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BBP - 1-11-2005 at 15:32

Any Primus-fans out here?

Pappawas1975 - 1-11-2005 at 17:24

Absolutely...Frizzle Fry is my favourite Primus album....

Penis - 1-11-2005 at 17:32

Quote:
Originally posted by Gojira1975
Absolutely...Frizzle Fry is my favourite Primus album....

Ditto.

BBP - 1-11-2005 at 18:35

Quote:
Originally posted by Gojira1975
Absolutely...Frizzle Fry is my favourite Primus album....

And mine... Les is sooo deliciously off-key on the title song...

Can't wait for their new album!

Master_of_Reality - 2-11-2005 at 02:09

Primus is okay, but I prefer Fugazi. :)

Penis - 2-11-2005 at 07:10

What does Fugazi have to do with Primus?

And Primus > Fugazi.

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 14:04

Fugazi?

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 14:06

Fugazi very overrated too....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 14:16

That could be why I never heard of them...

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 14:21

They had their moments, but they never rocked my world at all....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 14:26

Just heard them... now I have a headache.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 14:30

Ha!....they supported Motley Crue in London last June, so did intend to check them out.....but unfortunately we were in the pub....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 14:33

Perhaps you were better off in the pub;-)

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 14:35

Well, we definitely were! Couldnt see shit, as this was a temporary venue, and our seats were crappy, so all in all it was a wasted day! Well, actually not really at all, cos we had a solid nine hours drinking, and had a great time, so I guess it was worth it.....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 14:42

When I saw Primus I couldn't see shit either... only Les's fingers which had me hypnotized. They were great.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 14:44

Cool...never seen Primus unfortunately...

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 14:59

Don't worry, their new album will be out in 2006... so maybe they might just cross the ocean.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 15:00

If they do I will go...

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:10

Me too, they rocked supreme! They came in the middle of the test week at our school, had a German and a Geography test the day after. Don't know how badly I did on them.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 15:11

Yeah, but you only live once.....If you hadnt have gone, you wouldve regretted it, and probably done far worse in your tests....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:20

Exactly! I wasn't really into Primus when I went, but when I came back,they sorta became my world...

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:21

Hey! I've now entered the State of Apostrophe!

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 15:23

Dont you feel real special now??

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:26

No, but I now have Apostrophe (') in my head, which is great at any time.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 15:27

Well, there is that I suppose, cant be a bad thing.....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:38

It's gone already... just went up to get Animals. I once got my pop music teacher to play "Mary the Ice Cube" in class.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 15:43

Havent heard that?Good?

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:51

Great! Only five songs on it, but still a very, very good album. Beats Antipop any time, it's a bit more like Punchbowl with the beautiful melodic bass lines. Sgt. Pilcher is a bit annoying after a while, but it has a great guitar solo.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 15:53

I find that with Primus, they get annoying in certain parts, but after a while it all just grows on you....I really should get more of their records though, as I am only familiar with Frizzle and Sailing.....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 15:59

I have all their records... My sister has about half of them. I once lent her my copy of Frizzle, which she lost.:crying:
Try to get your hands on Pork Soda, but leave AntiPop, Miscellaneous Debris and Rhinoplasty on the shelf.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:00

I heard PS was a good one, also The Brown Album was recommended to me.....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:07

Pork is great! Relatively dark when you compare it to other albums, some of their more metal-work. It has My Name Is Mud, which is pretty much standard repertoire.

Brown is great too, it has a very warm sound. It does lack an album theme, and since it's a Rancho Relaxo album, Les tends to overdo the vocals, some of the songs on it are ruined by his singing.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:10

yeah, his vocals are an aquired taste, but I like em most of the time....Will check those albums out....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:11

You won't regret it... I love Les's voice normally, he sounds just like Larry Laffer.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:12

Isnt Suck On This meant to be pretty good too?

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:18

Yeah! It's live. But most of the songs on there are also on Frizzle, one is on Antipop, one on Pork Soda, one on Sausage's Riddles Are Abound Tonight...
It's interesting to hear Les's voice on it. He has such trouble staying in tune.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:19

Didnt know it was a live album......Could be another option....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:26

Rhinoplasty has two live songs too, one is the rock version of Tommy the Cat. It has an awesome drum solo by Brain.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:29

Tommy The Cat is a great song....You familiar with any Praxis stuff? Brain plays with them too....Dont think theyre a working band, but its Bill Laswell, Buckethead and Brain Mantia....i have two of their albums, both of which are pretty cool.....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:32

Don't know Praxis, but I do have C2B3. Got that played in class, too.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:34

Not heard C2B3......Zillatron is another Buckethead / Brain thing too, very cool album.....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:36

C2B3 is nice, has a few strong good songs. Unfortunately it also has Gabby Lala.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:36

Gabby Lala?

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:40

http://www.gabbylala.com

Hearing this suddenly made Les fall from his pedestal. If THAT can make an album with Les Claypool, then I can win the Eurovision Song Contest.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:46

Will check it out....

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:52

Are you sure? She advertises herself as a cross between Yoko Ono and Hello Kitty.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:52

Sorry to say, but I actually think its pretty good!!!

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:52

... Let's just say there's only little doubt about taste. She gives me a headache... kinda like that Fuz-band we discussed earlier.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:55

Well, each to their own! I dont think Im gonna rush out and buy it or anything, but I am partial to Japanese madness Im afraid!!!

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 16:56

Really? You like Dragonball Z? I'm not a manga fan, but I like that.

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 16:58

Yeah man, love all that! Even Pokemon when Im in the mood......Lived in Japan for seven years, so am kinda connected to the place!

BBP - 2-11-2005 at 17:03

You used to live there? Cool!

Pappawas1975 - 2-11-2005 at 17:04

It was cool...gotta go back someday!If ever you get a chance to go, do it, the place is great.....

Pappawas1975 - 3-11-2005 at 12:12

I was actually wrong about the Motley show, it was Killing joke and not Fugazi who supported them...my mistake, am always getting them two mixed up....

Puptent - 3-11-2005 at 15:03

When are these guys coming to Europe? Saw them once on the Tales From The Punchbowl tour, that was great. I kinda lost track of them when 'The Brown Album' came out, but the DVD releases have rekindled my interest in all things Claypool. :)

BBP - 3-11-2005 at 16:32

Soon, we hope... Their last European tour plan was for Summer 2000, which didn't take place.

Pappawas1975 - 3-11-2005 at 18:21

Hopefully anyway! They dont seem to be too popular over here in the UK, which is a shame, and usually puts off bands coming over......

BBP - 4-11-2005 at 23:24

... They had a few dates set for that tour... one in Tilburg, and one in UK. Don't worry Gojira, they'll be back!

Puptent - 5-11-2005 at 14:35

I get the impression that Claypool is pretty big on the US Jamband scene nowadays.. probably plays for huge audiences there, instead of small clubs in Europe. I saw Primus in Nighttown Rotterdam in '95 I think (whoah, that's 10 years ago, I'm growing old.. :( ).

BBP - 5-11-2005 at 20:38

That would have been September 18th, 1995, with Korn opening.

Currently Les is working with the Fancy Band, featuring Gabby Lala (a Yoko Ono replica, music OK but that singing! ) on sitar.

