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Prato has curated a collection to attract the uninitiated as well as preach to the unwashed converted masses.--Examiner.comPraise for Primus:They were real musicians musicians...Primus had their own thing, for sure. Nobody really does thatMorePrato has curated a collection to attract the uninitiated as well as preach to the unwashed converted masses.--Examiner.comPraise for Primus:They were real musicians musicians...Primus had their own thing, for sure. Nobody really does that Primus thing--they have their own personality, which is something difficult to do.--Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili PeppersPrimitive, animated, dinosaur, Halloween, trailerfunk. I felt Les was a kindred spirit. Someone I could learn from and collaborate with. Quick, schooled, humble, with an amazing musical lexicon and down home as hell, with a bent sense of humor.--Tom WaitsUsually when the alternative rock revolution of the early 1990s is discussed, Nirvanas Nevermind is credited as the recording that led the charge. Yet there were several earlier albums that helped pave the way, including the Pixies Doolittle, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Mothers Milk, Janes Addictions Nothings Shocking, and especially Primuss 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese.This fascinating and beautifully curated oral history tells the tale of this truly one-of-a-kind band. Compiled from nearly fifty all-new interviews conducted by journalist/author Greg Prato--including Primus members past and present and many more fellow musicians--this book is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the band, as well as admirers of the musicians interviewed for the book.Interviewees include: Tim Alexander, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Matthew Bellamy (Muse), Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Mickey Melchiondo (Ween), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Matt Stone (South Park), Tom Waits, and many more.