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Primus Releases “Green Naugahyde”

Primus: Green NaugahydePrimus has returned. For the first time in 12 years, the band has released a full studio album. Green Naugahyde is the band’s seventh studio release, and first new material since the 2003 EP, Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People.

Green Naugahyde is also the first to feature drummer Jay Lane, teaming up with bassist/vocalist Les Claypool and guitarist Larry LaLonde. Lane was a Primus member briefly in 1988 with Claypool and the band’s first guitarist, Todd Huth. The drummer has worked with Claypool on a number of projects over the years, including The Holy Mackerel, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade and Sausage, the latter being an original Primus-member reunion.

Claypool has said that the new material is reminiscent of the band’s debut album, Frizzle Fry. In our recent interview with Claypool, he shared how the new album came to be.

“…There were a couple different people I’ve been talking about collaborating with lately. [Primus Guitarist] Larry LaLonde and I, our friendship had… I don’t want to say rekindled, but we became closer again, and we had been talking. He really wanted to do the Primus thing, but to be honest with you, I wasn’t that excited about it because Primus had just become this nostalgic thing,” the bassist said. “Mainly Larry got to talking to Tim [Alexander] about it, and he didn’t seem that excited about the notion of doing a record. So we all just came to the conclusion that maybe it’s time for us to move on again from Tim Alexander, and Jay Lane came back into the fold. From the first minute we played with him, there was just this excitement. Larry and I were looking at each other and grinning like bastards because we were playing ‘Pudding Time’ and it’s just got this energy to it that it hadn’t had in so long. From that point on we were chattering like a couple kids about what we were gonna do and what we wanted to do and it was just exciting again.”

Preview and download Green Naugahyde:

Green Naugahyde Track List:

  1. Prelude to a Crawl
  2. Hennepin Crawler
  3. Last Salmon Man
  4. Eternal Consumption Engine
  5. Tragedy’s A-Comin’
  6. Eyes of the Squirrel
  7. Jilly’s on Smack
  8. Lee Van Cleef
  9. Moron TV
  10. Green Ranger
  11. HOINFODAMAN
  12. Extinction Burst
  13. Salmon Men

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