Top Ten Primus Songs

They're my favorite so I thought I would make this list.

The Top TenXW

1My Name Is Mud

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.

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!

This song is awesome! Without a doubt my favourite from them.

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2John the Fisherman

This song is number 1 for two reasons. One Les Claypools bass part and 2 lery lalondes guitar riff during the verses.

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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

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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!

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!

This song shows the best in Les, Ler, and Tim. A great guitar solo, an awesome bass line, and a cool drum track.

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5Wynona's Big Brown Beaver

Strange western influences in this song, Larry Lalonde is very underrated!

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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

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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. - fidelcanojr

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.

My favourite by a good stretch, superb basslines, great dynamic changes, trippy music video and best of all great album.

Gotta love anything edgy enough to be banned from MTV. Solid bass and drums

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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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

This song is awesomly psychedelic!
The intro part with drum roll makes me fly away each time I hear it

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13The Toys Go Winding Down
14American Life

Well put together, love this song!

Great bass riff, should be higher

15Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats
16The 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.

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17Shake Hands With Beef

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

18South Park Theme

Good Song Great Show

19Mr. Know It All
20The Carpenter and the Dainty Bride
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List StatsUpdated 11 Feb 2016

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats
2. My Name Is Mud
3. Too Many Puppies
1. John the Fisherman
2. DMV
3. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
1. My Name Is Mud
2. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
3. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

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