[Edited on 5-11-2005 by BBP]

Puptent - 6-11-2005 at 13:32

That's right. Korn was the opening act, thought they sucked at the time... (still do).

BBP - 7-11-2005 at 00:10

Aww... poor dear...
I saw Primus in July 1998 in Eindhoven. Skeleton Key opened. I didn't see much of them because when I arrived at the Effenaar I discovered I forgot my ticket...:umm:

BBP - 7-11-2005 at 00:11

Just remembered you must have seen Herb as drummer... I saw Brain. He did one helluva drum solo!

Puptent - 7-11-2005 at 13:01

Yeah, Herb was still behind the kit in '95. We were standing direct in front of the stage, watching Les' amazig fingers while dodging all the crowdsurfers behind us.

Can't remember all that much from the setlist, I think they played lots of tunes from the 'Punchbowl' album, as well as a couple of earlier songs. I do remember that they played 'Harold of the rocks', which was one of my favorite Primus tunes then. :)

BBP - 7-11-2005 at 14:07

Harold's great, one of my favourites...
When I went, they played Kalamazoo, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Grandpa's Little Ditty, something else with the upright, Tommy the Cat, Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers which was brutally interrupted by a dance contest, My Name Is Mud, and loads of stuff I didn't recognize.
When MNIM played, my sister started singing along loudly, so I joined in. At that point, Les lifted his sunglasses and looked very sharply in our direction, I'm sure he looked at me. I looked down on myself and discovered I was wearing a yellow T-shirt with a huge Minnie Mouse on it... very embarrassing. After the song, I made my way to the T-shirt seller.

BBP - 15-11-2005 at 00:24

Can't remember his name... but some Dutch guy plays a nine-string bass! How big your hands have to be for that neck!

scallopino - 19-11-2005 at 15:21

PPRRRRIIIIMMMMUSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! nup never heard of em.


My impression of the bass-line for Jerry:

a-hem: "Dakow-gu-dakow, dum-dum gudagadow".

I have always had a dream to be in a primus-like band, who could go in some "Battle of the bands" thing and just mercilessly murder every other band (figuratively speaking). They would all be doing their gay emo-punk shit and then we would come on... ahh that would be so cool.

Side note: this is what i play :drums:

Actually that little pineapple guy sort of looks like me. It has my eyes.

scallopino - 19-11-2005 at 15:24

BBP, have you heard the Sausage album? The bass-line on "Girls For Single Men" is one of my all time favourites.

BBP - 19-11-2005 at 15:59

'Fraid not... I've seen it lying around once, but I didn't get it out of... ehm... feduciary reasons.
My favourite bass line is SouthBound Pachyderm, which I attemt to play on good ol' sparkly Alonzo.


[Edited on 19-11-2005 by BBP]

mutronboy - 22-11-2005 at 17:45

Ooh...BBP..you've got a Hamer...nice?

I've been spending a bit of time on the Hamer forum...it's fun

I've got the horn for a Hamer...maybe an early Sunburst or a Newport

Anyway...I like Primus..I've got about 5 albums plus the Sausage album

I mainly listen to Frizzle Fry and the one with the cover tunes (Rhinoplasty?)
I haven't had a chance to listen to 'em all properly yet 'cos I got 'em as a job lot
(I'm an auction hound)

I had the Brown album, but I thought it was a bit samey, I think I turfed it

I bought the DVD, too...that's a ripper!!

Humour does belong in music...that's why I like 'em

BBP - 22-11-2005 at 18:21

There's two albums, well, one album and one EP, with cover songs. Rhinoplasty with The Thing That Should Not Be, and Miscellaneous Debris with some Peter Gabriel, some Meters, some XTC, some Pink Floyd and some Residents.

I felt I got ripped off with the Hallucino Genetics DVD: the images are very tough to see. I wanted to see Claypool playing SouthBound Pachyderm, but you just can't see those fantastic hands of his.
The "Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People" DVD is splendid, though.

Either way, I have all Primus albums, all Possessed albums, Hallucino Genetics DVD, Oysterhead, Highball w/t Devil, a Primus poster, two Primus t-shirts, 5 Primus coasters, 26 Primus beerglasses, 1 Primus beerbottle, 2 Primus toothbrushes... I used to be a diehard Primus-fan before I decided to listen to their influences and encountered FZ.

How's Sausage? I'd like to have that, but it's not around much.

mutronboy - 22-11-2005 at 19:56

Hi BBP,

Seems like you like Primus a bit....

I'll see if I can find that Sausage album...did you ever see the videoclip?
They were riding bicycles suspended in mid-air...
and their heads were all sticking through a big parachutey thing...it was wacky

I had some other Les Claypool album, too...I'll see if I can find it...
edit: I noticed you mentioned it...Highball with the Devil...heh




[Edited on 22-11-2005 by mutronboy]

BBP - 22-11-2005 at 22:26

I don't like Highball too much... most songs get annoying half-way.
Never seen the Sausage-clip I'm afraid...

Puptent - 23-11-2005 at 17:53

I still have the Sausage album on tape somewhere, haven't heard it in years but I remember that it was quite ok. I didn't like the "Brown Album" all that much when it came out, but I've warmed up to that one over the years.

A friend of mine is also a hardcore Primus collector, so I've heard most of the official stuff. Most disappointing Claypool release must be that "Live frogs" album where he's covering Pink Floyd's "Animals' note by note. Totally pointless release.

[Edited on 23-11-2005 by Puptent]

BBP - 23-11-2005 at 19:04

I've heard lots of bad stuff from the live Frogs. A lot of fellow Primus-fans I know claim they have bootlegs that have better quality.

I've only seen the live Frog set once in store. The CDs cost an astonishing 60 guilders each.

Puptent - 24-11-2005 at 13:10

I'll ask my friend where he bought his.. should be able to get them cheaper than that.

BBP - 27-11-2005 at 00:09

I'm not too interested in the Frogs... heard some of their stuff and thought it sucked big time. They even messed up Wynona's Big Brown Beaver.

scallopino - 4-12-2005 at 09:59

Quote:
Originally posted by vivien_o_blivion
Quote:
Originally posted by scallopino
PPRRRRIIIIMMMMUSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! nup never heard of em.


My impression of the bass-line for Jerry:

a-hem: "Dakow-gu-dakow, dum-dum gudagadow".

I have always had a dream to be in a primus-like band, who could go in some "Battle of the bands" thing and just mercilessly murder every other band (figuratively speaking). They would all be doing their gay emo-punk shit and then we would come on... ahh that would be so cool.

Side note: this is what i play :drums:

Actually that little pineapple guy sort of looks like me. It has my eyes.


no surely it's more like" dakka-dakka-der-dak-dak-der-der":lol:ha ha


vivien, i really tried singing your version but i just can't match it up! Sorry!:roll:

BBP - 4-12-2005 at 11:54

DA-ke-da-DA-ke-da-Dee-Dee-Dee-dooh-dooh-dooh...

scallopino - 5-12-2005 at 03:59

Yeah, i can hear that! :)

BBP - 6-6-2006 at 18:25

Just got Les Claypool's Of Whales And Woe.
You know in pretty much every case (yes, even Dweezil on Them or Us) I hate it when musicians bring in their kids to let 'em do some stuff. On this album, there's a song called "Back off turkey" that has Les's tykes playing percussion and marimba (Cage has just turned 9, Lena will turn 8 this August). Sounds very annoying. Also, the kids did the album illustrations. Well, suppose love blinds...

