DMV (song)

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Single by Primus
from the album Pork Soda
Released 1993 [1]
Genre Funk rock, experimental rock, comedy rock
Length 4:58 [1]
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Claypool/LaLonde/Alexander
Producer(s) Primus
Primus singles chronology
"My Name Is Mud"

"DMV" is a song by the rock band Primus. Interscope Records asked Primus to release this song together with its video.[citation needed]

The video was featured in Beavis and Butt-head.[citation needed]

It has been played live on Lollapalooza '93 and some concerts of 2003 Tour de Fromage.[2]

This song is also featured in Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People and in the compilation album They Can't All Be Zingers.[3]

The song failed to chart.[4]

The song[edit]

This song features bassist Les Claypool soulfully slapping and tapping his bass. In the video about 40 seconds of the outro were removed.[5] It appears to be about the Department of Motor Vehicles, particularly the frustrations of dealing with waiting times and lines, and seeking relief in the form of marijuana consumption.

The video[edit]

The video for "DMV" features live and backstage footage from the 10/1/1993 show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA and clips from a toilet, animation and artwork used for the "Tommy the Cat" video. Due the length of the song the video was cut to 4:29.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Primus - Pork Soda". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Primus - DMV (Lollapalooza 1993)". YouTube. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Primus - DMV". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Primus - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Primus - DMV". YouTube. Retrieved 1 November 2013.