This page was last edited on 8 July , at Fish On Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter 2. When asked about the inspiration for this song in an interview with Songfacts , Les Claypool had this to say: Adam – Fresno Clovis. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver.

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Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The video was created before the remake of the bass. Adam – Fresno Clovis.

Les Claypool] Captain Pierce was a fireman Richmond engine 3 I’ll be a wealthy man when I get A dime for all the things that Man he taught to me Captain Pierce was a strong man Strong as any man alive Stuck in his primmus that they Made him retire at the age of 65 [Refrain: Les Claypool played this on his 6-string fretless Wws Bass, however the bass did not yet have its signature “horn” installed. In the third verse he crashes his car into a telephone pole.


The band created a music video for the track. Retrieved from ” https: And this guy was one of those guys.

Jerry Was a Race Car Driver. Verified Artists All Artists: This page was last edited on 8 Julyat In the video, Les Claypool’s Rainbow Bass can be seen without its upper horn pirmus 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.

But then it just expanded from there, because Jerry, kimmy know, ‘He never did win no checkered flags, never did come in last. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Primus preforms “Jerry Was A Racecar Driver” on Jimmy Fallon 2/9/12 – Video Dailymotion

Just one of those guys. Some of the early race car footage was filmed at the Petaluma Speedway, a few blocks away from the Phoenix Theater. By using qas site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The song tells the stories of two characters, Jerry, jimmmy 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.


It’s a much deeper a song than one may perceive on first listen. Les Claypool] Aaaahhhh Aaaahhhh [Bridge: Archived from the original on November 7, US Billboard Eacecar Songs.

Jerry Was A Race Car Driver by Primus – Songfacts

And I’m not saying this about all cops, but there’s that aa faction of individual that wants to be a cop because they got picked on when they were younger and they just felt the need to be in a position of authority. Monthly Newsletter A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. Views Read Edit View history.

Sailing the Seas of Cheese Primus. In the video, the skateboarder who makes Bob Cock drop his nachos is actually guitarist Larry LaLonde, who was an avid skateboarder. Release Date May 14, They Can’t All Be Zingers. We’ll have things fixed soon.