Frizzle Fry

Primus - Frizzle Fry
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Based on 2 reviews
1990 Ratings: #92 / 306
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Based on 93 ratings
1990 Ratings: #18
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February 7, 1990 / Release Date
LP / Format
Caroline Records / Label
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{SJO 6}

Primus! Yeehaw!

Primus is a band that’s always interested me in concept but never one I actively cared enough to listen to. I thought it would either be really tacky or really dated or something. Like...we all like Devil Went Down to Georgia sure but do we like it THAT much. I’m proud to say I was wrong and this is cool as hell actually.

This album is coated in this gross and disgusting atmosphere of Southern Sin and Greed. It just drips this oily and disgusting ... read more
SJO4 Counter: 6

going into Frizzle Fry with essentially 0 expectations, i come out of it very, very mildly surprised. the only Primus song i'd heard up until now is John the Fisherman, which is a pretty bomb track, and i have to say i still stand by that. it's far and away the best song here. the song structure is well-defined, the instrumentation is groovy and funky, and Les actually decides to deliver captivating vocals for once. it's a fuckin great track. the rest of the album, though, is a ... read more
Sorry that I didn’t get to your suggestion sooner @thejacktackshac (honestly, you probably forgot at this point), but THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION BECAUSE OMG!!!

The entirety of “Frizzle Fry” fills a void in my musical listening that I had not known about until its listen. The drum patterns matching up with the basslines and chords on most of these tracks is the driving power of this record, making it feel like a humble journey of sorts. Although, it sounds far from humble. The ... read more
Frizzle Fry is a great bass driven record and truly shows how important and impact the bass can be within not only metal but music in general, Alongside, with his great bass work, Les' gives us some playful lyrics whilst he would improve further down the line, Frizzle fry for me feels like the tightest project the band has put out.

Track Review

To Defy the Laws of Tradition 9.5/10
Groundhog's Day 8.5/10.
Too Many Puppies 9/10
Mr. Knowitall 8/10
Frizzle Fry 8.5/10.
John the Fisherman ... read more
Primus' second record is the band getting into their own unique style in a sort of awkward manner. Claypool's lyrics are not as enthralling as they get to be in the future, and the instrumental work gets to be somewhat repetitive after about 2/3 of the album. The record is still terrific and fun, but Frizzle Fry is not the band's best work.

fav tracks: Mr. Knowitall, The Toys Go Winding Down, Harold of the Rocks (standout)
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