January 19, 2012

Primus: Green Naugahyde

The first new album in forever! Swapping out drummer Herb Alexander for original member Jay Lane, this is a pounding set with some cuts closer to the funkier roots of Primus than they got on their back-to-roots Antipop of '99.  I parted with all my Primus CDs a few years ago, so here's hoping for some LP reissues!

This is a double 45 RPM set, on transparent blueish-green vinyl.  There's a printed insert for lyrics/credits, and a full CD in plain white envelope. 

My copy has a crystal clear green disc, and a cloudy marbled disc (pics below).  Not sure if it's supposed to be that way, but cool!

Primus online.

Les Claypool online.

Green Naugahyde at metacritic.

A white cover 'official bootleg' promo edition of 750 numbered copies were sold through the band's website just before the official release date. It's the same pressing as the retail release- same color vinyl, just in a plain cover. 

And though it's pictured on the band's web site, there is no 'lime-green' version. The photo is a pre-production mock-up, just like My Morning Jacket's glow-in-the-dark Circuital advertising mock-up, that turned out to be almost the same color as this Primus record.  Too bad, the lime-green matches the cover much better, and would have been a cool store or web exclusive.

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