“Tragedy’s A’Comin'” From Primus

The long awaited official taste of new material from Primus has finally arrived.  The new single is called “Tragedy’s A’Comin'” and shows the more upbeat and funky side of the oddballs.  While listening to it I couldn’t help but notice how similar it sounds to “The Ballad of Bodatious” off of Antipop and has the feel of many of the songs off The Brown Album.  That’s not to say it’s Primus ripping off Primus and it’s not a great tune, it just seems to lack that something that I was expecting to hear(that something being a sound closer to what was put forth on thier 2003 EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People).  It does contain a feel similar to Les Claypools solo projects, where he also worked closely with now full time Primus drummer Jay Lane, which I feel will have a large impact on the album.

In the end I really dig the song even if it wasn’t what I was expecting and look forward to hearing Green Naugahyde in September.  I’m sure it will be an album that infuses the many styles of Primus that Priums has worked up over their illustrius career.  What do all you think?

About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on August 18, 2011, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am still hooked on Sailing the Seas of Cheese and it’s hard for me to see Primus any other way i.e. more funkier etc…

    I dug this song, but it did seem a bit repetitive (could have been the sound quality), but I am sure that is just musical genius on the part of Les Claypool. I do plan on checking out their new album, Primus fell off my radar long ago and i look forward to getting them back on again.

    • I changed the clip to a much higher quality one so…Along with Tales from the Punchbowl, Sailing the Seas of Cheese is my top Primus albums. I saw them in NYC in the 2003 where they did that album in its entirety. It was awesome, and then they made the hq soundboard recording available for download, double win. If you ever come across the live Primus DVD Hallucino-Genetics it’s worth checking out, Primus live is a whole different beast. On the DVD there are 2 sets with the first being a mixed bag and the second their first album Frizzle Fry in entirety.

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