by PrimusPrimus


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There's a reason Primus chose to title its classic 1991 album SAILING THE SEAS OF CHEESE. Cornballs in the finest Zappa-Beefheart-Minutemen tradition, the band churns out prog-punk avant-funk that's as much about self-deprecating goofiness and acid-tweaked comic irony as musical muscularity and macho posturing. This not only separates them from their new peers in the post-Peppers Korn-Bizkit set, but it also gives their monstrously original records lasting value after the novelty of Les Claypool's redneck hiccup and truncated funk bass-blurbs become familiar. On the aptly titled ANTIPOP Les and Co. blend their jazz-'n'-funk chops into some of the tightest tunes of their career, such as the rap-metal rocker "Mama Didn't Raise No Fool," the floppy roadhouse shakedown "Ballad of Bodacious," and the downright plaintive "Dirty Drowning Man." But the obvious kicker here is "Laquerhead," a wigged-out, yet weirdly empathetic send-up that hits its stride with the line, "He was a boy of soft demeanor/And he loved his carburetor cleaner." Oh, the humanity!

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/1999
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949041427
catalogNumber: 490414
Rank: 36145

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Primus   Primary Artist
Tom Waits   Vocals,Mellotron
Claypool   Bass,Vocals
James Hetfield   Guitar
Tom Morello   Guitar
Brian "Brain" Mantia   Drums
Larry LaLonde   Guitar
Jim Martin   Guitar
Martina Topley-Bird   Bass

Technical Credits

Stewart Copeland   Producer
Primus   Producer
Tom Waits   Producer
Oz Fritz   Engineer
Tom Morello   Producer
Tom Whalley   Art Direction
Fred Durst   Producer
Matt Stone   Producer
Craig Howell   Art Direction,Illustrations
Reuben Raffael   Art Direction
Cage ?   Contributor
Lena ?   Contributor
Turk Black   Contributor

Customer Reviews

Antipop 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best cd ever. if you have'nt heard them you will like them. it is amazing what les claypool does on the base, buy all of primus's cd's now
Guest More than 1 year ago
Primus' latest work lived up to and exceeded their reputation. This latest album also added a bit more hard-corish tones, making it one of my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably their weakest album. Its for more cut and dry and funk oriented. But if you feel you MUST have this album buy all their other major studio albums first.