Miscellaneous Debris

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Miscellaneous Debris
EP by Primus
Released March 12, 1992
Recorded 1991 at Coast Records in San Francisco, California
Genre Progressive rock, experimental rock
Length 18:07
Label Interscope
Producer Primus
Primus chronology
Sailing the Seas of Cheese
(1991)
Miscellaneous Debris
(1992)
Pork Soda
(1993)
Singles from Miscellaneous Debris
  1. "Making Plans For Nigel"
    Released: 1992

Miscellaneous Debris is an EP of five cover songs by Primus, released on March 12, 1992. The entire EP features bassist Les Claypool with his then-new fretless six-string Carl Thompson bass, nicknamed the "Rainbow Bass."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intruder"   Peter Gabriel 4:18
2. "Making Plans for Nigel"   Colin Moulding 3:35
3. "Sinister Exaggerator"   The Residents 3:37
4. "Tippi-Toes"   The Meters 1:16
5. "Have a Cigar"   Roger Waters 5:29

Credits[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

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

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."[1]

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Making Plans for Nigel" Modern Rock Tracks 30

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