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Old 10-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Pot Primus

ive been playing bass for a year now and within this past year i have realized that les claypool is one of my heros. heard Primus was doing a new tour for "green naugahyde" and had to get tickets. after weeks of begging my fiance to get us tickets, he finally got em. Last night i seen the show at The Taft Theatre in Cincinnati. BEST SEATS EVER! 3 row back, dead center. i could see every pop and slap that was played on the bass. my mind = blown!! god what i would do to just be able to hold one of those bass guitars. Anyways, whats your view on Primus, or Les Claypool (the master himself)?? I want input from fellow bass players!

OH, and the show was in 3D. talk about badass! if u get a chance to see them on this tour, you must. you WILL regret not going.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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Primus sucks so much.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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How did the 3D effects work and what were they?
Asking from pure interest.

Oh, and Primus sucks.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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there was a big projector in the back with all these trippy 3D images playing on it through out the show. it was pretty awesome. although i was too busy watching les's hands than the screen. :P
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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Dude I was right behind you! B row, seats 5 and six! Twas an epic show, I expected no less. I picked up bass six years ago after stumbling across a Primus music video. Les Claypool has and always will be my reason for playing. You werent the chick in the peacock costume were you by chance?
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #8
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lol no, i was the chick right next to you. :3
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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I love Primus. I just saw Les Claypool and the Duo De Twang at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for free and they really killed it. Last time I saw actually Primus though was Ozzfest 99. They killed it back then too.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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Yes.

Primus Sucks!

Never listened to them really.

One of Cliff Burton's Pall Bearers heard me play at a Music Store after I told him I played Bass, and he liked to have dropped a nut hearing me dig in on the strings.

His response was, "Why didn't you tell me you could play!?" then proceeded to announce it to everyone at work

I did not need Mr. Claypool to inspire my snap. But I hear he does fun stuff.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:48 PM   #11
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I have been to pretty much every Primus / Claypool concert in Bay Area for the last 6 -7 years unless circumstances get in the way. The NYE shows are great and yes, I have tickets again for this year. Les always puts on a great show and the crowds in the Bay Area just add to the fun. I actually drove in March to Lake Tahoe (about a 6 hour drive) once to see the first Oddity Tour.

Now who wants to go to D's Diner?

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:10 PM   #12
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lol no, i was the chick right next to you. :3


Oh... Sorry dear XD
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:50 AM   #13
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Oh... Sorry dear XD


its okay, baby. that was too funny lol i didnt even know that was you. :P
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #14
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i saw them when they rolled through my town, really great show. especially on shrooms
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #15
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Claypool certainly brought something new to the Bass world.

I think it is awesome someone can have Claypool as an inspiration and a hero but remember, you want to develop your own sound and style. That is what makes a great bassist, is there originality.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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Claypool took his inspiration from Chris Squire, Geddy Lee and Larry Graham, and then made his sound his own, but you can still hear the influence in his music. As a bass players, none of us is every going to be truly original, we all take bits and pieces and make it our own sound.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #17
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Claypool took his inspiration from Chris Squire, Geddy Lee and Larry Graham, and then made his sound his own, but you can still hear the influence in his music. As a bass players, none of us is every going to be truly original, we all take bits and pieces and make it our own sound.


after Following Entwistle and Lee, then dropping the Instrument for 7 years, and picking it up for 2 years again, driving to my sisters Wedding I heard the then New Rush Release 'Far Cry' and was stunned to hear my tone.

It was still there, coming out of me even after being away for so long.

A few years later I asked a drummer I worked with, who loved me like a brother, who I sounded like to him, because I am kind of organic, don't spend money I don't have listening to everything, just kind of doing my thing.

He said Trujillo, but better.

Funny. Everyone has their own impressions I suppose.

Maybe was all just hear what we want to hear, and leave the rest.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #18
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Les is a banjo player playing polka on a bass while high.

That is NOT a bad thing.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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I've been lucky enough to see every Primus UK performance since the reunion and REALLY lucky enough to have once met Les on the streets of Amsterdam whilst attending a festival there where he played 3 sets!
I also put together a reasonable BPOTM article on him a couple of years ago that I believe is still kickin' around in the archives!!

He is definitely my favourite bass player and a massive inspiration!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #20
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Even les claypool says primus sucks XD primus is an amazing live act that I've never been lucky eniought to see in person. I saw them on my woodstock 94 movie,and they were amazing. they made that crowd go nuts more than anyone else,even metallica. go figure.
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