Out of reach...




The Primitives is an English group formed in Coventry in 1984 by PJ Court (real name Paul Jonathan Court), Steve Dullaghan, Peter Tweedie and Keiron McDermott. The latter will be replaced quickly by Tracy Tracy (real name Tracy Cattell), who will take the lead on the vocals side never to leave it.


The group released their first single "Thru the flowers" two years later in 1986, a single which unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed ...


They will have to wait for the following year and the passage at RCA to finally land their first ranked title with the single "Stop killing me".


Recognition, the real one, came a year later in 1988 with the release of the album "Lovely", an album with certain success and which above all gave them the biggest success of all their discography with the enormous single "Crash" .


A success that was not denied in 1989 with the release of a new hit album "Pure", album whose flagship single will be "Sick of it".


Unfortunately, the great adventure will come to an end with the release of the album "Galore" in 1991, an album that will save furniture in extremis with the title "You are the way".


Failure from which the group will not recover and which will end up separating in the months that will follow…to reform 20 years later.


But that's another story...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Thru the flowers 1986

  • Really stupid 1986

  • Stop killing me 1987

  • Ocean blue 1987

  • Crash 1988

  • Out of reach 1988

  • Way behind me 1988

  • Sick of it 1989

  • Secrets 1989

  • You are the way 1991

  • Lead me astray 1991

  • Need all the help I can get 2011

  • Never kill a secret 2011

  • The witch 2011

  • Turn off the moon 2012

  • You trashed my Christmas 2012

  • Lose the reason 2013

  • Spin-O-Rama 2014

  • I'll trust the wind 2017

  • Oh honey sweet 2017



Clips :


1986 ... a first title which shows a certain potential but which still has to evolve somewhat to be able to hope to compete with the best. We will therefore have to be a little more patient ...



1986 ... not to mention that with such a tempo, not sure that the general public will be there. Copy to review as they say ...



1987 ... on the overspeed side it does not calm down, it's clear. And yet, they will still manage to classify this title. Certainly in the depths of the Charts but it's always better than nothing ...



1987 ... and paradoxically, this track with a much more moderate tempo will go somewhat unnoticed when it would have frankly deserved a recognition much higher than it was ...



1988 ... on the other hand, this one will not lack recognition, that is clear. So much so that the group landed here the biggest success of all its discography and at the same time offered himself a direct ticket for posterity. HU-GE !



1988 ... impossible for this title to compete with its predecessor as the bar has been set high. But it doesn't matter, the group is now in geostationary orbit and is unrolling quietly ...



1988 ... the group signs here a new title of very big caliber which shows once again that they are certainly not there by chance. And on this one, the overspeed does not spoil anything, a real feat !



1989 ... the group now perfectly masters its destiny and unrolls with ease to say the least impressive. And always in this particularly punchy style that will remain their Factory mark forever ...



1989 ... it's off again in high-voltage mode, we won't do them again as they say. Afterwards, we suspect that at some point, this overspeed will eventually tire ...



1991 ... like what, when they want, they can play it much softer. A transition to the 90s which rhymes with a very clear slowdown in tempo but also with the end of the adventure. And yes, already ...



1991 ... a group which will have played it festive until the end. An adventure that we would have liked to see go a little further in time but unfortunately fate will have decided otherwise ...



2011 ... and as incredible as it may seem, when we thought the case was totally folded, here they are reappearing as if by magic 20 years later. Incredible but true...



2011 ... what is crazy is that we have the impression of never having left them. We find them as they were in the early 90s. As if they had to complete something that was not at the time ...



2011 ... they return in this decade of 2010 with a totally offbeat style that mixes the 60s and 70s. Extremely daring but above all risky bet ...



2012 ... it's daring, it's well tried, it could have worked but the bet will unfortunately be lost. It does not matter, it was worth trying especially since they are far from being ridiculous ...



2012 ... and always this supercharged rhythm which they cannot get rid of. Rarely has a group produced so many tracks with such a tempo ...



2013 ... and things start again in 2013. They continue the adventure, or at least their adventure, on exactly the same basis almost as at their beginnings. Their base fans can only rejoice necessarily. The younger generations will not necessarily find their account there ...



2014 ... the years pass, and even the decades, without the group changing anything, neither in its sound, nor in its style. No doubt this is the best way to get back into the race ...



2017 ... time seems definitively frozen with them. When did they stay stuck : 1970, 1980 ...? The 2 my Captain ...



2017 ... this time, would it really be the end ? Ooh there, with them, nothing is ever finished at first glance. They could therefore be found in the next decade. To be continued as they say ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Primitives

Facebook Page :

https://www.facebook.com/ThePrimitivesOfficial/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/2979

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEi7QaGseCasXTCVVE-Z8g/featured


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