Primus Tracks chronicles the recordings of the American rock band Primus, one track at a time. Join Josh, Frankie, and Primus friend/assistant Tim Solyan as they create the ultimate Primus companion - a podcast for beginners and hardcore fans alike.
Inter-Album Interview: Derek Greenberg of Beanpole
The 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.
Inter-Album Interview: David Lefkowitz (Master Class, part 1)
Former Primus/Les manager David Lefkowitz will tell us, over the course of multiple talks, his recollections and perspectives on Primus during his tenure as manager from the late 80s to the mid 00s. Get your notebooks ready, because he's about to drop all kinds of names and stories on us.
Inter-Album Interview: Todd Huth
Original Primus guitarist Todd Huth joins Primus Tracks to dig into those still-mysterious early days of Primate/Primus; working with Jay Lane and Les and making a name for themselves in the SF Bay. By the time you read this, Frankie has broken into Todd's attic to find some old tapes. Plus. we discuss his angular approach to guitar, his band Porch, Sausage, and what's in store for the future. Find Todd Huth on Spotify for his latest music!
Inter-Album Interview: Matt Winegar
Grammy-winner Matt Winegar produced the legendary Sausage demo, Suck On This, and Frizzle Fry with Primus. Soya and Matt tread down memory lane with stories about the Bay Area scene and how those three important Primus recordings came to me. Great talk with two Bay Area champs!
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!
The Chastising Of Renegade w/ Matt Hunter
The penultimate Brown Album track mystifies and delights with its tantalizing guitar, bouncy bass, grooving drums. Easily greater than the sum of the parts, Renegade stands as a favorite for many from this record. Matt Hunter helps us understand the foundation of the tune and what makes it special. Plus, Frankie uses the word "thicc" again and makes us listen to his favorite part of the song 78 times.
I wasn’t I aware of this podcast until now???
Very nice podcast that proves me at each episode that I only know the tip of the Primus iceberg. I’ve been an hardcore fan for 5 years now (without Primus I wouldn’t be studying jazz bass in music school next year) and listening to this podcast has been a real treat.
This will probably become the definitive in-depth work on the Primus catalogue.
I can see in time the Primus camp putting a stamp of approval in some manner once complete.
I would argue this podcast is more valuable than wikipedia.
I luv primus this is a great podcast like what primus fan would want to know the story behind wyonas big brown beaver ? I do listen if you like primus than by all means listen to this podcast