Primus concert review

by Ronny Wouters

Botanique Garden, Brussels, Belgium. September 21, 1995.

In your list of concerts ever given by Primus is the memorable day September, 21 - 1995. They played that Thursday night at the Botanique in Brussels and it was the first time I had seen those fucking weirdo's live. Giving up my sleep (no train back home), even though I had to go to school the next day, was just a small price to pay. They didn't play 'Too many puppies', which I thought was cool, 'cause it was the only famous record, and the only record ever played on parties I went too. That night I was ready for them... I thought. First came on a band I didn't know, and I still don't know them. They were pretty good, but only pretty good. After these guys (who were also from San Francisco if I recollect correct) came something a bit more powerfull... KORN ! I had never heard from these guys, but they blasted me away. They were fast, they were heavy and they kicked ass. I was swepped away, my mouth opened wide. I don't remember a lot but I'm still proud I saw them play that night.

And then... Oh, what's there to say that hasn't been said before? 'Tommy the cat' was incredible as ever. 'My name is mud' played faster than on the album (Didn't know that could be done... learned a lot since then!!!) I saw him play an upright for the first time, don't remember what song though. They played some stuff from 'Tales from the Punchbowl' like 'Winona's big brown beaver' and 'Southbound Pachyderm' (WHAT?? That's only one bass??? - I told ya I learned a lot...).

I had never seen a concert from them (Not for real, not on TV) and I didn't know what to expect. When they came on, it was a bit disappointing, because It wasn't a SHOW. Not much too look for. It took only a few minuts to realize I didn't want a SHOW, I was here for the music and there was plenty of that. By the way, I had very a lot to watch at. Les playing his bass is one of the things you have to see before you die. I was fucking impressed and really... I was NOT ready for them... I will never be.

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