E falando de muito saudados regressos, Les Caypool, Larry LaLonde e Tim Alexandre estão juntos novamente e a fazer aquilo que melhor sabem. Serem completamente geniais e loucos com a desculpa Primus por trás. O primeiro disco da banda nos últimos 20 anos está pronto para ser editado dentro de um mês.

Primus & the Chocolate Factory é, como o nome indica, uma banda sonora alternativa para Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, o original com Gene Wilder e não o remake de Tim Burton com Johnny Depp, ao qual Les se refere como “unwatchable”.

Look, I love me some Tim Burton, when he writes his own stuff, and I respect what Johnny Depp has done over the years. Hell, Ed Wood is one of my favourite films, but that (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is just unwatchable and believe me I’ve tried…twice as a matter of fact. Even my kids hated it.

O novo disco é uma espécie de tributo de Claypool a uma obra que, segundo o próprio, o marcou na infância e definiu todo um percurso artístico e o som dos Primus.

Our project is an homage to Gene Wilder and David L. Wolper’s ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and the effect it had on me in my youth. Now we get to sell PRIMUS bars and hang out with demented Oompa Loompas. Plus to top it off, it gives me an excuse to wear a purple, velvet waistcoat and brown top hat for the next 18 months.

The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that’s what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.

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