Listened to the first 8 tracks now... It's a bit Highball, some songs are great but last too long, others are plain noise...

On the plus side, Gabby Lala is not singing on it. Also Skerik's sax is cool!

aquagoat - 8-6-2006 at 08:47

What about Rhinoplasty, Bonny, is it good ?

BBP - 8-6-2006 at 10:03

I like it! Lots of Primus fans don't though. There's:
XTC's Scissor Man, which I love,
Peter Gabriel's Family and the Fishing Net which I don't like much,
Silly Putty which is funny and funky,
Amos Moses, Les's first record,
Police's Behind My Camel which is good,
Too Many Puppies remake which is kinda funny,
Metallica's The Thing That Should Not Be which I think is nice,
and 2 live tracks of Tommy the Cat and Bob's Party Time Lounge.
Tommy has a kick-ass drum solo, also a touch of The Awakening by the Reddings. Bob's Party Time Lounge has a very nice sound to it as well.

There's an enhanced version you can buy. It should work on most computers (enhanced CD of Tales from the Punchbowl doesn't work on most PCs). On it is, among others, the video of The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Festus Clamrod and the El Sobrante Twangers (Les, Ler, Brain and 2 violinists). Brilliant little claymation.

If you can get it at a good price (I bought my copy in France, in Aix-en-Provence at a CD fair for 89 Franks, which is decent) you may wanna go for it.

aquagoat - 8-6-2006 at 10:51

3€50, I think it's a good price.:roll:

scallopino - 8-6-2006 at 11:01

Have you got the sausage album yet?

aquagoat - 8-6-2006 at 12:38

Yes, I bought it years ago. Not bad, not great.

[Edited on 8-6-2006 by aquabot]

BBP - 8-6-2006 at 15:02

You got Sausage? Been looking for that one for years...

aquagoat - 8-6-2006 at 18:59

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
You got Sausage? Been looking for that one for years...


You can have it for 5€ on amazon france, dear, you want me to buy it for you and send it to you ?

P.S.: I forgot to thank you for your info about Rhinoplasty BBP, so thank you very much.


[Edited on 9-6-2006 by aquabot]

BBP - 8-6-2006 at 21:12

That'd be sweet! Anything I can get you in return?

aquagoat - 9-6-2006 at 07:13

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
That'd be sweet! Anything I can get you in return?


You shouldn't ask that kind of question bb, you wouldn't if you knew me well.:devil::D We'll see that later.

Just PM me your complete address so that the CD may go directly to you without having to pass between my hands.

[Edited on 9-6-2006 by aquabot]

Pappawas1975 - 9-6-2006 at 09:45

Referring to that Geddy Lee grating vocals thread elsewhere on here, I am currently listening to Frizzle Fry, and gotta say that Claypools vocals are very annoying at the moment!
I think it may be too early in the morning.....

BBP - 9-6-2006 at 10:15

On Frizzle Fry song? Yeah it's pretty off-key! But to be honest, I think it's more funny than annoying. Besides, if you think that's off-key, turn to Tommy the Cat on Suck On This.

Personally I prefer Les's old vocals above his trained and studio-edited voice on Punchbowl and beyond.

PS Aqua you've got mail!

aquagoat - 9-6-2006 at 15:23

OK BBP, I'll do it tonight.

Pappawas1975 - 9-6-2006 at 16:51

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
On Frizzle Fry song? Yeah it's pretty off-key! But to be honest, I think it's more funny than annoying. Besides, if you think that's off-key, turn to Tommy the Cat on Suck On This.

Personally I prefer Les's old vocals above his trained and studio-edited voice on Punchbowl and beyond.

PS Aqua you've got mail!


Meant the whole thing really. It got to Too Many Puppies and I couldnt take anymore!

BBP - 9-6-2006 at 19:49

That's nasty... I know they're horrible, but it somehow suits the music. Too Many Puppies on Videoplasty sucks, there Les is somewhat trying to sing opera-style or something.
It's like listening to Symphony & Metallica where James Hetfield is using his I-took-singing-class voice to perform Master of Puppets or Enter Sandman. That's so wrong.

aquagoat - 9-6-2006 at 19:56

I agree with that, though sometimes out of tune and grating, Les's vocals suit the music giving it a Tom&Jerry tinge, I think. I wouldn't expect any other type of voice with this music, which is not the case with Rush.

BBP - 9-6-2006 at 20:39

Quote:
Originally posted by aquabot
I agree with that, though sometimes out of tune and grating, Les's vocals suit the music giving it a Tom&Jerry tinge, I think. I wouldn't expect any other type of voice with this music, which is not the case with Rush.


He does sound like a cartoon character. And even looks like one!

aquagoat - 9-6-2006 at 20:56

His voice IS the sea of cheese to me, if you see what I mean. His voice makes me think about molten "Gruyere".:freak:

[Edited on 10-6-2006 by aquabot]

BBP - 10-6-2006 at 09:00

Ha! He reminds me of Larry Laffer; probably because I was playing Leisure Suit Larry 7 when I first heard his voice... Actually on clips where you hear him speak, he sounds quite normal...

aquagoat - 10-6-2006 at 18:41

What could a man who looks like that sound like anyway ? Robert Plant ?:D



BBP - 10-6-2006 at 21:38

He had a Bob Ross haircut when I saw him live in 1998; also he had this small beard (only on his chin, but about a fist long) and he kept on plucking it...

aquagoat - 11-6-2006 at 08:35

Well, I'm listening to Frizzle Fry right now. And if you think about it carefully, Les doesn't REALLY sing on this, it's more like reciting lyrics than really singing them. More similar to Shabba Ranks than to Chris Cornell.

BBP - 11-6-2006 at 17:38

Maybe... Especially in Speghetti Western I think you're right. In later versions (say on the DVD Hallucino-Genetics which has the entire Frizzle Fry album) Les is singing, and that's not always a good thing.

That's a poor DVD anyway; the music is OK, but the video is poorly directed; most of it is dark, and all filming is done from quite a distance.

aquagoat - 11-6-2006 at 19:31

Have you downloaded one of their shows in mp3 available at their site ?

BBP - 12-6-2006 at 11:13

Nope. I'll just wait till they come to Netherlands again.
Though on their original web-site I once downloaded a short one-minute MP3 where the band is playing Frizzle Fry, then someone spits on Les, and Les then gets really very mad. Quite funny...

punknaynowned - 3-9-2006 at 12:53

cheese anjd frizzle bring back happy memories . . .
what else am I missing?

aquagoat - 3-9-2006 at 19:29

"Tales from the punchbowl" and "The antipop". even though BBP will say you should get the "Brown album".

BBP - 3-9-2006 at 22:07

Antipop is imo their worst album. On the PrawnSong forum it got a lot of negative heat, most often over monotonous drumming and Fred Durst.

