Primus to Release Willy Wonka Covers Album; I Want It NOWWWW, Daddy!


Oompa Loompa, Doompa Dee Duck, Primus is back and Holy…cow.

Les Claypool’s twangy vocals and bass-heavy pummelings might not seem like the most natural fit in the world with a number like “Pure Imagination” – Marilyn Manson covering this stuff would be more obvious – but this bizarrely unironic fusion of the two is just the golden ticket. You can even expect the entire album to be played live as the centerpiece of their new tour, which will also sell chocolate bars and feature a special matinee for kids of just the Wonka songs, so they won’t come home asking you about Wynona’s big brown beaver.

Check out the first track below. I can’t wait to hear what they do with the nigh-insufferable “Cheer up, Charlie.”