Back in the mid-80s, The Primitives combined the fuzz
guitars of The Jesus & Mary Chain with the pop sensibilities of Blondie and
a nod to cult heroes The Velvet Underground. They swiftly rose
from being a popular Indie guitar outfit to charting worldwide with ‘Crash’,
kickstarting a craze in bands fronted by blonde female singers (Transvision
Vamp, The Darling Buds et al).
Lovely was The
Primitives’ debut album. Issued in April 1988 on the back of the success of
‘Crash’, it peaked at No. 6 in the UK, staying on the charts for ten weeks, and
yet is unavailable on CD.
The Primitives’ profile has not been as high since their heyday, what
with the release of a brand new studio album Echoes And Rhymes last year and Cherry Red’s 2-CD compilation of
the band’s pre-RCA recordings, Everything’s Shining Bright, which surfaced in
This 25th anniversary 2-CD set boasts most of the band’s
B-sides and other rare tracks from that successful year, as well as including
those hit singles in full:
Crash (February 1988) No.5
Out Of Reach (April 1988) No.25
Behind Me (September
Compiled with the help of guitarist PJ Court, this 2-CD compilation
boasts re-mastered music as well as a splendid, annotated booklet boasting rare
photos and personal memories from the band.
Release Date: 10/06/2013
Please note all the signed copies of this album have now SOLD OUT!