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** ''Sailing the Seas of Cheese'' was Primus' first major label album, released at a time when hair metal was still dominant on the charts (the album came out six months before [[Music/Nirvana Nevermind]]). Les Claypool was worried about the band making an impression amongst such "cheesy" music, and the title of the album was born.

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** ''Sailing the Seas of Cheese'' was Primus' first major label album, released at a time when hair metal was still dominant on the charts (the album came out six months before [[Music/Nirvana Nevermind]]).''Nevermind''). Les Claypool was worried about the band making an impression amongst such "cheesy" music, and the title of the album was born.

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** ''Sailing the Seas of Cheese'' was Primus' first major label album, released at a time when hair metal was still dominant on the charts (the album came out six months before [[Music/Nirvana Nevermind]]). Les Claypool was worried about the band making an impression amongst such "cheesy" music, and the title of the album was born.


* 1990 - ''Frizzle Fry''

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* 1990 - ''Frizzle Fry''''Music/FrizzleFry''


* NiceShoes: The protagonist in "My Name Is Mud" is excessively proud of his patent leather shows. The altercation that lead to him committing murder was initiated by someone stepping on them.

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* NiceShoes: The protagonist in "My Name Is Mud" is excessively proud of his patent leather shows. shoes. The altercation that lead leads to him committing murder was initiated by someone stepping on them.

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* NiceShoes: The protagonist in "My Name Is Mud" is excessively proud of his patent leather shows. The altercation that lead to him committing murder was initiated by someone stepping on them.


* 1995 - ''Tales from the Punchbowl''

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* 1995 - ''Tales from the Punchbowl''''Music/TalesFromThePunchbowl''


* Jay Lane - drums, backing vocals (1988-1989, 2010-2013)



* Jay Lane - drums, backing vocals (1984-1989, 2010-2013)

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* Jay Lane - drums, backing vocals (1984-1989, 2010-2013)
Vince "Perm" Parker drums (1984)
* Peter Libby drums (19841987)
* Robbie Bean drums (19871988)
* Tim "Curveball" Wright drums (1988)


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, who played on ''The Brown Album'' and ''Antipop''.

The band went on hiatus in 2000, but then reunited in 2003 with the classic Claypool/[=LaLonde=]/Alexander 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 again and was replaced by Jay Lane. Alexander came back in 2013 though for an all new album, ''Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble'' a re-imaging of the soundtrack 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.

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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 (the most notable of a large number in the chair) 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, who played on ''The Brown Album'' and ''Antipop''.

The band went on hiatus in 2000, but then reunited in 2003 with the classic Claypool/[=LaLonde=]/Alexander 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 again and was replaced by Jay Lane, his return to the fold seeing the release of 2011's ''Green Naugahyde''. [[note]] They did also release a digital EP the year before called ''June 2010 Rehearsal'' which as the name suggests was just them rehearsing existing songs with Lane. [[/note]] Alexander came back in 2013 though for an all new album, ''Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble'' a re-imaging of the soundtrack 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.



* 2010 - ''June 2010 Rehearsal'' EP (free EP featuring rehearsed versions of existing tracks)



* UncommonTime: "Eleven" is, appropriately enough, primarily played in 11/8.
** "Here Come The Bastards" is in 5/4

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* UncommonTime: "Eleven" is, appropriately enough, primarily played in 11/8.
11/8. [[note]] Or 11/4, but there's no real difference other than how you count it. [[/note]]
** As is "Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread", though accented differently.
** "Here Come The Bastards" is in 5/45/4.

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* BalladOfX: "Ballad of Bodacious" on ''Antipop'', a song about one of the most feared rodeo bulls in the history of the sport.


* 1991 - ''Music/SailingtheSeasofCheese'' (first album released on a major label, breakout success)

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* 1991 - ''Music/SailingtheSeasofCheese'' ''Music/SailingTheSeasOfCheese'' (first album released on a major label, breakout success)


* 1991 - ''Sailing the Seas of Cheese'' (first album released on a major label, breakout success)

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* 1991 - ''Sailing the Seas of Cheese'' ''Music/SailingtheSeasofCheese'' (first album released on a major label, breakout success)


* 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"), the environment ("Southbound Pachyderm"), murder ("My Name Is Mud"), substance abuse ("Laquer Head", "Jilly's on Smack"), 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"), Puppies", "Sgt. Baker"), suicide ("Bob"), student abuse / mental illness ("Mrs. Blaileen"), the environment ("Southbound Pachyderm"), murder ("My Name Is Mud"), substance abuse ("Laquer Head", "Jilly's on Smack"), and immigrants trying to make it in America only to end up destitute ("American Life").

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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Willy Wonka's "Candyman" becomes a threatening LSD trip through... [[EldritchLocation something...]]

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* InNameOnly: Despite appearing on ''Frizzle Fry'', "You Can't Kill Michael Malloy" is a keyboard instrumental not written or performed by Primus - it's an edited version of a song of the same name by The Spent Poets. Spent Poets member Adam Gates did the artwork for the album and is credited for the song.


* 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", "Jilly's on Smack"), 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"), the environment ("Southbound Pachyderm"), murder ("My Name Is Mud"), substance abuse ("Laquer Head", "Jilly's on Smack"), and immigrants trying to make it in America only to end up destitute ("American Life").

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