You're missing Pork Soda... got some awesome songs! My Name Is Mud is an absolute classic and the only Primus video I ever saw on MTV.

There's a new Primus release said to be coming late this year... Unfortunately the odds are it will be a best of album.

scallopino - 4-9-2006 at 08:57

I love the production on that album. The drums sound unbelievable. My favourite track has to be "welcome to this world".

and i was disappointed in antipop as well, but the tom waits thing at the end is great.

BBP - 4-9-2006 at 12:47

Yeah Antipop has some good songs, like Eclectic Electric and Heckler... but the production is horrible, not to mention the drums... It also has the Worst Primus Song, Momma Didn't Raise No Fool.

Welcome to this World is the best Primus song I can think of to use to introduce someone to them.It's such a neat song!

scallopino - 6-9-2006 at 09:48

i love how it explodes into the chorus, and Les goes "huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup" or something in the break.

BBP - 9-9-2006 at 20:55

Latest news on Primus:

Primus's Beat a Dead Horse Tour dates:
11/01/06 Wed Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
11/03/06 Fri Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
11/04/06 Sat Dallas, TX Will Rogers Auditorium
11/06/06 Mon Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
11/08/06 Wed Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
11/09/06 Thu New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11/10/06 Fri Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
11/12/06 Sun Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
11/14/06 Tue Detroit, MI State Theatre
11/15/06 Wed Toronto, ON Kool Haus
11/17/06 Fri Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
11/18/06 Sat Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
11/19/06 Sun Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
11/21/06 Tue Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
11/28/06 Tue Eugene, OR Hult Center
11/29/06 Wed Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
11/30/06 Thu Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
12/02/06 Sat Berkeley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre
12/03/06 Sun Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
12/05/06 Tue San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
12/06/06 Wed Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Palladium
12/08/06 Fri San Diego, CA Rimac Arena
12/09/06 Sat Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre


PRIMUS
New DVD & CD Releases And Pre-Sale

"Blame It On The Fish - An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour de Fromage" DVD
A young filmmaker's uniquely warped perspective of touring with the band.

"They Can't All Be Zingers" CD
16-track compilation celebrating one of rock's most influential and eccentric bands.

DVD/CD pre-sale starts Tuesday, September 12th at 10am Eastern:
stores.musictoday.com

As a pre-sale bonus if you buy both releases you will get $5 off AND if you pre-order either of the releases you will receive a free video download of "Over The Electric Grapevine" performed live by Primus at Vegoose 2005!

BBP - 9-9-2006 at 21:03

And here's the track list of Zingers:


1. To Defy The Laws Of Tradition
2. John The Fisherman
3. Too Many Puppies
4. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
5. Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
6. Tommy The Cat
7. My Name Is Mud
8. Mr. Krinkle
9. DMV
10. Over The Electric Grapevine
11. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
12. Southbound Pachyderm
13. Over The Falls
14. Shake Hands With Beef
15. Coattails Of A Dead Man
16. Mary The Ice Cube

Let's say Primus is not dead, they just smell funny.

scallopino - 11-9-2006 at 09:03

Ha ha! What do you think of it all?

BBP - 11-9-2006 at 13:27

I'm mildly depressed. I knew in January that there was a new album coming up in the autumn, and to find out it'll just be a compilation (with great packaging, have to admit that), well, that sucks. After Claypools untastic solo release, a book and a movie out, production on Gabby Lala and stuff, I'm losing my faith in the guy. Especially after reading that interview with him in BPM.

Puptent - 11-9-2006 at 19:21

My friend played me the latest Claypool album this weekend. Personally, I kind of liked it so I might pick it up eventually. Nothing groundbreaking, but pretty okay in my book. Greatest Hits albums always smack of 'contractual obligation' type stuff, though... no need to pick that one up for me.

It is kind of disappointing that either Les or Primus aren't coming to Europe. Guess they can fill much larger venues over in the US, unfortunately for us European people.

BBP - 11-9-2006 at 20:15

You want to have my Claypool copy?

Did you notice on Rumble of the Diesel there's a very annoying peep on the right channel?

Puptent - 11-9-2006 at 20:34

Thanks a lot for the offer (:-)), but honestly... you might want to think twice before getting rid of it. It might grow on you eventually, y'know?

Didn't really notice that channel stuff, but it was only playing in the background so I wasn't really paying close attention.

BBP - 12-9-2006 at 18:08

Maybe... There's one song called One Better that I like, until the solo sax, then I'm tired of it. The rest is a bit of a bore.

It's really interesting how that buzztone on Diesel got on the album, it's so :swear:ing annoying. Since it's only on the right channel and occasionally disappears I guess it has to do with Les's partial deafness. So I'm wondering if it's elsewhere on it.

BBP - 25-10-2006 at 14:58

Got the Blame It On The Fish DVD. Since I'm no longer going to the Primus forum I'll post my ramblings here.

BIOTF is an interesting documentary on the Primus Tour The Fromage from 2003. It has some neat music scenes, interview segments and behind-the-scenes-filming. The best part is still a part of the bonus, the Primus 2065 documentary. It's supposed to have been compiled in 2065. For some segments, Les in make-up looking 102 is being interviewed. Most intriguing.


I also found Zingers in a store. I had a good look at it. It didn't have the Cheddar-cheese artwork from the pictures I knew. It was just yellow with cheese-like holes, with band name and compilation name in small print in a corner, plain yellow back without track titles, booklet without artwork, dull introductory text by some unknown guy...

Considering that apart from Shake Hands With Beef, every version is in "original" state (the way they appear on the respective CDs), the artwork was too ugly for Primus standards (no clay statue?!) and it cost E 21.99 (= $26,40) I left it there.

scallopino - 25-10-2006 at 15:19

Yes yes Bonny, it sounds less (Les?) than impressive. I don't believe i've ever heard Les talk in a regular voice. What does he sound like? Like i'd expect?

I've been checking out all their mtv videos on Youtube. My current favourite (apart from the ones i'd already seen, like Tommy the Cat and Wynona) is Mr. Krinkle, where Les is in some kind of a rabbit-pig suit with all jugglers and contortionists and whatnot behind him. I also like John the Fisherman where he has hair like Kid Rock, and Ler looks like someone from Sonic Youth.

BBP - 25-10-2006 at 19:11

Ooooh... Mr Krinkle is sooo coool! All their videos (with perhaps the exceptions DMV and Laquerhead) are great!

Haven't you got Animals Should Not Like To Act Like People DVD/CD yet? It's a nice EP and a fantastic DVD with ALL videos (including The Devil Went Down To Georgia), some have commentary, plus several live songs, rarities (like Primate footage) and oddities. Like Kirk Hammett getting a tongue piercing.:P And even some Alice In Chains. I spent many a good hour enjoying it, there's so much cool stuff on it!

Les's regular voice sounds like much his singing voice, yet lower and more in tune. He'd make a fantastic cartoon voice-actor.
Do you have that bootleg fragment where somebody spits on Les during Frizzle Fry, where Les gets mad?

scallopino - 27-10-2006 at 04:37

No, i don't have any of the dvds yet, or bootlegs. What happened when Les got mad? I wouldn't wanna mess with the guy because he must have real strong hands. And if you've gone to a concert, why the fuck would you spit on the performer? Maybe Les needs someone like "Dong"!

