On May 14, 1991.


On May 14, 1991, “Interscope” label released “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”, the second Primus studio album. It was recorded August 1990 – February 1991, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, and was produced by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander.


  • Les Claypool– vocals, electric bass, string bass, six-string fretless bass, clarinet
  • Larry LaLonde– electric guitar, six-string banjo
  • Tim “Herb” Alexander– drums, water jug
  • MIRV Haggard, Todd Huth, Derek Greenberg, Matt Winegar, Ler – guitars
  • Butthouse, Adam Gates – bass
  • Brain Mantia, Mike Bordin, Herb – drums
  • Jay Lane– drums
  • Mike Bordin – two-skinned foreskin drum
  • Tom Waits– voice
  • Adam Gates, Puffster, Herb, Ler, Les – vocals
  • Matt Winegar – accordion
  • Adam Gates– additional fisherman
  • Lance Link – additional fisherman
  • Trouz – whistle
  • Todd Huth – guitar melodies on “Tommy the Cat” and “Sgt. Baker”
  • Ron Rigler – engineer
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Paul Haggard – jacket design, photography
  • Mark Kohr – cheese coordinator, scenery
  • Michael Lavine – band photo
  • Mitch Romanowski – ship (sculpture)
  • Snap – airbrushing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Les Claypool, all music by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander.

  1. Seas of Cheese
  2. Here Come the Bastard
  3. Baker
  4. American Life
  5. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
  6. Eleven
  7. Is It Luck?
  8. Grandad’s Little Dirty
  9. Tommy the Cat
  10. Sathington Waltz
  11. Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
  12. Fish On (Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter II)
  13. Los Bastardos

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