Primus Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Les Claypool was 14 when he attended his first rock concert; Rush’s Hemispheres tour provided the inspiration he needed to become the bassist for Primus.
The band quickly established themselves as one of the harbingers of alternative rock’s imminent takeover with their signature fretless bass funk, discordant distortion sheets and stories about suburgatory.
Early Life and Education
Primus mechanical switches are optimized to maximize your gaming power, with red switches offering linear keystrokes suited for action games and brown ones providing audible clicks with consistent key activation. Furthermore, this keyboard features customizable lighting mode to simplify long key sequences as well as a wired USB cable featuring the distinctive Primus logo molded plug.
Claypool has made his mark through both solo work and collaborations with other musicians. In addition to solo albums released through Rancho Relaxo Records and collaborations with other musicians, he founded Oysterhead as well as projects like Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Les Claypool’s Fancy Band. Additionally, he performed with Skerik (saxophone player) and LaLonde and Alexander (drumming duo). Additionally he released multiple albums himself under Rancho Relaxo Label Records.
With dedicated multimedia keys and ergonomic wrist support to reduce wrist fatigue for comfortable typing sessions for hours on end. Plus, its natural rising design helps you get control over music videos and more without interrupting your workflow.
Claypool has worked on various side projects outside the band, such as Oysterhead with Trey Anastasio and Stewart Copeland as well as Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Les Claypool’s Fancy Band. Additionally, he formed musical duos such as Duo de Twang and Claypool Lennon Delirium along with drummer Sean Lennon of Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger fame and bassist Paulo Baldi of Cake fame.
He has collaborated with Uriah Heep’s Ken Hensley and Deep Purple’s Jon Lord.
Achievement and Honors
In the ’90s, The band’s signature sound of fretless bass slap-and-popping, dissonant sheets of distortion and proggy drum fireworks caused multiplatinum havoc with college radio stations, Beavis & Buttheads from MTV and touring jam bands like Phish.
Pork Soda’s claymation video and album’s success marked a turning point. Their sound began to seem less like unstructured chaos and more like an effort to balance elements.
Herb Alexander left Primus in 1996, and Bryan Mantia continued the band as its drummer. They released albums such as Brown Album and Antipop while also creating the theme song for South Park and performing on shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Primus was established in 1984 and quickly won over fans with its unique blend of funk-metal music. They created the iconic theme song for South Park before going on hiatus in 2000; their bassist Claypool collaborated with Tom Waits as well as providing music for Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game.
In 2004, Claypool reunited the band with Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander and recorded a live album called Hallucino-Genetics, before embarking on a tour that saw them perform Rush’s 1977 release A Farewell to Kings in its entirety at each show.
Green Naugahyde, Primus’ latest album, offers more classic Primus sound with complementary bass lines and drums driving forward the songs while Claypool’s vocals offer avant-garde social commentary. He has also performed with supergroups such as Oysterhead (with Trey Anastasio and Stewart Copeland), Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains (including Buckethead, Bryan Mantia, and Bernie Worrell), Duo de Twang Delirium as well as duo de Twang and The Claypool Lennon Delirium to name just some.
Primus was catapulted to fame with their third album, Pork Soda. This featured their biggest hit single to date “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”, featured both in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey as well as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game. To promote the album Primus made appearances on late night television shows as well as touring.
Claypool first collaborated with Todd Huth and Jay Lane for the album Riddles Are Abound Tonight in 1994, which included their covers EP Rhinoplasty as well as a DVD of their performance at Chicago House of Blues.
In 2011, they released their greatest hits compilation They Can’t All Be Zingers as well as DVD Blame It on the Fish.