Primus Pays Tribute To Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory



It’s one of the most beloved children’s stories of all time, and while neither movie adaptation was as good as the book, the first Willy Wonka movie is also beloved by many.

While I always felt the music in the ‘70’s Willy Wonka veered from decent to terrible (it always irked Sammy Davis Jr that “The Candyman” was one of his biggest hits), Primus are paying tribute to the film with their latest album, which will include special golden tickets like Wonka himself gave out in lucky candy bars.

As Rolling Stone tells us, the band’s album Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble, was released on chocolate colored vinyl, as well as golden vinyl. And for the lucky fans who get the right album, a golden ticket that gets you into Primus shows for life.

Primus bassist vocalist told Stone the reason why the band covered the soundtrack is, “We need to make sure that kids in the future watch the original Willy Wonka and not the horrendous, horrible remake that came along and left the taste of feces in our mouths.”



David Konow

David Konow has been a writer for far too long. He has written for Deadline, Indiewire, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Wrap, Tom's Games, and many others. He has also authored three books: Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and Reel Terror (St Martins).


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