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Sailing the Seas of Cheese [CD+DVD]

PrimusAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn't a moment on any of their records where his bass isn't the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show. Which isn't to deny guitarist Larry LaLonde or drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander any credit; no drummer could weave in and around Claypool's convoluted patterns as effortlessly as Alexander, ... Read more in Amazon's Primus Store

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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00BX8MLQY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Seas Of Cheese
2. Here Come The Bastards
3. Sgt. Baker
4. American Life
5. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
6. Eleven
7. Is it Luck?
8. Grandad s Little Ditty
9. Tommy The Cat
10. Sathington Waltz
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. 5.1 Surround mix (original album tracklist)
2. New Stereo Mix (original album tracklist)

Editorial Reviews

Sailing The Seas Of Cheese is one of a handful of vital albums that ushered in the 1990s alternative revolution, answering slick 80s productions with a more irreverent - less glammy approach to rock. In a restoration personally overseen by Les Claypool, Primus acclaimed Sailing The Seas Of Cheese has been newly mixed in stereo and Dolby 5.1 Surround for the first time since its 1991 debut for an expanded deluxe edition featuring the album s new stereo mix on CD and the new 5.1 surround mix on DVD plus three exclusive, previously unreleased bonus tracks, including two live recordings from Primus 2012 3D Tour and a Bassnectar Remix of Here Come The Bastards. DVD audio options include Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit), Dolby Digital Stereo (48kHz/24-bit), DTS 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit).

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome, if you dare.. August 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Primus's albums have always had the feel of an adolescent's guilty pleasure in a way. Sure you can take it seriously - the musicianship is outstanding and their melodies masterfully twist among pop, funk and grunge. But that's only part of their style; there's a silly side that's part musical humor, part Saturday morning cartoon, and a sense that there could be more quirks around any corner. I imagine that if Phish had a heavy King Crimson influence they'd sound a little like this. There's incredible bass work, subtle nuances in the guitar playing that you don't notice right away, and lyrics that suggest a strange mix of Roger Waters and Frank Zappa.
If the title and cover of this album alone don't seem cartoonish enough, take a listen to the lumbering bassoon introducing the first track. Les Claypool talks and screams through "Is It Luck?" like a hopped-up WB cartoon. "Tommy the Cat" is crazy funk with Tom Waits, of all people, lending a distorted voice to the narrative. As with any Primus album there are times when they go a little too far off the edge ("Granddad's Little Ditty" comes to mind), although I probably shouldn't complain when it's compared to such later offerings as "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver." Regardless: for most Primus fans this album still stands as their strongest. For those merely curious it's the ideal one to start with. If you don't like Seas of Cheese, chances are you won't like the others.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Way to start your Primus collection July 11, 2004
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Format:Audio CD
Here's a story... I was over at my friend's house and he asks me if I have ever heard of the band Primus. I said yes because I heard Jerry was a Race Car Driver on the radio. He put on a DVD called Animals should not try to act like People or something like that and played all these WEIRD primus vids!! The band instantly started to grow on me and i bought their latest CD "Antipop". While it does have one of the best primus songs ever(In my opinion), Lacquer Head.. the rest of the tracks sound nothing like the Primus i heard on the DVD. So i got Sailing the Seas of Cheese and it is AWESOME!!! Garunteed you will love it. Here is a list of tracks and the score i give them.
1. Seas of Cheese - 7.5/10 A nice little intro featuring some interesting vocals.
2. Here come the b@stards - 8/10 I've seen multiple reviews bash this song for being repetitive. I love it for some reason and it is one of my favorites on the CD.
3. Sgt. Baker - 9.5/10 Definitely one of the best on the CD. This song has an interesting chorus about what drill sergeants do to their troops, i will read it for you to get you excited to hear it: I will rape your personality
Pummel you with my philosophy
Strip you of your self integrity
To make you all just a bit like me!!
Truly an amazing song.
4. American Life - 10/10 Again.. another amazing song, Primus tends to bunch the highlights of the cd together. The song definitely has a MUCH more depressing note to it then the first 3 tracks. It tells the stories of 3 immigrants and the woes that met them when they came to America.
5. Jerry was a Racecar Driver - 8/10 A lot of people consider this the best song on the CD. While it is a fantastic song, i disagree.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars here they come July 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favorite albums.

Not because it's weird, not because the bass-playing is good, and not because it has clay models swimming in a bowl of cheese dip on the cover... though that last one does contribute...

Nay, it is simply because the album makes me smile. Who can hold back a grin when the lyrics to Jerry Was a Race Car Driver are sung in flawless redneck dialect? And the journey you are taken on into the life of a macho cat (Tommy the Cat) is epic and unforgettable. You may even feel inspired to hike up to a lake of our own Northwest and fish when you hear Fish On.

If you are suffering the symptoms of clinical depression, please call and order Sailing the Seas of Cheese today. Seriously.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Someone's Going To Diss Me, But I Think It's The Best Ever September 12, 2000
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Primus are my personal favorite band, and as well as being one of the most talented, innovative, and downright insane bands over the past decade, they also made (in my own opinion) the greatest album in the history of rock. It has Les Claypool's great bass and nasal vocals, as well as insane drumming and even better guitar, adding to the quirkiness of it all. Although many consider Primus a metal band, a funk band, or a progressive band, I feel that they are truly in a league of their own, with no one else even coming close to their sheer musicianship. "Sailing The Seas..." has samples, the best bass ever, funny vocals and disturbing lyrics, as well as guitar shredding and up and down nonstop drumming. It is everything you should want in an album. If you are a teen struggling to fit in (I'm not...just cause'...yeah) don't listen to this. If you are looking for something unique, different, and better than everything you've ever bought, yeah, this is for you. Suggested tracks: Jerry Was A Race Car Driver, Those Damned Blue Collar Tweakers, Is It Luck? Suggested Bands: Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, El Stew. Suggested albums: Buckethead's Monsters And Robots, Primus' Pork Soda, mr. Bungle's California.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 9 days ago by Carlos Arana
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
¡Classic!
Published 24 days ago by gustavo garcia
3.0 out of 5 stars only the 2.0 mix is in 96/24
Blur-Ray audio edition claims to have 96/24 for all the audio formats on the blu-ray disc. Only the 2.0 pcm option is in 96/24. The others are 48/24 (5.1 pcm and 5. Read more
Published 1 month ago by adam davidson
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware. No cheese please
I returned this after buying it as a gift for my husband. He loves This group and I was under the impression that because this was a DVD, it would show live music. Not so. Read more
Published 2 months ago by cynthia g wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album
I'm a huge Primus fan and this is their best album. Complicated rhythms weaved together magically. All three musicians are amazing.
Published 5 months ago by Gary
5.0 out of 5 stars Son loves Primus!
Very uccessful purchase for my son who is obsessed with Primus. He loves Jerry was a Racecar driver and loves this Vinyl!!
Published 5 months ago by Kathleen F. Grabigel
5.0 out of 5 stars blu ray
Primus on bluray is mind boggling. The music is amazing in 5.1. The visuals are trippy and you have several choices. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Published 6 months ago by James Dillon
5.0 out of 5 stars You've never heard the Seas of Cheese like this
If you have a good surround sound system, you will hear things that you never even knew were on the album. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Eric Wall
4.0 out of 5 stars Neato!
Love the quirky vocals and rad bass. The instrumental jams really mix it up with the high-speed lyrics of Les.
Published 7 months ago by opinion
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Amazing Album
This was the first Primus album i ever heard, it was a cassette tape around i got around 1999 - 2000. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alef The Thunder Fox
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