Thursday, November 17, 2011
PRIMUS / Green Naugahyde 
Gonzo stoner rock band Primus rise from the ashes of a lacklustre '00's with Green Naugahyde, their first full-length album of new material since 1999's mediocre Anti-Pop.
While not really crossing any new boundaries in Primus territory, psycho ringleader Les Claypool and the boys still know how to craft some mighty fine songs. All of it sounding something like Frank Zappa and Tom Waits giving birth to a bi-polar chipmunk on crack.
The leading single "Tragedy's A Comin'" is a little boring but don't be fooled by that. The rest of the album is murky, creepy and technically brilliant with the exception of a handful of songs that are just too noodly for their own good.
Green Naugahyde won't win over any new Primus fans, in fact it will just plain baffle and alienate the uninitiated. However it will surely be a real crowd pleaser with the veteran Los Bastardos and the folks who know how much Primus really sucks.
3½ Fish out of 5
Songs Of Note: Last Salmon Man; Extinction Burst