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4 stars Primus is the result of what can a twisted minded guy such as Les Claypool do when set free. Sailing the Seas of Cheese is certainly the most accessible album from the band, for one reasons; SOME of the songs MAY be catchy for SOME people. Still, any bassist without at least one Primus release in his personal collection should be ashamed of themselves. Now let's start talking about the album. After some kind of weird intro, "Here Come The Bastards" starts off. But who are the bastards? Anyway... The song is a good debut. Then, "Sgt. Baker", I don't think you'll stick too much to this song, the bassline can easily get annoying. "American Life" is the first song that I really enjoyed on the album, I really liked the riff. Pick a bass and try to reproduce it; the result (as for most of Primus songs) hours of practice! Then comes "Jerry Was A Racecar Driver", probably Primus' most popular song (one of thoses CATCHY ones). It's an excellent piece and then again the riff will give you headaches if you're a normal bass player! "Eleven" is just some kind of joke, I don't think I ever listened to this song completely... Now open your ears for "Is This Luck?"! Les Claypool is playing a riff so monstrous it seems like he would be eating his bass! Now take a quick shower ( "Grandad's Little Ditty" ) and comeback for the one true Primus masterpiece: "TOMMY THE CAT" Oh my God, this song is amazing! Les Claypool will hypnotize you totally as for the guitarist who's trying to follow Claypool's madness! The lyrics are also pretty humoristic. Let's skip the two following songs and listen to "Fish On", a gentle slow piece that is quite different from the usual Primus songs but still very enjoyable. "Los Bastardos" is just some kind of ending to the album, in fact it's "Here Come The Bastards" played differently... Overall, Sailing the Seas of Cheese is a good release. Certainly the first album you should buy from Primus, then if you like that you can try Frizzle Fry, which is better but less accessible.
Dr4Wazo | 4/5 |


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