Back in the mid-80s, 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 swiftly rose from being a popular Indie guitar outfit to charting worldwide with Crash , kickstarting a craze in bands fronted by blonde female singers (Transvision Vamp, The Darling Buds et al). Lovely was The Primitives debut album. Issued in April 1988 on the back of the success of Crash , it peaked at No. 6 in the UK, staying on the charts for ten weeks, and yet is unavailable on CD. The Primitives profile has not been as high since their heyday, what with the release of a brand new studio album Echoes And Rhymes last year and Cherry Red s 2-CD compilation of the band s pre-RCA recordings, Everything s Shining Bright, which surfaced in March. Compiled with the help of guitarist PJ Court, this 2-CD compilation boasts re-mastered music as well as a splendid, annotated booklet boasting rare photos and personal memories from the band.