Primus – Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Tim Burton, it turns out, was the wrong eccentric visionary to take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His 2005 film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children’s book left a sour taste in the mouths of viewers who snacked so voraciously on David L. Wolper’s 1971 version, starring Gene Wilder as outlandish confectioner Willy Wonka. One of those viewers was a seven-year-old Les Claypool, whose love of the original film probably had something to do with his own development into the mad, musical genius behind Primus. Ask Claypool for his opinion about Burton’s botched remake, and he doesn’t pull any punches in the accompanying press release: “[It’s] just unwatchable, and believe me, I’ve tried … Even my kids hated it.”

Release Date
October 21, 2014
ATO Records
digital, vinyl, cd
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