Title - 'Everything's Shining Bright The Lazy Recordings'
Artist - The Primitives
Let me just say this from the off: this is a great package of music. Spread over 2 discs, my favorite track (at the moment, I guess) is 'We Found A Way To The Sun,' which I was previously unfamiliar with; and which I find quite beautiful.
Anyway, moving on and back in the mid-80s, the highly-underrated 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 quickly stormed the charts, looking as surprised as we were to see them on TOTP with the soon-to-be worldwide hit 'Crash,' and then rode that wave for as loing as it would let them (in truth).
In much the same vein as other bands fronted by blonde female singers - Transvision Vamp, The Darling Buds, etc. - this "new" album from them (Everything’s Shining Bright) is actually nothing of the kind! It was really named after their planned Lazy Records album, which was abandoned when the band left the label! Actually, if you really wish to know, seven of the ten previously unissued tracks here stem from those abandoned LP sessions!
Again, one of the most underrated bands of this era, their only crime was to have a major hit single! This 2-CD set also boasts their promo-only live album at the ICA; as such, it offers their entire Lazy output from that period.
DISC ONE: THE LAZY SINGLES
1. THRU THE FLOWERS; 2. ACROSS MY SHOULDER; 3. SHE DON'T NEED YOU;
4. LAZY; 5. REALLY STUPID; 6. WE FOUND A WAY TO THE SUN; 7. WHERE THE WIND BLOWS; 8. STOP KILLING ME; 9. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ; 10. LAUGHING UP MY SLEEVE; 11. OCEAN BLUE; 2. SHADOW (Guitar Version); 13. THRU THE FLOWERS (New Version); 14. EVERYTHING SHINING BRIGHT; 15. NOTHING LEFT and 16. REALLY STUPID.
LIVE 1985 DEMOS & BONUS TRACKS
17. ACROSS MY SHOULDER; 18. CRASH; 19. SPACEHEAD and 20. NOTHING LEFT (Sounds version).
DISC TWO: 1987 ALBUM SESSIONS
1. I'll Stick With You; 2. Dreamwalk Baby; 3. Buzz Buzz Buzz; 4. Nothing Left; 5. Out Of Reach; 6. Carry Me Home; 7. Don't Want Anything To Change; Live At The ICA 15/8/87: 8. I'll Stick With You; 9. Really Stupid; 10. Dreamwalk Baby; 11. Run Baby Run; 12. Thru The Flowers; 13. Nothing Left; 14. Where The Wind Blows; 15. Out Of Reach; 16. We Found A Way To The Sun; 17. Don't Want Anything To Change; 18. Across My Shoulder; 19. Everything's Shining Bright; 20. Buzz Buzz Buzz; 21. Stop Killing Me and 22. I Wanna Be Your Dog.
Compiled with guitarist PJ Court, this 2-CD compilation boasts re-mastered music as well as a beautifully annotated booklet boasting rare photos and personal memories from the band.
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