Top Ten Primus Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 My Name is Mud My 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.


Love It!

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2 John the Fisherman John the Fisherman

My favorite from primus by far

I hate people who are of a different variety than of my own

I love this song


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3 Jerry Was a Race Car Driver Jerry 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

Very catchy bassline - VenomxShocker

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4 Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Wynona'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!

Fun, obscure, upbeat, nonsensical, quirky, this song is the best song to cheer anyone up.

Great song - VenomxShocker

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5 Tommy the Cat Tommy 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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6 Too Many Puppies Too 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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7 Those 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


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

Awesome song, super sick

9 Fish On Fish 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

10 American Life American Life

Just a flawless track overall, I could listen to it all day and not be annoyed by it, my favourite Primus song!

Well put together, love this song!

Great bass riff, should be higher

The Newcomers

? Pure Imagination Pure Imagination
? Hennepin Crawler Hennepin 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.

The Contenders

11 Frizzle Fry Frizzle 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!

12 Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats V 1 Comment
13 Southbound Pachyderm Southbound 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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14 The Toys Go Winding Down The Toys Go Winding Down
15 Lacquer Head Lacquer 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 brought Antipop back to the hard rock, funk metal roots of Primus, and I thank it for that... CROWN THE KING! ALL HAIL LACQUER HEAD!

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16 Mr. Krinkle Mr. Krinkle

One of Primus's darkest pieces. Great bassline all throughout, but nearing the end the bassline becomes incredibly powerful.

I love the upright bass that les plays - MaidenFan666

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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17 South Park Theme South Park Theme V 1 Comment
18 Shake Hands With Beef Shake Hands With Beef

Anyone who plays bass can hear this line and appreciate it. Easy to learn, hard to master. Still trying to figure it out.

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

19 The Heckler The 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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20 The Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon The Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon
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1. John the Fisherman
2. DMV
3. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
1. My Name is Mud
2. Tommy the Cat
3. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
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2. Fish On
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