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    Primus plays Rush

    Primus is one of my all time favorites, and Rush, well, Rush is ok, I guess.

    Great interview with Les here.

    On November 16th, 1978, Rush came through the Bay Area on their Hemispheres tour. In the audience at the band’s Cow Palace show that night was a young Les Claypool, and 40-some years later, the Primus bassist still seems awed by what he witnessed.

    “Hemispheres was my first concert,” Claypool says. “Little 14-year-old guy who just threw up in the parking lot from drinking three Löwenbräus, having my mind blown by watching these guys do their thing.”

    This spring and summer, he’ll have the chance to relive that adolescent thrill over and over, except this time he’ll be the one onstage. From late May through early August, Claypool and his Primus bandmates Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander will honor their musical heroes on a massive tour where they’ll cover A Farewell to Kings — Hemispheres’ 1977 predecessor and the first Rush album Claypool ever heard — in full every night, before playing a full set of Primus’ own songs.


    Mein Gott.

    And look at the tour dates for the tour- from the end of May until the beginning of August. Dayam.

    Getting back to the material, what’s it going to be like for you to tackle those Geddy vocals? Have you practiced much yet?

    Oh, yeah, it’s gonna be hard! [Laughs] But you know, I’m just gonna have to do it my own way; that’s just the way it is.

    And obviously there are also some pretty esoteric lyrics to these Farewell to Kings songs. “Xanadu” comes to mind, in particular.

    [Sings “Xanadu”] “To seek the sacred river Alph/To walk the caves of ice.” Of course! I grew up on that stuff. And the lyrics on this record are unbelievable. I used listen to those records and try to put these stories together: [Sings “Cygnus X-1 Book I”] “Through the void/To be destroyed/Or is there something more?/Atomized at the core/Or through the astral door.” I mean, I remember watching that as a 14-year-old, watching the Rocinante go through the black hole up on the screen and just shitting myself the entire time, going, “Oh, my God, this is greatest thing I’ve ever seen!” So I’m stoked. I’m very excited. So I gotta get through these couple Oysterhead gigs tonight and tomorrow, and then I gotta get back hammering on this record.


    And freaking Oysterhead. Don't get me started!

    Oysterhead.
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    That should be a really freaking good show!

    CLC & FFFB's cover of Animals is one of my favs!

    (It's what I'm listening to now!)
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    I may walk across the street for this! Les is married to one of my very good friend's sister.

    https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/a...020/oysterhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    I may walk across the street for this! Les is married to one of my very good friend's sister.

    https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/a...020/oysterhead
    Nice. Are you an Oyster Head?

    Or is it an Oysterhead Head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Nice. Are you an Oyster Head?

    Or is it an Oysterhead Head?
    Lol! I wouldn’t say I’m an Oysterhead Head, but I do like all of Les’ projects. I actually like almost every type of music from Bluegrass to Klezmer to Rock to Rap.

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    I’m going to the Bezerkeley show!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I’m going to the Bezerkeley show!!!
    Dude, you should come to the Stanford show at Frost. Will be epic in that venue. Also, Joe's Almost Dead is playing in August at Frost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Dude, you should come to the Stanford show at Frost. Will be epic in that venue.
    I heard it was sold out.
    Don’t frail and blow if you’re going to Braille and Flow.

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    Primus plays Rush

    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Two of my all-time favorite bands.

    Finch, I thought you said repeatedly that RUSH was not one of your favorite bands.


    This exchange we had about a month ago from Neil Peart R.I.P. thread.

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    Heard it from Chuck. Terrible news.

    "When I heard that he was gone, I felt a shadow cross my heart."

    Rush, Nobody's Hero.
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Same here, I actually heard it from Hawg. I know you’re “THE” biggest RUSH fan on this site. I on the other hand am a long time fan. Such a loss to the music industry. Pretty sad that it’s becoming so common in recent years. Pretty soon the only ones left will be “boy band members”.
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    I know you’re “THE” biggest RUSH fan on this site.
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    No, that is me.


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    Take it up with Finch.


