2CD released: Jun 02, 2023
EVERYTHING'S SHINING BRIGHT: 1985 - 1987
Repress. UK two CD collection from the British Guitar Pop outfit. Back in the mid-'80s, The Primitives combined the fuzz guitars of The Jesus & Mary Chain with the Pop sensibilities of Blondie and a nod to cult heroes The Velvet Underground. They swiftly rose from being a popular Indie guitar outfit to charting worldwide with "Crash", kick starting a craze in bands fronted by blonde female singers (Transvision Vamp, The Darling Buds et al). Between 1985 and 1987, the band issued five singles/EP's on independent label Lazy Records (also home to My Bloody Valentine and later Birdland) before signing with RCA. Everything's Shining Bright is named after their planned Lazy Records album, which was abandoned when the band left the label - indeed, seven of the 10 previously unissued tracks here stem from those scotched LP sessions. Also unearthed is the band's very first demo from 1985, consisting of three tracks including a dry-run through their eventual hit "Crash". This set also boasts their promo-only live album at the ICA; as such, it offers their entire Lazy output from that period.