The Primitives emerged
from the much-touted independent scene of the mid-Eighties that
reared, amongst others, the Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream,
My Bloody Valentine, the Soup Dragons and the Wedding Present.
Many of these, including the Primitives, brought a welcome breath
of fresh air and a sense of fun to a scene dominated by the
more po-faced 'goth' bands. And many wore their influences on
their sleeves; a love of melody and the Sixties (the Monkees,
the Velvets and the Byrds), fast Ramones-influenced guitars,
and the pop innocence of the Buzzcocks and Orange Juice. This
was the backdrop for the Primitives' formation, and no other
band went on to encapsulate all these ingredients so perfectly.
The Primitives: Michael Robson Tracks The Indie Band Who Arrived
With A "Crash"
Record Collector Oct 1990