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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 onlyconstant member. They have had two guitar players(although Larry LaLonde has held onto the roleforover16years)andmanydifferent drummers (although Tim Alexander and Bryan Mantia werethe only ones who recorded withtheband,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 metaloralternativemetal,Primushasbeencalledeverything from "thrash funk" (as t ...read more

Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. Les Claypool (vocals and bassguitar)has been the onlyconstant member. They have had two guitar players(although Larry LaLonde has held onto the roleforover16years)andmanydifferent drummers (although Tim Alexander and Bryan Mantia werethe only ones who recorded withtheband,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 metaloralternativemetal,Primushasbeencalledeverything from "thrash funk" (as the bandblends funk-style bass technique withthrashinfluencedguitarriffsandsongstempos), to "alternative rock" to "the Freak Brothers set tomusic." Les Claypoolhimselfoncedescribedtheirmusicas"psychedelicpolka." Thanks to the diversity of their sound they have been able to gain amodestsegmentofrabidfansfromnearly all rocksubgenres. They arecharacterized by their irreverent approach to music . theyreleasetheirrecordsonClaypool's Prawn SongRecords label, a parody of LedZeppelin's Swan Song, andtheircatchphrasewas,forseveralyears,"Primus Sucks!". In 2003 theband dropped that catchphrase, as well as TimAlexander'snickname "Herb". « hide

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LPs
Primus and The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble
2014

3.1
134 Votes
Green Naugahyde
2011

3.6
362 Votes
Antipop
1999

3.5
490 Votes
The Brown Album
1997

3.4
488 Votes
Tales from the Punchbowl
1995

3.7
525 Votes
Pork Soda
1993

3.9
811 Votes
Sailing the Seas of Cheese
1991

4.1
1,048 Votes
Frizzle Fry
1990

4.2
980 Votes
EPs
June 2010 Rehearsal
2010

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

3.7
149 Votes
Rhinoplasty
1998

3.3
113 Votes
Miscellaneous Debris
1992

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

4.1
72 Votes
Cheesy Home Video (DVD)
1992

3.5
2 Votes
Suck on This
1990

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

3.9
123 Votes

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