Monday, October 23, 2006
The 11 Primus Songs That Suck The Most
When I first heard Primus, I was only 17, a freshman in college and totally blown away hearing this guy wail on a bass guitar like it was a wicked step-child. I was hanging out with some upper classmen (you know the guys who used to have the good weed?) I said "these guys are really cool." They laughed, mocking me in only a way that a freshman gets mocked..."No," they replied..."They suck." Here's the thing I was too young and musically ignorant to know about Primus...they're motto was "we suck." and by saying "they suck" to the band...you were actually saying that the band kicked ass.
In today's world, there's been a strong anti-Primus band wagon that's been pushing the reality that Primus really does suck...not getting even an ounce of the irony. Leading the charge is Blender magazine who label Primus' funky bass madman Les Claypool as a poor man's Flea. But poor Blender and its acne-ridden staff has made the wrong comparison. Primus isn't funk...they're prog rock...redneck prog rock...but prog rock no less. They just came out around the same time as the white boy funk movement. Secondly, if Les Claypool is anyone...he's a poor man's Geddy Lee.
Now it's not to say that Primus isn't an acquired taste...and they are definitely not for everyone...but 17 years after their first album, Les Claypool still jams to sell out crowds and their drummer is beating the skins for GNR. For a band that sucks...they ain't doing too bad.
Here are the 11 Primus Songs That Suck The Most:
1. Harold of the Rocks (Frizzle Fry)
2. John The Fisherman (Frizzle Fry)
3. Making Plans For Nigel (Misc. Debris) MP3
4. Devil Went Down To Georgia (Video single)
5. Professor Nutter Butter's House Of Treats (Tales From The Punchbowl)
6. Fish On (Sailing The Seas of Cheese)
7. The Antipop (The Antipop)
8. Jellikit (Suck on This)
9. The Thing That Should Not Be (Rhinoplasty)
10. Nature Boy (Pork Soda)
11. Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver (Tales From The Punchbowl)