DED - 27-10-2006 at 13:51

Spitting image ? :lol:

BBP - 27-10-2006 at 15:39

Say I have the MP3... it's not very big... Just mail to bbp@jelliclemail.zzn.com and I'll send it to you. It took me quite some time before I could figure out all Les says...

scallopino - 28-10-2006 at 08:19

Quote:
Originally posted by DED
Spitting image ? :lol:


:biggrin: Very good ded.

scallopino - 28-10-2006 at 08:21

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
Say I have the MP3... it's not very big... Just mail to bbp@jelliclemail.zzn.com and I'll send it to you. It took me quite some time before I could figure out all Les says...


cool! it's on its way.

BBP - 28-10-2006 at 19:02

Check your mail! Your inbox is full!

BBP - 29-10-2006 at 16:28

Cool huh!
Ler: "I was picturing myself as Eddie van Halen, I was at the Rock Show, and now I don't know what happened..."

scallopino - 9-11-2006 at 15:46

Yeah it's great. He just has the most unique voice.

BBP - 10-11-2006 at 12:07

Ehhmmm...

One of the first times I remember hearing Primus was in 1996 when I was playing Leisure Suit Larry 7, and I got confused because Larry Laffer sounded a lot like Les. But I must have said that before :)

BBP - 20-11-2006 at 20:39

Today I set all my pride to the side and bought the Primus best of. The record store had 2 disks in the Primus-section, one was the one at 20,99 I found earlier, and the other was in the original wrapping, at 14 E. I got that one...

When I handed it to the sales guy, he was telling me how horrible that packaging was and how impossible it was to put it back once it had been removed. It's a tight plastic wrap that looks a bit like a Cheddar wrap, saying how healthy it is and stuff. It only fits just. So I don't think I'll be listening to Zingers for a while because I need to remove the wrap, but leave it intact.

DED - 21-11-2006 at 20:16

I'm familiair with that dillema.

Chrome tapes are not made any longer
I have a few new ones.
If I unwrap them, they are used
If I don't unwrap them they say NEW, but than I can not use them.
:crying:

BBP - 22-11-2006 at 12:05

Nasty dilemma... yet a bit different. Zingers is like when you're camping and leaving the site (and getting out there before noon) whilst you have a tent that you need to roll up very tight, then it doesn't fit into the designated bag and you have to roll it up again, but tighter...

DrIncluding - 17-10-2007 at 21:21

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
Any Primus-fans out here?


Yep! See raising all my hands up ?

BBP - 18-10-2007 at 06:36

Hey! Dr Including! How are you man?

Huck_Phlem - 13-11-2008 at 06:46

Oh well better late then never.

Yea I told Bonny the story of how I almost joined Primus except I have never had a drivers license and was about two years too young to join the band anyway but Les got my name from the drum guy at the music store. He had heard about me and wanted to talk. we chatted for a while but being that I was only a teenager and didn't drive pretty much did me in for that. the funny thing is they used to play at all the same clubs I did a few years later in SF and I had never once seen them. Strange how our paths never crossed again but then when I heard the name later in the 90's and heard Les's voice I remembered that band I almost joined from El Sobrante, CA which was two towns over from mine. I think the area they were from made me not really want to join though.

Damn if only I would have hooked up with them at the night break when Brain left the band and I could have died of alcohol poisoning or some other party related misshap. :lol:

BBP - 13-11-2008 at 13:51

... I't's the last I've seen of Harold...

scallopino - 16-11-2008 at 12:33

Harold?

Wow Huck. That's extremely cool. What kind of music were you playing back then?

BBP - 16-11-2008 at 12:41

Harold On The Rocks lyric. I was referring to Huck's last line.

Huck_Phlem - 17-11-2008 at 08:30

We were playing "punk" jazz very similar to what primus does except we had a shitty singer and then the new guy who was OK decided he wanted to play rockabilly shit like Smelvis Parsley so I quit. I'll have to get some up on my server. we did some pretty cool stuff some times.

Huck_Phlem - 17-11-2008 at 08:34

Let's see if this works...


http://homepage.mac.com/bbc994/.movies/jazzrock.mov/

[Edited on 17-11-2008 by Huck_Phlem]


awww fuck. I'll make a page. this was some cool stuff here. kind of an "out jazz" goes to the mosh pit thingy. I call it Jazz riot because that is basically what I did. I forced them to play this and they went along with it.

[Edited on 17-11-2008 by Huck_Phlem]

Huck_Phlem - 17-11-2008 at 08:51

ok here it is:


http://web.mac.com/bbc994/iWeb/Site/Podcast/A44D1526-8E18-4318-9880...

BBP - 17-11-2008 at 14:46

Nice!

...I didn't hear Bring On The Singer...

Huck_Phlem - 17-11-2008 at 18:14

that was cut out.

BBP - 17-11-2008 at 20:47

Ah! Clever!

Huck_Phlem - 18-11-2008 at 17:58

:drums:

BBP - 18-11-2008 at 22:48

Looks like that drummer is wearing the hat from your sig pic!

scallopino - 20-11-2008 at 10:55

Quote:
Originally posted by Huck_Phlem
ok here it is:


http://web.mac.com/bbc994/iWeb/Site/Podcast/A44D1526-8E18-4318-9880...


Very cool. The bass player has some 'Les' moments.

jabba - 9-12-2008 at 18:54

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
Maybe... Especially in Speghetti Western I think you're right. In later versions (say on the DVD Hallucino-Genetics which has the entire Frizzle Fry album) Les is singing, and that's not always a good thing.

That's a poor DVD anyway; the music is OK, but the video is poorly directed; most of it is dark, and all filming is done from quite a distance.

I was at that show on the DVD! It was so much fun! I think that may have been Primus. I've seen Les a lot since then, but no Primus.

I also didn't notice anyone mention Oysterhead. This is my favorite of Claypool's side projects. I finally saw them in 2006 at bonnaroo!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk7Q4RjIz64

jabba - 9-12-2008 at 19:04

Quote:
Originally posted by Huck_Phlem
Oh well better late then never.

Yea I told Bonny the story of how I almost joined Primus except I have never had a drivers license and was about two years too young to join the band anyway but Les got my name from the drum guy at the music store. He had heard about me and wanted to talk. we chatted for a while but being that I was only a teenager and didn't drive pretty much did me in for that. the funny thing is they used to play at all the same clubs I did a few years later in SF and I had never once seen them. Strange how our paths never crossed again but then when I heard the name later in the 90's and heard Les's voice I remembered that band I almost joined from El Sobrante, CA which was two towns over from mine. I think the area they were from made me not really want to join though.

Damn if only I would have hooked up with them at the night break when Brain left the band and I could have died of alcohol poisoning or some other party related misshap. :lol:


WHAT!? You ought to call him up and tell you can drive now! Then maybe you can jam! :guitar: :drums:

BBP - 9-12-2008 at 20:33

I thought Oysterhead was cool, unlike many of the people at the Primus messageboard (which I regularly visited until one of the moderatorswas posting death threats to me). Les's songs are a lot better than Trey's songs though. And I feel their styles are too different to merge.

