Where should i start with Primus?

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Sailing the Seas of Cheese. They also have a best of (They Can't All Be Winners, I believe it's called), so that would probably be a good sampler.

Jeff Treppel, Monday, 23 April 2007 03:52 (thirteen years ago) link

tasles from the punchbowl, the brown album, rhinoplasty, and one of the other more recent ones (can't recall its name) are all pretty average. you can overlook those

Charlie Howard, Monday, 23 April 2007 03:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Anti--pop is the other one. And the name of the best of is They Can't All Be Zingers.

Jeff Treppel, Monday, 23 April 2007 04:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Any of their first three studio albums would work equally well as an entry point. Get whichever's cheaper.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 23 April 2007 04:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Frizzle Fry is all I need and I like the band okay.

NYCNative, Monday, 23 April 2007 04:30 (thirteen years ago) link

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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