Primus Slaps Some Serious Funk on Gratwick Park

There is just something really interesting about Primus and their unique style of music. It might be because of their frontman Les Claypool who isn’t exactly your normal guy. The way he slaps his bass, stomps his foot, or dances in a circle is only half of it. Whether donning his pig mask or telling his quirky stories, there is something that just grabs your attention and takes you on a strange trip with Claypool and his band. Primus packed the waterfront area of North Tonawanda’s Gratwick Park for the Niagara River Rocks concert series on Sunday, June 22. The band played through a number of songs which included favorites, “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”, “My Name Is Mud”, and “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”.  Claypool, who always likes to narrate during shows, went on to tell a story about how he had thought about throwing himself over Niagara Falls that afternoon, but eventually decided that would probably be a bad idea. It’s a good thing, too, because if Sunday was any indicator, there is still plenty of fans eager to see what Claypool does next.

Setlist: Here Comes The Bastards, Moron TV, Fisticuffs, Groundhog’s Day, Over The Falls, South Park Theme, Lee Van Cleef , Jilly’s On Smack, Mr. Krinkle, Eleven, The Heckler, American Life, Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver, My Name is Mud, Over the Electric Grapevine, Jerry Was a Race Car Driver, Harold of the Rocks, Too Many Puppies