Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences is part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands to come out of the 1990s. The trio's alt/punk/avant-garde/psychedelic/country attack, along with Les Claypool's surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of rock's unlikeliest hits, including "Tommy the Cat," "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver," and "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver". Starting as an underground phenomenon in San Francisco, the band's cult grew rapidly with now classic albums such as Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991), Pork Soda (1993), and Tales from the Punch Bowl (1995) all reaching gold status. Over the course of multiple decades Primus has toured with some of rock's biggest names including U2, Jane's Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, and many more. They've headlined the third Lollapalooza and maintained being a global music festival staple with notable appearances including Woodstock, Bonnaroo, Big Day Out, and Hellfest to name a few.
The latest studio album, The Desaturating Seven, released in late 2017 on ATO Records, marks the return of the definitive Primus line-up: Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde, and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander - for its first album of original music since 1995. Be forewarned…here come the bastards!