Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Blame It On The Fish|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
An abstract look at the 2003 Primus Tour de Fromage "Blame It On the Fish" presents a surreal view of the band's triumphant return including live performance footage interview segments candid behind the scences shots and i... more »
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Blame it on the film maker
Dan Mcfarland | Hannawa Falls, NY USA | 12/21/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe I'm just one of those closed-minded people mentioned earlier, but I found the self-indulgent random filler that the film-maker used to "connect" the segments boring and irritating to the point that it gave me a head-ache. I'm a die-hard Primus and Les fan, but I would recommend 5 Gallons of Diesel and/or Hallucino-Genetics rather than this. Or go to Primuslive.com and download 4 shows for under $30 and you'll be able to hear Primus live without interruptions and in their entirety. I'd recommend Kool Haus in Toronto, the Greek Theatre, the Halloween show and Bonnaroo as some of the best.
Borrow it from a friend and watch the Fish On and Primus 2065 extras without even bothering with the main feature. Les, Ler and Tim are at their best and I hope they'll keep going in all their incarnations for a long time...just don't use Matthew J. Powers again. It was a little too much about being abstract and not enough about the guys and their music. Primussucks!"
You could watch this or you could just buy it to support you
Clem | Somewhere | 10/19/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film is an odds and ends documentary in the "film school project" vein. It's not the kind of film you watch more than a couple of times except to prove you're a bigger Primus fan who truly understands Les's genus than the next guy. Mathew J. Powers directs this film and it's your standard "psychedelic art rock film" , random quotes fast cuts, shaky footage, and endless shots from moving vehicles The This is not to say it's not with out it's charm, the interview with Les in 2065 is priceless and you really do get some insight into the band and it's tour. The bonus footage is the most interesting part of the film in my opinion.
If you are a casual fan buy something else maybe a King Crimson record or a Stanley Kubrick picture, but if you consider your self to be a died in the wool Primus fan who still screams "You suck" every time you go to see the band ( got my ticket for the Atlanta show 11/6/06) you might as well pick this little nugget up so you can hold it over both of your friends heads that you bought it first and that they are just a couple of posers because they hadn't heard of them until "Seas Of Cheese". Buy it for the documentary keep it because you are a completest."
This dvd is clever and well done!
Fred Flynt | UK | 11/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So, I just checked out the dvd, "Blame it on the Fish" and thought it was incredibly clever and well done! It definitely was not done by a film student, but I can see how many impatient and closed minded viewers would want something they can relate to and feel comfortable with in their head instead of something that is this far out there. The main film is out there...way out there! It's well produced and is a nonstop psychadelic trip. It captures moments and shots from the band's tour that very few documentaries capture and that is what is great about it. It's different and that's what I loved about it-and that's what Primus is all about. I can tell a lot of time went into this project. The editing, the filters, the way it is organized is anything but random as it all flows perfectly in an odd way to Primus' music and performances! My favorite scene is Tim Alexander's drum solo in sound check with the time elapse shots, and the beard contest footage during De Anza Jig!
Then there's "Fish On" which is the straightforward bonus documentary that they put on the dvd so people that aren't into the main film would feel more comfortable with something they are used to. My favorite of this part was the full length songs in sound check! It makes you feel like you are right there with them.
The other bonus is the futuristic mockumentary about the Les in 2065 talking about the band over the years. That was great too.
So the dvd has the best of all worlds...the cleverly twisted and well done main feature that you will either love or hate, the straightforward bonus documentary that is pretty cool, and the funny mockumentary."
Waste of time
Alan N. Wechsler | new york | 12/19/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"In the day when almost every band has a DVD out with high-quality video concert footage, there's no excuse for this dreck. Even the concert footage -- few and far between the waste-of-time segments of travel and digital distortion -- are badly lit and cut off. Why this was even made is unexplained. Why Primus would deem to put their name on it is almost inexcusable. Don't waste your money ... I got a copy from the library and I couldn't even watch it once."