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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

PRIMUS / Sailing The Seas Of Cheese [1991]

1991 saw gonzo funksters Primus make their major label debut and receive some sort of widespread recognition with Sailing The Seas Of Cheese.
Toning down the frantic jamming sound of Frizzle Fry and grounding themselves as well as they can, Primus still can't be mistaken for anybody else.  Claypool hops around the bass, while he's deceivingly humorous vocals sputter songs about depression, death and troubled times over Larry LaLonde's slithery and noodly guitars & Herb's animated but precise drum playing.  With guest spots from Tom Waits, samples from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 & The Young Ones and oversexed pussycats,  Cheese is vintage Primus.  

4 steers & queers out of 5

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