Can it really be? After a 12 year hiatus, Primus is back together as their original, pre-studio-recording lineup, with a new album and a summer tour. The Primusphere is brimming with anticipation, wondering what this bass-driven, carnivalesque rock group is about to hit us with.
Primus debuted with the album Frizzle Fry in 1990. I won't attempt to accurately report their full and long history, but I'll do my best at the gist--by this time, after playing locally in California for years, the band had already split with their old drummer, Jay Lane, and went big with Tim Alexander, with whom they recorded many of their albums. Over the next nine years, the band went on the release Suck on This; Sailing the Seas of Cheese; Pork Soda; Tales from the Punchbowl; the Brown Album; Rhinoplasty; and Antipop.
Countless other side projects and albums were also abound, perhaps most notably Les Claypool's solo work and the recording of the theme music for the hit irreverent comedy TV show, South Park.
News has it that for Green Naugahyde, coming September 13th, 2011, Jay Lane is back. Will we get to hear what they sounded like in the olden days of their nascence, or will it be something entirely new and unprecedented? Knowing the innovative, category-defying music of Primus, it'll probably be both!
See for yourselves and get tickets early to their back to back concerts at the Ogden on October 17th and 18th. August 3rd at Red Rocks is already sold out!