They Can't All Be Zingers

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They Can't All Be Zingers
Greatest hits album by Primus
Released October 17, 2006
Recorded 1989 - 2003
Genre Alternative metal, funk metal, progressive rock, experimental rock
Label Interscope
Primus chronology
Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People
(2003)
They Can't All Be Zingers
(2006)
Green Naugahyde
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

They Can't All Be Zingers is a greatest hits compilation album by Primus. It was released through Interscope Records on October 17, 2006, the same day that their DVD, Blame It on the Fish, was released.

They Can't All Be Zingers includes 16 digitally remastered songs that span their entire career, including a previously unreleased and extended version of "Shake Hands With Beef", the Tom Waits collaboration "Coattails of a Dead Man", and "Mary the Ice Cube" from the 2003 DVD/EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People.

The Best Buy version of the album contains a bonus CD with four rare live tracks ("Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers," "Bob," "My Name Is Mud," & "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver") recorded at Woodstock '94, including the infamous version of "My Name is Mud" where they were pelted with mud by the audience (in which Claypool responds by informing them of their "small and insignificant genitalia").

The album's title comes from a line from the stand-up act of comedian Neil Hamburger. The CD is packaged with an outer cellophane cover meant to represent a package of individually wrapped single slices of processed cheese. The artwork for the inner booklet and the CD looks like cheese itself. The wedge of cheese pictured on the sleeve has the shape of the head in the frying pan from Frizzle Fry emerging from it.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Les Claypool, all music composed by Primus.

No. Title Original album Length
1. "To Defy the Laws of Tradition"   Frizzle Fry 6:41
2. "John the Fisherman"   Frizzle Fry 3:37
3. "Too Many Puppies"   Frizzle Fry 3:58
4. "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese 3:11
5. "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese 5:17
6. "Tommy the Cat"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese 4:14
7. "My Name Is Mud"   Pork Soda 4:45
8. "Mr. Krinkle"   Pork Soda 5:25
9. "DMV"   Pork Soda 4:56
10. "Over the Electric Grapevine"   Tales from the Punchbowl 6:23
11. "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"   Tales from the Punchbowl 4:22
12. "Southbound Pachyderm"   Tales from the Punchbowl 6:23
13. "Over the Falls"   Brown Album 2:41
14. "Shake Hands with Beef" (Extended Version) Brown Album 4:23
15. "Coattails of a Dead Man"   Antipop 5:17
16. "Mary the Ice Cube"   Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People 4:37
Total length:
76:10
iTunes bonus track
No. Title Original album Length
17. "Mr. Know It All" (Live) Frizzle Fry 4:23
Extra Cheese: Best Buy bonus tracks (recorded live at Woodstock 1994)
No. Title Original album Length
17. "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese  
18. "Bob"   Pork Soda  
19. "My Name Is Mud"   Pork Soda  
20. "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver"   Sailing the Seas of Cheese  

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 #105

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