Primus' Les ClaypoolJeff Hanhe

Primus Vinyl Box Sets In The Works


Though published this past November, this interview conducted by Bass Player with Primus vocalist/bassist Les Claypool is noteworthy for its mention of some upcoming vinyl box sets from the band. Claypool said of that:

“…The label is re-releasing a bunch of the Primus records for vinyl box sets, and it’s funny to hear the contrast in the records. We were always experimenting because we’re kind of dumb. Like, for the Brown Album [1997, Interscope], we used the tape machine and we hit it way too hard, and the tones are all farty—but it has this certain quality.

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The record industry is a whole new ballgame now; records have become almost promotional items so you can sell concert tickets and T-shirts. We’re lucky because people have always wanted to come see us waggle our fingers and stuff. Our record sales are still a fraction of what they used to be, but we put everything on vinyl now, because that’s one way to get people to buy something physical.”

Claypool also mentioned that a new album from his side project with Sean Lennon, The Claypool Lennon Delirium is in the works.

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