Monday, November 13, 2006

Primus at Orpheum Theater, 11/12/06

Zingers!Yep, it was a weekend of concert going. Trucked my ass out to Boston yesterday to catch Primus. Primus just barely has product to promote (a DVD and greatest hits CD), so it was going to be interesting to see exactly what songs they were going to sport.

Much like The Cult (with the exception of an inflatable astronaut on stage), it ended up being a greatest hits set. Les Claypool donned a couple of face masks (Cyrano de Bergerac: go figure) and got all extendo jam-y on a number of songs. Who knew you could lengthen "Sailing the Seas of Cheese" to five minutes? But towards the last quarter of the set they kept things fairly brief on tunes like "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver". Herb was tight on the drums and Ler was has usual noodly self on his stash of PRS guitars (the end solo to "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" was especially well done).

The set clocked in at a mere 75 minutes or so, but that appears to be par for the course these days for them. Well played and the band was in decent spirits, but I was hoping for at least an hour and forty-five from these guys (and perhaps some songs from The Brown Album and Antipop). At least I got to hear "Mr. Krinkle", so c'est la vie, eh?

Set List:

To Defy the Laws of Tradition
Mr. Know It All
Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers
Seas of Cheese
Mr. Krinkle
De Anza Jig
Nature Boy
Here Come the Bastards
Frizzle Fry
My Name Is Mud
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Wynona's Big Brown Beaver


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