A recent convo between the colin and I got me thinking. How is it, that with the amount of intelligent and open-minded music fanatics in here, there is virtually no Pirmus/Claypool love? I mean for crying out loud, he's played with Tom Waits, Jerry Cantrell, Buckethead and his influence is undeniable. The man redefines the way bass playing (electric and otherwise) is percieved and approached. Banjos, he's done it, country? Yup, metal? hells yes, alternative? It's in there.. Hell Primus has NO genre, I mean, they are listed as Primus UNDER genre definitions. Lyrically Claypool does it all, from rem iniscing on the old days of Fisticuffs, to slagging the cesspool that is the mainstream. Intelligent and ALWAYS witty, Primus (and Les' innumerable other projects) never fail to push the limits of music. There are virtually no bands that sound even remotely close to Primus, and I find it likely it will remain that way for a long time. Each Primus album is a trip through country, punk, metal, psychedelic and more esoteric sounds, all fronted by Les' unique and powerful vocals. Then there's the bass work. It's godly. Hell, Les was originally turned down for Metallicas bassist position cause they had no idea how to use the stuff he could do. Though there is also mention of the fact he refused to not be allowed to release outside projects or write any of the music. Really, this is a WTF kinda thread. Like....if you DON'T like Les/Primus/etc..(and heaven help you if we meet in person XD ) then...why? And if you do (which you should) why is there so little love?