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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This was PRIMUS' debut from 1990 and what an entrance they made. Les Claypool's in your face bass and that funky rhythm was different all right. Add those humerous lyrics and unique vocals and they were a success. I really thought of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS a lot when listening to this. Now i'm not a fan of that band so it's not necessarily a good thing, but man it's hard not to enjoy this catchy stuff.

"To Defy The Laws Of Tradition" opens with several seconds of "YYZ" before this funky rhythm eventually takes over. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in. You gotta like the guitar before 4 minutes. "Ground Hog's Day" is laid back although the bass is prominant. It kicks in and these contrasts continue. The final minute is really powerful. "Too Many Puppies" is so catchy and funky. "Mr. Knowitall" features some prominant guitar but the rhythm still dominates. "Frizzle Fry" is a powerful mid paced tune. Huge bass in this one.

"John The Fisherman" is a highlight. "You Can't Kill Michael Malloy" is a short violin / piano piece. "The Toys Go Winding Down" turns heavy quickly. Vocals a minute in. "Pudding Time" opens with some fat bass as guitar and drums join in quickly. "Sathington Willoughby" is a short vocal and drum piece. "Spagetti Western" opens with drums before the guitar makes some noise. Bass and vocals join in. This one rocks ! "Harold Of The Rocks" is funny lyrically. Funky stuff. "To Defy" is a short but amazing tune.

I can't give the fourth star on this one. I'd love to see these guys live, it would be a riot.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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