Primus are a band who need no introduction. For the past 27 years the group have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some if the most original and inventive music in existence – and they’ve collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to Tom Morello over the years in the process. However nothing could properly prepare listeners for Green Naughahyde, which is the bands first album in eleven years featuring the line-up of bassist/singer Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane.
Sonically Green Naugahyde expands on the Primus incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium. Green Naugahyde is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the bands output, is teeming with the band’s signature blend of whimsy and underlying darkness.
Above all Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails – and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important this is that the album exists and will inevitably hold it’s own in the band’s impressive cannon of music.
“Even back in the old days people would ask me ‘How long is Primus going to go on?’ and I would always say ‘It’s going to go on until it’s not fun anymore’ and at the end of the day it just wasn’t fun anymore so we stopped.“ Claypool explains. “I think giving it this much time to sit & ferment or whatever the hell you want to call it has made it fun again. We’re still doing our own thing and we’ve got to own it