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|Primus||Primary Artist, Primary Artist|
|Tim "Herb" Alexander||Drums, Vocals|
|Les Claypool||Bass, Clarinet, Guitar, Electric Bass, Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar|
|Brian "Brain" Mantia||Drums|
|Matthew Winegar||Guitar, Accordion|
|Adam Gates||Bass, Vocals|
|Larry LaLonde||Banjo, Electric Guitar|
|Tim "Herb" Alexander||Sound Effects|
Posted October 1, 2010
Every once in while a band comes along with one member whose talent exceeds all the others. This is unfortunate. But in Primus's case, not so much. Primus is your trademark 'garage band'--remotely known, scarcely publisized, but still very good and professional in their game. Primus is one of the bands, that if a promotional poster for a concert was posted up on some town square, people would raise brows and give air to a question mark. Quite the opposite would be said for Blink 182 or Evaneasence. Another point to make about Primus is their indescribibility. Every other day a new name is said for a genre of music, most of them having several syllables, however you cannot overall 'group' Primus. You must do it by their songs. To me, Primus's music is a lot like a sip of very sour wine. Twangy and alien at first, then finally settling into our taste buds warmly. Differentiality is a common goal among society these days [we all have to find some point to our lives] and Primus has, in every dimension, fulfilled it as no one else has. That is what I most envy about Primus: Being able to be completely detached from the predicability of most modern music, and doing and writing just whatever they feel like. Yes, it does cost them plenty fame, but if they're published, then what does it matter? I haven't even began to describe the outward aspects of this album yet. The critique concensus of this album is that it's Primus's best, but as I said, Primus albums should be judged as meticulously as possible, most not even at all. I like the jaunty riffs of 'Here Come The B***ards', the craftsmanship of 'Sgt. Baker', the storytelling quality of 'Jerry Was A Racecar Driver', the off-beatness of 'Is It Luck?', the writing of 'Tommy The Cat', the dipping, swelling beat of 'Those Blue Collar Tweekers', and the reality of 'Fish On'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
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