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Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn't a moment on any of their records where his bass isn't the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show. Which isn't to deny guitarist Larry LaLonde or drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander any credit; no drummer could weave in and around Claypool's convoluted patterns as effortlessly as Alexander, ... Read more in Amazon's Primus Store

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (8 July 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Uni/Interscope
  • ASIN: B000001Y48
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

1. Return of Sathington Willoughby
2. Fisticuffs
3. Golden Boy
4. Over the Falls
5. Shake Hands With Beef
6. Camelback Cinema
7. Hats Off
8. Puddin' Taine
9. Bob's Party Time Lounge
10. Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread
11. Restin' Bones
12. Coddingtown
13. Kalamazoo
14. Chastising of Renegade
15. Arnie

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CD Description

180 grams audiophile vinyl / Insert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Artist

With Brian 'Brain' Mantia as their new drummer, Primus started recording their sixth album in 1997. New drummer or not, Les Claypool moves Primus further into the jazz-rock and progressive territory concentrating more than ever on the instrumental interplay of the band. There are no full-fledged songs on the album, the attraction of their music lies in the thunderous bass riffs, the syncopated drums and avant guitar play. All the Primus fans know what the album is about: High quality instrumental interplay supplemented with entertaining adolescent humor. This is Primus at its best. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "monty__pytom" on 16 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
Named after the colour brown, Primus return with what they like to call 'The Brown Album'...as we all do...because that's what it's called. Brilliant. It's no 'Frizzle Fry' or 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese' but it still packs 'em in. 'Shake Hands With Beef' will have you nodding your head up and down untill your neck snaps. 'Golden Boy' will have your foot tapping untill your ankle breaks. 'Over The Falls' will have your hands clicking untill your fingers fall off. So, even though you will lose your neck, ankle and fingers- it is a worthy price to pay in order to listen to this fantastic...ness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Bungle on 2 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
On most releases, Primus sound like 3 musicians having the perfectly choreographed fight. This is more fluid and conceptual than most Primus releases. Claypool's bass is more refined, less jagged and surprisingly subtle at times. Larry Lalonde's guitar isn't just for layering, or for blitzing out crazy atonal solos. Here he has more texture, and more freedom to create mood and swagger. Gone is the thumping of Tim "Herb" Alexander, replaced by the metronome snapping of Brian "Brain" Mantia. For me this is Primus at their very best - focused, tight and with more song structure. Amazing bass lines have never been missing from a Primus album, but Over The Falls surely must rival them all. That along with Shake Hands With Beef. Lalonde's high octave guitar squeel gives it added menace. The overall vibe though is cocktails and evil-jazz. Shake Hands With Beef, Bob's Party Time Lounge and Kalamazoo all tread new ground for Primus - song based and smooth, but all have a lurking mischief about them. Most controversial (for Primus fans anyway) is that Brain's drumming sounds so much better than Herbs ever did. It's cocky, punchy and ticks like a perfect clock. Overall, this record sounds better than any other Primus record - the recording and production is first class. It may be different for them, but it is pure class.
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By Tim on 31 Oct. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is where I hopped on the hamburger train and in retrospect it was an odd place to start my Primus journey. Brown Album, so named I can only assume because of it's muddy analog production, presents a less complex (only by their standards) Primus and a different sound from their other work. New drummer boy Brain Mantia's simpler hard-hitting technique suits the album's sound perfectly and although Les Claypool's basslines on the likes of Shake Hands With Beef and Duchess And The Proverbial Mind Spread aren't as mind-bending as say DMV or Is It Luck?, they're still very infectious. The most atypical album by this very original band.
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By jacque on 16 Feb. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this album despite hearing people say that it is primus's least imaginative album. I already owned most of their other albums so I thought I mareswell complete the collection. This album COMPLETELY exceeded my expectations. The album is worth buying for the return of Sathington Willoughby alone. My 3 favourite tracks are the return of Sathington willoughby, shake hands with beef and puddin taine (Very goofy song)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jon.gillham@mmsuk.co.uk on 16 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This in my opinion is the best Primus album, definately the most accessible.
The Bass playing Genius of Les Claypool calms down the bass slapping and concentrates on some truely spectacular lyrics that will have you in stitches....if you like singing in the shower like me.
This is a great album if you are not easily embarrased and feel that music is really about personal taste, its quirkiness is its genius.
For all you muso's out there you will not be disappointed, Brain (the new drummer) has a far simpler style to Herb but this greatly adds to the music, which this time has magnificent songs.
Having seen Primus several times, I can tell you that this stuff is worth a seriously happy mosh!
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