Top Ten Primus Songs


July 31, 2015 - 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.
Great song, but anybody that thinks this is their best is delusional or uninformed. Its good but check out Frizzle Fry and Sailing the Seas for the gems.

2John the Fisherman
My favorite from primus by far
Defidently the best song by primus. les claypool is amazing


Their best song is the Big Brown Beaver! O-yea

3Jerry 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
Simply the best Primus song

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!
Les claypool's bass playing on this song is fantastic on it's own, but one of life's great mysteries is how he plays and sings it at the same time.
tommy the cat pwns my favorite song all time. Go les claypool!
[Newest]The bass is for real.

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 song made me want to learn bass and it did good at it.


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.
Maybe the best song ever made.
A lot of energy! Strong text

7Those 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

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.


9Frizzle 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!

10Lacquer 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.
This song is so catchy. I mean, they all are, but right now, I'd give this #1. Also, the video rules.
Gotta love anything edgy enough to be banned from MTV. Solid bass and drums

The Contenders

It's catchy, and it demonstrates how awesome Les Claypool is, and how down to earth he is compared to other artists out there.

12Southbound Pachyderm
Such a great building epicness
This song is awesomly psychedelic!
The intro part with drum roll makes me fly away each time I hear it

13The Toys Go Winding Down

14Shake Hands With Beef
Great dull bass, love it. Primus really does have quite an acquired taste. Marmite if you will

15South Park Theme
Good Song Great Show

16Mr. Know It All

17Mr. 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.

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

19American Life
Well put together, love this song!
Great bass riff, should be higher

20Tragedy's a Comin'

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