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Primus Pays Tribute to Lost Friend in “Jilly’s on Smack” Video

Image courtesy of Prawn Song Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Prawn Song Records (via ABC News Radio)

Primus honors a friend they lost to drug addiction in the new video for “Jilly’s on Smack,” a cut from the band’s latest album, Green Naugahyde . The video, which is currently streaming on RollingStone.com , features footage of the band performing the track live interspersed with old home movies from Christmases long past.

Frontman Les Claypool tells Rolling Stone that “Jilly’s on Smack” is about a friend of the band who "disappeared into the world of heroin." The singer adds that the holidays are a difficult time for those who have lost a family member to drugs because “the parents, grandparents, siblings...feel the brunt of the heartache as they look at that empty dinner chair or Christmas stocking."

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