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.