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Food Song of the Month: It’s Pudding Time by Primus


Inspired by the recent accidental chocolate ice cream post, the Food Song of the Month is called “It’s Pudding Time.” When Bay Area band Primus put out the album Frizzle Fry back in the early 90s, it was one of the strangest, most beautiful albums I’d heard. With singer/bassist Les Claypool’s manic playing and cartoonish-voice, Herb’s drum flourishes and Larry’s guitar layering, Primus is one the most musically underrated bands.

“It’s Pudding Time” refers to overconsumption of material things without regard to consequence.

You can have a lolly pop
A candy bar, a jelly bean
I’ll buy you a rainbow to hang above your door

It’s pudding time

Laughter is a sweet you can’t put a price on
When laughter’s all gone, Daddy won’t buy you more

It’s pudding time, children

Money, money, money to buy you things
Daddy’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

Claypool, an avid fishermen refers to environmental problems in his area in the last verse:

San Franciso the striped bass are dying
But you’re gonna get that brand new bike

On the surface it sounds like a silly song but laced with dark humor.  What are your thoughts on it?

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