"The Antipop" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Bryan Kei Mantia....
The Earth it did crack open
On the day that I was born
And a thousand merry pranksters
Came dancin' through the storm.

I lay cradle bound
A howlin' out my mind
Not knowin' years to come
I'd be shoutin' over din

I sucked information through the holes in my skull
As my belly gurgles hungry my mouth is always full.

I am Antipop, I'll run against the grain till the day I drop.
I am the Antipop, the man you cannot stop.

As a young man,
I plug into the tube,
But the stench of all that pretense
I cannot muddle through.

I lay on my back
And scan the radio
All that comes out my speakers
Is a steady syrup flow.

I suck information through the holes in my skull
As my belly gurgles hungry my mouth is always full.

I stood by watching
And I seen 'em come and go.
I seen 'em make that million
Then vanish in the snow.

They come upon you
Like a pack of rabid hounds
As they slobber in your ears
And purge you with their sounds.

Pushing misinformation through the holes in my skull
My belly gurgles nauseous and still my mouth is full.

I am Antipop, I'll run against the grain till the day I drop.
I am the Antipop, the man you cannot stop.


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"The Antipop" as written by Les Claypool Bryan Kei Mantia

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  • +1
    General CommentI agree and Les Claypool is a perfect representation of The Antipop
    BobJoeSuckawitson March 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe syrup flow thing is about consonant sounding music...Stuff on the radio never has any dissonance/bitter moments - it's like pure syrup/consonance
    Without any disonance, music becomes bland and predictable.
    goldsacon October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate pop music..
    Fufuon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that's kinda what they were going for.
    WayneSaysYeson October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song expresses Claypool's hatred for the get-rich-quick discardable music that is the "pop" genre. He was put on this earth to destroy the pop stars by taking their money and fans away. If only he alone could. If only.
    ProfessorNutbutteron March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Primus song
    I think it has a great representation of what pop music is like.
    Folexon May 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe title of the ultimate non-conformist. ;)

    Les Claypool rules.
    The Distortedon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf i were female and a bassist, les claypool would be the love of my life.

    But I am not female, and Im not a bassist, therefore I just worship him.
    smitty83on August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok first off I completly agree with Sodaman.

    The intro is a parody of the Black Sabbath song titled strangely enough Black sabbath.

    The meaning is pretty obvious, its expressing how shallow pop culture is.
    Dressed2Depresson September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the "all that came out of my speakers was a steady syrup flow" part... im assuming its cuz like syrup is etremely homogenous and its like eerything that comes out of the radio these day is the same exact thing like eerything sounds the same.
    chiefhky29on September 30, 2006   Link

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