And, yup, 30 minutes of hitting the heavy iron.
It’s definitely Monday.
This evenings muscle-ripping, strength building, He-man soundtrack is the ‘Rhinoplasty‘ EP by Primus.
Call it ‘Miscellaneous Debris, Pt. 2.‘ An EP of covers and live cuts designed to buy time between albums, ‘Rhinoplasty‘ is another small treasure for fans.
When Primus covers songs, it rarely sticks to the original recorded versions, preferring to turn in new, sometimes startling arrangements that are often unpredictable. If the band hasn’t chosen any surprising covers – there are more Peter Gabriel (‘The Family and the Fishing Net‘) and XTC tunes, as well as Police (‘Behind My Camel‘), Stanley Clarke, Metallica, Jerry Reed (‘Amos Moses‘) and, yes, Andy Partridge (which, for the record, is more deranged than Andy Partridge himself on a bad day) songs, plus a new version of their own ‘Too Many Puppies‘ – it makes up for it with great performances. This is certainly an EP intended for the dedicated, but it does the most important thing any specialist release can do – it doesn’t disappoint.