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 Cover Art

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.

This is a classic. The bass at the beginning is one of the best ever in the history of music.

The grove with that base line and the drums as well as the f up lyrics make it magical!

2 Tommy the Cat Tommy the Cat Cover Art

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.

Incredible song. And It's even more amazing live with the extended guitar and bass solos, and always going into an epic jam!

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

Definitely my favourite thanks to the bass, as well ass the general groove that the song provides.

3 Jerry Was a Race Car Driver Jerry Was a Race Car Driver Cover Art

How is this not better than john the fisherman? Like seriously its amazing! I heard it a long time ago though

Dog will hunt

4 John the Fisherman John the Fisherman Cover Art

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

I love this song

5 Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Cover Art

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

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

Beaver is just to quick, grabbed my by my kiwis now I ain't pissed for a week...

The best by far! Love it! Very tight and polished track beats!

6 Too Many Puppies Too Many Puppies Cover Art

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.

Too many puppies are being shot in the dark...

Maybe the best song ever made.

A lot of energy! Strong text

7 American Life American Life Cover Art

Look, I'm not a primus fan and I don't like their music but I can't deny that this is a good song. It's got everything from the killer bass to the guitar shred and the lyrics. This is the only primus track I like and it's for a good reason

It doesn't sound like Primus, but it's a perfect song. The vocals, the BASS, and the guitar solos in the background. Soft and powerful. Amazing.

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

Soft and wonderful. The sound is not really classic Primus, but it's AMAZING and still original.

8 DMV DMV Cover Art

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 Those Damned Blue Collared Tweekers Those Damned Blue Collared Tweekers Cover Art

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

The best Primus song in my opinion Les Claypool plays the bass amazingly in this song.Larry Lalonde and Tim Alexander play there instruments amazingly as well.I believe this song and Bob are the two quintessintial Primus songs.

10 Shake Hands with Beef Shake Hands with Beef Cover Art

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

The Contenders
11 Fish On Fish On Cover Art

Tasty banjo intro, then nice groove with light lyrics about fishing. And after this part, a long, excellent bass solo follows. This song finishes with a repetition of the chorus. They really nailed it, as usual.

Someone said that this could be interpeted as waking up on your boat (the soft banjo), then turning on the motor and start your day fishing (harsh low bass sound of the verses, with the lyrics about fishing), then catching a big fish (sounds of fishing right beofre the solo), then the struggle with that heavy fish (crazy bass solo with lots of slides, as if the fish was being pulled up and was pulling down), but is finally thumped at the end (bass thump), and everyone is happy (repetition of the chorus). It's a nice interpretation. Primus are musical geniuses.

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.

12 Southbound Pachyderm Southbound Pachyderm Cover Art

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

13 Mr. Krinkle Mr. Krinkle Cover Art

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.

Yeah it's really amazing, though I do prefer American life. Plus the music video... Damn.

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

The guitar that kicks in at 3:40 over the bass riff is as good as it gets.

14 Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats Cover Art
15 The Toys Go Winding Down The Toys Go Winding Down Cover Art

Amazing song. Highlights everyone well.

16 Lacquer Head Lacquer Head Cover Art

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.

Sweet funk in the verses, sweet metal guitar in the chorus. Whats not to like?

17 South Park Theme

You know a band made it big when they made the theme song to one of the most well known shows of all time.

18 Mr. Know It All Mr. Know It All Cover Art

"And whatever rhymes with eloquent" is one of my favorite out-of-context lyrics.

19 Frizzle Fry Frizzle Fry Cover Art

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

20 My Friend Fats My Friend Fats Cover Art
21 Over the Electric Grapevine Over the Electric Grapevine Cover Art

Clearly underrated on this website!

22 Welcome to This World Welcome to This World Cover Art
23 Moron TV Moron TV Cover Art
24 Is It Luck? Is It Luck? Cover Art

This is one of the best fastest most confusing riffs. Suprised this is not on the list

25 Here Come the Bastards Here Come the Bastards Cover Art

My personal favorite song by Primus, it's amazing!

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