The Primitives – Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992


The Primitives are a great indie band that managed to cross over to mainstream audiences without losing what made them special in the first place. Really when you look at the soulless dreck out there (‘music’ that revolves around materialism, violence etc.), The Primitives have tons of personality.

This five disc set showcases a truly astonishing plethora of music, albums, live, b-sides, unreleased music, BBC sessions, in a beautifully put together package.

All pop bands should be more like The Primitives!

(Cherry Red Records)

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (

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