1998:  Primus - Rhinoplasty (double translucent red record)

1998: Primus - Rhinoplasty (double translucent red record)

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This is an album which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Primus: Les Claypool (vocals, bass); Larry LaLonde (guitar); Brain (drums). Additional personnel: Irene Sazer (violin); DJ Disk (scratches); Adam Gates (background vocals). Principally recorded at Prairie Sun Recording, Cotati, California. What could be more fun than a Primus album? How about an album of cover songs done Primus style? On RHINOPLASTY, Les and company attack a set of already fairly wacky songs and make them even wackier. Thus XTC's "Scissor Man" is full of Larry LaLonde's trademark disjointed guitar and on Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be," Les Claypool sounds like he's singing in a tin can. Stanley Clarke's "Silly Putty" is a funky jazz-fusion workout that lets the group show off their considerable chops. The Police's "Behind My Camel," which was the oddest of the songs to begin with, is given the most faithful reading. Of course the CD wouldn't be complete without a few selections from Primus' own songbook. Live versions of "Tommy The Cat" and "Bob's Party Time Lounge" fit that bill. And believe it or not, Les Claypool actually sings and plays a normal bass line on a couple of tracks. Now that's wacky.