Top Ten Primus Songs


They're my favorite so I thought I would make this list. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

My Name Is Mud
The raw simplistic contagiousness of the bass line combined with the unabashed cold-blooded-ness of the lyrics makes this one hauntingly legendary.
The grove with that base line and the drums as well as the f up lyrics make it magical!
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2Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
how is this not better than john the fisherman? like seriously its amazing! I heard it a long time ago though
awesome bassline and all around great song
Best Dang ol song ever!!! who dilly!!!
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3John the Fisherman
This song is number 1 for two reasons. One Les Claypools bass part and 2 lery lalondes guitar riff during the verses.
My favorite from primus by far
Defidently the best song by primus. les claypool is amazing


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4Tommy the Cat
Incredible song. And It's even more amazing live with the extended guitar and bass solos, and always going into an epic jam!
tommy the cat pwns my favorite song all time. Go les claypool!
Tommy the cat had many a story to tell, but it was a rare occasion such as this, that he did...
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5Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
The best by far! Love it! Very tight and polished track beats!
Strange western influences in this song, Larry Lalonde is very underrated!
This gem here should be number 1
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6Too Many Puppies
This song is so good that Korn had to copy the intro. I love this song because even though the metaphor may seem silly it perfectly conveys his message.
Love this song! This is mumbo jumbo to get to post my post is it god enough yet for you. Jsdjf
Maybe the best song ever made.
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7DMV Listen to sample

8Fish On
I love this song so much. Their best after My Name Is Mud and the best song in Sailing The Seas of Cheese. Such a dark and mysterious masterpiece.


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9Southbound Pachyderm
This song is awesomly psychedelic!
The intro part with drum roll makes me fly away each time I hear it
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10The Toys Go Winding Down Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Shake Hands With Beef

Great dull bass, love it. Primus really does have quite an acquired taste. Marmite if you will

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12Lacquer Head
Such a unique and solid bass line, combined with a very climactic chorus, make this a favorite primus song in my book. Not to mention the high speed bass solo in after the first chorus. An impressive composition overall.
My favourite by a good stretch, superb basslines, great dynamic changes, trippy music video and best of all great album.
This song is so catchy. I mean, they all are, but right now, I'd give this #1. Also, the video rules.
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13Those Damned Blue Collared Tweekers
Have to listen to it live to fully appreciate it! One of the overlooked songs compared to their most well known hits but still one of the best

14Mr. Know It All Listen to sample

15Frizzle Fry

This is one of the coolest songs I've ever heard performed live. In my opinion the song is to short, I want more!

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16Mr. Krinkle
One of Primus's darkest pieces. Great bassline all throughout, but nearing the end the bassline becomes incredibly powerful.
Really couldn't choose one song to vote, but this is one of my favorite and cannot be down here. Old Primus are the best.
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17South Park Theme
Good Song Great Show
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18The Heckler

Amazing song, the transition between the verse and the chorus is really incredible! I think it should be first but after all, it's just a matter of opinion, hehe.

it's hidden in the album antipop

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19Over the Falls
Probably the only Primus song that is listenable to most people. The song that got me started on Primus
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20Tragedy's a Comin' Listen to sample

21American Life Listen to sample

22The Final Voyage of the Liquid Sky Listen to sample

23Ballad of Bodacious Listen to sample

24Groundhog's Day
This song actually kind of makes me want to get up in the morning- The song has a really nice bass groove with a nice smooth guitar riff.
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25Space Farm Listen to sample

26Hamburger Train Listen to sample

27Sgt. Baker Listen to sample

28To Defy the Laws of Tradition
People need to get their primusorities in order
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29Lee Van Cleef Listen to sample

30Captain Shiner Listen to sample

31The Antipop Listen to sample

32My Friend Fats Listen to sample

33Electric Uncle Sam Listen to sample

This song is amazing in just about every way, the strangest and dark bassline with the distinct vocals and the guitar parts which are kind of distant and "drunk".
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This song is amazing
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36Is It Luck? Listen to sample

37Spaghetti Western
Bass Line is sick and drums just emphasize the whole "out-of-controlness" of the song. Plus the ending just rocks with its funk influence.

38Restin' Bones Listen to sample

39Bob's Party Time Lounge Listen to sample

40Mrs. Blaileen
Probably not my favorite since my favorite since mine is always changing, but this is an amazing song because of the dark bassline and the guitar works very well with the off timing and of the terrific guitar solo. The lyrics I think are actually based on a true story and the way les sing helps a lot with the vibe.
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41Hennepin Crawler

Seriously? Nowhere on this entire list? This is basically the definite Primus song. Jay Lane's drums in this song is basically the best in his career with Primus.

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42Eclectic Electric
Really sad this isn't on here already! Great sound great lyrics and overall great song.
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43Here Come the Bastards Listen to sample

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This list was created 6 years, 124 days ago and has been voted on over 500 times. This top ten list has been remixed 3 times.

Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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