Posts Tagged ‘Zappa’

It’s puddin’ time children.

Primus is the avant-garde comedy prog band from California. Born of the psychotic ramblings of Les Claypool, the eccentric bassist who wrote the theme songs to popular late-night animated TV shows, South Park  and Robot Chicken. Although their sound is heavily influenced by Claypool’s unique playing style and cartoony voice; the band’s sound is held together by Larry LaLonde, former guitarist of the 80’s death metal band, Possessed.  Their drummer Jay Lane has an interesting style that fuses funk, hard-rock, and punk which ties the trio into a neat little pile of oddities.

Claypool, having grown up with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett had tried out for the band after the passing of bass virtuoso, Cliff Burton. They passed him up, James Hetfield explaining that Claypool was “too good” and should do his own thing instead. Claypool went on to form Primus and has played an understated role in music since the 90’s.

He did record with Metallica eventually, performing the banjo solo on Metallica’s cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tuesday’s GoneHe’s also performed with Tom Waits, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Gov’t Mule, and Adrian Belew (Zappa and King Crimson).

This prolific musician who has performed with some of the biggest names in the industry loves to flaunt his “artist” side, which in his case, is stranger than fiction.

Music Journalism

Posted: June 12, 2013 by Dethfrequency in Discussion
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“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.”

The late Mr. Zappa’s words are all too true. Most music journalism both now, and during his time, has been superbly drab.

Now I may not be able to turn the world of music on its head with a small amateur blog but I do plan on enlightening as many people as possible about the many; yet sadly unknown artists, musicians, and songwriters that stand out in this increasingly jaded industry. I plan to discuss all genres all while discovering new ones.

Feel free to criticise or correct anything I write on here. My immense love of music cannot be shaken. Any and all opinions are more than welcome.

-Dethfrequency