DMV (song)

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"DMV"
Single by Primus
from the album Pork Soda
Released1993[1]
GenreFunk rock, experimental rock, comedy rock
Length4:58 [1]
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)Les Claypool/Larry LaLonde/Tim Alexander
Producer(s)Primus
Primus singles chronology
"My Name Is Mud"
(1993)
"DMV"
(1993)
"Mr. Krinkle"
(1993)

"DMV" is a song by the American rock band Primus. It was released on their 1993 album Pork Soda and also as a single.

The video was featured in Beavis and Butt-head.

It has been played live on Lollapalooza '93 and some concerts of 2003 Tour de Fromage.[2]

This song is also featured in Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People and in the compilation album They Can't All Be Zingers.[3]

The song failed to chart.[4]

The song[edit]

This song features bassist Les Claypool soulfully slapping and tapping his bass. In the video about 40 seconds of the outro were removed.[5] It appears to be about the pointlessness of mundane activities such as waiting in line at Department of Motor Vehicles, going to the dentist and sitting on cold toilet seats etc., and seeking relief through THC. The lyrics reference the previous album Sailing the Seas of Cheese.

The video[edit]

The video for "DMV" features live and backstage footage from the 10/1/1993 show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA and clips from a toilet, animation and artwork used for the "Tommy the Cat" video. Due the length of the song the video was cut to 4:29.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Primus - Pork Soda". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Primus - DMV (Lollapalooza 1993)". YouTube. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Primus - DMV". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Primus - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Primus - DMV". YouTube. Retrieved 1 November 2013.