Best Of Primus?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by KeithBMI, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. I'm trying to compile a "Best of Primus" CD. I have never heard of them before TB but now I really like them. What are your opinions on their best songs?
  2. AcousticBass


    May 28, 2005
    i know couple songs you should have for sure is tommy the cat, jerry was a race car driver, too many puppies, sgt baker, dmv.
  3. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I may get torched for this, but "Dirty Drowning Man" off Antipop is excellent. Don't forget "Frizzle Fry" off the album with the same name.
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    10. Southbound Pachyderm
    9. Jerry was a Racecar driver
    8. Harold of the Rocks
    7. Bob
    6. Mary the Icecube
    4. To Defy the Laws of Tradition
    3. Fish On
    2. Greet the Sacred Cow
    1. Over the Electric Grapevine
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    I was thinking the same thing
  6. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    Nobody likes Wynona's Big Brown Beaver?? That song still cracks me up.
  7. Cool, thanks for the help. That should get me started. :smug:
  8. American Life
    The Last Superpower
    My Friend Fats
    ... +1 to everything else mentioned here. Primus is a hard band to narrow down to one album's worth of songs.
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I think the main reason I like this song, other than the tight groove, is Ler gets a chance to carry the melody. Most Primus songs lack melody and are just polyrhythmic whatnot. With Les Claypool's "singing"... eh, basically, I don't really walk away humming any Primus tunes.
  10. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    "Captain Shiner" is perfectly hummable, though. :D
    So are "over the electric grapevine", "Frizzle Fry" and "fish on", to some extent. I bet there's more. :)
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    I just love that groove, it's bouncy yet solid, loose let connected, spacious yet dense with a hint of cinnamon
  12. its just a matter of opinion...
  13. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    My best of Primus would be:

    1. Antipop
    2. My Name Is Mud
    3. Wynonna
    4. Jerry
    5. Harold of the Rocks
    6. To Defy The Laws of Tradition
    7. Sgt. Baker
    8. Eleven
    9. Is It Luck
    10. DMV
    11. Electric Uncle Sam
    12. Shake Hands With Beef
    13. Mr. Krinkle
    14. Golden Boy
    15. Bob's Party Time Lounge
    16. Sinister Exaggerator
    17. John The Fisherman

    I'd play around with the order, but that would work for me.
  15. +1

    One of les' best solos is on that song.
  16. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    In all seriousness, every song by Primus is pretty kickass. But if you can, try to find a live version of "American Life." It's the most insane hammer ons and pulloffs i've ever heard.
  17. alapantera


    Mar 22, 2004
    here's my top 10

    1. Scissor Man
    2. Tommy The Cat
    3. Southbound Pachyderm
    4. DMV
    5. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
    6. Mary the Ice Cube
    7. Shake Hands With Beef
    8. The Chastising of Renegade
    9. Greet The Scared Cow
    10. My Friend Fats
  18. I was surprised no one had posted this one yet. One of my favorites.
  19. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    My Friend Fats MUST be included!