After achieving fan support and critical acclaim for their Miscellaneous Debris EP, the guys in Primus decided that it was time to put together a second EP of cover songs. Les Claypool says that this is a good way to keep the fans satisfied between records. And satisfied they should be. As in the first EP, Primus covers an XTC song, with “Scissors Man.” A job well done, considering Andy Partridge is not the easiest vocalist to cover. Les pulls it off perfectly. An excellent job is also done on Peter Gabriel’s “The Family and The Fishing Net,” Jerry Hubbard’s “Amos and Moses,” and the Police’s “Behind My Camel.” My personal favorite is Stanley Clarke’s “Silly Putty” which features amazing guitar work by Larry Lalonde. What makes the guitar work amazing is that it replaces keyboards found on the original, and it is hard at times to tell the difference. Also, this song features some cool turntable work by DJ Disk. The final cover that is worth mentioning is Metallica’s “The Thing that Should Not Be.” Very heavy, man.
The rest of the disk includes a remake of “Too Many Puppies,” which was originally written in 1984, and two live songs, “Tommy the Cat,” and “Bob’s Party Time Lounge,” which were recorded on New Years Eve, 1997. As an added bonus, you can put this in your computer and learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Primus, and it includes a video for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Very cool, and definitely a must-have for Primus fans. Interscope Records, 10900 Wilshire Blvd. #1230, Suite 1230, Los Angeles, CA 90024