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Video of the Week-Tragedy’s A Comin’

Fresh off the boat Primus serve up a tasty dish of celluloid for your veiwing pleasure.  Their new video is for the song “Tragedy’s A Comin'” and it’s off their latest released Green Naugahyde.  Not much to say other than it’s Primus doing what Primus does best, making awesomely weird videos.  This time you get a spaceman, Les in a lobster costume, and some snobs eating at a highclass restaurant(reminded me a bit too much of my first job as a prep bitch at a classy seafood place).  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

“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?