Primus oral history book, “Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine,” due out tomorrow


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Good news for Primus fans who like reading and stuff: Tomorrow marks the arrival of the awkwardly titled but sure to be awesome Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool, the first oral history of the influential, bass-slappin’, beaver-ticklin’ alt-rock legends. We’re supposedly getting our mitts on a review copy soon, so we’ll provide more details then. All we can tell you right now is that it was compiled by journalist Greg Prato and features interviews with all the major players in Primus—Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, Tim “Herb” Alexander, Jay Lane, Bryan Mantia and Todd Huth—as well as friends, fans and occasional collaborators like Trey Anastasio, Stewart Copeland, Tom Morello, Geddy Lee, Kirk Hammett, Tom Waits, Chuck D and Hank3. You can pre-order a hardcover or Kindle version here.

In other Primus news: On Friday, they released another track from their forthcoming Primus & the Chocolate Factory, their tribute to the music of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, due out Oct. 21st on ATO Records. “Golden Ticket” turns the light-hearted original into a primal space-blues stomp—but in a light-hearted way. Les even whistles at one point. Yep, even by Primus standards, this one’s clearly gonna get pretty weird.

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One thought on “Primus oral history book, “Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine,” due out tomorrow

  1. LOVE PRIMUS! YES ,AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES THEM!!!
    THEY ARE AN AWESOME, BEST KEPT BAND. KINDA LIKE AN AWESOME SECRET!
    IT TAKES GREAT TASTE AND AN INTELLECTUAL MIND TO LOVE THEM!
    I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO THERE TALENT ON 1992! I WAS 22 YRS OLD.,…AND HAVE LOVED THEM EVER SINCE! I WAS BORN IN 1970! I KNOW GREATNESS! 7-22-70!! OH SHIT!, I AM CONSIDERED VINTAGE! DAMN , HOW TIME FLIES!
    ALL I CAN SAY, ………… AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE………..
    LIVE EVERY MOMENT , AS THOUGH IT IS YOUR LAST. …..SAY THE WORDS TO THE LAST PERSON YOU SPEAK TO, AS THOUGH , IT IS YOUR LAST BREATH.
    I COULD GO ON, BUT I ONLY HOPE, AT LEAST ….AT THE VERY LEAST, ONE PERSON WILL GAIN. THESE ARE WORDS FROM LIFE, MY LIFE…NOT SOMETHING I READ OR SOME DUMB ASS CLICHE’ …THIS IS EXPERIENCE FROM MANY LONG LOVES LIVED, ….MOSTLY THE HARD ROAD. I TRY EVERYDAY “NOT” TO BE BITTER OR TO PLACE BLAME. MY MOTHER ONCE SAID,SHANNON, “YOU WOULD NEVER RECOGNIZE THE HIGHS WITHOUT THE LOWS. IT IS SIMPLE BUT TRUE! WHEN WE GO THROUGH THE LOWS(WHICH ARE REAL) ONCE WE GET THROUGH IT…IT FEELS LIKE BEING ON TOP OF THE WORLD! ONCE WE ACCEPT LOWS WILL COME. “KNOW” IT WILL ONLY LAST A TIME… AND EACH BATTLE WE CONQUER ,.WE ARE THAT MUCH STRONGER! FUCK YA!!!!!
    LIFE IS TRULY A BUTTERFLY AFFECT. SO…GIVE YOUR ALL, HUG LIKE IT IS YOUR LAST.
    AND MAKE YOUR WORDS COUNT FOR SOMETHING,…ALWAYS. 🙂

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