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jeremysaal
11-21-2006, 03:50 PM
Last Friday, I took another three-hour trip to what I thought would be another run-down, dusty, dirty, and ancient Chicago venue. The place was the Aragon Ballroom and the show was Primus. I met a co-worker/friend and a few of his buddies there and headed inside.

I was surprised to see that the old ballroom was in great shape. It resembled a Spanish courtyard with balconies and ceramic tile everywhere. After getting felt-up by security, we headed towards the stage.

The stage at the Aragon is close to seven feet off the floor. It turned out to be too high for the guys that I was with, so everyone headed towards the balconies. After a minute of debating, I decided to go along with them to watch the show from above. I must admit that I was a little annoyed at not being at the rail for the show. However, during Primusí set, I saw that those individuals that I would have stood by at the rail had all taken their shirts off and were moshing most of the night. I donít know about the rest of you, but I donít like the idea of getting half-naked and bumping in to a bunch of other half-naked, sweaty men.

The show itself was great and the sound was actually good. My only complaint on sound was that Lesí microphone should have been turned up a bit. I have heard from many people that the sound at the Aragon sucks, but that wasnít the case when Primus played.

The highlight of the show was during De Anza Jig, when they broke into the South Park theme song. That was sweet!

Regarding the Aragon Ballroom, Les Claypool called it, ďThe Pirates of the Caribbean of venues.Ē If you've ever been there, I'm sure that you would agree.

Here is the setlist:

To Defy the Laws of Tradition
Space Oddity > Groundhog's Day
Mr. Knowitall
American Life > Cosmic Highway Tease > American Life
Seas of Cheese
Mr. Krinkle
De Anza Jig > South Park Theme > De Anza Jig
Spaghetti Western
My Name is Mud
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Harold of the Rocks

Wynona's Big Brown Beaver

Bass/Vocals: Les Claypool
Guitar: Larry LaLonde
Drums: Tim Alexander

ChildrenofSodom
11-21-2006, 06:23 PM
Pr1mus is, like, one of my favrit b4ndz

JRA
11-21-2006, 07:01 PM
I dig Primus. Les Claypool is a fucking monster.

ChildrenofSodom
11-21-2006, 07:06 PM
I dig Primus. Les Claypool is a fucking monster.

they suck hard.....i burned one of their CDs....god awful shit......

KerryKingsBeard
11-21-2006, 07:45 PM
they suck hard.....i burned one of their CDs....god awful shit......

Then why even bother posting in this thread?

ADD
11-21-2006, 07:57 PM
Les is super talented, but I'm not big fan of their stuff. Not awful though.

ChildrenofSodom
11-21-2006, 07:58 PM
Then why even bother posting in this thread?

Because I am an attention-starved, immature jackass point-whore

ChildrenofSodom
11-21-2006, 07:59 PM
Les is super talented, but I'm not big fan of their stuff. Not awful though.

i dont hate the music AS much as I hate the vocals, the redneckicity of it all, and the immature retard lyrics. Big Brown Beaver eats Taco Bell...HAHAHAHAHAJAJAJAJAJA

JRA
11-21-2006, 08:26 PM
Because I am an attention-starved, immature jackass point-whore

http://www.politicsforum.org/images/humour/stfu.jpg

ChildrenofSodom
11-21-2006, 08:52 PM
http://www.politicsforum.org/images/humour/stfu.jpg


okay...thank you

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JRA
11-21-2006, 08:53 PM
okay...thank you

:lol:

I really just wanted a good excuse to post that.

jeremysaal
11-22-2006, 07:57 AM
Cool Cosby photo! Cosby is a punk, but I always loved his Fat Albert days, plus that big ass fro!

I went to Primus to see Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde. Claypool is a genius, and of course Larry earned my respect from his days in Possessed. I know you monkeys know about Possessed!

XxRyaNxX
11-22-2006, 09:59 AM
Damn good setlist:rocker:

JRA
11-22-2006, 10:07 AM
Cool Cosby photo! Cosby is a punk, but I always loved his Fat Albert days, plus that big ass fro!

I went to Primus to see Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde. Claypool is a genius, and of course Larry earned my respect from his days in Possessed. I know you monkeys know about Possessed!


Doesn't Larry deny his past in Posessed?

es156
11-22-2006, 07:30 PM
Cool review! That is strange about the stage being so tall. I wonder what the purpose would be?

jeremysaal
11-25-2006, 04:55 PM
Doesn't Larry deny his past in Posessed?

Larry can't deny his face or his name on those albums!

jeremysaal
11-25-2006, 04:57 PM
Thanks man!

Who knows why they built that stage so high. If they had Gigantour there, our necks would have hurt for weeks.

DethMaiden
11-25-2006, 06:23 PM
Man, I hate Primus. I know, why bother posting on this thread, but goddamn. Take yourself at least a hair seriously. I love Clutch and SYL but sometimes silliness gets out of hand.

JRA
11-25-2006, 06:41 PM
Man, I hate Primus. I know, why bother posting on this thread, but goddamn. Take yourself at least a hair seriously. I love Clutch and SYL but sometimes silliness gets out of hand.

Damn, out of all people, you were not one of the ones I pictured hating Primus.

At least Primus doesn't sound like Dark Angel through a shit filter.

DethMaiden
11-25-2006, 06:46 PM
Damn, out of all people, you were not one of the ones I pictured hating Primus.

At least Primus doesn't sound like Dark Angel through a shit filter.

I just don't think it fair that they make more money than bands who don't write about big brown beavers. :tongue:

ChildrenofSodom
11-26-2006, 05:18 PM
I just don't think it fair that they make more money than bands who don't write about big brown beavers. :tongue:

his obnoxiously redneck voice doesnt help the atmosphere either.