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These guys wrote some amazing songs, yet due to the strange style they utilize as the vessel for the musical dissertation (vs. compulsion),

their fan base is not as widespread as many mediocre groups from the same era. I personally like Funk/Metal/Jazz, but it is a little overwhelming the first couple of times you hear it.

This is my personal favorite:

"Mama Didn't Raise No Fool"

The best of times, the worst of times,

the times you can't ignore.

Sometimes you bite the bullet

and flip flop on the floor.

They tell you where to go,

and they tell you what to do.

They set your face on fire

then stomp it out with their shoes.

I ain't no fool.

Mama didn't raise no fool.

The times I can't complain

are the times I do the most.

On a diet of black coffee

and prozac buttered toast.

These eunuchs in their prada

and Gucci flavored clothes.

Wouldn't know a fresh perspective

if it bit 'em up on the nose.

I ain't no fool.

Mama didn't raise no fool.

Don't do as they say,

just say as they do.

No flavor's quite so bitter

as the taste of one's own shoe.

I ain't no fool.

Mama didn't raise no fool.

Another gem :

"Year of the Parrot"

In the year of our Lord

Call it 1994

A fine vintage of mimicry

There are those that take their sound

From someone else's Toil

Liking to parrots you see

I've seen the likes of Kate Bush

And Van Morrison

Teaching the parrots to sing

Take a Zepplin riff

And you alter it a bit

And make lots of money

It's called plagiarism

You want some of that cheese

Just take a big ol' bite

Careful not to choke on it please

Now here we go

It's called plagiarism

A third selection :

Mr. Knowitall

They call me Mr. Knowitall

I will not compromise.

I will not be told what to do.

I shall not step aside.

They call me Mr. Knowitall

I have no time to waste.

My mouth it spews pure intellect.

And I've such elegant taste.

They call me Mr. Knowitall.

I sup the aged wine.

Oh I could tell such wonderous tales

if I should find the time.

I must be Mr. Knowitall

For ideas they come in bounds.

I am Mr. Knowitall

So spread the word around.

They call me Mr. Knowitall

I am so eloquent.

Perfection is my middle name

And whatever rhymes with eloquent

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That is nice to know! I have liked Primus for a long time. In my younger years, I thought if I ever made it to a Primus show, that would be the only pit I'd like to jump into. :P

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