Tales From the Punchbowl (1995) The funk-fusion headaches Primus specializes in come off as stiff and stilted compared with the Tales From the Punchbowl 's catchiest song, "De Anza Jig,"… Primus Rock
Music Review

Tales From the Punchbowl (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Primus; Genre: Rock

The funk-fusion headaches Primus specializes in come off as stiff and stilted compared with the Tales From the Punchbowl's catchiest song, ''De Anza Jig,'' a square dance about half-remembered girlfriends. Hearing Les Claypool thwap oppressive bass lines while rapping like a congested auctioneer isn't nearly as entertaining as watching this trio fish for bass on MTV. B

Originally posted Jun 09, 1995 Published in issue #278 Jun 09, 1995 Order article reprints