"The Primitives" were a British alternative rock, indie pop band from Coventry formed in 1985 by Keiron McDermott (vocals), PJ Court (born Paul Jonathan Court, on 27 July, 1965) (vocals, guitar), Steve Dullaghan (bass) and Pete Tweedie (drums). Keiron was soon replaced by Tracy Tracy (born Tracy Cattell in Australia), whose blonde good looks and distinctive voice helped the band to achieve great success for a brief period. Their career was also boosted when The Smiths singer Morrissey named them as one of his favorite bands. After a successful first album, their career began to fade in the late 1980s. They broke up in 1992 following the failure of their final album, 1991's ''Galore''.
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 Velvet Underground and the Byrds)...
|music genre||Indie Pop|
|current members|| Paul Court (guitar, vocals)|
Tracy Tracy (vocals, tambourine)
Steve Dullaghan (bass)
Pete Tweedie (drums)
Tig Williams (drums)