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Turn Off The Moon

by THE PRIMITIVES

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Turn off the moon It’s much too bright Turn off the moon Who needs the moon tonight? Turn off the light That shines from above It’s nicer in the shadows When you’re falling in love I only need my baby’s eyes To light the way From here to paradise Turn off the moon While we’re in the park So I can give my lover boy A kiss in the dark
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Can't stop the want I got for you babe What's happened to me now Can't stop the want I got for you babe Can't hide it, you can see All over me Inside of me I'll never be free Have you got it too Can't stop the want I got for you babe Need it all of the time now Can't stop the want I got for you babe Going out of my mind now I've so much need for you Oh what can i do Oh frustrated me Oh come play with me See me right Can't stop the want I got for you babe It's got me again now Can't stop the want I got for you babe Oh it's going through now Yeah all i want to do Is make love today Oh baby what do you say I got the want now Can't stop the want I got for you babe I need ya I need ya Can't stop the want I got for you babe Oh here it comes now Can't stop the want I got for you babe Baby one more time now Can't stop the want I got for you babe
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Breakaway 02:26
Hey Hey I've got a 20 pound ball Hanging by a chain around my neck I've got to get away Run before I become a wreck I've got to break these chains Before I go insane I've got to get up and go Go any place I don't know I'm gonna breakaway From all the chains that bind And every day I'll wear what I want And I'll do what suits me fine Hey Hey I'm gonna breakaway Breakaway from every day Wagging tongues behind my back Spreading lies that hold no fact I'm gonna leave behind All the twisted minds And all who sneer at friends of mine And frown at our good times I'm gonna breakaway From all the chains that bind And every day I'll wear what I want And I'll do what suits me fine Breakaway Breakaway Breakaway from every day

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“Turn Off The Moon”, the advance single from THE PRIMITIVES’ new album “Echoes and Rhymes”. It perfectly represents the feeling and the form of a very special album, since it is versions of unknown songs from the sixties and seventies, originally played by obscure groups with female lead vocalists.

To give you a little advance of such a delicious treat we have chosen “Turn Off The Moon”. The song was originally the B-side of the single “Lolita Ya Ya”, from the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita”, and was originally sung by Sue Lyon, the movie’s adolescent star. This time around, the song is revisited with distortion, a touch of punk, and Joe Meek-styled sounds. Accompanying it, there are two songs that express the spirit of the album really well but that are not included on the album. “Can’t Stop The Want”, a cover taken from a single that was released in 1967 by Sandy Sarjeant, a dancer with a curious CV: She moved her hips for the television programs “Ready Steady Go” (UK) and “Beat Club” (Germany, the only country that was able to get copies of this release); she married one of the members of SMALL FACES and we saw her shaking a tail of feathers with Drimble Wedge, a devilish singer played by Peter Cook, who stole the spotlight from Dudley Moore in that particular version of Faust that Stanley Donen filmed and titled “Bedazzled” (in Spain, “Al Diablo Con El Diablo”). The cover has a wild Tracy Tracy and the potent guitar of PJ Court, who once again wraps a melodic, clearly sixties-styled song in electricity. Finally, “Breakaway” is a song that Toni Basil recorded 16 years before her hit song “Mickey”, and which inspired the peculiar movie “Breakaway”, directed by Bruce Conner and in which Toni herself dances naked through various states in the U.S. With a marvelous air of soul, THE PRIMITIVES remind us Basil herself would have been a huge star years earlier than she was, if she had been able to get adequate press for such a tremendously addictive song.

This is a huge single that serves as the perfect appetizer for one of the most anticipated albums of the season, and it leaves us even more excited about getting to hear this magnificent idea in its entirety. We are also releasing the video for “Turn Off The Moon”, magisterially directed by Chris Croft. In the video, we can see that we still love to see Tracy Tracy sing, even 20 years after the group’s first steps, surrounded by the band, with sixties motifs, turquoise guitars, and gold paper moons! Delicious!!!

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released April 16, 2012

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