Primus ‎– Sailing The Seas Of Cheese

Interscope Records ‎– 7567-91659-2, EastWest Records America ‎– 7567-91659-2
CD, Album

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1 Seas Of Cheese 0:42
2 Here Come The Bastards 2:54
3 Sgt. Baker
Music By [Guitar Melodies] – Todd Huth
4 American Life 4:32
5 Jerry Was A Race Car Driver 3:10
6 Eleven 4:19
7 Is It Luck? 3:27
8 Grandad's Little Ditty 0:37
9 Tommy The Cat
Music By [Guitar Melodies] – Todd HuthVoice [Of Tommy The Cat] – Tom Waits
10 Sathington Waltz 1:42
11 Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers 5:19
12 Fish On (Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter II) 7:45
13 Los Bastardos
Bass – Adam Gates, Butthouse, Les*Drums – Brain Mantia*, Mike Bordin, Herb*Guitar [Guitars] – Derek Greenberg, Ler*, Matt Winegar, MIRV. Haggard*, Todd HuthVocals – Adam Gates, Ler*, Les*, Puffster, Herb*

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Recorded at Fantasy "D" Studio - Berkeley, CA January '91
Mixed at Different Fur, SF, and The Plant, Sausalito, CA
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA
Lyrics © 1991 Sturgeon Music

Manufactured and distributed by EastWest Records America
a division of Atlantic Recording Corporation
a Time Warner company
℗© 1991 Interscope Records
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7567-91659-2 3
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC_A): 075679165923
  • Matrix / Runout (Glass master): 756791659-2 WME
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 mould text): .3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 mould inner ring): [W Warner logo]
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 6406
  • Price Code (France): CA 851
  • Price Code: YS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 91659-2, 91659-2 Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese(CD, Album) Interscope Records, EastWest Records America 7 91659-2, 91659-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
IND 91659, 491 659-2 Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese(CD, Album, RP) Interscope Records, MCA Records IND 91659, 491 659-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
INTSD-91659 Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese(CD, Album, Club) Interscope Records, MCA Records INTSD-91659 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
none Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Primus) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
7567-91659-4 Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 7567-91659-4 Europe 1991 Sell This Version


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February 8, 2018

Not these guys again...

There was a time in my youth when I'd have loved the quirkiness of a band like Primus. With their obscure sense of humour and their blend of rock and funk, there's truly no other band like them. But what makes them so unique is also what pretty much puts so many people off of them.

And to put it bluntly, it's mostly boring self-indulgence.

While the musicians themselves are all incredibly talented, and certainly adept at thinking outside the box, the music itself is very hard to follow, and definitely requires the listener to be equally open-minded. There's very little singing, with vocalist Les Claypool preferring more of a spoken-word type of vocal style, and a lot of the music itself tends to plod along with no real melodies sticking out. As a whole, it's just a complete mess.

If I had to pick out some highlights, it'd have to be 'Tommy the Cat' and 'Jerry Was a Race Car Driver', most probably because these are the notable singles from the album, and while they do have some infectious grooves in the music, as per usual with this band, the spoken babble that is the lyrics kind of ruins them.

I'm sure there was a time when I loved this band, especially as I seem to recall asking for some of their albums as Christmas and Birthday presents in my early twenties. But I listen to 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese' now and it bores the life out of me. Primus really are in a league all of their own when it comes to "keeping an open mind", sadly, it's just not a very good one.