Primus Tracks chronicles the recordings of the rock band Primus, one track at a time. Join Josh, Frankie, & Primus friend/assistant Tim Soya as they create the ultimate Primus companion - for beginners and hardcore fans alike.
Erin on the Side of Caution
We round out our coverage of Conspiranoid with Erin on the Side of Caution, which imtroduces new wrinkles to the Primus fabric, and promises of more creativity to come. Lyrically, the track sticks with the other two on the release to provide the full picture of Les Claypool's frustrations with certain factions of society in 2020-21. Uh huh uh HUH!
Follow The Fool
The second track of Conspiranoid, Follow The Fool, follows the theme of the EP's title track, and forced its way into sets during the second Tribute To Kings tour run in 2022. Matt Hunter guests to model the bass parts, and turns the envelope filter up to Eleven.
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Conspiranoia was borne of the band's prog shift, starting in 2017 and continuing with the Tribute To Kings tours, in which the band played Rush every night. Seems appropriate that they'd want to create their own epic, and this is the result of those efforts - a jammy, proggy suite complete numerous firsts for the band, and lyrics sure to piss off the right people. Put on your tinfoil hats as we dig into the 2022 edition of Primus!
Inter-album Interview: Jason McHugh
Jason McHugh partnered with Matt Stone & Trey Parker for Cannibal: The Musical, South Park, and Orgazmo, but he also produced Les Claypool's Electric Apricot film and has assisted the band on tour. We char with him about all of these experiences, and how Electric Apricot was a full-circle moment for him. Check out Jason's work @jasonmchugh2 on Instagram.
The Desaturating Seven - The Ends?
Is it truly The Ends? For The Desaturating Seven, yes. For Primus Tracks, not even close. We round out the 2017 Primus release with a brief discussion of the album's cyclical nature, the connections to the source text, and the extensive DS7 tour. Plus, it's Halloween, so why not inspect some Primus Halloween history?
The Desaturating Seven - The Storm
There's a storm a'coming, and Anthony Garcia returns to help us navigate the proggiest of Primus tracks, The Storm. Anthony models some of the bass and guitar parts to bolster our claims that this is one of the more complex Primus tracks out there. Go to patreon.com/primustracks to see video of this episode!
Tommy the Cast
Haven’t nerded out about Primus since I was like 2007. Since finding the podcast I’ve been listening to nothing but Primus again. I’ve been playing a small jazz kit most of my years but now I’m using 4 toms & I’m about to buy splashes, bells & all the ding dangs, whistles, bangers & clangers on your average Primus set. This podcast is expensive but it’s great stuff none the less. Wonderful work gentleman
PS: Ballad of Buckethead episode?
A nice introspective into the dense lyrics and history of my favorite band. I am listening to an episode a day until I’m caught up. Josh and Frankie are great hosts and there special guests are top tier Primus folks.
Best podcast ever maybe If they run out of Primus they can track stuff like oysterhead or the frog brigade