Primus: Prog and liquid fuel is gasified.

Primus - Conspiranoid

Primus is a tour burner where liquid fuel is gasified and then burned in its gaseous form. In addition Primus is a prog band from UK. The band have recently released a quirky video Follow The Fool taken from the album Conspiranoid EP, their first new music for five years!

Conspiranoid features several commentaries on what frontman Les Claypool described as «the mental state of the contemporary world», with Follow The Fool asking the pointed question – «who’s the bigger fool? Is it the fool, or is the fool who follows the fool». Primus have previously released a video for the epic 11-minute opening track Conspiranoia.


Lloyd Boyd was conspiranoid

barking chem trails in the skies

Claiming Bill Gates had put microchips

in the chicken pot pies

Launching himself in his lawn chair

proving the earth was flat

Microwaving his burritos now he

always wears his tin foil hat


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felt Dr. Tony was selling her lies

So to keep from getting the big bad flu she sprinkled cat urine into her eyes

With garlic cloves in her nostrils

and dryer sheets taped to her head

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is now stinking up a hospital bed


Can lead a horse to water

but you cannot make him drink

You can guide a fool towards logic

but you’ll rarely make him think

Be weary of Conspiranoia

As purveyors, abound

For an open mind too open

spills it’s contents on the ground


«I’d been itching to record an opus–basically a long, winding, bastard of a song, reminiscent of some of the compositions I cut my teeth (or ears) on, in my music-hungry adolescence», adds Claypool said. «Conspiranoia was sprouted from a seed I had planted in my notebook a year or so ago–a few lines commenting on the mental state of the contemporary world».

Primus have been touring the US with their Rush-approved A Tribute To Kings tour, in which they perform the Canadian band’s 1977 album A Farewell To Kings in its entirety, following a set of their own material. The band recently cancelled their European and UK dates of the tour citing «unavoidable logistical challenges».

«We are very sorry to announce that due to unavoidable logistical challenges, Primus has canceled the upcoming European tour dates scheduled for the Fall of 2022,” the band said on social media. «We apologise to our fans who were planning to attend and look forward to performing in Europe again soon», the statement continued. Ticket refunds will be available at the original point of purchase».


About Ulf Backstrøm (7417 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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