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Here’s a review I read in a Vancouver newspaper ( apologies to reviewer. Working on finding the name) which prompted me to get this record.
“Genius comes in different packages – apparently even the one marked Milk Duds.
Pushing the envelope even further than they did with ‘Pork Soda’, Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde and Tim Alexander are heirs to the Zappa throne of psycho meets the Stooges.
An acquired taste, to say the least, Primus’ indistinguishable talent comes in their unfettered fret-cruising to galaxies outside the chartered bounds of straightforward, linear rock n roll.
Take a track like their MuchMusic heavy-rotation hitter, ‘Wynona’s Big brown Beaver’. Borrowing country chords and slide, Primus reshape the old forms with molten steel and kick-ass guitars. To boot, they manage to turn it into an almost anti-rap number – redneck fairy tales.
And that’s pretty much what you get all the way through the inebriating, colorful and potentially sickening ‘Tales from the Punchbowl : surprise after surprise backed by talent, not idiocy – in spite of what may appear on the enigmatic surface. ”
Funky, heavy metal. Jazz rock, hard rock. Early Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Frank Zappa similarities. But they make their own music their way. I am always looking for new sounds and new music. I found it in Primus. Any band that throws a little ‘Muleskinner Blues’ into a song hooks CB. Is this my favorite album by them? I don’t know. I like all the albums I have by them but this was my intro. I like Primus music. Not easy listening. You want music that’s out there beyond the beyond. Grab this and Strap in. Grab any Primus.
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