Pappawas1975 - 10-12-2008 at 09:13

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
I thought Oysterhead was cool, unlike many of the people at the Primus messageboard (which I regularly visited until one of the moderatorswas posting death threats to me). Les's songs are a lot better than Trey's songs though. And I feel their styles are too different to merge.


Why was he posting death threats to you?

BBP - 10-12-2008 at 13:39

What makes you think it was a him? She was posting death threads because I didn't like Gabby Lala.

Pappawas1975 - 10-12-2008 at 22:22

Quote:
Originally posted by BBP
What makes you think it was a him? She was posting death threads because I didn't like Gabby Lala.


Oh right. My bad.

Gabby whatnow?

BBP - 10-12-2008 at 22:32

Les's side project. Describes her music as "a cross between Yoko Ono and Hello Kitty", which regretfully is accurate. May have been nice if she kept her mouth shut.

jabba - 11-12-2008 at 15:40

Did you see Electric Apricot? She totally plays a "Yoko " character in that. But, I agree, I'm sick of her. The first time I saw her was in 04 when she opened for Col Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains and I thought she was interesting. Then she became part of the "Fancy Band" and they tried to use her instead of a guitar player, that was annoying. And the last time I saw them he didn't even have Mike Dillon or Skerit, just Gabby!!

BBP - 11-12-2008 at 16:03

Stuff like Electric Apricot is not really widely on sale or up for viewing around here.

For some strange reason I'm not much interested in Les's work nowadays. Don't know how long it'll take for him to find out that his solo albums all suck.

jabba - 11-12-2008 at 16:18

Well, they aren't Primus, but they don't all suck. I love the Live Frog Brigade cds and both Sausage and Holy Mackerel.

Primus is definitely the best and I can't wait to see them again. How many times have you seen Primus? I've seen them 7 times!

11/10/97 @ The Blue Note in Columbia, MO
07/07/99 @ Ozzfest in St Louis, MO
11/08/03 @ The Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
02/24/04 @ Memorial Hall in Kansas City, MO
02/25/04 @ The Pageant in St Louis, MO
06/26/04 @ The Aragon in Chicago, IL
07/29/06 @ The Hedgpeth Festival in Twin Lakes, WI

BBP - 11-12-2008 at 19:50

I was only lucky once. That was July 1st, 1998, with Brain as drummer. It was the first concert where I paid to get in, all the rest was freebie or dragalong. That was one of their final concerts on their last tour of Europe. Although they scheduled an Antipop tour, they never came back.

I have Sausage and Holy Mackerel. Sausage is nice, but Mackerel gets annoying by the end of pretty much every song. They all last too long, which coincidently also my issue with Of Whales And Woe. Frog Brigade is something I only found in store at roughly 30 dollars, so I never bought that. It got very bad reviews at the Primus community, which was surprisingly unanimous at many best-and-worst-album and best-and-worst-song discussions.

jabba - 11-12-2008 at 20:33

Man! That's 10 years without a Primus show! I'm having trouble now and it's only been a couple of years for me!

jabba - 15-12-2008 at 18:44

Huck, do you remember Barrington Hall? I think Les used to party there and trip acid, I think he once said it was the inspiration for Frizzle Fry.

BBP - 1-10-2009 at 08:27

Thought I'd post this here: Les is touring Europe for the first time in 11 years!




LES CLAYPOOL - Upcoming Tour Dates
Date Location Venue With Tix

9/17 – 9/21 Yosemite, CA Symbiosis Gathering
12/01 Brisbane, AU Tivoli Theatre (18+)
12/02 Sydney, AU Enmore Theatre (All Ages)
12/04 Melbourne, AU Forum Theatre (18+)
12/05 Adelaide, AU Thebarton Theatre (All Ages)
12/06 Perth, AU Capitol (18+)
3/08 London, UK Islington Academy
3/10 Zurich, CH Abart
3/11 Milan, IT Alkatraz
3/12 Bologna, IT Estragon
3/13 Treviso, IT New Age
3/15 Munich, DE 59:1
3/16 Vienna, AT Flex
3/17 Berlin, DE Lido
3/18 Hamburg, DE Knust
3/20 Koln, DE Gebaude 9
3/21 – 3/23 Amsterdam, NL Jam In The Dam

Huck_Phlem - 22-11-2009 at 06:33

Sorry Jabba I didn't reply for almost a year. Where is Barrington Hall? I never saw them. I was always doing gigs near them and would always miss them. If I only would have done a gig at the same place as them I know he would have hired me. I can play better than Tim on drums.

[Edited on 22-11-2009 by Huck_Phlem]

BBP - 22-11-2009 at 19:03

I don't think Jabba comes by much here anymore.

BBP - 13-3-2010 at 21:04

Hey, the 23rd! Maybe I'll be able to go there on Tuesday! I'm so sore on missing out on him now that my leg traps me; it may be another 10 jears before he comes back... IF he comes back... :(

punknaynowned - 13-3-2010 at 22:43

where there's a will bonny, there's a way.
Never thought I'd get to see Ray Davies after a close miss last time ... a dozen years ago.
He'll be here at my favorite little venue in my hometown again, Monday night. I've got perfect seats.
If you can make it B, you should go!!

BBP - 9-2-2011 at 15:36

PRIMUS will tour Europe this year!! YAHOO!!

BBP - 9-2-2011 at 21:39

DATE CITY VENUE WITH TIX

6/18 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Onsale 2/11

6/22 Paris, FR La Cigale Onsale 2/11

6/24 Vitoria, ES Azkena Rock Festival Onsale 2/11

6/26 Vigevano, IT Castello Sforzesco Buy

6/27 Rome, IT Pala Atlantico Buy

6/29 Vienna, AT Arena Onsale 2/11

7/05 Berlin, DE Columbia Club Buy

7/09 Kongsberg, NO Kongsberg Jazz Festival Onsale 2/11

7/10 Copenhagen, DK Vega Onsale 2/11

7/12 Manchester, UK Academy Onsale 2/11

7/13 London, UK Brixton O2 Academy Onsale 2/11

BBP - 11-2-2011 at 14:25

Unfortunately all Paradiso tickets have been sold out, bought up by nasty dealers.
No Primus for me... :crying:

polydigm - 12-2-2011 at 00:46

Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Unfortunately all Paradiso tickets have been sold out, bought up by nasty dealers.
No Primus for me... :crying:

So what does that mean? (note: I know very little about concert ticket sales)

Calvin - 12-2-2011 at 06:22

Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Unfortunately all Paradiso tickets have been sold out, bought up by nasty dealers.
No Primus for me... :crying:

So what does that mean? (note: I know very little about concert ticket sales)


It sounds like what happens here in the states: Ticket brokers buy large numbers of the best seats to sell at inflated prices, leaving the rest of the sub-par seating to be bought by fans. Thus it's technically "sold out" but in the end the brokers might not sell out all of what they have.

polydigm - 12-2-2011 at 07:20

There are laws against this in Australia.

BBP - 20-2-2011 at 15:33

Repeat story, except this time with Eindhoven's Effenaar. FUCK.:crying: I checked out the Primus website on a daily basis god damnit!

aquagoat - 21-2-2011 at 09:30

is Bruxelles too far from you? you could see them in Belgium.

