Les Claypool and his dizzying bass guitar-driven outfit Primus are currently on the road, and according to Claypool, the tour is unlike any they’ve done before. “We're doing two sets. One set is a mixture of older material, and the second set is the new album in its entirety,” he told SFGate.com, referring to songs off the band’s first full-length in over a decade, ‘Green Naugahyde.’
Legendary bass guitar-driven band Primus are known for charismatic, quirky frontman Les Claypool and his stellar fretless bass attack. So, when the band reunited to spit out their first full-length in 11 years this fall, the dizzying ‘Green Naugahyde,’ many low-end fans rejoiced and counted down the days until the Sept. 13 release. But, surprisingly, it took a while for Claypool to warm up to the idea of getting Primus back together at all.
At this point, Primus' credo is distinct and deep-rooted: Les Claypool’s dizzying bass guitar and drum grooves, crazed vocals with colorful lyrics, and cutting, whacky guitar lines. The band’s latest album, ‘Green Naugahyde,' comes some 20-plus years since Primus’ first full-length -- and 11 years since their most recent release.
The last time Primus released a new album, Bill Clinton was in the White House, ‘The Matrix’ was in theaters and everybody was partying like it was 1999 . . . cause, well, it was 1999.