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Primus

Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. Les Claypool (vocals and bassguitar)has been the only constant member. They have had two guitar players(although Larry LaLonde has held onto the role forover16years)andmanydifferent drummers (although Tim Alexander and Bryan Mantia werethe only ones who recordedwiththeband,andJayLane, theonly other one who had creative impact) in the past.

Their music has proven difficult to define; while usually considered by critics to be funk metal oralternativemetal,Primushasbeencalledeverything from "thrash funk" (as ...read more

Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. Les Claypool (vocals and bassguitar)has been the only constant member. They have had two guitar players(although Larry LaLonde has held onto the role forover16years)andmanydifferent drummers (although Tim Alexander and Bryan Mantia werethe only ones who recordedwiththeband,andJayLane, theonly other one who had creative impact) in the past.

Their music has proven difficult to define; while usually considered by critics to be funk metal oralternativemetal,Primushasbeencalledeverything from "thrash funk" (as the bandblends funk-style bass technique with thrashinfluencedguitarriffsandsongstempos), to "alternative rock" to "the Freak Brothers set tomusic." Les Claypool himselfoncedescribedtheirmusicas"psychedelicpolka." Thanks to the diversity of their sound they have been able to gain a modestsegmentofrabidfansfromnearly all rocksubgenres. They arecharacterized by their irreverent approach to music — theyreleasetheirrecordsonClaypool's Prawn SongRecords label, a parody of LedZeppelin's Swan Song, and theircatchphrasewas,forseveralyears,"Primus Sucks!". In 2003 theband dropped that catchphrase, as well as Tim Alexander'snickname "Herb". « hide

Similar Bands: Faith No More, Ween, Les Claypool, Sausage, The Residents

LPs
Green Naugahyde
2011

3.7
266 Votes
Antipop
1999

3.5
390 Votes
The Brown Album
1997

3.4
394 Votes
Tales from the Punchbowl
1995

3.6
416 Votes
Pork Soda
1993

3.9
641 Votes
Sailing the Seas of Cheese
1991

4.1
821 Votes
Frizzle Fry
1990

4.2
756 Votes
EPs
June 2010 Rehearsal
2010

3.7
23 Votes
Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People
2003

3.7
131 Votes
Rhinoplasty
1998

3.3
98 Votes
Miscellaneous Debris
1992

3.5
101 Votes
Live Albums
Hallucino-Genetics (DVD)
2004

4.1
66 Votes
Suck on This
1990

3.9
149 Votes
Compilations
They Can't All Be Zingers
2006

3.9
108 Votes

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