Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Great, Lost Album #3: The Primitives

The Primitives - 'Lovely' (Lazy/RCA)

Ah, The Primitives. Along with Primal Scream and The Wedding Present, the Primitives came out of the 'c86' scene and hit the charts and Smash Hits. Lumped in with The darling Buds and, erm, Tranvision Vamp in the 'blonde' movement, they had some class(ic) tunes. Best known for 'Crash' which opens this debut, they appeared on Top of the Pops, made great videos and even sold records. Then as the indie music scene became increasingly obssessed with there 'always having been a dance element to our music...honest!' they faded away by the early nineties.

I would love to get my mucky paws on their third album, but for now, here is their classic debut Lovely, from 1988. There are compilations available, but their studio albums are currently unavailable. Criminally.

1. Crash
2. Spacehead
3. Carry Me Home
4. Shadow
5. Thru' the Flowers
6. Dreamwalk Baby
7. I'll Stick With You
8. Nothing Left
9. Stop Killing Me
10.Out of Reach
11. Ocean Blue
12. Run Baby Run
13. Don't Want Anything to Change
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz

Disclaimer: I hereby state that I do not own, nor have I ever owned the rights to this music. I am making no profit out of posting this music here. The reason i am posting this album is that it is unavailable in the UK. I hope that if people like this album they will track down a copy of it, and more importantly, that those who own the rights re-issue it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this album it's helped to get me into The Primitives again.

I saw The Primitives live in the 80s and liked Crash but never got round to listening to their albums until now. Better late than never. I can't believe they were having their biggest hit with Crash 20 years ago it makes you feel old!

It's disappointing that you can't buy their original albums. I searched high and low for the cheapest and best quality used ones around. Here is Galore one of the rarer and more expensive ones:-


Anonymous said...

OMG thank you SO MUCH for the Galore link!! I just got into The Primitives and have been looking everywhere for it. You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Glad to help out. I hate the fact that some people are selling Galore for ridiculous amounts of money and ripping people off.


Ed said...

I agree, I am fed up with people who miss the point about downloading that many of us do it not because we are too mean to part with our money, but rather because we cannot get our paws on the stuff we would like, or if we can, we cannot afford it.