Where should i start with Primus?

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I'm not sure if you should start, to be honest... if you do, one album, I think, should do it.

Richard Wood Johnson, Monday, 23 April 2007 04:43 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, i downloaded frizzle fry. it's just not my kind of stuff. i think they're freat muscians, and all that. but i just can't listen to the whole thing.

funny farm, Monday, 23 April 2007 04:48 (thirteen years ago) link


funny farm, Monday, 23 April 2007 04:49 (thirteen years ago) link

suck on this!

chaki, Monday, 23 April 2007 18:17 (thirteen years ago) link

find their cover of making plans for nigel

cutty, Monday, 23 April 2007 18:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Where should i start with Primus?

Shoulda been Why Should I Start with Primus?

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 23 April 2007 18:46 (thirteen years ago) link

The Brown Album isn't really anything like any of their other albums, so it's not exactly a good starting point, but it is however their best album.

nickalicious, Monday, 23 April 2007 18:57 (thirteen years ago) link

The Brown Album is kind of the album made more by Primus-the-Tom-Waits-fans than most of their other albums which lean more toward Primus-the-Rush-fans.

nickalicious, Monday, 23 April 2007 18:58 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

'sailing the seas...' is one of those records that's obviously going to appeal to soulless, bland musos, but is actually a really fun record with great songs.

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

man skip primus FROG BRIGADE is where it's at. you'll thank me laterz.

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 15:16 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

s & d :: desert sessions is a thread I keep reviving and receiving very little interest, so I'm reaching out to its members' home threads.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:24 (nine months ago) link

couple of weeks ago i was asked to dj a 40th birthday bash.
only proviso : play some PRIMUS.
i had none in my archive, but had recently spotted the Zingers comp in a local charity shop.
dashed back to get the cd for a massive 50p.
listening to the cd on the way home i realised this was easily the worst thing i had ever heard.
dropped 2 tracks in the set, birthday boy was happy, i got paid.
best 50p i ever spent.
still the worst band i have ever heard.

mark e, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:05 (nine months ago) link

lol, they're not for everyone. what two tracks did you play? I haven't actually listened to them in many years, but just binged the first 3 records in response to the desert sessions news. while it's TRUE that they probably aren't responsible for any lost contributions to the great american songbook, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed a great deal of it.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 4 October 2019 20:29 (nine months ago) link

loving the dedication to the desert sessions (i only have volume 9/10).

the two tracks were:

- jerry was a race car driver
- to defy the laws of tradition

mark e, Friday, 4 October 2019 20:37 (nine months ago) link

what an awful band

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 October 2019 20:37 (nine months ago) link

truly dreadful.

mark e, Friday, 4 October 2019 20:40 (nine months ago) link

the worst aspects of Zappa and the Red Hot Chili Peppers distilled to their sickly essence

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 October 2019 20:43 (nine months ago) link

I haven't listened to Primus in literal decades, but if I was forced to dj two Primus tracks, they would probably be My Name is Mud and Shake Hands with Beef, those are non-noodly and have a groove.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 4 October 2019 20:50 (nine months ago) link

I liked Frizzle Fry and Sailing the Seas of Cheese at the time. They were fun live back then, too. I saw them at least four times between 1990 and 1992 — once co-headlining with Tad, once opening for Fishbone, once opening for co-headliners Public Enemy and Anthrax, and once opening for Jane's Addiction and the Pixies.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 4 October 2019 21:04 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, I'm fine with my memories of Frizzle Fry and Cheese, they're fine cartoon weirdo rock. I saw them with Fishbone and U2 and probably once or twice on their own (though never on purpose after those two albums).

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 4 October 2019 21:07 (nine months ago) link

they were really everywhere in the late 90s

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 October 2019 21:08 (nine months ago) link

er early 90s

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 October 2019 21:08 (nine months ago) link

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