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Spin​-​O​-​Rama

by THE PRIMITIVES

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1.
Spin-O-Rama 02:44
Spin spin circling Let's go round again Turn turn to unlearn The things we need not know Grown so fast nothing lasts Let's go round again Take a ride by my side Hold on tight let's go Come on climb aboard with me And we'll spin right back through memory In the corners of our minds The childhood dreams we try to find Reverse the ride Follow me round Spin spin circling Let's go round again Turn turn to unlearn The things we need not know Reel around Lost is found Let's go round again Take a ride by my side Hold on tight let's go Come on climb aboard with me And we'll spin right back through memory In the corners of our minds The childhood dreams we try to find Reverse the ride Follow me round Take a ride by my side Let's go round again Come on climb aboard with me And we'll spin right back through memory In the corners of our minds The childhood dreams we try to find Reverse the ride Follow me round
2.
Promised you sunshine you'll get rain Paint you a smile but what's to gain? Nothing of worth it's all so mundane Said that it's new but it's just the same Tricked by a trend fooled by a fad Fairytale lies we've all been had Hidden in the shadows Better things to know Under that rock or stone Find a truth of your own Tricked by a trend fooled by a fad Fairytale lies we've all been had Hand you the world on an empty plate Getting a fix of something fake Pretend that it's love but it's really hate Plenty to give but it's take take take Tricked by a trend fooled by a fad Fairytale lies we've all been had Hidden in the shadows Better things to know Under that rock or stone Find a truth of your own Tricked by a trend fooled by a fad Fairytale lies we've all been had Promised you sunshine you'll get rain Paint you a smile but what's to gain? Nothing of worth it's all so mundane Said that it's new but it's just the same Tricked by a trend fooled by a fad Fairytale lies we've all been had Hidden in the shadows Better things to know Under that rock or stone Find a truth of your own Find a truth of your own Find a truth of your own Hidden in the shadows
3.
Wednesday world seems fine to me Safe in dull serenity Far from joy but free from pain Feeling nothing in the rain Wednesday world no danger there Midway point to don't know where Far from joy but free from pain Feeling nothing in the rain Wednesday world wish I could stay No hard edge to the middle day Far from joy but free from pain Feeling nothing in the rain
4.
You tried to break into my heart in the belief that I would surely surrender Think you can storm into my life and take control and tear my world asunder Well here's a kiss Be careful what you wish Follow the sun down If I had love then love I'd give but inside this heart it's as dark as midnight If you believe you're what I need then come with me into the shadows of twilight Another kiss Be careful what you wish Follow the sun down I know a place above the sea where we can walk and no one else will wander And in that fading hour I'll hold you close just one last time before you go under A farewell kiss Be careful what you wish Follow the sun down
5.
I've found a sound that will block you out That will lock you out of my mind Just turn the dial Find the frequency Set the tone And I'll be just fine I won't think of you at all I've found a sound that will crush you That will flush you out of my mind I just turn the dial Find the frequency Set the tone Then everything's fine And I won't think of you at all I won't think of you at all
6.
What will we do come tomorrow? It will happen anyway Still some time that we could borrow Not enough to last a day So this fire is growing dimmer So this flame is growing small Sift the ashes find a glimmer Nothing glowing here at all How did we lose the reason Where has it gone? What happened to the season in the sun? How did we lose the reason Where has it gone? What happened to the season? In the sun In the sun In the sun What will we do come tomorrow? It will happen anyway No more hopes or dreams to follow Nothing left just walk away So this fire is growing dimmer So this flame is growing small Sift the ashes find a glimmer Nothing glowing here at all How did we lose the reason Where has it gone? What happened to the season in the sun? How did we lose the reason Where has it gone? What happened to the season In the sun In the sun In the sun
7.
Petals 02:30
Sun comes up - all my dreams are wasted Lift my head from the flower bed My lips still sweet from the things I've tasted I wish that I could get you outta my head A heart not broken won't need mending Nothing gained so nothing lost But could a flower foretell the ending? Well I won't pick those petals off Spent more time than I care to mention Trying to get me some of your attention But you just kept on stopping to smell the flowers It could be that you're just plain lazy Or you want a rose but I am just a daisy Well I don't really want to be a flower A heart not broken won't need mending Nothing gained so nothing lost But could a flower foretell the ending? Well I won't pick those petals off Sun goes down and my dreams are waiting Lay my head on the flower bed Can't help wondering what could have been I wish that I could get you outta my head Spent more time than I care to mention Trying to get me some of your attention But you just kept on stopping to smell the flowers It could be that you're just plain lazy Or you want a rose but I am just a daisy Well I don't really want to be a flower A heart not broken won't need mending Nothing gained so nothing lost But could a flower foretell the ending? Well I won't pick those petals off
8.
Tried it once for a little while It wasn't really me it just cramped my style So I clocked out I wasn't made for lifting things or digging up the ground I never want to follow orders or to knuckle down I wasn't born to stand in line I like to sit around Sit around Working isn't working for me Can't give up my precious time For something I hate I won't toe the line So I'm clocking out I wasn't made for lifting things or digging up the ground I never want to follow orders or to knuckle down I wasn't born to stand in line I like to sit around Sit around Working isn't working for me I wasn't made for lifting things or digging up the ground I never want to follow orders or to knuckle down I wasn't born to stand in line I like to sit around Sit around Working isn't working for me I just want to sit here doing nothing
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Instrumental
10.
Dandelion seed Carried on the breeze Float into the sky Where will you stray? Which path which way? Will you fall or fly? Close your eyes and you're in the clouds Drift away from yesterday's crowd Dandelion seed To this world you're freed Boundless and untied Where will you stray? Which path which way? Will you drop or glide? Close your eyes and you're in the clouds Drift away from yesterday's crowd Dandelion seed Carried on the breeze Dandelion seed To this world you're freed Close your eyes and you're in the clouds Drift away from yesterday's crowd
11.
Let's go 'round again

