Posted in music | pictures on October 22, 2012

photos by Greg Cristman

Primus

Les Claypool and gang are currently in the midst of a "3-D tour" which came through NYC on Friday night (10/19)...

"There was also a big screen behind the instruments, on which strange film clips were shown that were meant to sync up with the music. They did, but none of them made any sense at all. At one point there was footage of people arriving at Ellis Island and taking the oath of citizenship; all of them looked terrified. At another part there was kind of a Western motif going, and the face of the actor Lee Marvin appeared, sneering and snarling. At other points geometric shapes shot through space and vortexes of lights and colors danced and gyrated. We had been given 3D glasses, so all of this appeared to be coming out of the screen and down from the stage, during which time Claypool spanked the bass and never really sang so much as muttered in a guttural voice. Seldom could you actually understand what he was saying. It was kind of like the train announcements that they make when you're on the subway. But the lyrics aren't exactly the point here; the atmosphere is, and this was simply a spectacle in every sense of the word." [Steven M. Finklenstein]
More pictures from the NYC show, and the setlist, below...

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SETLIST
Set I
American Life
Prelude to a Crawl
Last Salmon Man
Frizzle Fry
Over the Falls
Lee Van Cleef
Eyes of the Squirrel
Hamburger Train
Del Davis Tree Farm
Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
(Henry the 8th Tease)

Set 2
The Return of Sathington Willoughby
Moron TV
Southbound Pachyderm
Eternal Consumption Engine
Glass Sandwich
Jilly's on Smack
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Hats Off
Over the Electric Grapevine
Hello Skinny
(The Residents cover)
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Encore:
HOINFODAMAN
Tommy the Cat>The Awakening>Tommy the Cat
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Comments (26)

I'd like to see these guys in No-D.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 4:37 PM

My name is deez nutz.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 4:38 PM

great show

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 4:40 PM

delightful looking crowd

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 4:46 PM

The videos made no sense? For "The Last Salmon Man" there was footage of salmon in a river. For "Eyes of the Squirrel" there was video of a squirrel, For "Lee Van Cleef" there was footage of westerns etc etc I don't know what the reviewer was talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 4:59 PM

^^^ obviously BV and the writer are dissing the show because Primus is just "not hip to be into bro"

Would love to see this type of post about one of the milkkids this place adores.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:14 PM

For "American Life" as Claypool mentions the statue of liberty in the lyrics a 3-D statue of liberty appeared on the screen. But that totally does not make any sense lol

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:24 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/primus/hammerstein/48.jpg

"We got XXL's to give us something to shoot for"

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:34 PM

great show visually, disappointed that Primus is a jam band now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:41 PM

the ellis island footage was during their song "American Life". gotta love idiot comments in reviews.

and for anyone who doesn't know primus has turned into a jam band hasn't paid attention to them since 2004

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 7:34 PM

That looks like either the best or the worst place to drop acid for the 1st time.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | October 22, 2012 8:21 PM

I love Primus. I remember listening to Hamburger Train on cassette when I would mow my parents lawn.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 9:46 PM

Classic “big brother music.” The only people who are halfway forgiven for giving a shit about Primus are guys who are like fifteen years old and still haven’t come into their own, and they idolize their retarded stoner big brother because he’s got a car and he brags about having sex with girls (without truth) and he’s got a rockin’ dustache and he listens to Primus. Luckily, by the time these guys are seventeen or so, their brother is driving a forklift at the dump and they’re like “what the fuck was I thinking, my brother is a huge piece of shit and Primus has always sucked.”

So, Primus fans, pick one. You’re either the kid who’s gonna grow out of if or you’re the big brother.

P.S. – Les Claypool fucking sucks and you’re in serious need of retuning if you can’t tell.

Posted by Dr. David Thorpe | October 22, 2012 10:32 PM

Mr. Dr. David Thorpe.

You are one bored soul. There are millions of bands for you to like and you are trying to write something up in the comments section to smear them. Come on! There's more to life. Just click to the next internet article, my man. You accomplish nothing by remarking as you did.

Submit your own albums, by the way. Please provide for the readership what bands you are currently in and let us know where we can listen to the catalog of music you have written and composed with your bandmates over the years.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 7:08 AM

And people make fun of Deerhoof? Amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 7:53 AM

This picture says everything I need to know about the type of person that would be attracted to a Primus In 3-D show

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/primus/hammerstein/50.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 7:54 AM

david thorpe drives a forklift. just sayin.' oh, and he was raped by his brother.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 8:22 AM

Fact. -Forklift drivers generally have better taste in music then freelance graphic designers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:21 AM

Ivor the Engine Driver > Forklift drivers

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:49 AM

That hoodie is pretty dope. And not bad at 50 bucks compared to other bands prices.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:15 AM

Whether Primus sucks or not, the $90 price ticket on the show simply blows.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:44 AM

I've been a Primus fan since I was a kid. 31now and I still love thier sound. It just makes me happy to see them out there playing thier music. The 3d thing is cool, I dont care what anyone says. If you dont like it thats your problem. Hammerstien was and outstanding show!

Posted by Johnmam | October 24, 2012 6:18 AM

Your ideas was totally easy to get. Happy to find that there’s an person online that gets it precise what its is talking about.

Posted by Frequency | November 21, 2012 4:29 AM

never heard of this band dude but by that photo alone i feel pretty confident saying this guy is the reason why music is dogshit these days

Posted by 3rb-press | December 10, 2012 7:48 PM

I love 3d.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 9, 2013 12:09 PM

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