Thursday, April 30, 2009

primus - miscellaneous debris/pork soda



miscellaneous debris released 1992
pork soda released 1993

for those of you not already familiar with this band...the best way to describe this band would be this: you've seen the movie deliverance...yes?...ok...well...and you remember those nice folks they meet in the woods?...well...before taking ned beatty out for a milkshake...the mountain man would've excused himself because he had to get to band practice...and the other guy would've been all like "whut? i dint knew you was in an instrument band. what does y'all play?"...and the other would reply "well...i'll tell ya...you know how i like that tom sawyer band from canadia? well...we sounds like them making a frank zappa and the residents tribute album"...and the other would just stand there slackjawed...and then the other would go behind a tree...produce a bass...and walk off

understand?

all three members of the band have roots in the bay area thrash scene of the early 80's...a 17 year old larry lalonde played in the band possessed (whose SEVEN CHURCHES album is considered by some as the first death metal album) and then went on to play in a band called blind illusion with singer/bassist les claypool (who auditioned for metallica after their bassist cliff burton was killed when their tour bus flipped...he was told that he was too good for metallica...but then again...nowadays...what isn't?)...and drummer tim alexander was in a band with testament guitarist alex skolnick (he also had his own band called laundry in which he played drums and sang for)

i couldn't decide on which album to post...so you get a two fer

and yeah...i could've posted SAILING THE SEAS OF CHEESE....or FRIZZLE FRY...or SUCK ON THIS (as far as i know...this is the only band to release a live album as their debut)...but i consider these two albums as turning points in the band's career...with MISCELLANEOUS DEBRIS they started going into a more experimental direction (it's made up of all covers...peter gabriel...pink floyd...the residents...just to name a few)...and with PORK SODA they went into an almost tom waits-ish direction (whom they've collaborated with many times...he's tommy the cat fer chrissakes) and pretty much laid the groundwork for future primus albums with it's experimental/psychedelic tones

so do yourself a favor...pull up your pants...and stay out of the woods

DL: miscellaneous debris

DL: pork soda

9 comments:

panzan said...

janes addiction's first album was live too. you shoul post that if you have it!

Gray said...

i can think of few things i like less than hearing les claypool's voice, and bass slapping.

the worst.

ipecac said...

it's not like he's signed to victory or anything

sheeeeesh

Gray said...

as you know, i draw a very hard line. it's just the way i have to live my life, and i'm sorry if you get caught in the cross-fire every so often, but consider it the price you must pay.

you've been warned.

ipecac said...

were you played like a bass by a lanky man in long johns as a child?

James Joyce said...

Say what you want about Primus, but their show ~ 1991 at the Masquerade with Tad was one of the best shows ever. If they quit right there and then, they possibly would have been revered as one of the best ever. I think after 1991-1992, things went way too south too quick and has not been respected since.

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Cialis Online said...

What a couple of great records, the band its one of my favorites to listen, specially the frizzle fry, one of my favorites.

 
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