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Posted by Flo on Tuesday, 10.3.06 @ 17:15pm
Primus is one of my all time favorites and Les Claypool is the GREATEST BASS PLAYER OF ALL TIME. That alone should get them in. But due to their minimal air play and the fact that most people havent heard of them aside from the South park, they probbaly wont get in. Atleast any time soon.
Posted by Flipper on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 15:43pm
Les Claypool is not Bootsy Collins, therefore Les Claypool is not the greatest bass player of all time.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 18:40pm
Bootsy Collins couldn't string Les Claypol's bass.
Posted by Tannenbaum on Wednesday, 02.14.07 @ 18:46pm
alright, no bass player arguments here. while les claypool is arguably the most innovative and, yes absolutly, impressive bassists around today, we must still remember he started out listening to the early greats, stanly clarke, jaco pastorius, gedee lee, etc...so before y'all go bashing people, pay your respects to the greats of the past and the present!
Posted by Myles on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:02pm
No arguement here but if you want proof that Les Claypool is indeed the greatest bass player of all time, go to youtube and type "blind illusion bass solo". Its not Primus but its the most amazing bass solo of all time. I consider it the "Eruption" of bass. Also try "primus master of puppets". In that video he slap basses the main riff to Master of Puppets. If that doesnt prove it, I dont know what will.
Posted by Flipper on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 14:14pm
Yo douchebags. Jaco Pastorius is the greatest bassist of all time. He single handedly revolutionized the instrument with his debut album. He was even voted the greatest of all time and all real bassists realize he is the best. There would be no Bootsy or Les Claypool or even a Victor Wooten without him. So you all no nothing about real bass players.
Just cause he is the earliest doesnt mean he is the best in terms of technicality. Its all about prefrence here. I happen to really like Jaco Pastorius but I just prefer Les Claypool.
Posted by Flipper on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 11:31am
Oh good god. I dont think Les would would give a crap about your bickering. Nor would he ever say that he is better then anyone. Like he actually cares. But there always has to be that one person saying he's not the best. So take a chill pill and enjoy his music. And yes he is the shiznit.
Posted by Victoria on Tuesday, 10.23.07 @ 23:05pm
Les Claypool may not be the GREATEST bass player of all time, but revolutionized the Alternitive/Funk Metal scene when Primus was first started. Barely any GOOD bands nowdays in the Alternative scene wouldn't be here with Les, Ler, and Tim. Sure all those awesome jazz, funky bassists inspired Les, but Les did something totally different. I vote yes, Primus is awesome.
Posted by Soop on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 23:15pm
Alright, well to start off, I absolutely love Primus!! And I respect them for their talent and humor. Please note everyone, Les isn't the only one in the band with AMAZING music skills. Tim Alexander ROCKS at the drums (Look up "Tim Alexander Drum Clinic")and Larry LaLonde is one awesome guitar player, though it seems like he's upstaged by Les most of the time. That aside, I know that Primus isn't the best band and no one can say they're the worst. No band can be the worst, or best, in the world. It is all just simply personal preference and opinions.
Posted by DavidOrr on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 10:53am
They never even claimed to be metal "shitface" they're progressive
Posted by Firebrick on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 11:57am
Didn't Les Claypool claim Primus' sound was "psychedelic polka" LOL. I never was a Primus fan but I don't think you could classify their music too easily. I can't see how anything they did could be considered "metal" but I haven't heard a lot of Primus so I don't know.
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 12:10pm
Heck they will make it just for the South Park theme alone.
Posted by Brian on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 19:31pm
Bizzare band, Primus. I think they should be inducted, but no one seems to know who they are.
Posted by Justin on Friday, 06.26.09 @ 13:35pm
You know, I just saw someone had voted YES for Primus. I have no clue as to why I keep forgetting them, cause whenever I hear them I love their stuff. This is one of the bands that really does have a sound of it's own. I've heard people describe it as "Rush on crack", but even that doesn't do it justice.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 18:00pm
Yeah, I find it hard to believe that Mr. Wenner (aka "The Devil" in "The Devil Went Down to Georgia") would induct the man who defeated him (Les Claypool, aka "Johnny") in the epic Fiddle Championship match of the Gods
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 21:09pm
Jann Wenner needs rhinoplasty. He's got a massive ugly conk!!
Posted by Joker on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 21:09pm
Claypool is indeed a bass god. It has to count for something when you're auditioned to replace Cliff Burton. They're certainly innovative, and might be influential, so they should be at least considered. Probably won't get in.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 16:49pm
Claypool is a great bassist...not in the top 10 of bassists though. I like Primus (and Claypool) but it's unlikely they'll get in
Posted by The Drummer on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 17:05pm
Jann Wenner needs rhinoplasty. He's got a massive ugly conk!!
Posted by Milestones on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 17:07pm
They should be in exclusively because Les Claypool is the greatest bass player that has ever lived.
Posted by Dan on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 17:43pm
Estoy en uruguay, y tengo todos los discos de Primus. Les Claypool presidente yaaa¡
Posted by fernando on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 04:48am
Very interesting band, unique sound. They may never be considered but Claypool is still a top notch bassist. Also, Claypool's brief duration with his band Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade should be able to get that group into the Weird Band Names Hall of Fame. If anybody wants to know more about them, (I think they were also called the Les Claypool Frog Brigade for short) you can check out their two live albums (Live Frogs 1 & 2), and their Purple Onion album.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 04.11.11 @ 09:57am
Sorry fellas, but les just doesn't play an electric bass. He plays many incantations of an upright, the whamola, a bassjo and has left Primus to persue the love of pushing what can be done in rock and prog rock. Why are there no Primus cover bands? Three folks with their incredible talent cannot be found. I'm a super fan and it saddens me that they won't make it.
Posted by Rusty cuyler on Wednesday, 05.11.11 @ 04:11am
I am always surprised when I mention primus and/or Les Claypool and people are at a loss for who/what I am talking about. I grew up believing he is the Frank Zappa of my generation, however, my generation is too dumbed down by the media that the greatest musicians are too complex and innovative, and people would rather listen to the regurgitated crap. If Les or Primus does not get into the Hall of Fame, the Hall of Fame has no validity.
Posted by Citizen Patrol on Sunday, 05.19.13 @ 00:23am
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:57pm
Posted by Pnutwork on Saturday, 01.3.15 @ 14:46pm
Why in the essentials is Sick on This not an essential. My Name is Mud, John the Fisherman, and Tommy the Cat just to name a few songs that are essential.
Posted by JS on Sunday, 05.3.15 @ 13:57pm
Primus rocks, and I feel there music will be appreciated more and more as time goes on. Voted Yes and would love to see them inducted.
Posted by Will on Saturday, 02.20.16 @ 13:13pm
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