Primus is back on the road at long last, with the trio’s performance at Sunken Gardens Theater in San Antonio, Texas, opening their fall tour in promotion of their new album, The Desaturating Seven. During the first set of Friday’s performance, the group worked through a number of fan-favorites from across their catalog, with numbers like “My Name Is Mud”, “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver”, “Last Salmon Man”, and “Too Many Puppies”, working their way across the set after the show-opening “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers”.

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For their second set, the trio composed of Les ClaypoolLarry LaLonde, and Tim “Herb” Alexander had some special tricks up their sleeve, performing all seven numbers off their recently released album, The Desaturating Seven. Working their way down from the set-opening “The Valley”, the band then moved into a rendition of “The Seven”—the only song from Primus’ new album that has been previously performed in a live setting—before roadtesting the rest of The Desaturating Seven in front of a live audience.

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Primus’ new album was inspired by Ul de Rico‘s 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. Much like Primus’ tribute to the Willy Wonka soundtrack in 2014, the book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” vibe inspired Claypool, who told Rolling Stone, “I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make a great piece of music.’” Riffing off the album’s origins, visuals from de Rico’s The Rainbow Goblins were projected behind the band for the second set.

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To end the night and to fully welcome in their fall tour, Primus returned with an encore of “Southbound Pachyderm” and “Here Comes The Bastards”.

Primus, 10/20/2017, Set One


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 “My Name Is Mud”


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