BBP - 21-2-2011 at 10:18

Same story. Sold out.

aquagoat - 23-2-2011 at 11:08

shit, bad luck/:(

BBP - 23-2-2011 at 13:49

I'm learning Italian now, maybe I'll go see them in The Boot. Been wanting to go there for years.

MTF - 26-2-2011 at 02:37

Okay Bonny. You'll hate me for this, but I may as well come clean.

I just bought tickets to see Primus at a little club here in Santa Cruz. It's a benefit for Les' nephew, who apparently has some medical problems...

BBP - 26-2-2011 at 11:49

Yeah, poor wee lad has leukemia. Have fun MTF!

BBP - 19-6-2011 at 23:50

As you may have heard, my sister and I had all the luck in the world in purchasing 2 tickets for Primus at the original price!

The concert was today, and we're totally psyched!! It was fan-tas-ti-co!!

The start-up act, Hot Head Show, is an entree worthy of Primus. An English power group, their music is reminiscent of Primus and Beefheart, with funk, rock, and many tempo changes. Unfortunately all band members are shy. The guitarist and bassist wore caps over their faces and barely looked at the audience. Also, the guitarist talked way too fast.

And then, Primus! With Jay Lane! At the background, two inflatable dolls of astronauts were placed, with right arm raised like a Chinese good luck cat. Videos were shown in the space helmets during the concert.
Sis and I were at the dead front left, directly in front of Ler!
The band opened powerfully with Groundhog's Day. After that:
a new song off Green Naugahyde, then
Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers,
a cover of Pink Floyd's In The Flesh,
Here Come The Bastards
New song, a bit bluesy
Over The Falls, played on a 4-string. During this Les announced Ler sweetly, and Ler proceeded with a smashing solo.
New song, I frequently heard the words "Step aside", leading me to think it was the ballad of Bodacious, but there was no Antipop tonight
Mr Knowitall
A solo from Ler. While Ler changed guitar after each song, Les didn't switch bass until now: he came back with his wonderful electric upright.
New song, managed to make out "market place"
Les went away for a bit and came back in a pig mask, playing another new song with the upright. I made out "lost the plot".
Came on with the 6-string fretted: Jerry Was A Racecar Driver with Les imitating Porky the Pig on Dog Will Hunt
A new song
Bob
Tommy the Cat Brown Style
Frizzle Fry

Noticeable instances:
"Hey, you're the guy I hear all the time who sounds like Cookie Monster! Ah, you know Cookie Monster here. I can't do Cookie Monster, it's not my style."
"I heard someone say "Shake Hands With Beef". We don't play that anymore. We now play Shake Hands With Pineapple Chicken, what with all the cook shows on TV nowadays (last bit I'm not too sure of since people were applauding)
"I was sitting earlier with Ler this day thinking what music will we bring to the good people of Eindhoven. Ler said we need to bend their minds. You see he's a very cerebral fellow."

After the show, the roadie tossed the guitar picks into the audience. He tossed one at me and Icaught it! It's a fresh one, clearly showing the phrase "Salami Tits". He later tossed one at my sister, and it went right in her cleavage.
(I'm very happy for her. She once got a pick tossed at her after a Slayer concert, but the bouncer gave it to the girl next to her. My sister was a massive Slayer fan and cycled over 30 km to see them, she felt so bad over that.)


aquagoat - 16-9-2011 at 07:47

so, have you heard the new primus record, Bonny?

BBP - 16-9-2011 at 17:32

Oh I got it, I got it! Two copies even, my sister's birthday is rolling up. She's in Bulgaria now.

aquagoat - 17-9-2011 at 08:41

is it good? guys from another forum where I go tell me it's the best record they've released since a long time.

BBP - 17-9-2011 at 11:53

Best since Pork Soda, perhaps even better than Pork Soda. 5th time listening now!!

aquagoat - 17-9-2011 at 15:27

cool, I might get it, then.

BBP - 22-11-2011 at 11:30

Primus returns to Europe in 2012!
YAY!!

Dates so far:

23-Mar-2012 Pordenone, Italy Palasport
24-Mar-2012 Brescia, Italy Pala Eib
26-Mar-2012 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
29-Mar-2012 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
1-Apr-2012 Eindhoven, Netherlands Klokgebouw
2-Apr-2012 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
4-Apr-2012 London, England Royal Albert Hall
5-Apr-2012 London, England Royal Albert Hall


aquagoat - 22-11-2011 at 17:49

where's the fucking Paris show?:mad:

DED - 22-11-2011 at 22:19



[Edited on 22-11-2011 by DED]

BBP - 22-11-2011 at 22:26

Don't worry, there's still options for March 30 and 31, and April 3... would've been cool though if I could catch them on my birthday. And if they don't come near you, you're welcome to stay over here.

aquagoat - 23-11-2011 at 19:04

that's very kind of you to propose this option to me, Bonny, we'll see :grin:

BBP - 9-12-2011 at 20:53

Date for Paris is March 27, 2012, in the Zénith. Can't find it on the site of Zénith yet, so don't purchase your tickets right now.

aquagoat - 11-12-2011 at 11:22

cool, thank you for the information, Bonny.:roll:

BBP - 18-12-2011 at 13:24

Tickets on sale NOW!!
http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/8735?tkn=7207555155505501

punknaynowned - 7-1-2012 at 09:04

primus in studio on radio!
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/06/144690518/primus-on-world-cafe
hope you can access and hear this!

MTF - 18-2-2012 at 09:27

Last night President Obama was in San Francisco. At a fundraising event he honored three famous musicians: Booker T Jones, Charlie Musselwhite and Les Claypool.

Here's a link to his speech:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/17/remarks-presi...

BBP - 18-2-2012 at 10:31

That's cool!:bouncing:

MTF - 14-3-2012 at 05:53


BBP - 14-3-2012 at 11:32

Gotta admire a woman who doesn't wear high heels... :bald:

Thanks for sharing MTF!

MTF - 14-3-2012 at 19:37

I found that picture on Facebook. I'm not sure who the woman is, but I think she's related to Les...

BBP - 14-3-2012 at 19:48

Probably Chaney, Les' wife. You can spot her in Videoplasty and in the Mr Krinkle video (she's one half of the rope-skipping twins).

MTF - 15-3-2012 at 01:58

Yep, that's her...

BBP - 1-4-2012 at 22:32

Went to see Primus!:bouncy:
The show was awesome: they started quickly and ran real long, playing 2 sets with three Popeye cartoons playing in the intermission. There was only little banter between Les and audience: only in front of Lee van Cleef Les talked about going to the drive-in movies.

Of course, that didn't mean I had no interaction with Les...
I found myself at the front right, behind a post. I had a good view on Les and if I wrapped myself around the post, I could see Ler too. I was having a merry time on my own, singing along with everything. Often I had the idea Les was looking at me, which I dismissed as a figment of my imagination.

Until after the second set, when a roadie pushed a rolled-up piece of paper in my hands. It was a setlist!


