Zappa Picks By Larry LaLonde Of Primus

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Zappa Picks By Larry LaLonde Of Primus
Released October 2002
See also:
Zappa Picks By Jon Fishman Of Phish
Zappa Picks - Advance CD
Larry LaLonde



  1. Five-Five-FIVE (2:36) - from Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
  2. Dumb All Over (4:03) - from You Are What You Is
  3. Alien Orifice (4:12) - from Make A Jazz Noise Here
  4. Camarillo Brillo (3:59) - from Over-Nite Sensation
  5. Evelyn, A Modified Dog (1:04) - from One Size Fits All
  6. Wild Love (4:10) - from Sheik Yerbouti
  7. G-Spot Tornado (3:17) - from Jazz From Hell
  8. Dog Breath (3:39) - from Just Another Band From L.A.
  9. Little Umbrellas (3:04) - from Hot Rats
  10. Fine Girl (3:30) - from Tinsel Town Rebellion
  11. Sofa No. 2 (2:43) - from One Size Fits All
  12. Village Of The Sun (4:17) - from Roxy & Elsewhere
  13. Echidna's Arf (Of You) (3:53) - from Roxy & Elsewhere
  14. Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station (2:29) - from Zoot Allures
  15. St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast (1:50) - from Apostrophe (')
  16. Black Page #2 (5:36) - from Zappa In New York
  17. Fembot in A Wet T-Shirt Nite (4:45) - from Joe's Garage Act I
  18. On The Bus (4:19) - from Joe's Garage Act I
  19. Doreen (4:44) - from You Are What You Is

Release Notes

Liner Notes

Background Information

Larry LaLonde (Oakland, California, September 12, 1968) is an American guitarist for the alternative band Primus, along with Les Claypool and Jay Lane.

Lalonde claims Zappa's music to be one of this main influences, along with Snakefinger, East Bay Ray, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, and his teacher Joe Satriani[1]. In an earlier interview[2], he said he wanted Primus to be a cross between Zappa and Dead Kennedys and that he thought Zappa was one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived: "My favorite guitar player ever is Frank Zappa. When I think of what makes a good guitar solo, Zappa's playing is the thing I think of. It's the ultimate example of how a guitar should sound."

Lalonde once said: "Frank Zappa taught me that rock and roll doesn't have to suck." [1]

He contributed to the homage album Zappa Picks By Larry Lalonde Of Primus, where he chose his favourite Zappa compositions and songs.

Lalonde is also interviewed in the documentary Cry Baby:The Pedal that Rocks the World.

Conceptual Continuity


ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
Artwork Comment
n/a Unknown 1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10585
2002-10-10 or 2002-10-14 0014431058523   US edition. Previously released material.

See Also



  1. Interview with Larry LaLonde by Jonathan Cohen and Bruce White, November 1995.
  2. CYBERFUNK, interview with Primus by E.D. Menasché, Guitar School, August 1995.