Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It may be imitated by les but i think the clip is taken right from the movie. Flag JudgementDay on January 14, Login with Google Error: In the third verse he crashes his car into a telephone pole. A theme of this song is disappointment and how different people handle it.

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Jerry Was a Race Car Driver – Wikipedia

Log in to add a tag. In the video, Les Claypool’s Rainbow Bass can be seen without its upper horn – this is because the bass was not balanced well, which caused Les to send it back to Carl Thompson luthier to get it rebuilt entirely with its signature scroll horn attached.

It’s a much deeper a song than one may perceive on first listen. General Comment Style is too loose?

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This article needs additional citations for verification. I have a billion analogies running through my head but I cant seem to pull one out A music video jeerry also created for the song.

No Replies Log in to reply. Add your thoughts 62 Comments. Only Les can play like Les, nevermind the fact that he’s always dead on accurate even with the most difficult rhythms with a fucking ierry string bass which by the way is insanely difficult to manage in the first place. General Comment A This song is about drinking and driving like a dacecar of his songs because he is strongly against drinking and driving.


Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. The band created a music video for the track. US Billboard Alternative Songs.

It may be imitated by les but i think the clip is taken right from the movie. The video became an MTV favorite at the time.

Jerry Was A Race Car Driver by Primus – Songfacts

The band would return to claymation for the ” Southbound Pachyderm ” video years later. Please sign in or register to post comments. Flag KevKilroy on October 22, He is one of the most unique artists around, completely blows Jaco Wooten and Hamm out of the water in the ways of style. The song tells the stories of two characters, Jerry, an ill-fated race car driver who collides with a telephone pole while driving intoxicated hence the use of “was”, in the title and Captain Pearce, a retired fireman.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the second verse the firefighter is forced to retire earlier than he expected, which is much to his dismay. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver song meanings.

Some of the early race car footage was filmed at the Petaluma Speedway, a few blocks away from the Phoenix Theater. Very loose meaning if you know what I mean.


Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. I think he may be compairing Captain Pierce to Jerry. He’d almost wipe somebody out every time. Flag JudgementDay on January 14, Jerry was a race car driver And he drove so goddamn fast He never did win no checkered flag But he never did come in last Jerry was a race car driver He’d say el sob number one With a Bocephus sticker On his racecae light ’em up Just for fun Captain Pierce was a fireman Richmond engine number three I’ll be a wealthy man when I get A dime for all the things that Man taught to me Captain pierce was a strong man Strong as any man alive It stuck in his craw aa they Made him retire at the age of 65 Jerry was a race car driver 22 years old Had one too many cold beers one night And wrapped himself around a telephone pole.

General Comment Here’s what I get from the song: Monthly Newsletter A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat