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AUDIO: Primus & The Chocolate Factory Tour 11/7/14 Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theatre

Primus Cincinnati Taft Theatre

Download the full audio below, or click through to http://instagram.com/funkitblog for a few short video clips.

November 7, 2014
Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

source: Schoeps mk41 (DINa/FOB) > kcy > Sonosax SX-M2/LS2 > Sony M10 (24/48)
transfer: microSD > Sound Studio > xACT > flac (16/44)


Set 1
01 Intro
02 Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
03 Last Salmon Man
04 The Heckler
05 American Life
06 Over The Falls
07 Lee Van Cleef
08 My Name Is Mud
09 Over The Electric Grapevine

Primus & The Chocolate Factory

Set 2
01 Hello Wonkites
02 Candy Man
03 Cheer Up Charlie
04 Golden Ticket
05 Lermaninoff
06 Pure Imagination
07 Oompa Augustus
08 Semi-Wondrous Boat Ride
09 Oompa Violet
10 I Want It Now
11 Oompa Veruca
12 Wonkamobile
13 Oompa TV
14 Farewell Wonkites
15 Groundhog’s Day
16 Duchess And The Proverbial Mind Spread
17 Here Come The Bastards

Set 2, Duchess, and Bastards included the Fungi Ensemble (Mike Dillon on vibes & percussion & Sam Bass on cello)

Primus poster Cincinnati Taft Theatre

schoeps Taft Theatre

Primus – Louisville, Kentucky – videos + exclusive radio audio

Primus 10/10/11 Louisville, KY @ 91.9 WFPK
Interview – Lee Van Cleef – Interview – Tragedy’s a’ Comin’

Primus ripped through Louisville, Kentucky, last Monday with their original lineup of Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Jay Lane. I’ve seen them over the years with each of their three drummers (Tim “Herb” Alexander” and Brian “Brain” Mantia) and I can honestly say that Jay Lane is my favorite. After all, he was the one that helped develop the original Primus sound in the late-1980’s and he did co-write most of the songs on Frizzle Fry & Sailing The Seas of Cheese. To me, his playing is groovier and tighter than the other drummers. Also, to his credit, his return to the band rekindled the Primus spark and inspired Claypool to write and record a new album, so you can’t fault him for that.

Early in the afternoon of October 10, 2011, Primus entered the studio at our favorite independent radio station, 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville. Here I bring you the exclusive recording of their interview and performance. You can stream it at the top of this page, or press the down arrow on the soundcloud bar to download the 83mb lossless FLAC file (Sidenote: Although it was recorded from the webstream, which was most likely a lossy MP3-quality stream, I chose not to downgrade the quality further by compressing it to MP3 again. And that’s why you get a FLAC file and not an MP3. But really is that extra 60mb really gonna tip the scales and fill your hard drive to the bursting point?).

Here I also present the videos I shot from the front row. The audio has been upgraded with my friend’s recording with schoeps microphones, which is available to download over at etree. The video starts out with Extinction Burst (one of my favorite tracks off the new album), and then there is nearly 5 minutes of Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers, including most of Claypool’s bass solo jam middle part. It ends abruptly about 1.5 minutes before the end of the song due to “security.”