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Primus - Pork Soda 2LP

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Led by musical genius and renowned world-class bassist Les Claypool, Primus offered up a fantastic, colorful journey through demented novelty compositions and preposterous instrumental rollercoasters that take The Residents' and Frank Zappa's blueprints to the most bizarre heights. The results are a unique form of psycho jazz, bass-oriented metal and alt-rock psychedelia. Along with 1990's Frizzle Fry and the following year's, Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, 1993's Pork Soda is among the group's most defining records. One of the most unique albums to ever debut in the Top Ten, the platinum-certified effort is home to the all-time classic "My Name is Mud," with Claypool's slap bass at its finest.

"Pork Soda was the first straight-up Ler, Herb, and Les record," Claypool told Consequence Of Sound. "Even Sailing the Seas of Cheese had some songs that Todd and Jay Lane had helped with. It's a little darker, heavier. That was the beginning of our really DIY recording. We recorded that in our rehearsal space, and we had our sound man do it. That album went platinum, but it took four years. We were always the slow-burn guys; we were the guys called "the catalog band." We didn't come out and Pearl Jam-it and sell a gazillion records right out the gate."

Available on vinyl (180g 2LP) once again with audio remastered in 2018 from the original analog tapes.

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