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Encyclopedia > Tim Alexander
Tim "Herb" Alexander
Background information
Birth name Tim Alexander
Also known as "Herb" - For his fondness of herbal remedies
Born April 10, 1965
Origin Cherry Point, North Carolina
Genre(s) Funk metal, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Drummer, songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Drums
Years active 1996 - present
Label(s) Prawn Song Records
Associated
acts
Various, see discography
Website http://www.timalexander.org/
Tim Alexander
Tim Alexander

Tim "Herb" Alexander April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is a United States airfield located in Havelock, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Funk metal is a type of music that incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs and the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... A session drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Prawn Song Records is the record label owned by Les Claypool of Primus. ... Image File history File links Tim_alexander. ... Image File history File links Tim_alexander. ...


Described as "one of the most innovative drummers in the drumming community", Alexander is known best for playing in the rock band Primus. Tim played on the Primus recordings Suck On This, Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Miscellaneous Debris, Pork Soda, and Tales from the Punchbowl, before leaving the band in 1996, only to rejoin in 2003 for the EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People. Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ... Suck on This is a live album by the band Primus, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music) and re-issued on April 23, 2002 (see 2002 in music) along with Frizzle Fry. ... Frizzle Fry is the first studio album recorded by the band Primus as Suck on This was a live album. ... Sailing the Seas of Cheese is the third album by Primus, released on May 14, 1991. ... Miscellaneous Debris is an EP of 5 song covers by Primus. ... Pork Soda is the fourth album by Primus. ... Tales from the Punchbowl is the fourth studio album by Primus, released on May 23, 1995. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ... Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People is a DVD/EP by Primus, released on October 7, 2003. ...


Alexander has also played in the indie band Laundry, recorded songs with experimental bass player Michael Manring and the related Attention Deficit project (all of which also featured Alex Skolnick), joined the theatrical group Blue Man Group, and occasionally rocked with the Las Vegas-based improvisational rock band Uberschall. Man and woman washing linen in a brook, from William Henry Pynes Microcosm, 1806. ... Michael Manring is an electric bassist from the Bay Area (Northern California). ... Alex Skolnick Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkley, Califnornia) is a noted jazz and rock guitarist. ... Blue Man Group founders (L to R) Phil Stanton, Chris Wink & Matt Goldman Blue Man Group (BMG) is a creative organization centered on a trio of mute performers, called Blue Men, that present themselves in blue paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Although he states that he was originally inspired to become a rock drummer by John Bonham and Neil Peart, Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde claims Alexander's drum beats are mostly influenced by African Jùjú music. Prior to joining Primus, he played and recorded with Major Lingo, which at the time was a ska-based rhythm band that featured a lap steel guitar as the lead instrument, played by Tony Bruno. John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980), was an English drummer and member of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ... Neil Ellwood Peart (IPA: ) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hagersville, Ontario) is the drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock band Rush. ... Larry Lalonde is the guitarist for experimental funk rock group Primus. ... This article is about the style of music, for other meanings of the word juju, see juju. ...


Alexander was the first drummer of A Perfect Circle, performing early live shows with the band, and recording drums for the track "The Hollow" on the band's debut album, Mer de Noms. He is listed as a member in the band's DVD/CD release aMOTION. A Perfect Circle (often referred to as APC) is an alternative rock band, formed by guitarist Billy Howerdel. ... Mer de Noms is the first studio album by the art rock band A Perfect Circle. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


He currently is completing recordings on an album with experimental band Fata Morgana, which features guest bassists Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel and Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle. An April 26, 2006, billboard.com story reported that Alexander will be the drummer in a reunited Meat Puppets lineup. The band will feature original members Cris Kirkwood and Curt Kirkwood. Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Meat Puppets are a three-piece rock band, formed in January 1980, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. ... Cris Kirkwood (Born October 22, 1960) was the bassist for the Meat Puppets, an alternative/punk rock band he formed along with his brother Curt who played guitar, and Derrick Bostrom on drums. ... Curt Kirkwood (born January 10, 1959) is an American musician, who sings and plays guitar. ...


Drums: TAMA, 18"x20" Bass Drum 16"x18" Bass Drum 6"x14" Starclassic G Maple Snare Drum 8"x8" Tom Tom 9"x10" Tom Tom 10"x12" Tom Tom 14"x14" Floor Tom 14"x20" Gong Bass Drum 16"x16" Floor Tom Octoban Low-Pitch Set


Hardware: TAMA, many various boom and straight cymbal stands


Cymbals: Zildjian, 9.5" & 6" Zil-Bells, 13" Z Custom Dyno Beat Hi-Hats, 18",17" & 16" A Medium Crashes, 18" A Rock Crash, 6" & 8" A splash, 12" A Special Recording Hi-Hats, 13" A New-Beat Hi-Hats, 18" Oriental China Trash, 22" K Coustom Ride.


