|All Artists: Primitives|
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078635844344, 078635844320
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An alt. pop classic
Tigger64 | Syracuse, NY | 07/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every song is a classic of late-eighties alternative guitar pop. Tracy's great voice is irresistible, and this was their best."
35 minutes of heaven
Brent Black | , USA | 08/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I initially bought this on tape sometime in 88, after seeing A photograph of Morrissey wearing a Primitives T-Shirt. I believe that Crash was the only track to receive any airplay at the time so it was bought without my having much information about the band other than a single. This album was a walkman favorite of mine back then, & while I never replaced it on CD (until now) I feel the collection of songs on the Primitives first LP easily spoke (& speaks) for itself.
The songs for the most part are a breezy fuzz pop of the two minute variety, with wonderfully straightforward & melodic lead vocals. Not to be underestimated, Tracy's voice still brings a trace of the old adolescent flutter to me now, particularly on tracks like I'll Stick With You.
I think these tunes would please most anyone with an appreciation for the melody & 60s pop aspects of the first Ramones album, or anyone who enjoys the harmonies & flirtatious psych pop of bands like Apples In Stereo. There's not a great deal of variation in tempo or intensity over the course of the album, however for me it's still an easy play twice in a row. There's not a bad song on here.
Alex | Spain | 05/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good record by an interesting group of the late 80's, when the music is changing towards the 90's, sweeter and more sensitive than, think of The Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy."