PRIMUS — Antipop

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Album · 1999

Filed under Funk Metal
By PRIMUS

Tracklist

1. Intro (0:17)
2. Electric Uncle Sam (2:56)
3. Natural Joe (4:12)
4. Lacquer Head (3:49)
5. The Antipop (5:33)
6. Eclectic Electric (8:34)
7. Greet the Sacred Cow (5:10)
8. Mama Didn't Raise No Fool (5:04)
9. Dirty Drowning Man (4:48)
10. Ballad of Bodacious (3:28)
11. Power Mad (3:42)
12. The Final Voyage of the Liquid Sky (5:39)
13. Coattails of a Dead Man / The Heckler (hidden) (9:57)

Total Time 63:15

Line-up/Musicians

- Les Claypool / Lead vocals, bass
- Larry LaLonde / Guitar, synthesizer on track 6
- Bryan Mantia / Drums

Guests:
- Tom Morello / Lead guitar (tracks 2, 8, 11)
- James Hetfield / Guitar (track 6)
- Jim Martin / Guitar (track 6)
- Martina Topley-Bird / Vocals (tracks 9, 13)
- Tom Waits / Mellotron, Vocals (tracks 1, 13)

About this release

Label: Interscope Records
Release Date: October 19, 1999

Produced by Primus with guest producers Tom Waits (tracks 1, 13), Tom Morello (tracks 2, 8, 11), Matt Stone (track 3), Fred Durst (track 4), and Stewart Copeland (track 9).
Recorded by Oz Fritz.
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen.
Mixed by Toby Wright.
Music by Primus, lyrics by Claypool.

Thanks to Time Signature for the addition and triceratopsoil, Stooge for the updates

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After exploring prog, country and folk on their last three albums, Primus return to their metal roots on Antipop.

Antipop is Primus most straight-forward metal release, however it omits many of the experimental, thrash and funk metal elements that made Frizzle Fry and Sailing the Sea of Cheese Alt-metal classics in favour of a different kind of metal; Nu metal. This albums adopts many traits of nu metal, most notably simplistic downtuned, murky guitar playing, similar to that of Korn, Deftones and Slipknot who were all getting a lot of attention at the time, it even has production from Nu metal poster child Fred Durst.

Primus playing this style leads to some interesting results, such as the Durst produced Lacquer Head and Electric Uncle Sam which features Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, these are probably the heaviest song's Primus have ever made. However even the likes of Jim Martin of Faith No More, James "The Table" Hetfield, Tom Waits, Durst, Morello and Matt Stone of South Park can't save half of the song's on this album from being bland, mediocre Nu metal fodder, with song's like The Antipop, Greet the Sacred Cow and Power Mad completely backfiring. Overall an interesting, if not somewhat misguided change in direction by Primus. Recommended for fans of their heavier material.

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