Mr. Krinkle

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"Mr. Krinkle"
Single by Primus
from the album Pork Soda
RecordedWinter 1992
Songwriter(s)Les Claypool/Larry LaLonde/Tim Alexander
Primus singles chronology
"Mr. Krinkle"
"Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"

"Mr. Krinkle" is a song by the American rock band Primus. It was released as the 3rd single from their 1993 album Pork Soda.

Track listing[edit]

1. "Mr. Krinkle" - 5:27

Music video[edit]

A video was made for the single featuring Les Claypool in a pig suit and tuxedo playing upright bass in an abandoned warehouse as a carnival of oddities parades behind him, including the band, Claypool's wife and her twin sister. Due to logistical issues, the video had to be shot in one take. Claypool said he put his "heart and soul" into the video, but it received next to no airtime on MTV. In an interview with Guitar World magazine, Claypool disparaged the channel's unwillingness to air the video, saying "it got played like six times."[2] It did, however, receive some airplay on Headbangers Ball.[3] "The Making of Mr. Krinkle" was released on Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People.[4]

"Mr. Krinkle" did not chart in the U.S.

References in other media[edit]

-Krinkels[5], creator of web series Madness Combat[6] was named after this song.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b mr.krinkle, length. "pork soda review". allmusic. allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ mr.krinkle. "interview les claypool". guitar world magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Headbangers Ball- The Unofficial Tribute Site - Episode Database". Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  4. ^ Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People
  5. ^ "Krinkels". Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  6. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 2020-06-17.