Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese 200g LP
200 Gram Vinyl Pressed at Qualtiy Record Pressings!
Includes "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" & "Tommy The Cat"! Stunning Musicianship!
In a restoration personally overseen by Les Claypool, Primus' acclaimed
'Sailing The Seas Of Cheese' has been remastered for the first time since its
1991 debut by founding members Claypool and Larry LaLonde.
Released in May 1991 by then-fledgling Interscope Records, 'Sailing The Seas Of
Cheese' was Primus' second studio album and major label debut, featuring the
singles "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver," "Tommy The Cat" (with Tom Waits voicing
"Tommy The Cat"), and "Those Damn Blue-Collar Tweekers." The music videos for
"Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" and "Tommy The Cat" received heavy play on MTV and
the album hit #2 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, peaking at #116 on the
Comprised of bassist/vocalist Claypool, guitarist LaLonde, and drummer Tim
"Herb" Alexander, Primus toured extensively in 1991 and 1992, including dates
with Public Enemy, Anthrax, Fishbone, Rush and U2. "Sailing The Cheese" was
certified Gold within two years, eventually climbing to Platinum in 2001.
"Sailing the Seas of Cheese completely redefined the possibilities of the
electric bass in rock music for those who'd never heard the group before.
Slapping like a funk player, but strumming power chords and finger-tapping like
a metal guitar hero, Les Claypool coaxed sounds from his instrument that had
rarely if ever been made the focus of a rock band... The compositions are mostly
riff-driven, fleshing out their heavy metal roots with prog rock tricks from
Rush and Frank Zappa, as well as the novelty side of Zappa's sense of humor... [S]tunning
musicianship... [Claypool's] stature as a virtuoso able to take his instrument
into previously undreamed-of realms is without question... the tightest, most
song-oriented representation of their jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind style." - Steve Huey, allmusic.com
"The material is some of the best Primus has had to offer - Frank Zappa meets Funkadelic at a Metallica concert on magic mushrooms. The music is hard-core metal, the lyrics are surreal, the musicians are virtuosos - Claypool's lead riffs and impressive amalgam of bass techniques broke new ground... Claypool, who takes a lot of pride in sonics, has done right by fans that prefer their weirdness on a platter..." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, September 2013, Music 4.5/5, Sonics 4.5/5
• 200 Gram Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• New Stereo Mix by Les Claypool
Les Claypool, vocals, bass
Larry LaLonde, guitar
Tim "Herb" Alexander, drums
1. Seas Of Cheese
2. Here Come The Bastards
3. Sgt. Baker
4. American Life
5. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
7. Is It Luck?
1. Grandad's Little Ditty
2. Tommy The Cat
3. Sathington Waltz
4. Those Damn Blue-Collar Tweekers
5. Fish On (Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter II)
6. Los Bastardos