Hallucino-Genetics

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Hallucino-Genetics
Video by Primus
Released November 16, 2004
Recorded 2004
Length 2 hours 31 minutes
Label Prawn Song
Primus video chronology
Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People
(2003)
Hallucino-Genetics
(2004)
Blame It on the Fish
(2006)

Hallucino-Genetics: Live 2004 is the first concert DVD from Primus, released in October 2004. The show was filmed on June 26, 2004 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, the band's last show of their 2004 tour. The performance features the original recording lineup of the band performing two sets, the second of which features the band playing their first studio album Frizzle Fry in its entirety.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Primus; all lyrics by Les Claypool.

Set one
No. Title Original album Length
1. "Sgt. Baker"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese 4:58
2. "American Life"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese 9:53
3. "My Friend Fats""   Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People 11:07
4. "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese 3:28
5. "The Last Superpower aka Rapscallion"   Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People 12:20
6. "My Name Is Mud"   Pork Soda 5:45
7. "Southbound Pachyderm"   Tales from the Punchbowl 10:19
Set two – Frizzle Fry
No. Title Length
8. "To Defy the Laws of Tradition"   6:54
9. "Groundhog's Day"   8:07
10. "Too Many Puppies"   7:21
11. "Mr. Knowitall"   5:39
12. "Frizzle Fry"   6:09
13. "John the Fisherman"   3:59
14. "You Can't Kill Michael Malloy"   2:50
15. "The Toys Go Winding Down"   8:30
16. "Pudding Time"   4:52
17. "Sathington Willoughby"   2:16
18. "Drum and Whamola Jam"   10:17
19. "Spegetti Western"   6:22
20. "Harold of the Rocks"   9:16
21. "To Defy"   2:31
Encore
No. Title Original album Length
22. "The Pressman"   Suck on This/Pork Soda 8:31

Personnel[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

In his review for Allmusic, Greg Prato notes that "despite a lengthy absence from the concert trail, Primus is as wild 'n' wacky as ever, and not afraid to veer off into an extended jam on a moment's notice." He contends that "the Frizzle Fry portion certainly doesn't disappoint", elaborating that "while sonically the set is top-notch, the camera work could have been better... few front shots of drummer Alexander are included, so there is no clear view of what he's playing most of the time", but concludes that "these complaints are small; Hallucino-Genetics Live 2004 is a faithful representation of the group's reunion tour."[1]

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