For Primus fans

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by oldirtymoney, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. oldirtymoney

    oldirtymoney Banned

    Jul 16, 2002
    california, carslbad
    this is for any primus fans ou there. I want to get a primus cd with good bass in every song. I downloaded tommy the cat yesterday and that bassline is amazing. I think that song is on sailing the seas of cheese. Which cd should i get
  2. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Sailing the Seas of Cheese is a good place to start. That one along with Suck on This (live album) and Rhinoplasty all have versions of Tommy the Cat. Rhinoplasty is a studio EP of cover songs but it has a special bonus track that's a live version of Tommy The Cat. Seas of Cheese or Frizzle Fry are both good starting points for Primus. Jerry Was a Racecar Driver off of Seas of Cheese was one of my earliest bass playing inspirations.

    brad cook
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    If you want cool sounding bass slap stuff consistently through the whoel album...get suck on this.
    it was their first album(recorded before frizzle fry; Live)

    also...I really like Misc. debris...its a bunch of covers but it shows that les can do more than just slap.
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Since no one but ME likes this CD, I'm going to reccommend the Brown Album. That CD smokes to me!
  5. BassAxe


    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    I agree with the one post: If you must get one and only one, make it Frizzle Fry.

    One I haven't seen mentioned yet, which I love for its darker feel and extensive use of upright bass, is their Pork Soda album.

    But Sailing the Seas of Cheese will always be special because it was my first Primus album.

    By the way, I first learned of Primus when they opened for U2 on their ZooTV tour. It was during Tommy the Cat that they just completely blew me away. When they left the stage, I felt like the show was over. Everything U2 did after that was just a big light show.
  6. Jazzfiend


    Nov 30, 2002
    get all of them. they all rock. but be sure to get suck on this and frizzle fry. I'm not a large fan of sailing the seas of cheese. Also, his side stuff is awesome too. I love the flying frog brigade, most of their stuff is even better than any primus you can get, and the basslines are amazing too. Check em' out.
  7. definitely Frizzle Fry, and Sailing the Seas if you go for 2.
  8. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    I must be in the minority here... I've always dug Pork Soda & Punchbowl... :)
  9. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    this should be in recordings since your talking about basslines and cd's and not Les himself. Which btw, if you havent noticed has a link in the FAQ here in the bassists forum.
  10. get all of 'em
    the sausage cd is awesome, but i had trouble finding it. you can probably order it from his site, actually. it's all quite swell.
    pork soda = amazing. the bridge/interlude thing in nature boy is great, really fun to play.
  11. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    I've recently re-discovered Pork Soda. It was never my favorite, it's pretty dark (not that I don't listen to a lot of dark music. . .). But it's good stuff. "Hamburger Train" is just toooo funky!

    I should probably dust off Punchbowl someday, I haven't listened to that since about a month after it came out. Not sure why. I love all the rest of their stuff.

    The bass tone (generally, from the CT 6ers) on Pork Soda is probably one of my all-time faves. It wouldn't work in any other setting, but damn it's huge. "Welcome to this World" - yow!
  12. yup, that'd be the rainbow bass!
  13. Secksay

    Secksay Guest

    Sep 6, 2002
    New York, NY
    i would personally recommend videoplasty. its not technically an album, but its friggen video.
  14. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
  15. welcome to this world is the rainbow though; fretless, mmmm.....
  16. ditto
    and cheesy home video, if you can find it, it's hilarious.
  17. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I'm with you ex-porno man! The brown album is excellent. Odd production, but I like it anyway.
  18. oldirtymoney

    oldirtymoney Banned

    Jul 16, 2002
    california, carslbad
    thanks everyone who has given addvice :)
  19. Grygore


    Oct 25, 2002
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Right now my favorite Claypool album is Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel present High Ball with the Devil.

    I also like the Brown Album quite a bit too!
  20. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Buy 'em all. Then give me money.