The Primitives

Maladjusted

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Maladjusted Review

by Jon "Mojo" Mills

After having done a fantastic job with the Sorrows (fellow Pye signing who eventually found success in Italy), Sequel did a similarly magnificent job with the Primitives, who uncannily enough followed an identical career path. Maladjusted's 28 cuts gather everything the Primitives recorded between 1964-1967, including second singer Mal Ryder's pre-Primitives 45s, a rare French EP, and the entire Italian Blow Up album. The CD succinctly charts the band's progression from Pretty Things-styled R&B through mod-tinged freakbeat and raucous blue-eyed soul. Due to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles wowing the world bands such as the Primitives, who sprang up during the height of the "big two," were unfortunately left by the wayside. Until now, the Primitives have been relocated to the annals of cult freakbeat; hopefully this concise collection should raise the profile of this fabulous mid-'60s act.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Primitives 03:39 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:15 Amazon
3 The Primitives 02:18 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:24 Amazon
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The Primitives feat: Mal Ryder 02:11 Amazon
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The Primitives feat: Mal Ryder 02:08 Amazon
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The Primitives feat: Mal Ryder 02:02 Amazon
8 The Primitives feat: Mal Ryder 02:38 Amazon
9 The Primitives feat: Mal Ryder 02:05 Amazon
10 The Primitives feat: Mal Ryder 02:28 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:49 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:06 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:43 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:37 Amazon
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The Primitives 03:48 Amazon
16 The Primitives 04:22 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:56 Amazon
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The Primitives 03:09 Amazon
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The Primitives 03:11 Amazon
20 The Primitives 03:33 Amazon
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The Primitives 03:13 Amazon
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The Primitives 03:08 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:17 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:20 Amazon
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The Primitives 03:09 Amazon
26 The Primitives 02:51 Amazon
27 The Primitives 02:44 Amazon
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The Primitives 02:52 Amazon
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