PM Bartzv
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* HiddenDepths: In the sea of supposedly wacky, off-kilter novelty songs you'll find topics like war ("Too Many Puppies"), suicide ("Bob"), student abuse / mental illness ("Mrs. Blaileen"), substance abuse ("Laquer Head"), and immigrants trying to make it in America only to end up destitute ("American Life").

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* HiddenDepths: In the sea of supposedly wacky, off-kilter novelty songs you'll find topics like war ("Too Many Puppies"), suicide ("Bob"), student abuse / mental illness ("Mrs. Blaileen"), substance abuse ("Laquer Head"), Head", "Jilly's on Smack"), and immigrants trying to make it in America only to end up destitute ("American Life").
1st Sep '16 3:15:14 PM Bartzv
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* HiddenDepths: In the sea of supposedly wacky, off-kilter novelty songs you'll find topics like war ("Too Many Puppies"), suicide ("Bob"), student abuse / mental illness ("Mrs. Blaileen"), and immigrants trying to make it in America only to end up destitute ("American Life").
** "Ding Dong" by spin-off band ''Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade'' is about prejudice and how it negatively affects people.

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* HiddenDepths: In the sea of supposedly wacky, off-kilter novelty songs you'll find topics like war ("Too Many Puppies"), suicide ("Bob"), student abuse / mental illness ("Mrs. Blaileen"), substance abuse ("Laquer Head"), and immigrants trying to make it in America only to end up destitute ("American Life").
** "Ding Dong" by spin-off band ''Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade'' is about prejudice hateful slurs and how it they negatively affects affect people.
30th Aug '16 3:46:37 PM Bartzv
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** "Ding Dong" by spin-off band ''Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade'' is about prejudice and how it negatively affects people.
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