Primus

Members of Primus: Bryan Mantia, Jay Lane, Larry LaLonde, Les Claypool, Tim "Herb" Alexander, Todd Huth
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Discography of Primus:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993
2 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 13 Audio 1991-05-14
3 Rhinoplasty 12 Audio 1998
4 Tales From The Punchbowl 14 Audio 1995 Interscope Records
5 Suck On This 9 Audio 2002 Prawn Song
6 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 15 Audio 1991 Interscope Records
7 Brown Album 15 Audio
8 Suck On This 9 Audio 1991 Interscope Records
9 Suck On This 9 Audio 1991 Interscope Records
10 Antipop 14 Audio 1999-10-19 Interscope Records
11 Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People 18 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
12 Hallucino-Genetics ● Live 2004 24 Audio 2004 Frizzle Fry, Inc.
13 Southbound Pachyderm 5 Audio 1996 Interscope Records
14 Wynona's Big Brown Beaver 3 Audio 1995 Interscope Records
15 Frizzle Fry 13 Audio 1990
16 Miscellaneous Debris 5 Audio 1992
17 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 13 Audio 1991
18 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993 Interscope Records
19 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 13 Audio 1991 Interscope Records
20 Tales From The Punchbowl 13 Audio 1995 Interscope Records
21 Frizzle Fry 14 Audio 2002-04-23 Prawn Song
22 Frizzle Fry 13 Audio 1990
23 Suck On This 9 Audio 1990 Caroline Records
24 Primus 3 Audio 1991 Interscope Records
25 Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People 5 Audio 2004 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
26 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993
27 Frizzle Fry 13 Audio 1990 Caroline Records
28 Mrs. Blaileen 3 Audio 1995 Interscope Records
29 Frizzle Fry 13 Audio 1990 Caroline Records
30 They Can't All Be Zingers 16 Audio 2006-10-17 Interscope Records
31 Miscellaneous Debris 5 Audio 1992
32 N.I.B. 3 Audio 2000
33 Tales From The Punchbowl 13 Audio 1995 Interscope Records
34 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 13 Audio 1991
35 Blame It On The Fish 45 Audio 2006 Frizzle Fry, Inc.
36 Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 13 Audio 1991 Interscope Records
37 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993 Interscope Records
38 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1996-01-16
39 Too Many Puppies 9 Audio 1993 Bundy Records
40 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993
41 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993
42 Cheesy Home Video 7 Audio 1992 Warner Music Vision
43 Antipop 14 Audio 1999
44 Tales From The Punchbowl 14 Audio 1995
45 All Sewn Up / Sinister Exaggerator 2 Audio 1992 Reflex Magazine
46 Rhinoplasty 12 Audio 1998
47 Pork Soda 15 Audio 1993
48 Tales From The Punchbowl 14 Audio 1996 Interscope Records
49 Miscellaneous Debris 5 Audio 1992 Interscope Records
50 Suck On This 9 Audio 1990 Caroline Records


Bass-oriented alternative metal band, formed in California in the mid 1980s, under the original name 'Primate'.

In 1989 Primus released their debut album "Suck On This", followed by a line of successful albums in the early 1990s; "Frizzle Fry" (1990), "Sailing The Seas Of Cheese" (1991) and "Pork Soda" (1993), plus their first 'covers' EP "Miscellaneous Debris" (1992). Their fifth album, "Tales From The Punch Bowl", went Gold before the end of 1995. During the summer of 1996 they parted ways with drummer, Tim Alexander, who was replaced by Bryan "Brain" Mantia - making his debut on "The Brown Album" (1997). A second 'covers' EP "Rhinoplasty" followed in 1998.

Primus then departed from their previous approach, with the "Antipop" album in 1999. A more metallic sound, featuring different producers on almost every track - including such notables as Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello; Limp BizKit's Fred Durst; Tom Waits; South Park creator, Matt Stone and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. It also included such guest artists as Metallica's James Hetfield and former Faith No More guitarist, Jim Martin.

Mantia left in 2000 to join Guns N' Roses. During the ensuing break, band leader/bassist Claypool focused on recording his side project, Oyster Head (which included Copeland and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio), as well as releasing a two-part solo, "Live Frogs: Set 1 and Set 2". Re-united with Tim "Herb" Alexander in 2003, Claypool and LaLonde released the EP "Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People" and a DVD compilation, featuring the band's videos, studio footage and rare performance bootlegs.

2006 saw the band release another DVD; "Blame It On The Fish" featuring the band live on their 2003 tour, as well as a greatest hits package "They Can't All Be Zingers: The Best Of Primus". This was followed by the "Beat A Dead Horse Tour" in 2006 and a further album


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