Mal & the Primitives were basically the same as the Primitives, the long-running British R&B-rock group of the 1960s that never had hits, but put out a bunch of records with different lineups. For one single only, released in August 1965, they adapted the billing of Mal & the Primitives, Mal being lead singer Mal Ryder. Both sides of the single, "Every Minute of Every Day"/"Pretty Little Face," are included on the Primitives' Maladjusted CD compilation. "Every Minute of Every Day" is a fairly good, tough, and moody soul-rocker. In contrast, "Pretty Little Face," written by ex-Primitive John E. Soul, is a rather weedy beat ballad.
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