The Primitives Newcastle Mayfair 1st May 1988

The Primitives Newcastle Mayfair 1st May 1988
primitivesThe Primitives burst out of the indie rock scene in the late ’80s with the single “Crash” which reached No 5 in 1988. It was on the strength of that single that a mate and I went to see them when they played Newcastle Mayfair. I can’t pretend to remember any of their material other than “Crash” but do recall enjoying the gig. From their official site: “Fronted by indiepop blonde bombshell Tracy Tracy, The Primitives emerged from the independent scene of the mid-80s …Their sound distilled the shimmering guitar jangle of the Byrds, the buzzsaw style of The Ramones and 60′s girl group melodies into two and a half minute pop gems….A widely acclaimed first album, Lovely, made them the UK’s indie darlings, while the huge success of the single ‘Crash‘ saw them cross over to a mass audience. Further chart success followed, along with two more studio albums, Pure and Galore, plus extensive tours of Europe and the US, before the band called it a day in 1992.” The Primitives have recently reformed and are now gigging again.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by David on July 15, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Pretty sure they were supported by The Toxic Kangaroo Babies (a local band) and Goodbye Mr McKenzie who included a young Shirley Manson who would go on to front Garbage.


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