By Greg Prato
One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014
"Prato has curated a suite to draw the uninitiated in addition to hold forth to the unwashed switched over masses."
"It's a wild experience that is vividly captured in Greg Prato's very good oral historical past, Primus: Over the electrical Grapevine."
--Bass participant Magazine
"A e-book concerning the hugely unusual San Franciscans Primus has been late for years, so Greg Prato's very good oral historical past of the band is welcome--doubly so, on condition that the major bandmembers, Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde and Tim Alexander, are involved....Great stuff."
--Record Collector Magazine
"A grasp storyteller, expert within the artwork of assembling oral histories that not just study their topics in nice intensity but in addition spin an exceptional yarn, Prato is ready to mix a radical research of Claypool's eccentric genius with a peaceful, free-flowing narrative of the Primus's origins tale, detailing impacts and lineup alterations, early performances and the making of landmark Primus albums....[The booklet] does not get slowed down by way of trivia, and even though it should be known as an 'exhaustive' paintings, it's miles from an hard read."
"Esteemed journalist and rock historian Greg Prato brings his estimable literary abilities in unwrapping the enigma of Primus....If you liked Primus sooner than yet possibly did not comprehend every little thing they did, that might switch after examining this. actually, should you end the final web page right here, race over for your Primus CD assortment and re-listen to all their song with new and expert ears. Their song won't ever have sounded so good."
--Curled Up With a superb Book
"Almost as though you are sitting throughout from them on the bar as they reminisce in regards to the past...this booklet used to be the main enjoyable i have had examining a e-book all 12 months. move get it!"
Praise for Primus:
"They have been actual musicians' musicians...Primus had their very own factor, evidently. no one fairly does that Primus thing--they have their very own character, that's anything tough to do."
--Chad Smith, crimson sizzling Chili Peppers
"Primitive, lively, dinosaur, Halloween, trailerfunk. I felt Les was once a kindred spirit. somebody i'll study from and collaborate with. quickly, schooled, humble, with an grand musical lexicon and down domestic as hell, with an inclination feel of humor."
Usually while the "alternative rock revolution" of the early Nineteen Nineties is mentioned, Nirvana's Nevermind is credited because the recording that led the cost. but there have been numerous prior albums that helped pave the best way, together with the Pixies' Doolittle, the crimson scorching Chili Peppers' Mother's Milk, Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking, and particularly Primus's 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese.
This interesting and wonderfully curated oral heritage tells the story of this actually distinctive band. Compiled from approximately fifty all-new interviews carried out via journalist/author Greg Prato--including Primus contributors earlier and current and plenty of extra fellow musicians--this publication is bound to attract longtime fanatics of the band, in addition to admirers of the musicians interviewed for the book.
Interviewees include: Tim Alexander, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Matthew Bellamy (Muse), Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Mickey Melchiondo (Ween), Tom Morello (Rage opposed to the Machine), Chad Smith (Red sizzling Chili Peppers), Matt Stone (South Park), Tom Waits, and plenty of more.