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|Released||March 12, 1992|
|Studio||Coast Records, San Francisco, CA|
|Genre||Progressive rock, experimental rock, funk rock|
|Singles from Miscellaneous Debris|
Miscellaneous Debris is an EP of five cover songs by Primus, released on March 12, 1992. The EP is the first release by the band to feature Les Claypool playing his now-famous fretless six-string Carl Thompson bass, nicknamed the "Rainbow Bass".
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In his review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes the EP as "Primus' best release". He notes that the band "plays actual songs instead of sketching out a few ideas as an excuse for jamming", which means that "Miscellaneous Debris isn't as weird and alienating as previous albums", concluding that the band's covers "show flashes of brilliance, largely due to the loose yet focused musicianship."
Miscellaneous Debris peaked at #69 on the Australian ARIA singles chart in May 1994. Although the EP never charted on the Billboard 200, its sole single "Making Plans for Nigel" peaked at #30 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart February 15, 1992.
|1.||"Intruder"||Peter Gabriel||Peter Gabriel||4:18|
|2.||"Making Plans for Nigel"||Colin Moulding||XTC||3:35|
|3.||"Sinister Exaggerator"||The Residents||The Residents||3:37|
|4.||"Tippi Toes"||The Meters||The Meters||1:16|
|5.||"Have a Cigar"||Roger Waters||Pink Floyd||5:29|
Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.
- Les Claypool – six-string fretless bass, kazoo, vocals
- Larry "Ler" LaLonde – guitar
- Tim "Herb" Alexander – drums
- Primus – production
- Ron Rigler – engineering
- Matt Murman – engineering
- Peter Steinman – engineering
- Scott Skidmore – engineering
- John Golden – mastering
- "Snap" – sculpture
- Mary Scanlan – Photography
- Paul "Bosco" Haggard – photography
- Coast Records, San Francisco, CA – recording
- Different Fur, San Francisco, CA – mixing
- The Plant, Sausalito, CA – mixing
- K-Disc, Los Angeles, CA – mastering
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Miscellaneous Debris - Primus at AllMusic
- Crigler, Pete (2019). "The Daily Vault Music Reviews : Miscellaneous Debris". dailyvault.com. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 12 Jun 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
- "Primus - Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Miscellaneous Debris (liner notes). Primus. Interscope Records. 1992.CS1 maint: others (link)
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