Sticks: Zildjian, Tim Alexander Artis Series (16" leingth, 0.53" diameter)


Heads: REMO


External links

  • Official website
  • Primus website
  • Fata Morgana website
  • Laundry's website
  • Meat Puppets announcement
Primus
Les Claypool | Larry LaLonde | Tim Alexander
Bryan Mantia | Todd Huth | Jay Lane | Bob Cock | Robbie Bean | Tim Wright
Discography
Albums/EPs: Suck on This | Frizzle Fry | Sailing the Seas of Cheese | Miscellaneous Debris | Pork Soda | Tales from the Punchbowl | Brown Album | Rhinoplasty | Antipop | Promo de Fromage | Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People | Hallucino-Genetics, Live 2004 | Blame It on The Fish (DVD) | They Can't All Be Zingers: The Best of Primus
Songs: "John the Fisherman" | "Too Many Puppies" | "Mr. Knowitall" | "Making Plans For Nigel" | "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" | "Tommy the Cat" | "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers" | "My Name Is Mud" | "DMV" | "Mr. Krinkle" | "Hamburger Train" | "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" | "Mrs. Blaileen" | "Southbound Pachyderm" | "Shake Hands With Beef" | "Over the Falls" | "Lacquer Head"
Related articles
Primus discography | Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains | Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade | Prawn Song Records

Blind Illusion | Guns N' Roses | No Forcefield | Oysterhead | Possessed Primus is an American rock band formed in California in the mid-1980s. ... Leslie Edward Les Claypool (born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, USA) is a bassist and lead singer, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. ... Larry Lalonde is the guitarist for experimental funk rock group Primus. ... Bryan Brain Mantia (whose name is more often mistakenly spelled Brian) is a contemporary rock drummer. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... Jay Lane, born 5 December 1964, is an American drummer who currently plays and sings in Ratdog, ex-Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weirs solo project. ... Adam Gates, aka Bob C. Cock, is a close friend and a road crew member of the alternative rock band Primus. ... This is a discography for the American alternative rock/funk/metal band Primus. ... Suck on This is a live album by the band Primus, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music) and re-issued on April 23, 2002 (see 2002 in music) along with Frizzle Fry. ... Frizzle Fry is the first studio album recorded by the band Primus as Suck on This was a live album. ... Sailing the Seas of Cheese is the third album by Primus, released on May 14, 1991. ... Miscellaneous Debris is an EP of 5 song covers by Primus. ... Pork Soda is the fourth album by Primus. ... Tales from the Punchbowl is the fourth studio album by Primus, released on May 23, 1995. ... The Brown Album is an album by alternative rock band Primus. ... It has been suggested that Rhinoplasty (Primus album) be merged into this article or section. ... Antipop is an album by Primus, released on October 19, 1999. ... Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People is a DVD/EP by Primus, released on October 7, 2003. ... Hallucino-Genetics is the first concert DVD from Primus, released in October 2004. ... Blame It on The Fish is a dvd release from Primus Tracklist: 1. ... John the Fisherman is the first single by the alternative rockers Primus, released first live in 1989 on Suck On This, then re-released a year later, this time studio recorded, on Frizzle Fry. ... Too Many Puppies is a single from the early 1990s band Primus off of their 1990 studio debut album Frizzle Fry. It was the first song Primus bassist and lead-singer Les Claypool ever composed. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ... Jerry Was a Race Car Driver is the first single off Primuss 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese . ... Tommy the Cat is a song by the alternative rock band Primus, first released in 1989 on their live debut, Suck on This. ... Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers is the third single off Primuss 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese. ... My Name is Mud is the 1993 smash hit song by alternative rock band Primus, the first single off of their album Pork Soda. ... DMV is the second single of Primuss platinum selling Pork Soda album, preceded by My Name Is Mud and coming before Mr. ... A clip from the infamous Mr. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Wynonas Big Brown Beaver is the first single off Primuss 1995 album Tales From the Punchbowl. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Southbound Pachyderm was a track off of the Primus album Tales from the Punchbowl. ... Shake Hands With Beef is the first of two singles off the album Brown Album by the band Primus, the other being Over the Falls. ... Lacquer Head is the lone single off of Primus 1999 album, Antipop. ... This is a discography for the American alternative rock/funk/metal band Primus. ... Les Claypool - Vocals, Bass Buckethead - Guitar Bernie Worrell - Keyboards Brian Brain Mantia - Drums // Biography Les Claypool, bassist of many bands, including Primus, collaborated with virtuoso guitarist Buckethead, funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and former Primus drummer Brain (Brian Mantia) under the name Colonel Claypools Bucket of Bernie Brains (a combination... Colonel Les Claypools Fearless Flying Frog Brigade is one of many musical projects involving Primus bassist Les Claypool. ... Prawn Song Records is the record label owned by Les Claypool of Primus. ... Originally a progressive rock band formed in high school by guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Blind Illusion had morphed in time to a thrash metal band in the 1980s. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band that gained fame during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... No Forcefield is the creation of Brian Brain Mantia (Primus, Praxis, & El Stew Extrakd (El Stew), Larry Lalonde (Primus, Possessed), and The Filthy Ape Adam Gates (Bob Cock). ... Oysterhead is a band featuring guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish, bassist Les Claypool of Primus, and drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police. ... Possessed were a seminal death metal band formed in 1983 in El Sobrante, California, a San Francisco Bay Area suburb. ...


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Tim Alexander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
Tim played on the Primus recordings Suck On This, Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Miscellaneous Debris, Pork Soda, and Tales from the Punchbowl, before leaving the band in 1996, only to rejoin in 2003 for the EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People and related tours.
Alexander has also played in the indie band Laundry, recorded songs with experimental bass player Michael Manring and the related Attention Deficit project (all of which also featured Alex Skolnick), joined the theatrical group Blue Man Group, and occasionally rocked with the Las Vegas-based improvisational rock band Uberschall.
Alexander was the first drummer of A Perfect Circle, performing early live shows with the band, and recording drums for the track "The Hollow" on the band's debut album, Mer de Noms.
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