TITLE: Suck on This
YEAR RELEASED: 1989
CHART ACTION: No
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Most all of them made it onto Primus albums, and a lot of you all bought them.
LINEUP: Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, Tim Alexander
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Unique metal/funk band’s debut is a live one, and it works not only to show off their prowess and chops, but gives us all a glimpse of their organic fan base.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: A live debut album? That’s risky. But not with Primus. This was a great intro into the band, and showed the energy and fun that Primus has on stage.
Most all of the album songs wound up on Primus’ studio debut, and almost all wound up on a Primus album proper. Still, it’s great to hear them live and this rather much proves, in case there was any doubt, the Claypool and company actually can pull off what they do on their records on stage.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: The band borrowed $3,000 from Claypool’s dad to finance the album. Money well spent.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No, but you can get it with their studio debut Frizzle Fry if you must.
GRADE: A- : It’s a greatest hits live of Primus, before they became hits.