Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble [Only @ Best Buy] [CD]

  • Artist: Primus
  • SKU: 9087417
  • Release Date: 10/21/2014
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 26)

Songs


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  • Hello Wonkites
  • Candy Man
  • Cheer Up Charlie
  • Golden Ticket
  • Lermaninoff
  • Pure Imagination
  • Oompa Augustus
  • Semi- Wondrous Boat Ride
  • Oompa Violet
  • I Want It Now
  • Oompa Veruca
  • Wonkmobile
  • Oompa Tv
  • Farewell Wonkites


Overall customer rating

4.8
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Triumphant

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    NJBoss
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    Not many bands could successfully pull off a tribute to the Chocolate Factory. Primus is not one of those bands. In fact, Primus is THE perfect band to take on the task. As one would guess, this is not a 1:1 cover of the original film soundtrack. Liberties are taken and rightfully so. Golden Ticket, for example, is quite a stretch from the original. The point can be argued that this isn't true and pure Primus since the Fungi Ensemble have been brought in to accompany the core band. As a matter of opinion (get it?), the additional musicians are a perfect fit for this particular record. For the next studio outing (of original material), though, I'll happily welcome back Primus and Primus only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting take on a classic soundtrack

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    marce
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    This is Primus' take on the soundtrack of the 1971 original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie. Considering this as a cover album, Primus were able to do a great job giving their own sound to these songs, making a very refreshing and interesting sounding album. There are no hard-rockers here, mainly quirky fun songs with interesting instrumentation similar to Claypool's solo album Of Fungi and Foe. Great listen. The package also included a very cool large size t-shirt with the album logo. Definitively worth the extra money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Primus, what else can I say?

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    Halfpastmonkeysass
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    As usual, it has its share of tongue-in-cheek "Claypoolisms" and I liked it but, not as much as my 15 year-old who is an aspiring bass player and quintessential Primus fan. Gonna put it in a few more times before I decide for sure how much i like it because it doesnt seem geared towards the casual fans like myself but its surely worth a listen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Primus at their quirky best

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    DipperDieSnoopDog
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    Les Claypool and his merry band of Oompa Loompas keep trying new things and expanding the level of weird, and it sounds great! My favorites are Golden Ticket and I Want It Now. "If you are wise, you will buy this CD."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    typical trippy Primus

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    Fatesfan
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    The original line up is back and this cd delivers as promised. A trippy, surreal retelling of the Willy Wonka classic. Awesome with headphones, really dark and weird .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Primus sucks!!!

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    mjg4243
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    I absolutely love this CD. I grew up on the movie and Primus did an excellent job with remaking the soundtrack. Expected strange and eclectic, wasn't disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a twist!

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    Nate
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    Great take to the the soundtrack to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Definitely has that strangeness that you'd find in a Primus album!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Album!

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    J1MAF1A
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    As a fan of PRIMUS & WILLY WONKA, I think this greatly represents both in a way that can appeal to a large audience! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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