Soya rejoins the fray (from the road with Primus!!) to help us close the Brown Album with Arnie - throwaway closer or deep philosophical mind-bender? Mostly the former, but Frankie and Josh do their damnedest to turn hearts to the latter. Final thoughts on the record as a whole, Youtube provides a cover, our last 1897 connections, and a cryptic preview of what's to come between albums. Arnie!
Fler avsnitt från "Primus Tracks"
52:15Josh and Frankie tackle Eclectic Electric, the mid-album proggy epic that has recently resurfaced in live performances. We spend an inordinate amount of time on the lyrics, as they are among the most personal of Les Claypool's career. What do they mean? Don't worry; we won't leave you out to sea.
1:04:24Rory Dolan of lespecial joins the podcast to discuss the title track to the Antipop record. Aside from the irony of their Antipop anthem being one of their most accessible tunes, we get into what makes this track tick, and it all starts with that impressive opening from Brain. Find Rory @rorydolandrums and @lespecialmusic on the socials. We're @primustracks - bring a friend!
1:10:41We are joined by a bass powerhouse in the form of lesepcial's Luke Bemand to discuss Lacquer Head, which has recently rejoined the live set list. More importantly, we ask the big question: Whither Fred Durst? He's credited as producer, so where's his influence? We get into the music, lyrics, and ask the all-important Antipop question: Is it Primus?Find Luke @lukebemandbass on Instagram Find us @primustracks on Instagram and Twitter!
A Tribute To Kings Tour Wrap
37:35Josh and Frankie pause their Sony Discman player that's spinning Antipop to discuss the finer points of the recently-wrapped Tribute To Kings tour, in which Primus played Rush's "A Farewell to Kings" in its entirety. Which Primus tracks got the most love? What was most surprising? What was the atmosphere of the shows? Chime in to the conversation @primustracks on Instagram and Twitter, and the Primus Tracks page on Facebook.
42:43Two (legitimate) tracks into Antipop and we're still searching for a consensus Primus track; Natural Joe, producted by Matt Stone (that one!) checks more boxes than Electric Uncle Sam (including a wondrous excursion to Ler Land), but according to Frankie, it's not all there. We talk about why, and get into some 1990s talk for a record that, so far wallows, in the tropes of late 90's popular music.
Electric Uncle Sam w/ Louis Ortega
56:50We begin our Antipop excursion with the lead single that received a bit of radio play, but had no video or much of a promotional push behind it. Further, it's co-written and produced by Tom Morello, so is it truly a Primus tune? We discuss, debate, deride, deny, and finally, desist. Thanks to Louis Ortega of Rapscallion (@laprimustribute) for helping us with this track!
Making of Antipop
58:38Josh and Frankie go it alone to tackle the making of Antipop, perhaps the most divisive Primus record, for multiple reasons. This was a tumultuous time for the band on many fronts, and we try to piece the picture together. Fred Durst: Why Les, Why? Plus, we evaluate whether the record holds up today. @primustracks on IG and [email protected]
Inter-Album Interview: DJ Disk
1:10:25Perfect timing! As we are in the Brown and Rhino eras, turntable legend DJ Disk joins the pod to discuss his numerous guest appearances onstage and on record/video with Primus.
Making of Rhinoplasty with Toby Wright
1:25:14After the Brown Album cycle wrapped, Primus was asked to work with a producer on their next effort, which was a covers EP to bridge albums. The band descended upon Prairie Sun studios, and with the help of the legendary Toby Wright, created the band's second EP. Toby Wright kindly joined us to mine the depths of memory for the experience of making Rhinoplasty; another heavy brough to you by the one and only Tim Soya. Find Toby's show, My Wright Stuff, on Youtube!
Inter-Album Interview: Derek Greenberg of Beanpole
1:47:25The madman behind Primus-adjacent musical adventurists Beanpole joins the podcast to reveal long-mysterious details on how Beanpole came to be, and the involvement of one Larry LaLonde, among many other luminaries. Derek also shares a never-before-heard Beanpole track, so call it a Primus Tracks exclusive! If you haven't heard Beanpole yet, drop everything and find the music on Bandcamp or Soundcloud RIGHT NOW to get more context to this conversation.