Shake Hands with Beef
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|"Shake Hands With Beef"|
|Single by Primus|
|from the album Brown Album|
|Genre||Funk Metal, Alternative Metal, Experimental Metal|
|Songwriter(s)||Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, Bryan Mantia|
|Primus singles chronology|
- "Shake Hands With Beef" - 4:02
The video, directed by Les Claypool, features him, Larry LaLonde, and new drummer Bryan Mantia dressed in orange and brown playing atop a garbage can, while a family grills up a dinner of hamburgers in front of their trailer home. At certain points, Claypool and LaLonde grow insect wings and buzz around the barbecue, only to get swatted at by the family members, eventually flying into a bug zapper.
The video was recorded at a slower pace and sped up, making the band members appear to be making strange, jerky motions.
The song was performed live for the first time with Bryan "Brain" Mantia on drums on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1997. An extended version of this song appears on Primus' "Best Of" album, They Can't All Be Zingers.