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How To Play Primus’ “Hennepin Crawler”

Jay Lane

Original Primus drummer Jay Lane has returned to reclaim his drum throne, replacing his predecessors, Tim “Herb” Alexander and Brian “Brain” Mantia. The quirky trio has released a new album, Green Naugahyde, featuring the song “Hennepin Crawler,” which we eagerly dissected for your drumming pleasure. The first thing I noticed about this groove was the bass drum pattern. I think Lane’s doing this with just his right foot, so the song really puts his foot to the test. His embellishments change throughout this tune to keep everything unpredictable.

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