The Primitives

The Primitives
The band was formed in 1985 - Years active 1985–1992; 2009–present
Labels Lazy Records, RCA

Kieron McDermott - vocals replaced by 

Tracy Tracy (born Tracy Cattell)

Paul Court vocals, guitar 

Steve Dullaghan - bass 

Andy Hobson - bass replaced by 

Paul Sampson - bass 

Pete Tweedie drums replaced by 

Tig Williams October '87.

Current Members 

Paul Court (guitar, vocals)
Tracy Tracy (vocals, tambourine)
Raph Moore (bass)
Tig Williams (drums)

Produced by Paul Sampson


Thru The Flowers (Link with interview)

Really Stupid (Live version on link)

Stop Killing Me 

Crash (Live version on link)

(Lots more Primitives on You Tube)


Lovely (1988) UK #6

Pure (1989) UK #33

Galore (1991)

From Wikipedia

Their career was also boosted when The Smiths singer Morrissey named them as one of his favourite bands. After a successful first album, which presented them with their UK Top 5 hit single "Crash" in early 1988 (and made the Top 3 in the U.S. Modern Rock Charts), their career began to fade in the early 1990s. They split in 1992 following the commercial failure of their final album, 1991's Galore. Their major rivals within the 'blonde pop' scene were Transvision Vamp and The Darling Buds, both of whom bore a similar look and sound."

Steve Dullaghan died in Coventry on 4 February 2009 (Hobo Site Tribute here)

After nearly 18 years, The Primitives reformed for live shows in Coventry on 2
October 2009 and the Buffalo Bar in London on 9 October 2009. In spring of 2010, The Primitives toured the UK and also performed a single US concert at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. The Primitives also went back into the studio with original producer Paul Sampson. The concept is a covers project of lesser-known female-fronted songs, including Lee Hazlewood's "Need All the Help I Can Get" originally recorded by Suzi Jane Hokum in 1966 and "Breakaway" recorded by Toni Basil in 1966. During the summer of 2010, the Primitives have also recorded a few new songs for future release, such as "Rattle My Cage" and "Never Kill a Secret".

YouTube Video

Version from Coventry Music Exhibition Launch - Herbert Museum / Art Gallery Oct 2009

I actually saw the reformed Primitives at this - 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

More of the Coventry 2009 concert Here