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Gettin' the Band Back Together: Primus Reform for Green Naugahyde, Tour In Fall

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
June 06, 2011
 
Primus returns from the dead with a new album titled Green Naugahyde at the end of the Summer. Les Claypool got together with guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane at his Rancho Relaxo studio in Northern California to record Green Naugahyde, and it was the first time that that incarnation had been together since 1988.

"There wasn't a lot of pre-thought to this as much as, 'Oh here we are, we should make a record. I've been playing with Jay quite a lot over the past 10 years and we have an intuitive bond, so for me he was a natural choice to be back in the mix," said Les Claypool.

Green Naugahyde is a bit of a flashback to the classic-era Primus, the funk-gentric, slap bass sound that so many heard when they heard their first Primus song.

"If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. Obviously, with Jay there's a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days."
 
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