Primus to conceal five golden records as part of ‘Willie Wonka’ tribute album release

'Primus And The Chocolate Factory' to be released on October 21

Primus have recorded a tribute album to the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and will mark the release by hiding five golden vinyl copies of the LP.

Inspired by the five golden tickets featured in the film, these special editions of ‘Primus and the Chocolate Factory’ will be distributed as normal with the five fans who unknowingly purchase the gold-coloured copies receiving free Primus gig tickets for life.

As reported by Rolling Stone, the band have released a video showing the records – which aside from the five special copies are chocolate-coloured – being produced to their cover of ‘Golden Ticket’. Click above to view the clip.

The album features the “classic” Primus lineup – bass player Less Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander – and is due for release this Tuesday (October 21).

Speaking in July about the project, Claypool said, “As we started putting it together, especially with the expanded soundscape of having string and vibraphone and marimba, it started sounding to me like one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ meets The Residents. That’s what I get out of it. Obviously that’s some big-ass horn-tooting to be doing.”