Primus
John the Fisherman
DUchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread
American Life
Frizzle Fry
Seas of Cheese
Mr Krinkle
Fish On
Jerry Was A Racecar Driver

Popeye cartoons in intermission

Hennepin Crawler
Last Salmon Man
Eternal Consumption Engine
Tragedy's A-Comin'
Eyes Of The Squirrel
Jilly's on Smack
Lee Van Cleef
Moron TV
Green Ranger
Hoinfodaman
Extinction Burst

Encore:
Groundhog's Day
Winona's Big Brown Beaver

MTF - 2-4-2012 at 03:42

Cool! Is that an original, a photocopy, or an April Fool's joke?

BBP - 2-4-2012 at 10:27

Copy I think, there's a line at the bottom.

MTF - 11-1-2013 at 05:50

Setlist: 31 December, 2012, Warfield Theater, San Francisco...



BBP - 11-1-2013 at 12:33

Those are AWESOME! Did you get those?

MTF - 2-1-2014 at 22:14

No, got 'em from a friend...

Setlist: 31 December, 2013, Fox Theater, Oakland...




BBP - 2-1-2014 at 23:40

They ROCK MTF! Les is awesome!

I still keep my setlist framed. :)

BBP - 8-2-2014 at 10:24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmt10HD6NUc
This was made around the time we saw them live in 1998.

MTF - 17-3-2014 at 08:27

Bonny: most of the Primus pictures I've posted here were taken by Josh Keppel. Josh also appears in this video (the one where a member of the Z-forum meets one of the Residents):

http://vimeo.com/89143925

Josh appears right at the beginning. He's introduced as the driver of the van. He's actually the second cameraman.


BBP - 21-6-2014 at 10:54

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Ckq7qRwSg

I thought to myself: "hey, now that I'm playing bass and now that learning got a lot easier since the days I was painstakingly copying down everything from Ram Samudrula's site, let's try Tommy The Cat..."

I think I'll reconsider.

aquagoat - 22-6-2014 at 18:47

haha, don't get discouraged, start slow and take your time.:guitar:

BBP - 16-10-2014 at 12:52

THE NEW PRIMUS IS AWESOME!!!!!
...Just sayin'.

aquagoat - 16-10-2014 at 17:59

I think I'm gonna listen to it this week-end, even though I'm not a fan of Willy Wonka, I think there interpretation must be interesting.

BBP - 16-10-2014 at 19:19

Check it out! It's now streaming on the New York Times site - click on the link in the Cool Music topic.

It's wonderful to hear Ler sing on I Want It Now... :D

MTF - 3-1-2015 at 05:41



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BBP - 5-3-2015 at 01:47

Primus is busy announcing their European tour dates! For Aqua: Trianon in Paris on June 12. They've also announced Milan, Copenhagen and three gigs in the UK. Fingers crossed!

aquagoat - 5-3-2015 at 18:17

Yes, I've seen the Paris date, if I find someone who's interested I'll surely go. :drool:

BBP - 5-3-2015 at 22:38

You never go to concerts alone? I'll be going to Dir en grey alone, went to five ZPZs alone, Adrian Belew, Terry Bozzio, Kamagurka... Wish I could afford the trip, would be great to see Paris again.

I wonder who's drumming, Herb or a replacement...

aquagoat - 6-3-2015 at 19:06

Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
You never go to concerts alone? I'll be going to Dir en grey alone, went to five ZPZs alone, Adrian Belew, Terry Bozzio, Kamagurka... Wish I could afford the trip, would be great to see Paris again.

I wonder who's drumming, Herb or a replacement...
yes i do go to shows alone, I'll go see Dälek alone in May, but I prefer going with a friend or two, I like to share a concert, which I consider a special moment, with someone, especially someone who knows and likes the bands we see. If you could come to Paris I'd be more than glad to meet you for real.

I hope Herb is the drummer, he is presented as their current drummer on their facebook page, so I suppose he will play in June.

BBP - 6-3-2015 at 20:56

Yah but he had a heart attack and Danny Carey filled in for him.
Sharing a concert is great but I haven't always had the pleasure; with ZPZ in Tilburg my sister didn't stay for the encore (She MISSED G-Spot Tornado!) and when we went to the Virus festival in 2001 and saw After Forever (= Dutch gothic band) and Def P & Beatbusters she was... embarrassing is the best word I suppose. But seeing Primus with her was fantastic!

aquagoat - 7-3-2015 at 07:56

Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Yah but he had a heart attack and Danny Carey filled in for him.
Sharing a concert is great but I haven't always had the pleasure; with ZPZ in Tilburg my sister didn't stay for the encore (She MISSED G-Spot Tornado!) and when we went to the Virus festival in 2001 and saw After Forever (= Dutch gothic band) and Def P & Beatbusters she was... embarrassing is the best word I suppose. But seeing Primus with her was fantastic!
Ha, I didn't know about the heart attack, it really sucks, this time.

BBP - 11-3-2015 at 22:55

Les & co at Tivoli Vredeburg on 16 June!
Geez, that's two weeks after Diru. Tivoli Vredeburg is a new concert hall. Vredeburg has had a problem with audio leakage, particularly in the chamber music hall.

BBP - 17-6-2015 at 23:58

Fun thing to read: Les ranking the Primus albums.
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/rank-your-records-primus-les-claypool

aquagoat - 18-6-2015 at 19:14

Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Fun thing to read: Les ranking the Primus albums.
[url]http://noisey.vice.com/blog/rank-your-records-primus-les-claypool
cool,[/url] I like this kind of thing.

BBP - 19-6-2015 at 22:08

Primus has decided to close down the bullboard. Only found out about this when I wanted to post a link to my concert review. It's sad that they couldn't get adequate moderation: they hadn't allowed new members in since 2011.

MTF - 2-1-2017 at 06:27

Here are the setlists for Primus and the Claypool Lennon Delirium, New Year's eve, 2016...

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BBP - 2-1-2017 at 17:54

Looks like quite a night!

MTF - 17-5-2017 at 01:00

Last night at the Fox Theater in Boulder Colorado...


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BBP - 18-5-2017 at 10:01

Totally cool!

MTF - 2-1-2018 at 21:23

The first song Primus played in 2018 was was the Dead Kennedys classic "Holiday in Cambodia," with Bob C. Cock on vocals. This year's New Years show was at the beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland. Video by Josh Keppel.

https://www.facebook.com/joshkeppel/videos/10155452693878386/

For copyright purposes, this video only shows the second half of the song, but it's enough to get the feel...

BBP - 3-1-2018 at 21:32

Must've been awesome...

MTF - 2-7-2019 at 01:18

Last night in Sacramento...
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polydigm - 2-7-2019 at 23:53

I've been considering getting the new Claypool Lennon Delirium album. What do you guys think about it?

BBP - 3-7-2019 at 15:25

Good idea! I liked that one song they made the video for (can't for the life of me recall the title) but at the time I didn't have the budget and at present I have neither budget nor store.

BBP - 13-12-2020 at 12:13

Finally "went to" a Primus concert again - the livestream they had on the 11th. Was great to see them live with Tim - even if I couldn't watch real time - so great to see Les's home and to hear three Antipop songs even!

aquagoat - 14-12-2020 at 18:48

Cool! Glad you enjoyed that show, Bonny.