#1
Hey guys, I'm interested in learning some songs by Primus because Les Claypool is a legend but I'm not interested in listening to their entire discography because let's face it, they suck

What are some of the songs with the best basslines I can learn? Difficulty isn't an issue (no pretentiousness intended)
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#4
All those previously mentioned plus The Toys Go Winding Down, Jerry Was A Racecar Driver and DMV. The bass solo from Fish On is pretty cool too.
#5
American Life is pretty easy if you don't mind flamenco strumming, and Jerry was a Race Car Driver is good for tapping.
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#6
Southbound Pachyderm.
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#7
Get a monkey mask and a whamola and play Les's solo that he does live.
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#10
Greet The Sacred Cow of course
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#12
Holy crap, that awakening solo is incredible - looks like I'm going to have to brush up on slap :P especially to play all these songs.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, I'll check out each song.
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#13
I love that solo, i made it my mission to learn it over this summer, ive just about got it
#14
"toys go winding down" is probably my favorite to play. "southbound pachyderm" is a cool line.

obviously "DMV" and probably "ol diamondback sturgeon". "american life" is super memorable.
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#15
Lacquer Head, and John the Fisherman. To add to the list.
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#16
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Learn the awakening solo by les claypool :')



I hate to nit pick, but that song was originally by the Reddings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QFv4nq9n9w

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#17
my name is mud is the most infectious line ever. southbound pachyderm is great. jerry was a racecar driver for tapping. and that one song about puppies
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#18
Too Many PUUUUUPPPPIEEEEEEES!!

I love that song. It was the first Primus song I learned to play and I drove the fams crazy for about a month playing it and singing like Les.
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I hate to nit pick, but that song was originally by the Reddings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QFv4nq9n9w

Dexter Redding is a seriously good funk player.

it was also originally played by two people iirc, and les's version is with one player
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#21
Too Many Puppies is, in my opinion, the easiest Primus song to play. Golden Boy is simple, too, it's just that the chords are a pain on your fingers at first.

To Defy the Laws of Tradition is what I've been hooked on playing recently. The verse's perfect fourths gave me a hole in the side of my index finger, and my right arm was cramped from all the strumming.

Oh, and Spegetti Western. Easily the most fun for me.
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#22
Its already been mentioned... but...

DMV.
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#24
spaghetti western!
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#25
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it was also originally played by two people iirc, and les's version is with one player


Les' version also wasn't a Primus output--it appears on Highball with the Devil. As far as I know only Dexter and the drummer played on that cut.


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With a nice fretless, "Mary was Ice Cube" is a fun tune as well