LES CLAYPOOL Names The Five Albums He Listened To A Lot During PRIMUS’ Early Days

Primus frontman Les Claypool recently named the five albums he couldn’t live without during the early days of the band. In an interview with Spin, Claypool gave lengthy explanations for each record alongside a brief reason why he didn’t choose albums that he’s been into lately.

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“Because I’ve done some of these lists in the past and being that my brain would explode if I only could pick five, I’ve decided to put down what was likely in the contents of the CD carousel back in the early days when Larry LaLonde and I were rolling around in the old ’76 Dodge conversion van, around Northern California. Likely stoned.”

They are:

  1. Pink FloydThe Wall
  2. Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
  3. Tom WaitsRain Dogs
  4. Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Uplift Mofo Party Plan
  5. FishboneIn Your Face

Primus will release their new EP Conspiranoid on April 22, and will perform Rush‘s entire 1977 album A Farewell To Kings followed by a set of their own material. Get the dates below.

w/ Battles

4/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion [Tickets]
4/16 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre [Tickets]
4/19 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre [Tickets]
4/20 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC [Tickets]
4/22 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre [Tickets]
4/23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee [Tickets]
4/25 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre [Tickets]
4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre [Tickets]
4/30 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall, Von Braun Center [Tickets]
5/3 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore [Tickets]
5/4 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts [Tickets]
5/6 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center [Tickets]
5/7 – Saint Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre [Tickets]
5/9 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [Tickets]
5/10 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre [Tickets]

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w/ Black Mountain

5/13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall [Tickets]
5/14 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall [Tickets]
5/16 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia [Tickets]
5/17 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre [Tickets]

w/ Battles

5/18 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [Tickets]
5/20 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre [Tickets]
5/21 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater [Tickets]
5/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount [Tickets]
5/24 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre [Tickets]
5/25 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center [Tickets]
5/27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa [Tickets]
5/28 – LaFayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards [Tickets]
5/30 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall [Tickets]
5/31 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe [Tickets]
6/2 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion [Tickets]
6/3 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre [Tickets]

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w/ Black Mountain

6/4 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts [Tickets]
6/6 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre – Capital Auto Theatre [Tickets]
6/7 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre [Tickets]
6/9 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino [Tickets]
6/10 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Centre [Tickets]
6/12 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum [Tickets]

w/ The Black Angels

6/14 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield [Tickets]
6/15 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium [Tickets]
6/17 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium [Tickets]
6/18 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino [Tickets]
6/19 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic [Tickets]
6/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre [Tickets]
6/23 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium [Tickets]
6/24 – Long Beach, CA – Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center [Tickets]
6/25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas [Tickets]

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