Tim Alexander left Primus in 1996, he was ready to move from the wacky, experimental frenzy of rhythms that had made the band a household name to a more structured rock format. He started his band Laundry to be able to do just that. Little did Alexander realize that trying to get a rock band off the ground in today's 'do ityourself" music business is not quite as easy as sailing the seas of cheese.
But Primus, Tim had laid down some unique and groundbreaking drumming, helping to launch the underground Bay Area post-punk progressive band into stardom. Two gold records (1991's Sailing The Seas Of Cheese and 1995's Tales From The Punch Bowl) and their hugely successful 1993 release, Pork Soda (which debuted in Billboard's Top-10), established the quirky trio as a pop act with a twist.
But Primus became too much of a musical twist for Alexander. After leaving Primus, the labor of his band Laundry again became too much for Tim to deal with. (He had taken on the chores of drummer and lead vocalist) At that point it seemed that Tim had all but disappeared, until he emerged in 1998 with an improvisational project called Attention Deficit on the progressive Magna Carta label. (The group features bassist Michael Manring and former Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick.) This instrumental trio proved interesting and experimental, though in a different format from Primus. But it still gave Tim the freedom to challenge his considerable drumming skills.
Attention Deficit has recently released its second adventure in heavy instrumental rock explorations, The idiot King. Tim's drum sound is massive, and his attitude shines through with aggression on the somewhat structured odd-meter pieces. This record, in particular, proves Tim is still haunted by the spirit of Primus. But don't look for him on the road or hanging out in the city by the bay. He's packed his drum cases for yet another adventure, this time in the city of Lost Wages
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