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We’ve been talking about it for a while now, and actually, we’ve even been able to get a little taste with the two advance singles, but now it is really happening: THE PRIMITIVES have a new album, and this time, it’s completely new material, which they’ve been letting us in on bit by bit. Time hasn’t passed for this group, whose sound is just as fresh as ever and whose contagious melodies take us back to the end of the eighties, beginning of the nineties, when they released such renowned albums as “Lovely”, “Pure”, and “Galore”.

“Spin-O-Rama” was one of the songs they gave us a preview of with the limited-edition 7” single. It has a perfect arpeggio suggestive of classic THE STONE ROSES, an infectious verse that sounds like a playground song set to BOBBY FULLER FOUR rhythm track, and Tracy Tracy giving us a marvelous, soaring chorus over a wall of snarling guitar. “Hidden In The Shadows” is a high-voltage Brit-pop punker along the lines of THE BUZZCOCKS and GENERATION X. “Wednesday World” continues in the English tradition, but this time focused in the psychedelic pop of the sixties, somewhere between Billy Nichols and THE KINKS, letting aromas of LOVE come through every now and then, with those prodigious bass lines, and the trot of the drums. “Follow The Sun Down” keeps us in the same period, but this time with a more twangy rhythm ‘n blues line, with hints of Nancy Sinatra and THE CREATION, plus a hypnotic and addictive riff that perfectly recreates the ambiance of the time. “Purifying Tone” establishes a new connection between the two periods, with Paul Court reminding us of the dreamier side of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND or THE STONE ROSES’ first songs. The chorus takes us to the sky and back with those delicious harmonies and that wavering tremolo that gives an outer-spacey touch to a far out song.

“Lose The Reason” was the other song we got to hear in advance, again at full-throttle, with Paul and Tracy having a magical vocal duel that settles into another unforgettable chorus. “Petals” unleashes their most pop-punk spirit, bringing them close to those bands from the C86 movement we love so much, like THE SHOP ASSISTANTS and our wonderful TALULAH GOSH. “Working Isn’t Working” is a new return to the sixties through fuzzified folk, but with that pop innocence so typical of a band like THE MAGNETIC FIELDS. It is a continuous dialogue between two periods in which the melodies were crucial, when they made a song, but without pushing the electricity or intensity aside. “Velvet Valley” is a sweet moment, a curiosity without lyrics. With the insistence of the structure and crunchy guitar it may very well be a small homage to Lou Reed. The constant noise, and that incomparable attention to the most exquisite melodies give this track the feeling of a fuzz drenched HOLLIES. “Dandelion Seed” floats close to THE CHARLATANS and TEENAGE FANCLUB. Its powerful bass line and rabid guitar bringing us near to the end of the ride with a spirited slab of chiming psychedelic pop.

It is an urgent album, and it goes by in a heartbeat, putting us in “the-album-you-want-to-listen-to-again-as-soon-as-it-ends” situation, and getting the songs stuck in our head for months. THE PRIMITIVES in full form.

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released October 13, 2014

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