Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue


Published: 2013/01/01

Primus Get Freaky at Their Frankenstein Masquerade New Year’s Ball

Primus brought their 3D show to the Warfield in San Francisco last night in the form of a “Frankenstein’s Masquerade New Year’s Ball.” The theatrics matched the theme, with giant inflatable Frankensteins flanking the stage instead of the band’s more common inflatable astronauts. The night got started with the old school hit “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers” followed by the the newer tune “Last Salmon Man.” The music stopped briefly after “Hats Off” for an audience costume contest, which was won by a fan dressed in Tuxedo and wearing ‘Residents Eyeball’ mask.

The trio’s second set got off took to a wild start with a rocking “Extinction Burst.” Les Claypool then brought out his upright bass for a few songs and proceeded to pluck away on “Seas of Cheese” > “Mr. Krinkle” and “Jilly’s On Smack.” The band then busted out covers of Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” and Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral” as 2012 became 2013.

Here’s a look at last night’s Primus setlist via

Monday, December 31, 2012, The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

Set I:
Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
Last Salmon Man
Golden Boy
The Pressman
Tragedy’s a’ Comin’
Hats Off
Mrs. Blaileen
My Name Is Mud

Set II:
Extinction Burst
Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
Seas of Cheese
Mr. Krinkle
Jilly’s on Smack
John the Fisherman
Sgt. Baker
Electric Funeral
Tommy the Cat

Harold of the Rocks

Show 5 Comments