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"Mr. Krinkle"
Single by Primus
from the album Pork Soda
Released 1993[1]
Genre Funk metal, experimental rock, alternative metal, comedy rock
Length 5:27[1]
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Claypool/LaLonde/Alexander
Producer(s) Primus
Primus singles chronology
"Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"

"Mr. Krinkle" is a song by rock band Primus and the 3rd single of the album Pork Soda. The song peaked at 15 on the Billboard Alternative Songs, but got little airplay.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1. "Mr. Krinkle" - 5:27

Music Video[edit]

In addition to the single, a video was made featuring 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. 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."[3] "The making of Mr.Krinkle" was released on Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People.[4]

Chart Performance[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Mr. Krinkle" Modern Rock Tracks 15

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b mr.krinkle, length. "pork soda review". allmusic. allmusic. Retrieved 1-11-2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Primus discography
  3. ^ mr.krinkle. "interview les claypool". guitar world magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People