Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Primus - Pork Soda CD (album) cover




Prog Related

3.34 | 135 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars The only album I got from this band, bought in 1993 during my alternative rock period. I found funny the mix of rock and comedy in the singles ("My Name Is Mud" and "Mr. Krinkle"), so I had to check the whole album.

After a little banjo intro, "My Name Is Mud" sets the mood for the whole album - bass in front, strange guitar riffs, silly lyrics and comical voice. "Welcome To This World" and "Bob" are even more stressing the comedy part. "DMV" is more rock oriented - great guitar/bass work here. "The Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon" and "Nature Boy" are again nice funny songs. "Wounded Knee" is a great instrumental - simple rhythm section but works well. The title track "Pork Soda" is simply horrible - just a lot of noise with stupid lyrics. "The Pressman" is a mix of soft bass moments and very heavy guitar riffs. "Mr. Krinkle", the other big hit of the album, has this strange bass line that makes the song very catchy. Then arrives "The Air Is Getting Slippery"... this Chaplin- esque song is pure comedy - many will find it stupid but I tend to find it funny, although in the same genre I prefer the work of King Missile. "Hamburger Train" is a long improv, in the vein of King Crimson improvs. The album closes with a second little banjo piece and, infortunately, with the insipid "Hail Santa". After all an enjoyable funny album, but clearly not a masterpiece.

Rating: 77/100

zaxx | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this PRIMUS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.