Sluggo’s Video Of The Day – Rubin’s Picks: Primus “Tommy The Cat” And “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”

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So, I decided to take a week off and re-build the Great Wall of China and before I left I asked the rest of the KROQ joqs to name some songs they’d like to play at you for this daily website feature I do. Most of them responded and over the next few daze you’ll see their choices here, but Jed and a few others refused to play along and furthermore said you all should “die in a tragic, futuristic moon shuttle explosion in space”.

KROQ’s always cool Rubin (“weekends and whenever”) was the first to hit me back and he suggested one of my all time favorite KROQ bands ever, Mr. Les Claypool ans his [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Primus [/lastfm]pals. I don’t think he even knows the story of how someone in management back in the day once called me on the station ‘hot line’ to scream about my playing “Tommy The Cat” as a ‘cheat’ song for you.

“How much longer do I have to listen to this terrible song on MY staiton?!?” he demanded – and, checking the timer, I said “about another minute and a half!” CLICK!!! DIAL TONE is what I heard as he slammed the phone down – I guess that wasn’t the answer he was hoping for. Hahaha.

The video for “Wynona” is “quite bad-ass” as well, Rubin points out, and he went on to say “like ‘em or hate ‘em- ain’t no band even CLOSE to the originality PRIMUS brings. And you just can’t have enough songs about a Beaver.”

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