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Artist Primevals
Title Dig
Release Date 2014-12-11
Genre Rock > Rock > Alternative Rock
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Legendary Scottish indie guitar rock heroes from Glasgow

The Primevals are a Glasgow rock group formed in 1983, who were influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Pharoah Sanders, The Gun Club, The Cramps and 1960s US garage rock.Formed in 1983, the original line-up was Michael Rooney (vocals), Tom Rafferty (guitar), Malcolm McDonald (bass), Kevin Key (guitar), and Rhod Burnett (drums).[1] Their first release was the self-financed "Where Are You?" single in 1984, produced by McDonald, after which they were signed by French independent label New Rose.[1] Their first release for the label was the mini-LP Eternal Hotfire. A further single followed before Gordon left, to be replaced by Malcolm McDonald.[1] They recorded a session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in 1985,[2] which was released as an EP in 1987.[1] Rafferty left before the band recorded Sound Hole (New Rose 1986) with McDonald handling all guitar duties as the band built up a following in continental Europe, with a further album following for New Rose in 1987 (Live a Little). Gordon Goudie was recruited as rhythm guitarist in 1986. In late 1987 there was a further line-up change with Burnett and McDonald leaving, the remaining members recruiting Richard Mazda (guitar) and Paul Bridges (drums).[1] A live album was released in 1989 on the DDT label, but the band split up.The Primevals reformed for a time in 1990 and in 1997 with the Rooney, McDonald, Honeyman and Bridges line-up which lasted 13 years.One of Scotland's leading indie guitar rock bands. This album was produced in 1990 at Dave Anderson's (ex-Hawkwind, ex-Amon Duul II, ex-VdGG, now Groundhogs) Foel studios, by grunge producer legend Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney ...) and Blue Cheer manager and producer Roland Hofmann.Line-up: Michael Rooney (vox), Gordon Goudie (lead guit., organ, conga, drums), John Honeyman (bass), Boyd Pollock (guit.), Paul Bridges (drums), John Gordon (backing vox)


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