    I’ll be over here eating popcorn.
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    It's all you, man. I don't know where DJ came up with that tidbit of absurdity.
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    Are you going through the denials again?

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    Yeah, I'm such a huge fan that I just found out that it's pronounced 'Peert' and not 'Pert'.
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    So what you’re saying is that my memory of you talking about them for the last 10 or so years is just a figment?
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    I've talked about them and other bands as well. Doesn't mean I'm the #1 fan on the site of any of them.
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    I don't complain to be the biggest, mostest Rush fan. If anything, my ex wife is more of a fan than I am. But, of the few tats I have, one of them is a Rush tat. So...


    I'm really hoping to see one of these shows. Though, I am not a big concert goer.

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    I’m psyched I’ll be at the Missoula show.
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    Primus playing Rush is not my favorite, but it has to be much better than the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack.

    I heard Primus play Cygnus X-1 when they opened for Slayer in Spokane. It sort of doesn't work for me. I do love both bands though.

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    Pretty sure half of our shop is going to the Denver date.

    Get there early for the openers, The Sword and Battles are equally great depending on which leg of the tour you catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Finch, I thought you said repeatedly that RUSH was not one of your favorite bands.


    This exchange we had about a month ago from Neil Pearls R.I.P. thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Primus playing Rush is not my favorite, but it has to be much better than the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack.

    I heard Primus play Cygnus X-1 when they opened for Slayer in Spokane. It sort of doesn't work for me. I do love both bands though.
    Wasn't that Charlie disc horrible? Man, I was sooooo let down by that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Comprehension is really not your strong point, is it?
    So out of all that, you pick out a typo, instead of commenting on the your contradictory self.
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    Going with a buddy of mine:
    Primus plays Rush-60382834536__fed59467-f520-41a3-bbd7-265b65ff64fb.jpg
    It’s going to ROCK!!!
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    I can’t believe Wolfmother is the opener...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So out of all that, you pick out a typo, instead of commenting on the your contradictory self.
    No, I just highlighted the typo and didn't say anything about it.

    I'm a big fan of Rush, but not the number one fan on the site. Why is that so hard for you to differentiate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    No, I just highlighted the typo and didn't say anything about it.

    I'm a big fan of Rush, but not the number one fan on the site. Why is that so hard for you to differentiate?
    Well, let’s see, I wonder why one would question this. The other thread you made it sound like you had little interest in Rush. This thread [which you started] you stated that Rush and Primus are and I quote, “Two of my all-time favorite bands”.

    It’s one or the other.
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    Maybe Finch is the #2 fan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Meat View Post
    I can’t believe Wolfmother is the opener...
    I haven’t even Googled them to see who the fück they are! I’m going for Primus; Farewell to Kings set is going to rock, but I know that since it’s the old band (Ler, Les, Herb the Ginseng Drummer) they’ll do the best of the best of classic Primus.
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    I saw Primus open for Rush in the early 90s at The Forum. Les said he couldn't belive his dream had come true.
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    I didn’t mean to put a damper on this thread for all you real Rush & Primus fans.
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    There is a good Rush documentary on Netflix. In addition to being a pretty tight band, they seem(ed) like pretty good guys.

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    my buddies and I were talking about this one last night. They're rolling through town on June 1.

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    I really miss this dude:



    R.I.P. master
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    He was the master at his craft.
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    Wears me out just watching him.

    RIP Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Wasn't that Charlie disc horrible? Man, I was sooooo let down by that.
    thanks. now i can't get that sht out of my head...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I really miss this dude:



    R.I.P. master
    Love the artwork on the drums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Love the artwork on the drums.
    Agree, I should know this but I’m going to ask anyways. What do those symbols mean?
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    He could also play with the big boys. Check out the solo at 4min. I'm sure a lot of studio drummers were like, damn this guy can play.


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    Peart was very humble. Even after he was hugely famous, he was taking lessons from the legendary studio drummer Pete Erskine to refine his technique and learn different styles of drumming.


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    According to Peter in an interview, Peart would write him very passionate letters (old fashioned letters) about breakthroughs he would make in his practicing.

    He was well versed, and passionate about his craft.

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