Primus

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Bass-oriented alternative metal band, formed in California in the mid 1980s, under the original name 'Primate'.

In 1989 Primus released their debut album "Suck On This", followed by a line of successful albums in the early 1990s; "Frizzle Fry" (1990), "Sailing The Seas Of Cheese" (1991) and "Pork Soda" (1993), plus their first 'covers' EP "Miscellaneous Debris" (1992). Their fifth album, "Tales From The Punch Bowl", went Gold before the end of 1995. During the summer of 1996 they parted ways with drummer, Tim Alexander, who was replaced by Bryan "Brain" Mantia - making his debut on "The Brown Album" (1997). A second 'covers' EP "Rhinoplasty" followed in 1998.

Primus then departed from their previous approach, with the "Antipop" album in 1999. A more metallic sound, featuring different producers on almost every track - including such notables as Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello; Limp BizKit's Fred Durst; Tom Waits; South Park creator, Matt Stone and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. It also included such guest artists as Metallica's James Hetfield and former Faith No More guitarist, Jim Martin.

Mantia left in 2000 to join Guns N' Roses. During the ensuing break, band leader/bassist Claypool focused on recording his side project, Oyster Head (which included Copeland and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio), as well as releasing a two-part solo, "Live Frogs: Set 1 and Set 2". Re-united with Tim "Herb" Alexander in 2003, Claypool and LaLonde released the EP "Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People" and a DVD compilation, featuring the band's videos, studio footage and rare performance bootlegs.

2006 saw the band release another DVD; "Blame It On The Fish" featuring the band live on their 2003 tour, as well as a greatest hits package "They Can't All Be Zingers: The Best Of Primus". This was followed by the "Beat A Dead Horse Tour" in 2006 and a further album
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RED 22 Suck On This — Primus Primus Suck On This (Album) Prawn Song RED 22 US 1989 Sell This Version
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CARCD 10, 0777 7 86749 2 4 Frizzle Fry — Primus Primus Frizzle Fry (Album) Caroline Records CARCD 10, 0777 7 86749 2 4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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7 91659-4, 91659-4 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese — Primus Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Album) Interscope Records, EastWest Records America 7 91659-4, 91659-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
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772738-1 Pork Soda — Primus Primus Pork Soda (Album) Interscope Records, Interscope Records 772738-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
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6544-92553-4 Tales From The Punchbowl — Primus Primus Tales From The Punchbowl (Album) Interscope Records, Atlantic, Interscope Records, Atlantic 6544-92553-4 Saudi Arabia 1995 Sell This Version
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INT2-90126 Brown Album — Primus Primus Brown Album (Album) Interscope Records, Prawn Song, Interscope Records, Prawn Song INT2-90126 US 1997 Sell This Version
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UMD 99220 Antipop — Primus Primus Antipop (Album) Interscope Records, Prawn Song UMD 99220 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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none Green Naugahyde — Primus Primus Green Naugahyde (Album) Prawn Song none France 2011 Sell This Version
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ATO0250, 0882213121 Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble — Primus Primus Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble (Album) Prawn Song, ATO Records ATO0250, 0882213121 US 2014 Sell This Version
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HSE-4986 The Desaturating Seven — Primus Primus The Desaturating Seven (Album) ATO Records, Prawn Song HSE-4986 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
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none Jerry Was A Race Car Driver — Primus Primus Jerry Was A Race Car Driver (Single) Interscope Records none US 1991 Sell This Version
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none Tommy The Cat — Primus Primus Tommy The Cat (Single) Interscope Records none US 1991 Sell This Version
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SAM 801 Here Come The Bastards — Primus Primus Here Come The Bastards(12", Promo, Smplr) EastWest SAM 801 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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A6167CDX, 7567-96166-2 Making Plans For Nigel — Primus Primus Making Plans For Nigel (EP) EastWest, Rock Ahead A6167CDX, 7567-96166-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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96208-2 Miscellaneous Debris — Primus Primus Miscellaneous Debris (EP, Maxi) Interscope Records, Atlantic 96208-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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Flexi #21 All Sewn Up / Sinister Exaggerator — Primus Rise Robots Rise / Primus Rise Robots Rise / Primus - All Sewn Up / Sinister Exaggerator(Flexi, 7") Reflex Magazine Flexi #21 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PRCD-5357 DMV — Primus Primus DMV (Single) Interscope Records PRCD-5357 US 1993 Sell This Version
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Sing Fat-003 Pork Soda — Primus Primus Pork Soda Prawn Song Sing Fat-003 US 1993 Sell This Version
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PRCD 5042 My Name Is Mud — Primus Primus My Name Is Mud (Single) Rock Ahead, EastWest PRCD 5042 US 1993 Sell This Version
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PRCD 5170 Mr. Krinkle — Primus Primus Mr. Krinkle(CD, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Atlantic PRCD 5170 US 1993 Sell This Version
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6544-95714-2, A8129CD Wynona's Big Brown Beaver — Primus Primus Wynona's Big Brown Beaver (Maxi, Single) Interscope Records, Atlantic 6544-95714-2, A8129CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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PRCD 6483 Mrs. Blaileen — Primus Primus Mrs. Blaileen (Maxi, Single) Interscope Records, Atlantic PRCD 6483 US 1995 Sell This Version
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INT5P-6000 Southbound Pachyderm — Primus Primus Southbound Pachyderm(CD, Maxi, Promo) Interscope Records INT5P-6000 US 1996 Sell This Version
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INT5P-6185 Shake Hands With Beef — Primus Primus Shake Hands With Beef(CD, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Prawn Song INT5P-6185 US 1997 Sell This Version
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INT5P-6240 Over The Falls — Primus Primus Over The Falls(CD, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Prawn Song INT5P-6240 1997 Sell This Version

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Powerpope

Powerpope

May 12, 2022
Just kinda bad? Like not very good at all? Could be better?
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